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The 69th British Bred Produce Stakes - Swindon 480m (£15,000)

Connections of these six brilliant finalists have been dreaming about this moment since they entered their puppies over two years ago. They have seen them grow from fitting in the palm of their hand to now just one step away from realising a dream and landing the £15,000 to-the-winner first prize of the 69th British Bred Produce Stakes. It's not just the winner that will hit the Jackpot the winning breeder will receive £2,000 and the breeder of the other finalists £1,000 each. 

 

At 22.05 on Saturday night for one set of connections it will be a night they will never forget. There's bigger races; The Derby (£250,000) and The Classic (£25,000) two examples but for British Breeders this is their big night. This race means so much and it gives everyone who breeds greyhounds in this country genuine hope. It does not matter if you breed one litter or twenty you enter them at the litter stage, go through 12 months of rearing, schooling and then training in the hope you have a greyhound good enough for this sensational race. 

 

David Firmager has won this great race twice before Troys Expert (2009) and Romeo Metro (2011). He's doubly represented here with Fabulous Expert and Romeo Storm. Can David land his third title? Both have been fantastic or should that be 'Fabulous' throughout the competition. Romeo Storm is the only unbeaten greyhound in the competition and he's got quicker in each of three previous rounds. Fabulous Expert has only tasted defeat once and that was to her kennel companion Romeo Storm. 

 

Perhaps in 2015 we will see a new name on the trophy with Matt Dartnall who sends out What Fun Jamie. He was explosive in the first two rounds and can boast a flying run of 28.49. That the fastest of the competition so far and 'A Few Good Men' the syndicate who own him will be hoping he can repeat that when it really matters. 

 

Mossvale Ace beat What Fun Jamie in the semi-finals and Derek Knight's charge seems to be warming to the task well. 

 

Paul Sallis is no stranger to the big time and he's represented by Klockwork Khaos. He's a son of the great Klockwork Kyla who wowed greyhound fans in a sparkling career. It's great to see a top bitch on the track make the transition in to becoming a top brood. 

 

Last but not least Richard Devenish who's got Romany Rouge to the final. None will be finishing stronger that is for sure and don't forget he was a Derby quarter-finalist. Read what Richard said after his semi-final here http://www.gbgb.org.uk/news/2/2015/7/177/The-69th-British-Bred-Produce-Stakes---Swindon-480m-15000

 

Rich Vicary Owner Klockwork Khaos

 

“It's a real honour to be in the final and it means so much. We bought Klockwork Kyla at 14 months of age and she took us on an incredible journey. We just hoped she'd produce offspring that would win races but to have one in a Category One final is amazing. We come home every night to Kyla who lives with us and she is so special. With Khaos we hoped he'd qualify in the first-round but he's just kept improving. It's a very competitive final and you just hope for the best. He needs to run the third and fourth-bend better and to be honest we can't understand why he does not. Hopefully he will in the final and he's definitely running the track better with each visit. Paul and Esther have done amazing they are fantastic trainers and deserve all the plaudits.”

 

“I'd love to see more British Bred races around the country because we need to help and encourage more breeders. It would be nice for example to have a British Bred race on every Sky Sports meeting. I'd like to see more media coverage of these races, I'm disappointed with the coverage in the racing media and it would be nice for bookmakers to have formed an ante-post market. All these things can create more interest and British Breeding needs all the publicity it can get right now”.