Elite Blue Size Wins 2010 AGRA April Greyhound of the Month

Elite Blue Size Wins 2010 AGRA April Greyhound of the MonthMedia Release: AGRA

AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for April 2010 is classy New South Wales sprinter Elite Blue Size. In April the Reg Kay trained speedster made it three Group victories for the year to date when he downed a top class field in the final of the Maitland Cup.

His Greyhound of the Month award is well deserved after his consistent form at the top level has taken him to the top of the AGRA Ranking table for this stage of the year ahead of some outstanding opposition.

His other Group wins consisted of the Group 1 National Derby at the Gardens, proceeded by a win in the Group 2 Gosford Cup.

Unfortunately Elite Blue Size missed the Group 1 Easter Egg after spending a month on the sidelines with his tail problem. However, he resumed in style with a near-record 24.94s victory in his Maitland Cup head and as a result the son of Reg Kay’s 2003 National Sprint Champion Elite State, started $1.80 favourite in the $25,000-to-the-winner decider.

Drawn in box three, Elite Blue Size came out running to lead clearly and from that point it was a matter of times and margins as he bettered his heat time by running 24.93s, missing the 450m record by the barest possible margin.

Elite Blue Size certainly loves Maitland and he remains undefeated in seven appearances at the track.

Elite Blue Size is raced by Julie Edmondson and trained by Reg Kay. He is a Blue dog whelped February 2008 by Elite State from Size ‘Em Up (Shape Shifter x Queen Size). Elite Blue Size has won 17 of his 22 starts and has been placed on three occasions and his current stake earnings stand at $132,150.

April was again a fairly quiet month for group races with only 10 decided. Elite Blue Size beat other Group 1 & 2 winners Cosmic Rumble, Iron Force, Latifi Jiam and Jarvis Bale for the monthly award.

AGRA congratulates Julie Edmonson, Reg Kay and Elite Blue Size on being awarded the AGRA Greyhound of the Month for April 2010.

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