Rushworth trainer Pia Triaca may not be a big name in greyhound racing circles, however she turned heads when her greyhound Legend won a heat of the Shepparton Cup on Monday night.
Legend, a former Queenslander, paid a whopping $39.50 in the fourth heat, with his winning time of 25.27sec being faster than the three previous heat winners – group race regulars Dalgetty, Dewana Result and Big Ticket.
The fastest time of the night eventually went the way of Aston Bolero (pictured) in the fifth and final heat, when he clocked 25.06sec in his 17th win from just 27 starts.
Aston Bolero was one of three heat winners for Pearcedale trainer, Jason Thompson.
Dalgetty (4) defeats Amelia Christa (2) in 25.573sec REPLAY
Dewana Result (8) defeats Dance Craze (3) in 25.310sec REPLAY
Big Ticket (1) defeats Gotta Get Back (2) in 25.308sec REPLAY
Legend (3) defeats Bearville Azza (4) in 25.265sec REPLAY
Aston Bolero (3) defeat Proven Kodiak (5) in 25.068sec REPLAY
2016 CKH PAINTING SHEPPARTON CUP (450m)
Friday night 12 February – Prize money $67,000 ($47,000 to the winner)
1. ASTON BOLERO (Jason Thompson, Pearcedale)
2. BIG TICKET (Steven Clarke, Tooradin)
3. LEGEND (Pia Triaca, Rushworth)
4. GOTTA GET BACK (John McClelland, Jindera NSW)
5. PROVEN KODIAK (Mark Azzopardi, Appin NSW)
6. DEWANA RESULT (Jason Thompson, Pearcedale)
7. BEARVILLE AZZA (Robert Britton, Lara)
8. DALGETTY (Jason Thompson, Pearcedale)
9. DANCE CRAZE (Kevin Chivell, Sunbury)
10. AMELIA CHRISTA (Robin Moore, Devon Meadows)