AGRA Greyhound of the Month – July
AGRA Greyhound of the Month July Shereen Bale
2 August 2011
AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for July is New South Wales owned and Victorian trained sprinter Shereen Bale.
In July she had a sensational run of wins starting with a best of the night 450 win at Warrnambool on the 2nd. Followed up with another best of the night win at Warragul on the 12th then she made a clear sweep of the Maturity series winning her heat, semi and the final in the best time of the night on each occasion. Shereen Bale recorded a sensational 29.77, 29.68 and 29.76.
In the final of the Group 1 Maturity the highly-fancied Shereen Bale used her wide draw perfectly, displaying sizzling speed to round up early leaders Rewind and Mepunga Nicky in the run into the back straight, she raced away in the home straight winning the Group 1 easily, it was her first Group success.
Due to a paperwork mix up Shereen Bale will not take her place in Saturday night’s heats of the National Sprint Championship at the Meadows. It is a shame given how well she has raced in the Maturity series. Graeme Bate will consider a run in the Group 3 Townsville Cup and then on to the Group 3 SA Oaks at the end of August.
Shereen Bale is a White & Brindle bitch whelped January 2009 by Over Flo from Horizon Bale (Stately Bird x Vodeena Bale). She is raced by Paul Wheeler and trained at Lara by Graeme Bate. She has now won 14 races and been placed on 16 occasions from her 36 starts. Her over all prizemoney stands at $135,490.
In July we only had six group races decided. Shereen Bale beat Group 2 winners Strong Intention and El Grand Senor. Plus Group 3 winners Shimaguni, Tonneli Bale and Oaks Road for the monthly award.
AGRA congratulates the owner Paul Wheeler, trainer Graeme Bate and Shereen Bale on being awarded the AGRA Greyhound of the Month for July 2011.
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