High Earner Wins 2010 March AGRA Greyhound of the Month Before Retirement

High Earner Wins 2010 March AGRA Greyhound of the Month Before RetirementMedia Release: AGRA

AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for March 2010 is classy Queensland sprinter High Earner. A Model of consistency at the top level for a long period of time High Earner finally broke through for a much deserved Group 1 win in the Perth Cup on March 13.

High Earner arrived in the West after falling at the first turn in the Australian Cup final, showing no ill effects of the tumble, he stepped out in a heat of the Perth Cup on March 6. Beginning well he blew the opposition away recording the fastest time of the eight heats, 29.93.

Although drawing poorly in box five, it seemed it was his time. The brilliant sprinter had suffered his share of bad luck in Group 1’s, but all was put behind him in the Cup final.

He again begun well and once he found the front it was a matter of times and margins.

Carving out record breaking splits of 5.65, 13.25 and 18.61, he raced away from Victorian Arvo’s Breeze and local Wassim Bale to win by seven lengths in 29.97.

Hoping to continue with his good form, connections ran High Earner in last Saturday’s Group 1 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg, but the brilliant dog failed to fire and finished a listless last place prompting his retirement.

Owners-trainers and breeders David & Christine Robartson announced last week their champion’s retirement. Due to demand for his services at Stud the Easter Egg final was his last race. It was a disappointing send off, as a win in the Easter Egg would have seen him become the highest winning stake earner in history.

Despite the result, the Robartsons are delighted with what their black sprinter has achieved in his career and are happy he has justified his interesting moniker.

High Earner is a black dog whelped May 2007 by Collision from outstanding dam line and brood bitch Double Guess (Wild Season x Roxy Reason). He is owned-trained and was bred by David & Christine Robartson from Churable in Queensland. High Earner has raced 51 times for 26 wins and 18 placings, his prizemoney earnings stand at over $340,280.

March was a fairly quite month for group races with only seven decided. The major Group 1 for the month was the Perth Cup and High Earner’s brilliant win and the fact he continued on to make the Easter Egg Final got him the nod for this month’s Greyhound of the Month. He beat other Group 1 & 2 winners Drill ‘Em, Auriga Fox, Our Toyman and Bogie Brave.

AGRA congratulates Christine & Dave Robartson and the mighty High Earner on being awarded the AGRA Greyhound of the Month for March 2010.

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