Four Time Group 1 Winner Tragically Passes

REIGNING Australian Greyhound of The Year Simon Told Helen has tragically passed away after suffering a twisted bowel which led to his death.

Adam Dobbin

9 April 2021

REIGNING Australian Greyhound of The Year Simon Told Helen has tragically passed away.

The four-time Group 1 winner suffered a twisted bowel which ultimately led to his devastating passing.

Winner at 26 of his 48 starts with prize money of $912,561 for trainer David Burnett, Simon Told Helen was retired to stud following his third placed finish in ‘The Collerson’ at Wentworth Park in January.

But after his stud career failed to take flight the dog’s owners elected to return him to training under the guidance of champion Queensland trainer Tony Brett.

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Simon Told Helen, a son of Barcia Bale, will be remembered as one of best sprinters of his generation.

There was no better sight in greyhound racing than watching a fit and firing Simon Told Helen in full flight, his exhilarating performances captivating racegoers right around the country.

Enjoying an extraordinary career which netted nine Group race victories, Simon Told Helen’s Group 1 successes came in the Maturity Classic, Silver Chief, Perth Cup and Harrison-Dawson, while he also finished runner-up in the Melbourne Cup, Topgun and Dapto Megastar.

His remaining group wins came in the Group 2 Geelong Cup, Group 2 Queensland Derby, Group 3 Cup Night Sprint and Group 3 Great Chase, performances which played a significant role in the star chaser receiving Australian Greyhound of the Year honours in 2019/20.

The revelations of Simon Told Helen’s death follows the news back in October of his hugely talented brother Who Told Stevie passing away due to a suspected blood clot.