She's A Pearl Races To Easter Egg Glory

She’s A Pearl announced herself as the new queen of Australian greyhound racing in Saturday night's Group 1 Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park.

Adam Dobbin

9 April 2022

She’s A Pearl announced herself as the new queen of Australian greyhound racing with a rampaging victory in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg (520m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

The Jodie Lord-trained daughter of Aston Dee Bee overcame a tardy beginning to be out chasing early leader Louis Rumble through the early stages and after assuming the front heading through the first corner never looked back, roaring with the $250,000 first prize for jubilant connections.

The watershed Group 1 triumph extended her winning sequence to nine and in the process validated the faith owners Greyhounds HQ placed in her early this year when purchasing her with the hope of Golden Easter Egg glory at the finish.

Premiership winning co-trainer Andy Lord said in the aftermath of the race that securing his maiden Golden Easter Egg trophy caps off a lifelong ambition following more than three decades in the sport.

“I said in the lead up to the race it’s the one I’ve always wanted to win and now we’ve done it,” Lord said.

“I’m lost for words about this girl. She’s just full of guts and gives her all regardless of the situation. The final didn’t go her way early on but she still got the job done.

“That’s what the really good ones do and she’s definitely that. She’s very special.”

In a thrilling finale to the Golden Easter Egg it was an all female trifecta with Goods Odds Cash filling second for trainer Frank Hurst while Fantastic Raven grabbed third for trainer Jason Mackay.”

The winning margin at the finish was 3 3/4 lengths with another 5 1/2 lengthsa to third.

The winning time was 29.73.

Meanwhile, the night’s second feature of the night, the Group 1 Association Cup, was taken out by Victorian raider Gypsy Wyong for trainer Andrea Dailly at odds of 16/1.