Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Victorious High Earner after Easter Egg Riches

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Victorious High Earner after Easter Egg Riches

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THE aptly named High Earner was the toast of the greyhound world when he scored a magnificent win in last Saturday night's group one Perth Cup.

Spearing out of box five, the Christine Robartson trained dog collected $140,000, to take his career earnings in a little over 12 months to $336,110.

On the same program, the Dwyer Lennon trained Dashing Corsair ran a gallant third in the group one Stayers' Galaxy.

There's huge prizemoney on offer nowadays in greyhound racing for the top brigade.

Tomorrow night, High Earner lines up from box seven in a heat of the Golden Easter Egg at Sydney's Wentworth Park.

It's the richest free entry race for greyhounds in the world.

The winner, appropriately on Easter Saturday (April 3), collects $250,000.

Elite trainers

THREE trainers will provide the seven Queensland runners in tomorrow night's heats of the Golden Easter Egg.

It so happens that the Queenslanders will line up in seven separate heats. Each of the seven elite sprinters is trained in the Ipswich area.

Christine Robartson trains High Earner at Churchable.

Alby Kennewell, based at Mt Tarampa, has Fence Post in box six in heat eight.

Tony Brett has five runners spread over five of the other heats. Brett's kennels are at Grandchester.

Brett has enjoyed some early luck with his five Easter Egg runners - none has drawn wider than box four.

Highly promising Ruff It, who recently broke the 14 years old Ipswich 431 metres track record, jumps from box one in heat five.

Drawn next door in that race is Bogie Brave, trained for Les Bein of Gatton by Jason Mackay near Gosford in NSW.

"The dog hasn't raced in Queensland," Bein said.

"He broke in really well up here, but I wasn't prepared to risk him on the bend starts we have for shortcourse races to start off young pups at our tracks here."

The son of Bond and Bogie Leigh won last Friday's Richmond Derby final in narrow but strong style.

Bein isn't sure if box two will be suitable for Bogie Brave tomorrow night.

"The dog has lived in boxes six, seven and eight for most of his 24 starts," Bein said. …

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