Million Dollar Milestone For Wow She's Fast In Sapphire

WOW She’s Fast became greyhound racing’s 10th million dollar greyhound with a stunning victory in the Sapphire Crown at Sandown Park.

Mick Floyd

19 May 2022

WOW She’s Fast became greyhound racing’s 10th million dollar greyhound with a stunning victory in the group 1 Sapphire Crown at Sandown Park tonight.

After missing the start in last Friday night’s heats and drawing box 5 for the final, Wow She’s Fast was sent to the boxes an easing $2.30 favourite, just the sixth time in 16 career starts that she’d start a race in black figure odds.

But the price proved a bonus for her legion of fans. As she had done in her previous finals, she speared the lids to lead clearly through the first turn and from there was never challenged. Showing her trademark combination of speed and strength, she claimed her first group 1 title by almost 8 lengths over Let’s Win Coin, stopping the clock in 28.817.

The time was the second fastest ever run at Sandown Park and just 0.027 seconds outside of Aston Rupee’s track record. The time slashed a staggering seven lengths off Lamia Bale’s race record and cemented her standing as one of the greyhound racing’s most brilliant chasers.

With the Phoenix and Launching Pad already on her CV, the $100,000 first prize took her career stakes to a stunning $1,047,870 from just 16 starts.

“It was good because I wasn’t expecting anything,” said jubilant trainer Jackie Greenough.

“I thought there was too much early speed in the race for her but she’s done it herself.

“I’m so proud of her, she nearly make me cry.”

Wow She’s Fast is the top seed for next Thursday night’s Speed Star and the match race series appears a formality for the daughter of My Bro Fabio.

Chasing Wow She’s Fast home was Jessica Sharp trained pair Let’s Win Coin and Devel Sixteen. The dual group 1 placegetters marking a significant achievement and the popular training team had a large crowd on course to enjoy the moment.

Later in the night, 2019 National Greyhound Draft graduate Untapped recorded a memorable all of the way victory in the group 1 Sandown Cup (715m) to the unbridled delight of trainer Dustin Drew and the large number of syndicate owners trackside, while Rapaki Rocks claimed the opening group 1 final of the night coming from near last to win the Harrison-Dawson.