Wentworth Park crowd favourite Bessy Boo last night (April 6) claimed his 26th win at the Glebe circuit to become the venues highest winning greyhound.
Winning his 23rd 520m start in a blistering 29.71, best of night figures. Jumping from box one, the son of Bekim Bale x My Black Bess rounded up kennel mate Inner City through the catching pen, before taking off to win by 3 3/4 lengths.
Approaching the record, previously held by Stately Bird, a review of Bessy Boo's form showed that statistics had not included the greyhound's three 720m wins recorded earlier in his career in the total win tally.
When informed pre race, trainers Alan and Christine Proctor were elated and stunned.
"We hope he can do it, he really does deserve it," Alan said.
Sent out a $1.50 favourite 'Boo' didn't disappoint his connections who were all oncourse to celebrate in the victory.
Having recorded 36 total career wins from 119 starts, including victory in the 2014 Group 1 Peter Mosman Age Classic, Bessy Boo has collected over $295,000 in prizemoney and doesn't look to be slowing.
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Speaking the following day, trainer Alan Proctor said that the four year old was as lively as ever.
"He was bouncing around and knocking me over this morning," Proctor said.
"We will continue to place him carefully, particularly in Masters, especially with Wentworth Park now having them more regularly.
"He (Bessy Boo) is unbelievable and especially given he continues to come from behind. You could maybe understand if he was a front runner, but somehow he continues to find a way through, so have won so many races is just such an achievement and a thrill for us," Proctor said.
For first time owner Ashley Wilson the experience has also been tremendous.
"We have just been so fortunate, to have been given a dog like Bessy Boo, and to have had the ride we have, you can't believe it," Wilson said.
"The whole experience has been so enjoyable, we've become friends with Alan and Christine Proctor and they just do such a great job with Boo.
"The plan at the current time is to see how he goes with racing and when he is ready we will look at a stud career," Wilson said.
"After that we are keen to have him go through Greyhounds As Pets program and be green collar assessed so we can have him at home with us as a pet, we just adore him."
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Previous record holder, Stately Bird raced at Wentworth Park from May 1999 to December 2000 recording 28 career wins from 63 starts including winning the 2000 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg.