By Peter Quilty
Young superstar Hard Style Rico has reached greyhound racing’s Group 1 zenith three times, and has been unlucky on each occasion – Silver Chief (6th), National Derby (4th) and Australian Cup (7th).
But it could be ‘lucky at last’ for Hard Style Rico in the Group 2 CKH Painting Shepparton Cup final over 450 metres on Saturday night at 9.15pm.
Bred, owned and trained by Luckie Karabitsakos in Pearcedale, south-east of Melbourne, Hard Style Rico set a new track record in a Shepparton Cup heat last Monday night.
He clocked a mind-boggling 24.77sec, which sliced around one length off a longstanding 24.82sec mark Read full article