Cannington Greyhounds

Cannington Greyhounds is a greyhound racing track in Cannington, Western Australia. Currently, the track races every Wednesday and Saturday Night, Cannington also races during the summer with the closure of the Northam Greyhound track due to the increased heat in that region during the day.

Cannington Greyhounds
Restaurant at Cannington Greyhounds
Full nameTABtouch Park Cannington
Former namesCannington Central 1974 - 1983
LocationStation Street, Cannington, Western Australia
Coordinates32.0212°S 115.9433°E / -32.0212; 115.9433
Public transitCannington railway station
OwnerWestern Australian Greyhound Racing Association
OperatorWestern Australian Greyhound Racing Association
Capacity5,000
Record attendance15,000 (Opening night)
SurfaceNortham River Sand
ScoreboardElectronic LED Video Board
Construction
Opened12 December 1974
Renovated23 March 2016
Construction costA$14 million

History

The first race meeting was on 12 December 1974. The eight race card drew more than 15,000 people to the new venue. The first race on the old venue was won by David Volo for trainer Sammy Blackburn in a time of 32.54. Cannington was one of the first tracks in Australia to switch to a sand based track this was completed in April 1989. The first meeting on the sand track was run on 22 April 1989. The track's next upgrade was to an above ground lure system in January 2001, ready for a race meeting on 21 January 2001.[1] Cannington has hosted the AGRA National Championships six times (1984, 1993, 1998, 2004, 2009, 2014). In total, Western Australia has won the National Distance Championships twice with Paradise Street winning on home soil in 1998 and Miata winning in Hobart in 2012. Western Australia has been more successful in the National Sprint Championships winning five times (1978 Mr Toewhyte, 1987 Fremantle Echo, 1989 & 1990 Sandi's Me Mum and in 1997 Prince of Tigers.)[2]

2015 rebuild

On 27 June 2015 the final race was held at the old Cannington venue with All Strung Out for Chris Halse winning the last race in a time of 30.72.[3] The old track site now currently serves as the new Bunnings Warehouse in Cannington. In 2014 a new track was proposed to be build behind the old track with racing distances over 275m, 380m, 520m, 600m and 715m. The new track starting construction during late 2015 and mid-2016. The new track was opened on 23 March 2016. Glass Cutter for Enzo Crudelli won the first race at the new track in a Maiden Stake over 520m in a time of 30.67.

Track records

Old Cannington track records, as of 20 May 2015[4]

Track Records at Cannington 1974-2015
Distance (Meters) Greyhound Date Time
297 Lindback 11/6/2014 16.81
530 Miata 17/8/2011 29.81
642 Miata 10/12/2011 36.55
715 Miata 7/1/2012 41.30
744 Jedi Lightsaber 31/8/2002 43.95

Current track records, as of 13 August 2017[5]

Current Track Records at Cannington circa 2016
Distance (Meters) Greyhounds Date Time
275 Quedos 9/5/2016 15.78
380 Frida Monelli 24/2/2018 21.47
520 Quick Jagger 6/5/2017 29.29
600 Petunia Monelli 14/10/2017 34.49
715 Neil Monelli 13/01/2018 41.66

Top 10 runs over 275m[6]

Greyhound Time Grade Date
Quedos 15.78 Mixed 3/4 9-May-2016
Collision Bolt 15.83 Free To All 19-Dec-2016
Brutal Lomar 15.83 Mixed 1/2 16-Apr-2018
West on Liam 15.84 Free To All 29-Jan-2018
King Tony 15.84 Mixed 4/5 12-Feb-2018
Quedos 15.85 Grade 5 2-May-2016
Sunset Mouse 15.86 Free To All 20-Aug-2018
Brutal Lomar 15.86 Free To All 21-Jan-2019
Oriental Owen 15.86 Free To All 25-Feb-2019
Timmy Mac 15.87 Free To All 14-Nov-2016

Top 10 runs over 380m[7]

Greyhound Time Grade Date
Frida Monelli 21.47 Mixed 3/4 24-Feb-2018
Dandalup Brutus 21.48 Novice 18-Feb-2017
Hello I'm Leo 21.48 Free To All 26-Apr-2017
Comic Ox 21.52 Mixed 5/6 20-Aug-2018
Deerview Storm 21.54 Free To All 8-Sep-2018
Cosmic Ox 21.55 Mixed 4/5 27-Aug-2018
Bushman's Cobber 21.55 Free To All 13-Mar-2019
Frida Monelli 21.56 Mixed 4/5 4-Oct-2017
Frida Monelli 21.56 Grade 5 10-Feb-2018
Doc Hudson 21.57 Grade 5 3-May-2017

Top 10 runs over 520m

Greyhound Time Grade Date
Quick Jagger 29.29 Novice 6-May-2017
Orson Allen 29.32 Free To All 16-Mar-2019
West On Augie 29.40 Free To All 17-Mar-2018
Campini 29.43 Mixed 4/5 16-Feb-2019
West On Augie 29.46 Free To All 9-Feb-2019
Quick Jagger 29.48 Novice 1-Mar-2017
Campini 29.48 Mixed 4/5 17-Nov-2018
Astrozone 29.49 Mixed 3/4 18-Mar-2017
West on Augie 29.49 Grade 5 24-Feb-2018
Art Nouveau 29.51 Free To All 18-Mar-2017

Perth Cup and Galaxy

Every year during February Cannington host the Group 1 Perth Cup and Galaxy. Some of best greyhounds in Australia target the Group 1's as of 2017 the Perth Cup is run over 520m and is worth $150,000 to the winner and the Group 1 Galaxy is run over the 715m and is worth over $100,000 to the winner.

Perth Cup
Group 1 Greyhound Event race
Inaugurated1976
SponsorSky Racing
Race information
Distance520 Meters
SurfaceSand
Qualification8 heats winners go through to the final
Purse$150,000 to the winner
Perth Cup Honor Roll[8]
Year Greyhound Time Distance
1976 Marcus Rate 32.09 530m
1977 Canonero's Gift 32.12 530m
1978 Biafra's Son 31.65 530m
1979 Rare Discovery 31.34 530m
1980 White Panther 31.00 530m
1981 General Jeff 30.94 530m
1982 Wotta Wizard 31.12 530m
1983 Superstar 31.66 530m
1984 Legatee 31.02 530m
1985 Supreme Carmen 31.15 530m
1986 Farquhar 31.01 530m
1987 Pretty Fearless 31.01 530m
1988 Karinya Flash 31.65 530m
1989 Miss Crisp 30.89 530m
1990 Sand Pebble 31.63 530m
1991 Frantic Night 31.98 530m
1992 Wynlee Supreme 32.15 530m
1993 Amy's Doll 31.45 530m
1994 Just Like Whisky 31.21 530m
1995 Brisk Bill 30.94 530m
1996 Tenthill Doll 30.70 530m
1997 Star Tribute 30.96 530m
1998 Rapid Journey 30.68 530m
1999 Bliss Bale 31.20 530m
2000 Nifti Fire 31.14 530m
2001 Sammy Mint 30.71 530m
2002 Modern Assassin 30.60 530m
2003 Elgrando 30.57 530m
2004 Kilby Supreme 30.12 530m
2005 Sun Hero 30.24 530m
2006 Superman 30.17 530m
2007 Betty's Angel 30.47 530m
2008 Size Can Matter 30.22 530m
2009 Miss Slick 30.34 530m
2010 High Earner 29.97 530m
2011 High Earner 30.37 530m
2012 Oaks Road 30.22 530m
2013 Dyna Nalin 30.58 530m
2014 Keybow 30.15 530m
2015 My Bro Fabio 30.34 530m
2016 Ima Wagtail 30.29 520m (New Track)
2017 Equanimity 29.94 520m
2018 Trouper Monelli 29.86 520m
2019 Orson Allen 29.62 520m
Galaxy
Group 1 Greyhound Event race
Inaugurated1982
SponsorSky Racing
Race information
Distance715m
SurfaceSand
Qualification4 Heats, 1st and 2nd go into the final
Purse$100,000 to the Winner

Group 1 Perth Cup Facts

  • Largest Winning Margin Sand Pebble - 10 3/4 Lengths
  • Race Record (530m) High Earner - 29.97
  • Race Record (520m) Trouper Monelli - 29.86
  • Smallest Winning Margin Ima Wagtail - Nose
  • Oldest Winner Wynlee Supreme - 50 months
Galaxy Honor Roll[8]
Year Greyhound Time Distance
1982 Afro Freeway 37.42 638m
1983 Supreme Carmen 38.05 638m
1984 Aulfee 38.15 638m
1985 Lady Temlock 37.93 638m
1986 Abilene 37.61 638m
1987 Lassie's Girl 37.71 638m
1988 Red Rambo 38.28 638m
1989 Ghetto's Glider 39.10 638m
1990 Busy City 38.95 638m
1991 Galahad County 38.48 638m
1992 Petite Emma 38.31 638m
1993 Cousin Johnny 38.50 638m
1994 Flora Kwondo 38.40 638m
1995 Wits End 37.98 638m
1996 Rocket Racer 37.89 638m
1997 Germarly Bale 41.68 700m
1998 Paradise Street 41.61 700m
1999 Harvard Bale 41.59 700m
2000 Alencia Bale 41.99 700m
2001 NOT HELD - -
2002 Jennev 41.15 704m
2003 Why Complain 41.15 704m
2004 Winter 41.57 715m
2005 Best Quoted 41.62 715m
2006 Ronray Dancer 41.72 715m
2007 Flashing Floods 41.56 715m
2008 Elektra 41.48 715m
2009 Western Land 41.82 715m
2010 Drill' Em 41.33 715m
2011 Blue Lorian 41.97 715m
2012 Miata 41.30 715m
2013 Miata 41.48 715m
2014 Born Ali 42.05 715m
2015 Space Star 41.63 715m
2016 Seeking Justice 42.35 715m(New Track)
2017 Bogie Bekim 42.22 715m
2018 Rippin' Sam 41.70 715m
2019 Rockstar Patriot 42.00 715m

Group 1 Galaxy

Multiple Winning Trainers
Trainer Wins Year
Dot Houghton 2 1994,1996
Grant Langston 2 1989,1991
Paul Stuart 3 2012,2013,2019
Robert Britton 3 2014,2015,2018
Keith Harding 3 1982,2008,2016
Linda Britton 5 1998,1999,2002,2004,2009
Race Records for Each Distance
Distance Greyhound Time Year
638m Afro Freeway 37.42 1982
700m Harvard Bale 41.59 1999
715m (Old Track) Miata 41.30 2012
715m (New Track) Rippin' Sam 41.70 2018

Feature races

Apart from the Group 1 Galaxy and Perth Cup Cannington Greyhound track also runs a number of Feature races throughout the year at the venue.

Race name Distance Prize money (To the winner)
Sprinters' Plate 380m $7,000
Summer Chase 600m $19,950
WA Distance Championship 715m $19,950
Kanyana Trophy 520m $7,000
WA Sprint Championship 520m $19,950
The Peter Thomas 520m $19,950
Spring Gift 520m $19,950
WA Bred Championship 520m $19,950
Anniversary Cup 520m $19,950
Christmas Gift 715m $19,950
Canning Trophy 520m $19,950
Sandi's Me Mum Memorial 520m $19,950
Lew Dorsa Memorial Trophy 520m $19,950
Puppy Classic 520m $19,950
Winter Cup 520m $19,950
Paradise Street Trophy 600m $19,950
The WESTCHA$E 520m $19,950
Distance Potential 600m $7,000
Perth Cup Consolation (2) 520m $19,950
Group 3 Miata 715m $25,000
Group 3 Young Stars Classic 520m $25,000
Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation 520m $25,000
Group 2 WA Derby 520m $40,000
Group 2 WA Oaks 520m $40,000
Group 2 All Stars Sprint 520m $40,000
Group 1 Perth Cup 520m $150,000
Group 1 Galaxy 715m $100,000
Autumn Maiden Classic 520m $7,000
Winter Maiden Classic 520m $7,000
Summer Maiden Classic 520m $7,000
Spring Maiden Classic 520m $7,000

References

  1. "Cannington Trivia" (PDF). Greyhounds WA. 20 May 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017.
  2. "Australian Greyhound Racing Association -- Nationals History". www.agra.com.au. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  3. "Cannington Race Results 27th June 2017". The Dogs.
  4. "Cannington Trivia" (PDF). Greyhounds WA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017.
  5. "Track Records". Greyhounds WA. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  6. Gallagher, Tony. "Greyhound Race and Breeding". www.greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. Gallagher, Tony. "Greyhound Race and Breeding". www.greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. "AGRA RACE RESULTS" (PDF). Australian Group Race Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2017.
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