It was a another memorable year at Sandown Park with a number of records set.
Hooked On Scotch’s well publicised 515m track record came as little surprise to connections, nor to his legion of fans the just turned two year old has quickly acquired.
Other records to fall include the 595m first split record now held by Dyna Patty (8.96), the highest priced fixed odds winner ($101 by Dashing Dino and matched by Miss Zok Dee), and the the number of trials conducted by the club with 8202 conducted, an 20% increase on 2018 (excludes trials after the last race on Sundays).
We also had four dead heats through the year, with Vens Revenge becoming the first greyhound to do so twice at the track.
Our 22 black type races were won by 16 different greyhounds, with 12 different trainers sharing the spoils.
Here’s a run down of 2019, by the numbers.
|Most wins||Greyhound||True Detective (8)|
|Trainer||Jeff Britton (76)|
|Most prize money earned||Greyhound||Whiskey Riot ($461,010)|
|Trainer||Andrea Dailly ($548,840)|
|Strike rate (min 20 starters)||Jason Thompson (48% – 37 wins from 77 starters)|
|Fastest time||515m||Hooked On Scotch (28.939 – TRACK RECORD)|
|595m||Dyna Patty (33.732)|
|715m||Tornado Tears (41.367)|
|Biggest win||14.43 lengths – Imminent Reality|
|Highest priced winner||$101 – Dashing Dino & Miss Zok Dee|
|Trials – FastTrack||Total||8202|
|Wed – arm||3585|
|Sat – arm||3957|
|Sat – pen||660|
|Feature Race Winners|
|Melbourne Cup||Whiskey Riot||Anthony Azzopardi|
|Sandown Cup||Rajasthan||Robert Camilleri|
|Harrison-Dawson||Orson Allen||Correy Grenfell|
|Sapphire Crown||Neo Cleo||Robert Britton|
|Bold Trease||Tornado Tears||Robert Britton|
|McKenna Memorial||Often Imitated||Jackie Greenough|
|Laurels||Oakvale Beauty||Jeff Britton|
|Launching Pad||Tauwitchere||Steve White|
|Shootout||Hooked On Scotch||Jason Thompson|
|Easter Gift||Neo Cleo||Robert Britton|
|Bill Collins SS||Flynn||Harry Manolitsis|
|Racecallers SS||Neo Cleo||Robert Britton|
|Lizrene SS||Dyna Chancer||Correy Grenfell|
|Speed Star||Hooked On Scotch||Jason Thompson|
|Speed Star 595||Spring Bridge||Jason Thompson|
|Speed Star Stayers||Tornado Tears||Robert Britton|
|Sir John Dillon Memorial||Kessler Bale||Andrea Dailly|
|Cup Night Sprint||Simon Told Helen||David Burnett|
|Maidment Memorial||Deliver||Seona Thompson|
|Australian Sprint||Orson Allen||Correy Grenfell|
|TAB Cup Night Stayers||Dyna Chancer||Correy Grenfell|
|Sky Racing Stayers||True Detective||Jeff Britton|
|Distance||Box 1||Box 2||Box 3||Box 4||Box 5||Box 6||Box 7||Box 8||Total|
2019 Sandown group 1 winner play list