Dashing Corsair Awarded AGRA Run of the Month – May 2010

Dashing Corsair and Desley Lennon after his record breaking run at Albion Park (Pic Corey Pearce)

Media Release: AGRA

AGRA’s Run of the Month for May 2010 has been awarded to all distance Queensland star Dashing Corsair. He set the time standard back on the 18th of March and was most unlucky not to win the award that month. Recording 41.48 for the 710 metres it was highly unlikely he could go quicker.

However he did and again set the Albion Park 710m track record stepping out on May 20th he broke his own record leading throughout to score by 10 and a quarter lengths in 41.44.

Dashing Corsair is a credit to his trainer Dwyer Lennon and his wife Desley who “live for the dog”. Desley handled the dog on the night, but husband Dwyer went through a few anxious moments during the race.

“When Symmetry settled into second not long after the start, I admit jI was worried because he is such a strong finisher,” said Dwyer.

He need not have.

Dashing Corsair opened right up with a 12.30 middle section and put paid to his rivals, and put paid to the track record as well.

Dashing Corsair maintained his winning form scoring in a heat of the Group 1 Gold Cup last Thursday night, recording 41.61 he will be well fancied to win the final on his favourite track.

Dwyer Lennon indicated he may even drop Dashing Corsair back to the 600 metres for the Big Dog Cup in a couple of week’s time.

“There are no staying races coming up for him for about three months after the Gold Cup and he needs to keep racing.”

Dwyer is not even ruling out a switch back to sprints for Dashing Corsair after the Big Dog Cup series.

“He trialled 30.50 around Ipswich a few weeks ago, so he can still sprint with the best of them.”

Dashing Corsair is a Red Fawn dog whelped April 2007 by Malfoy from Rose Flamenco (Southern Champ x Rose Regal). He is raced by Paddy Finch and trained by Dwyer Lennon. He has now raced on 80 occasions for 33 wins and 22 placings and his overall stake earnings stand at $207,620.

As usual we had some outstanding runs recorded in May but two runs in particular were most unlucky not to win this month’s award. Firstly an outstanding last to first effort from Satanic Cash in a heat of the Sandown Cup on May 6th. While last week’s brilliant performance from Nellie Noodles in her heat of the Gold Cup was another super effort. Both runs would have won most other months, but there can only be one winner and that was Dashing Corsair.

AGRA congratulates owner Paddy Fitch, trainer Dwyer Lennon and Dashing Corsair on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for May 2010. He joins last month’s winner Nellie Noodles and the previous months winners Drill Em’, Blue Lorian and Goodesy as this year’s AGRA Runs of the Month for 2010.

For more information please contact:

Neil Brown

AGRA Publicity Officer

Ph: (03) 9769 1234


Brenton Scott

AGRA Executive Officer

Ph: (02) 9649 7166

And don’t forget to back Dashing Corsair in his next run, the Albion Park Gold Cup on Thursday the 3rd June. Check out Ladbrokes.com.au for the odds!