Greyhound of the Month - November 2020

Greyhound of the Month for November was Sir Truculent for trainer Wally Harkins.  Sir Truculent had four starts for the month, with one win and then two seconds at Group 1 level, representing SA in fine style on the National scene.

The son of Worm Burner and Establish, locally owned and bred, was invited to the Group 1 Topgun Stayers at the Meadows in early November and the star SA stayer ran a bold race leading most of the way to only get run down by a high quality field in the shadows of the post, running a good fifth. He then ventured back to his beloved Angle Park for his custom Thursday fill up, winning in stylish fashion over the 731m. The big races were calling him back across the border as he stepped out in the Heats of the Group 1 Bold Trease, again running a fantastic race to grab second and qualify for the Final. Beginning much better in Victoria than in SA he raced up near the speed for most of the way and when the run appeared up the inside most locals felt he could power to victory, however, it’s tough to win Group 1’s so he had to settled for an outstanding second.

At the end of the month Sir Truculent’s record stood at 71 starts for an amazing 33 wins and 23 placings and earnings just over $160,000, in the process he established himself as one of the best stayers in the country.