Moore family claim first city double

Popular husband and wife team Robin and Michelle Moore captured their first city winning double at Sandown Park last night.

“I can’t believe it. I’ve never trained a city double before!” said an elated Robin Moore.

Chart Topper, a finalist of last year’s Sapphire Crown, was the first to get the job done when she narrowly defeated Fairytale Wish in the third race of the night. It was then Party Lights that put the cherry on top for the Moores as she was faultless when taking out the seventh.

“I knew we had to avoid Zipping Ticket early as they met last time we were here and she got the better of us. She didn’t time the start tonight and luckily we were there to take advantage,” Moore said after Party Lights’ win.

Making the feat even more significant is that ‘Shy’ (Chart Topper) and ‘Coco’ (Party Lights) make up two of a racing team of just three at their Devon Meadows base. They hail from the same litter and are home grown as their mum Amelia Christa is owned and was raced by the family.

“It’s just a small team we have, the other is Sixties Rocker and he’s on his way back and isn’t too far away.”

The trio have won 24 of their 83 career starts at an impressive strike rate of 29%.

The Moores own and run Cranbourne Boarding Kennels which saw a much quieter period than normal throughout 2020 due to obvious circumstances. Here’s hoping that 2021 is a far better year for some of the nicest people in the sport.

Click here for last night’s results

Chart Topper (1) takes full advantage of her inside draw
Party Lights (4) was faultless in a sharp 34.15
Jason Adams
About Jason Adams - Racing & Communications Officer at Sandown Park. Over 6 years involvement in greyhound racing and one of the sport's biggest and most passionate fans.
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