Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

High Earner Well Named; Top Prizemoney Status Looms for Queenslander

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

High Earner Well Named; Top Prizemoney Status Looms for Queenslander

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HE must be Australia's best named greyhound.

Queensland-owned High Earner will become this country's highest prizemoney winner if he can win the group one C[pounds sterling]The TemleeC[yen] over 525 metres at the Meadows in Melbourne tomorrow night.

Raced by Queensland's Robartson family and trained in Melbourne by Kel Greenough, High Earner's prizemoney tally is $503,795.

The majority has been earned when the dog was trained by Christine and David Robartson at their Churchable kennels.

The Australian record prizemoney for a greyhound is $530,995 by Rapid Journey.

First prize in tomorrow night's Temlee is $50,000 which would take High Earner to $553,795.

It's a measure of Rapid Journey's great ability that he raced from 1997-99.

Prizemoney levels are a lot higher nowadays.

High Earner will jump from box seven in the Temlee. The son of Collision and Double Guess is priced as second favourite behind Victorian Kilty Lad who has box two.

There's no doubt Victorian greyhound of the year El Grand Senor would have been the favourite after drawing box one.

However, trainer Carolyn Jones has scratched the dog which has an injured fibula.

Also scratched is Perth sprinter Pedrosa, drawn in box four. Those scratchings give starts to both reserves Up and Away and He Knows Uno. A draw will take place tomorrow morning to determine from which boxes those reserves will jump.

He Knows Uno is trained at Grafton by Michael Patterson.

The dog ran third in last year's City of Ipswich Gold Cup to Octane Show, then took out the group one Brisbane Cup at Albion Park.

Top Melbourne trainer Darren McDonald has two runners. Last year's City of Ipswich Gold Cup winner Octane Show has box three and Perfect Fancy is in box five.

Melbourne dog Fedex won the Temlee last year, with High Earner finishing second.

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