Stud Services To Go Under The Hammer
SERVICES for some of Australia’s most successful stud dogs will go under the hammer at Wenty this Saturday as the industry rallies behind eight year old Bayley Atkins.
11 July 2019
SERVICES for some of Australia’s most established and successful stud dogs will go under the hammer at Wentworth Park this Saturday night as the industry rallies behind eight year old Bayley Atkins.
Only a fortnight ago, young Bayley and her 31-year-old mother Kara Atkins, niece of well known greyhound identities Tony and Robyn Atkins, were miraculously pulled from a blazing fire at their Singleton home by neighbours and emergency crews.
Tragically though, siblings Matylda and Scarlett and their older brother Blake lost their lives in the fire … heartbreaking circumstances that’s not only torn the hearts of the local Singleton community but also the wider greyhound fraternity in general.
Over the past week the greyhound industry has banded together and kicked off a number of fundraising initiatives, headed by a big night at Wentworth Park this Saturday, where a string of stud services will go up for auction, as well as a superbly bred seven month old greyhound pup.
The pup, a seven month old son of Aston Dee Bee and Thinkalot, has been donated by Ash and Kylie Thomas, with the successful bidder also set to receive free access to a range of services, including break-in, rearing, education, transport and veterinary.
On what’s a big night of action on the track, featuring the Group 1 Vic Peters Cup and Group 1 Peter Mosman Opal, a number of stud services will also be up for grabs via auction, kindly donated by owners and stud-masters willing to throw their support behind the great cause.
All proceeds from the night will go into trust for Bayley’s future.
The services that will go under the hammer are;
My Bro Fabio
Dyna Double One
“A big thanks to all the stud-masters and owners that have provided services for the night,” said event organiser Ash Thomas.
“People wanting to register for the auction that won’t be on track can do so by calling (02) 8587 1202 between 9am and 3pm up until this Friday.
“The proceeds will be put away to go towards young Bayley’s future – I’ve got no doubt the industry will get behind this so we can raise as much as possible.
“With the pup, all costs are included as well. Break-in, education, rearing, transport, food, veterinary, you name it people from within the industry have put their hand up and said they’ll help – which is exactly what you’d expect.
“All the successful bidder will need to do is pick a trainer.”