‘Whiskey’ chases rare Cups double

February 26, 2020 Comments Off
‘Whiskey’ chases rare Cups double

By Peter Quilty

Champion sprinter Whiskey Riot will emulate three greyhound immortals if successful in Saturday night’s Group 1 TAB Australian Cup final (525m) at The Meadows.

Rookie Rebel (1957/1958), Tangaloa (1978/1980) and Dyna Double One (2015/2016) are the only greyhounds in the sport’s history to capture the elusive Melbourne Cup/Australian Cup double.

He’ll also join an exclusive millionaire’s club if victorious, as the $300,000 winner’s purse would spiral his prizemoney to $1,050,810 – the sixth-highest of all-time.

Whiskey Riot won last year’s G1 Melbourne Cup, but trainer Anthony Azzopardi said “he’s a bit disadvantaged” after drawing box eight for the rich final.

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Source:: https://www.grv.org.au/news/2020/02/26/whiskey-chases-rare-cups-double/

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