$50,000 up for grabs in “The People’s Pup” search

GRNSW is asking the public to decide which greyhound will be crowned “The People’s Pup” and represent NSW in The Phoenix at The Meadows in December.

Greyhound Recorder

22 November 2021

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) is asking you, the public, to decide which greyhound will be crowned “The People’s Pup” and represent NSW in the inaugural The Phoenix at The Meadows on December 18.

And with up to $50,000 up for grabs for one lucky competition winner, there’s plenty of reason to cast your vote and play your part in choosing which greyhound clinches a spot in the lucrative $1.145m greyhound showpiece.

Entering is simple.

Read through the list of 10 possible greyhounds below, fill out the entry form and choose the one greyhound that you believe should represent NSW in The Phoenix. The greyhound with the most votes will be entered.

All competition entrants will then go into the running for a share of the prize money. If the GRNSW greyhound wins The Phoenix, you will take home $50,000 cash.

On top of the cash prizes on offer, the competition winner and a guest will be flown to Melbourne, with transfers and two nights’ accommodation. They will then attend a VIP function trackside at The Meadows on December 18 to cheer on “The People’s Pup” in the inaugural The Phoenix.

Voting closes on November 27 with the winner announced on November 29.

THE GRNSW PHOENIX TOP 10

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WOW

Trainer: Danielle Matic Owner: Danielle Matic

44 starts: 26 wins, 11 seconds, 1 third Prize money: $328,875

Qualification: Winner Group 2 Goulburn Cup

Group 1 winner that breaks track records for fun, Wow is exactly that on the racetrack. Owned and trained on the south coast by Danielle Matic, Wow won the Group 1 Temlee at The Meadows earlier this year, the venue of next month’s The Phoenix.

BANDIT NED

Trainer: Jodie Lord Owner: Punters HQ Syndicate

19 starts: 15 wins, 1 second, 2 thirds Prize money: $180,410

Qualification: Winner Group 1 Vic Peters Classic

Booked his place in this esteemed line-up with victory in the Group 1 Vic Peters Classic at Wentworth Park last month. Missed a place just once in a 19 start career that’s established him as one of the true up-and-coming stars of the sport.

ZIPPING KYRGIOS

Trainer: John Finn Owner: Martin Hallinan

42 starts: 21 wins, 9 seconds, 5 thirds Prize money: $186,030

Qualification: Winner Group 2 Black Top

Armed with a powerful finish, Zipping Kyrgios has been serving aces left, right and centre in recent months. Winner of the Group 2 Black Top in near track record fashion, Zipping Kyrgios boasts a winning strike-rate of 50 per cent and is a proven big race performer.

Zipping Kyrgios

CASH VIEW

Trainer: Robert Cooke Owner: Robert Cooke

28 starts: 11 wins, 7 seconds, 0 thirds Prize money: $89,170

Qualification: Winner Group 2 Lismore Cup

Trained in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Cash View is as exciting as he is talented. Won his way through to this select field with a last stride Lismore Cup triumph last month. Yet to be tested on the big stage but can unleash a booming finish and is an exciting prospect on the up.

LIGHT AND LILY

Trainer: Jordan Tweddle Owner: Cop That Staf Syndicate

51 starts: 12 wins, 9 seconds, 10 thirds Prize money: $117,140

Qualification: Winner Group 1 Peter Mosman Opal

Landed one of the upsets of the year when annexing the Group 1 Peter Mosman Opal at Wentworth Park last month. Very consistent chaser as her record suggests that rarely lets you down.

FIRE LEGEND

Trainer: Mark Moroney Owner: Mark Moroney

83 starts: 33 wins, 17 seconds, 10 thirds Prize money: $183,185

Qualification: Chosen by select panel

When you think warhorse you think Fire Legend. Been a grand campaigner for central coast owner-trainer Mark Moroney, amassing a spectacular record during his 83 start career. Honest as the day is long and always gives his all. What else can you ask for?

GOOD ODDS CASH

Trainer: Tracey Hurst Owner: Tracey Hurst

29 starts: 17 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds Prize money: $75,840

Qualification: Chosen by select panel

Been a sharp rise for this hugely talented girl which hasn’t been out of the money at her past 12 starts. Capable of running near track record times, Good Odds Cash is bred in the purple and is forging a racing career which is living right up to it. Talent with a capital T!

JUNGLE DEUCE

Trainer: Jack Smith Owner: Mawson Jaggers Syndicate

31 starts: 17 wins, 5 seconds, 4 thirds Prize money: $235,430

Qualification: Chosen by select panel

One of the state’s most talented sprinters. Already a two-time group race winner and has recorded some amazing performances including a flying 29.31 at Wentworth Park. Trained at Forbes by Jack Smith (of Feral Franky fame) and is rapidly establishing a resume to rival his former kennel star.

Jungle Deuce winning the Flying Amy at Albion Park

LOUIS RUMBLE

Trainer: Steve Kavanagh Owner: Steve Kavanagh

39 starts: 21 wins, 9 seconds, 2 thirds Prize money: $173,245

Qualification: Chosen by select panel

Blessed with dazzling early speed, Louis Rumble landed the biggest win of his career recently in the Group 2 Ipswich Cup. Has contested some big races during his 39 start career proving he can mix it with the best of them. A greyhound at the top of his game.

SOUND OF SILENCE

Trainer: Frank Hurst Owner: Neville Morgan

49 starts: 20 wins, 14 second, 5 thirds Prize money: $105,735

Qualification: Chosen by select panel

In 50 career starts has established himself as talented as he is versatile. Seems to get the job done irrespective of the distance and is in the hands of trainer Frank Hurst who of course won the Million Dollar Chase with Good Odds Harada. Just continues to raise the bar.

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