Hyperventilate's Record Run Gets Blood Pumping

DARRIN Croser was remaining philosophical after talented sprinter Hyperventilate broke the Bulli 340 metre track record on Tuesday afternoon.

Adam Dobbin

8 December 2021

DARRIN Croser was remaining philosophical after Hyperventilate broke the Bulli 340 metre track record on Tuesday afternoon.

But it didn’t make him any less prouder.

“The track was lightning fast and it could go off again at any time but you’ve still got to run it and he did,” Croser said.

“He’s been a very fast dog all the way through but has had his share of problems. A twisted bowel, ripped pin muscle and torn hip support are the ones I can think of now.

“It makes the record run even more rewarding.”

Hyperventilate, a son of Fernando Bale and Croser’s former top racer Shamunska, stopped the clock in a dazzling 18.90 to shave .01 off Flying Ricciardo’s 18.91 track record.

The performance late in the card came after Matt Attard’s Hammer Down equalled the record with an 18.91 run in the opening event of the day.

“It’s definitely not out of range for someone to break at the moment,” said a humble Croser.

“And you think what a Flying Ricciardo would run there now. But that goes with a brother to Hyperventilate I had as well, Mr. Hyperactive.

“He won six of his first seven before he broke a hock in a trial. When Hyperventilate was trialling 19.30 at Bulli as a pup Mr. Hyperactive was running 19 flat.

“It makes you think what he could have been.”

Tuesday’s track record run by Hyperventilate continues the sustained run of success Darrin and Jo-ann Croser have enjoyed from their Wilberforce base ably assisted by daughter Jane.

“To breed, rear, educate and train a track record holder is pretty special,” Croser added.

“And he’s definitely quicker than his mum Shamunska, as good as she was.

“I’ve got a pup out of her by Sennachie that I’m wrapped with and she’s got a litter of four to Superior Panama so there’s plenty to look forward to.

“There’s a nice race for Hyperventilate over the 440m at Goulburn over Christmas so that’s his next target. He’s got the solid work in him now to hopefully run that right out.”

Hyperventilate’s career record now stands at nine wins from 26 starts with a further 12 placings.