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Bookie rates “ripper” Healesville field up with the best

Bookie rates “ripper” Healesville field up with the best

Bookmaker Garry Thomas has fielded on each and every Healesville Cup Final since Eureka Man won the inaugural Cup in 1990. And the Healesville life member rates the star-studded field that will contest Sunday afternoon’s $25,000 to-the-winner Group 3 straight-track showdown as good as he’s seen. “It’s a ripper field,” Thomas said. “It’s right up there. It’s as good a field as I’ve seen. I haven’t gone right through the field closely yet but I think Aston Dee Bee will ...

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It’s a hot Healesville Cup

It’s a hot Healesville Cup

Healesville put on a show yesterday with eight heats of the Group Three All 4 Paws and Claws Healesville Cup. Aston Dee Bee opened up the Group Three heat action with a strong win from box seven, stopping the clock at 18.948sec – becoming the first of five greyhounds to break the 19 second mark over the 350 metre distance in the heats. Although Aston Dee Bee was impressive in the opening heat, it was youngest Peter Galo for Devon Meadows ...

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Grassroots Garry

Grassroots Garry

To win a Melbourne Cup is an amazing achievement in the greyhound racing community, but Devon Meadows trainer Garry Selkrig (pictured with his young star Peter Galo, photo credits Jason Mckeown Photography) said to feel complete as a trainer winning a Healesville Cup is higher on his list. “I would rather win a Healesville Cup then a Melbourne Cup,” Selkrig said. While the Melbourne Cup holds a staggering $420,000 price tag for first prize along with a Group One status, the ...

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