(Photo: Box 1 Photography)
AS the greyhound industry parties through a season of riches in Queensland, the sport throughout Australia is set to ping the lids on a New Year that promises plenty.
The Sunshine State is currently immersed in a bountiful Golden Greys Summer Carnival that hits its high point with the $300,000 Group One Golden Bullion (520m) at Albion Park on February 3 (Heats January 27).
Across the nation greyhound racing is in a state of euphoria seldom seen in its long and colourful history Down Under. Not even Covid has been able to slow the surge of this amazing sport and its indefatigable army of devotees.
As Chase was going to an early print date because of the Christmas/New Year break the new and exciting TAB Phoenix was being run and won at The Meadows.
(Congratulations to Kel and Jackie Greenough for Wow She’s Fast’s commanding win in The Phoenix and to Graham and Leanne Hall for Spotted Elk’s courageous second place. Third was Koblen.)
Major players in the Phoenix and the Qld carnival are successful Queensland duo (pictured above) Graham Hall (with Spotted Elk) and wife Leanne (with litter-sister Extra Malt).
The Halls are not only deservedly riding this current wave of blue sky, but are also the classic postcard pinups for greyhound racing – family, grassroots, hard-working, passionate about their dogs.
No wonder 2022 is looking so good.