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PHOTOS | Track record secures Horsham Greyhound Cup win

SLICK TIME: Orson Allen won the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup in a track record. The dog is pictured, from left, with handler Joe Briffa, Horsham Greyhound Racing Club president Ian Bibby and Chris Hopper from CGS Group. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

SLICK TIME: Orson Allen won the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup in a track record. The dog is pictured, from left, with handler Joe Briffa, Horsham Greyhound Racing Club president Ian Bibby and Chris Hopper from CGS Group. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Two-year-old greyhound Orson Allen set a new track record to win the $67,000 Group 2 Horsham Cup.
The Cranbourne Cup winner, also runner-up in a Group 1 Temlee, overpowered front-running Nervous An Weird at Horsham Showground to win the 485-metre event in 26.7 seconds.
The previous record, set by Got Some Wheels last November, was 26.876 seconds.
Handler Joe Briffa told Greyhound Racing Victoria that punters are yet to see the best of Orson Allen, who is two months shy of his third birthday.
“He just keeps on improving and he’s starting to work out how to come from behind. He’s a real flying machine. He’s one of the best dogs in Australia at the moment,” he said.
Andrew Paraskevas’ Nervous An Weird was dynamic early from box one, clocking a sensational 6.39 seconds in the first section as Orson Allen settled in second position.
Orson Allen was checked in a dash for the rail, pushing him two lengths off the pace turning for home, but powered home to win by 2.5 lengths.
“He got in front of Barooga Brett at the start,” Briffa said.
“Nervous An Weird jumped brilliantly and I thought Orson Allen might be in a little bit of trouble, but he worked home really well.
“To break the record is unbelievable. He’s just flying.”
Bred and owned by the Wheeler family in NSW and trained by Correy Grenfell at Avalon, Orson Allen – KC And All and Desalle Bale – now has 23 wins from 47 starts. The $47,000 first prize in Horsham took his career earnings to $313,645.
“Samantha and Correy Grenfell have done a great job with this dog, and now the Perth Cup is looking really good for him,” Briffa said.
Horsham Greyhound Racing Club used the occasion to present a $4700 cheque to Alister Mitchell’s mental-health organisation ‘Livin’.
The club has donated $100 to the organisation for every Horsham district trainer to record a win at the Horsham track.
The other feature race winners on Horsham Cup night were: Trouper, Karen Leek – Jan Wilson Memorial 485m in 27.26 sec; Major Riot – Anthony Azzopardi, Horsham Cup Consolation 485m in 27.10; Henessey Venom – Kerry Houlahan, Sylvia Penny Memorial, 410m in 23.24; Fierce An’ Fancy – Jess Grima, GRV Vic Bred Maiden Final, 410m in 23.52.

Clinton Midgely, and his family Nahla, Hannah and Beau at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Clinton Midgely, and his family Nahla, Hannah and Beau at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Paige Raeside and Axel Berryman at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Paige Raeside and Axel Berryman at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Bill Phelan, Stan Nicholson and Josie Phelan at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Bill Phelan, Stan Nicholson and Josie Phelan at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Helen Davidson, Joan Penny, Doug Penny, Kim Kerr and Greg Kerr at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Helen Davidson, Joan Penny, Doug Penny, Kim Kerr and Greg Kerr at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Richard Barraclough, Lee O'Grady and Andrew Stotten at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Richard Barraclough, Lee O’Grady and Andrew Stotten at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

SC Marc Davey, Ian Bibby and LSC Les Power at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

SC Marc Davey, Ian Bibby and LSC Les Power at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Stan Nicholson and Barbara Powell at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Stan Nicholson and Barbara Powell at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Bill Powell and Jenni Coustley at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Bill Powell and Jenni Coustley at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Max Wright, June Wright, Jill Bibby and Ian Bibby at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Max Wright, June Wright, Jill Bibby and Ian Bibby at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Livin founder Alister Mitchell with Luke Carr and Don Mitchell at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Livin founder Alister Mitchell with Luke Carr and Don Mitchell at the Horsham Greyhound Cup.

GRV chief executive Steve Rose, GRV chairman Bernie Carolan, Horsham president Ian Bibby, Livin founder Alister Mitchell and Horsham manager Justin Brilliant with the $4700 donated to Livin.

GRV chief executive Steve Rose, GRV chairman Bernie Carolan, Horsham president Ian Bibby, Livin founder Alister Mitchell and Horsham manager Justin Brilliant with the $4700 donated to Livin.

Orson Allen won the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup (485m), in a track record time overpowering the front-running Nervous An Weird in 26.87sec. The previous track record of 26.876sec was set by Got Some Wheels in November. Handler Joe Briffa, club president Ian Bibby and sponsor Chris Hopper.

Orson Allen won the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup (485m), in a track record time overpowering the front-running Nervous An Weird in 26.87sec. The previous track record of 26.876sec was set by Got Some Wheels in November. Handler Joe Briffa, club president Ian Bibby and sponsor Chris Hopper.

Orson Allen wins the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup (485m), in a track record time overpowering the front-running Nervous An Weird in 26.87sec. The previous track record of 26.876sec was set by Got Some Wheels in November.

Orson Allen wins the $67,000 Group 2 CHS Group Horsham Cup (485m), in a track record time overpowering the front-running Nervous An Weird in 26.87sec. The previous track record of 26.876sec was set by Got Some Wheels in November.

Horsham Greyhound Cup.

Horsham Greyhound Cup.

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