$100,000 Not Enough To Prise Black Comanche

AUSTRALIA'S most exciting young juvenile greyhound, Black Comanche, has been the subject of a "what will it take to buy him" offer recently.

David Brasch

15 February 2022

AUSTRALIA’S most exciting young dog, Black Comanche, has been the subject of a “what will it take to buy him” offer.

Black Comanche (Zambora Brockie-Tahlia’s Way) has drawn box five in a 520m Novice at Albion Park on Thursday night where he comes up against Shipwreck, the winner of the recent Group 3 Vince Curry Maiden at Ipswich in which Black Comanche started $1.70 favourite.

Black Comanche, and second favourite She’s Sweet, were knocked out of the Vince Curry final within the first few strides.

Owner Peter Hare said on Tuesday he had initially been offered “more than $100,000” for the youngster.

“I declined that offer, but they came back to me asking what it would take to buy him,” said Peter.

“But at this stage he is not for sale.”

Black Comanche ran 30.17, the second fastest ever by a maiden at Ipswich, when winning his semi-final of the Vince Curry.

He goes into Thursday night’s Novice off one 520m trial at Albion Park but a series of shorter trials there when first put into training.

“He’s spot on,” said Peter. “He’ll go into the race all guns blazing.”


Trainer Greg Stella put the dog around Albion Park last Wednesday and on a heavy track he trialled 30.08.

“His first section was only 5.60 but his run home section was in the low 11.50s,” said Peter.

Shipwreck (Out Of Range-Aussie Diamond), drawn in the six for the Novice, comes into the race off his Vince Curry win and an earlier second to Tungsten Miss in the Dave Brett Memorial Maiden series at Albion Park.

He is a noted slow beginner which can only help Black Comanche’s cause.

Tony Apap has the potential “knockout” dog in former WA youngster Fearghal Monelli (Collision-Sara Monelli) a last-start maiden winner at Cannington in a slick 29.93.

That was on January 29 when he led virtually throughout as the $1.30 favourite.