In remarkable scenes at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, the Steve White-trained Sennachie has smashed the 520m track record to win the $375,000 Group 1 Sky Racing Brisbane Cup.
Luckless in the Flying Amy Classic, Sennachie bounced back to win his heat last week in 30.06sec.
Jumping from Box 2 the Fawn Dog by Fernando Bale rocketed out of the boxes to take the early lead, which he never surrendered.
White was overcome with emotion following the win and, who could blame him, with $250,000 going to the winning connections.
“I’m ecstatic,” White said.
“Last week was a good run and I said he’d be better this week. He’s won it really well he had to lead and now they tell me he’s run a track record, that’s just phenomenal.
“I’ve always said he’s one of the best dogs coming up.
“He’s got the world at his feet … he loves this track … they’d want to put on a few more races worth $250,000 to the winner!”
The $2.50 favourite Black Opium couldn’t match motors early with Sennachie but fought on to scored a well-deserved second.
The Dennis Barnes-trained Nangar Diva was also brave running third.
RACE 8 – SKY RACING BRISBANE CUP – GROUP 1 (520M)
1st – Sennachie – Steve White
2nd – Black Opium – Tony Brett
3rd – Nangar Diva – Dennis Barnes