Bradley Greenough has made a memorable start to his greyhound training career with his first starter saluting at Sandown Park today.
The grandson of widely regarded mentor Kelvyn Greenough, Bradley’s first starter the aptly named Salute The Judge did just that, capitalising on a brilliant start to give the 20 year old a dream start to his training career.
“It feels great,” said Greenough after the $2.60 favourite scored in 29.96.
“I’ve been doing the dogs for a while now and put a lot of work in. It’s good to get a first winner from the first stater that’s for sure.”
Proud grandmother Jackie was chuffed to see her grandson register his first training victory.
“It was really lovely,” she said.
“For some reason he really took to that dog when he arrived and the owner (Wayne Drew) was quite happy for Brad to train him, so it’s worked out really well.
“He was trying to act cool but he was a bit nervous. He handled himself well, he’s been doing it (handling greyhounds) for long enough now.”
Bradley is the fourth generation of Greenoughs to take up the collar and lead. Kelvyn’s parents were trainers and introduced him to the sport at an early age. His wife Jackie and daughter Angela also work at their Pearcedale kennels, while Bradley’s mother Michelle has also trained greyhounds. Bradley’s girlfriend Chelbe (pictured with Bradley, above) is also part of the team, making it a truly family operation.
Later in the day, the Greenough family made it a winning double when Wynburn Cutie recorded an impressive victory in 34.17 for Kelvyn Greenough.
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Salute The Judge gives Bradley Greenough a winning start to his training career