Mumma’s Meatloaf’s eight length win on Sunday was latest of thrills for a family team of owners the Millard Racing Group Syndicate.
It was a tour of trainer Kate Gorman’s kennels two years ago that has led to the Millard family’s now strong involvement and passion for greyhound racing.
“We all went down and caught up with relatives that we hadn’t seen in a long time. Just so happened that my dad’s cousin’s daughter is Kate Gorman. We got a tour of her facility and basically bought a dog straight away, which was Mumma’s Meatloaf,” said Scott Millard.
Their win on Sunday was one worth waiting for as ‘Milly’ has bounced back from a recent injury and seasonal spell.
“When your dog gets up and wins, it’s bloody amazing. We’ve been involved in the gallops, spent a fortune with no luck and we’ve been involved in harness racing, there we had a little bit of luck but spent a lot of money.
“To get involved in greyhound racing and have some success is fantastic. It’s a bit of fun and good opportunity for us all to get together.”
The family’s involvement hasn’t stopped with Mumma’s Meatloaf, they also have a collection of pups that are now team members of their Racing Group.
“We’ve got pups out of Aston Bolero and Thirty Talks. We also have Lights Of Tanjil racing at the moment and just bought Ice Cool Kaedyn.”
The day was also highlighted by handler Mel Mayle’s first win in the role.
“She had handled dogs who had placed, but that was her first win. Mel trialed her (Mumma’s Meatloaf) during the week and she ran one of her best times, so we thought we all better get down to the track for her race.”
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