KEARSLEY owner-trainer Bryan Young has had a 15-year ambition to win the Wauchope Cup and last Saturday night he achieved that aim with his smart performer Goodwin Terry.
The son of Magic Sprite-Our Dynamo forged through the leaders near home to land the Cup in 25.81 scoring be a length and a quarter over Wighton with three-quarters to Mini Cousin in third.
It was the winner’s 19th victory in 93 starts and he has been placed 26 times.
The 56-year-old Young has been in greyhound racing since he was 16 but training only for the past 17 years.
“I’ve been a regular at this Cup carnival for a while even though I haven’t been here for the past few years,” said Young.
“But it has been an aim of mine for ages to win a country cup like this.”
Young ran a Newsagency at Abermain where one of his regular customers Ken Wood bred a litter of pups and Young decided to buy two.
They are the Wauchope Cup winner and Dynamic Goodwin, third in the race before the Cup but the winner of 13 races.
Young was resplendent in his St George Dragons jersey on Cup night.
“I’ve been a fan of the St George Dragons all my life,” he said.
“All my dogs race in honour of ‘Lord’ Ted Goodwin.”
(As an aside … Butch Monkley winning trainer Bob Giltinan has been a lifelong St George fan as well)
Young has only recently moved to Kearsley where he has established a five-acre greyhound complex.
He rears commercially and his own pups and has a racing kennel of eight.
Goodwin Terry’s dam Our Dynamo was a heat winner of the Group 1 Paws of Thunder and now Young will aim the Wauchope Cup winner at that series.
“He’s just turned four and is a real Wentworth Park specialist,” said Young.
“He has won or been placed in 50 percent of his starts there.”