Wow She's Fast In Mix For Sportsbet's Phoenix Slot
SPORTSBET has emerged as a potential suitor for crack youngster Wow She’s Fast for their slot in the inaugural The TAB Phoenix at The Meadows.
29 September 2021
SPORTSBET has emerged as a potential suitor for crack youngster Wow She’s Fast for their slot in the inaugural The TAB Phoenix.
Representatives of the bookmaking giant made contact with co-trainer Kel Greenough on Tuesday to sound out the idea of a possible The Phoenix berth for the 19-month old sprinter.
Those discussions were on the back of Wow She’s Fast’s stunning debut at Sandown Park on Sunday where the daughter of My Bro Fabio recorded a remarkable 29.09 to score by an ever-extending 27 ½ lengths.
The sizzling time was the fastest ever posted by a maiden at the circuit with the performance quickly the talk of the greyhound racing world.
“Like everyone we watched that unbelievable debut on Sunday with almost disbelief,” Sportsbet’s Content & PR Manager Simon Legg said.
“We made the call to Kel (Greenough) just to check out his plans and see where his thinking was at with the race. It’s obviously very early and there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge but there’s no doubt she’s very exciting.
“We’ve got a few irons in the fire as to what direction we take but Wow She’s Fast is definitely in the mix. It’s hard to think of a better name.”
After Kel Greenough revealed on Sky Racing’s The Catching Pen on Tuesday night that a slot holder had made advancements, speculation was rife as to which one had done so.
With four slots going to racing bodies and it understood Ray Borda has secured his slot for Aston Rupee, it was left between Tabcorp, Sportsbet and Sports Entertainment Network as to which had made the move.
“That’s what makes this race so interesting; it generates its own interest and publicity,” Legg added.
“It might sound funny but finding the winning greyhound isn’t the be all and end all for Sportsbet.
“Obviously that’s what we’re after but just as important is ensuring we go down a line that gives us fantastic opportunities to market and promote the event and the industry.
“Ultimately that’s what it’s about for us; further promoting greyhound racing.
“We are doing a lot of work internally on how we can play our part in promoting the event and we’ve got some great ideas. I’d say from the middle of November we’ll begin ramping things up.
“Bringing people along for the journey is very important.”
The inaugural The TAB Phoenix (525m) will be run and won at The Meadows on Saturday, December 18.
The $1.1m event carries a first prize of $750,000.