January 2017

The greyhound of the month for January was newly crowned 2016 Greyhound of the Year, Worm Burner for trainer Cameron Butcher, who had another super month of racing which included 2 wins from 3 starts. 

The son of Oaks Road and Little Looper started the month of with a surprising 4th placing at headquarters when he never really go into the race. As all champions do, he bounced back with a strong win a heat of the listed SA Sprint Championship where he ran a slick 29.77 after running home powerfully just off the pace. He started the punters elect in the final from the red box and began extremely well to lead and from there was able to dictate terms.  He went down to the wire winning by 6½ lengths in a flying 29.53 justifying his title as the best sprinter in SA.

At the end of the month Worm Burner’s record stood at 60 starts with 38 wins and 13 placings, and earnings just over $300,000.