Remembering the greats: Bobniak

February 11, 2018 Comments Off
Remembering the greats: Bobniak

By Duncan Stearn

Champion sprinter Bobniak. PIC: Greyhound-Data.

WITHOUT doubt the most impressive son of the imported sire Farloe Melody was the brilliant sprinter Bobniak (x Paris Match). Whelped in September 1995, Bobniak burst upon the racing scene on June 7, 1997 when he contested a heat of the Sponsors Challenge Maiden series up the 274 metres of the Appin straight.

Heavily backed to start an odds-on favourite, Bobniak scored by a length from Last Salute in a flying 15.93, the best of the day. In the final he went even better, again downing Last Salute, this time by three lengths in a blistering 15.80.

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