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To cater for the demands of breeders and purchasers, the Richmond Race Club has introduced two levels of nominations which include the standard Auction Nomination for which those greyhounds will be available for sale at the 2017 Auction and also be eligible to compete at the relevant 2019 Race Series, as well as a new initiative, the Tier One Nomination, which allows vendors to bypass the Auction process but pups are still eligible to compete in the Race Series.


Richmond Race Club General Manager, Brad Adam, said that the Club has listened to feedback from both vendors and purchasers when introducing the two-tier Nomination system as well as a revised Prizemoney structure which starts at a base of $50,000 for the winner of the 2019 Race Series.


"We took into account the fact that some greyhounds will always be bought back by their breeders so they now have the option to go straight into the race series by paying a one-off fee of $660 (inc. GST)," said Mr. Adam. "We also believe this will streamline the Auction and make it a better experience for both vendor and purchasers."


Nominations are now open and for more information click here, or call the Richmond Race Club on 02 4578 2136


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It was a dream result for many when Thirty Talks took out the first ever running of the Richmond Riches Puppy Classic race series.


For the Richmond Race Club, the dream was fulfilled when the $30,000 sales topper at the inaugural Richmond Riches Puppy Auction returned to the track some eighteen months later to storm to victory in the $100,000 to winner Classic after his chances appeared to be forlorn when he missed the start and struck trouble in the early stages of the race.


And it was a dream result for Thirty Talks’ owner, Len Antonio, not just for the fact that his pride and joy had won the race but for the fact that Antonio was even alive to be able to bask in the success.


In the preamble to the Classic final we wrote about how lucky Antonio had been to survive stage 4 prostate cancer, bone cancer and two heart attacks and last week his ‘luck’ continued when he was involved in a horrendous motor vehicle accident which left his car hanging precariously on the side of an overhead bridge.


‘Lucky Lenny’ escaped with a broken arm and severe bruising and is still recuperating in hospital but he wasn't going to miss a moment of the action and was able to listen to Thirty Talks race to victory from his hospital bed before undergoing another operation on Sunday morning.


The race itself was memorable for the fact that the pre-race speed map was thrown out the window when the boxes opened and the short-priced favourite had bungled the start to be a clear last.


As the field raced to the first turn and there was pace coming from the outside, in particular by Vidi Vici from box 8, Thirty Talks was able to gain a saloon passage through on the rails when Struggle Street shifted wide and granted the favourite his winning chance.


In the space of just a few strides, Thirty Talks had Vidi Vici in his sights and despite bumping with the leader on the home turn, he was too strong in the run to the winning post to defeat the fast finishing Joyanna with Vidi Vici holding on for third in front of Struggle Street.


“It’s just a dream result to win this race the first time it’s ever been run and that’s something that will be in the record books forever,” trainer Tony Brett said.


“I’d dropped my head after the boxes when he was out the back and I could see the outside dogs crashing across…no sooner had I looked up to see what the carnage was at the first turn and he’d somehow got through to second place so when you talk about being blessed or good luck, we used it all on Saturday night."


Since his victory in the Richmond Riches Puppy Classic, Thirty Talks has scaled the heights of success and in December 2016 claimed the G1 Brisbane Cup after also being victorious in the G3 Ipswich Cup and has now earnt more than $300,000 in priemoney.


Who knows, there may just be another Thirty Talks on offer at the 2017 Richmond Riches Puppy Auction to be held on Sundy, November 26

Watch Thirty Talks win the inaugural Richmond Riches Puppy Classic and claim the $100,000 winners cheque

Richmond Race Club has announced that nominations are now open for the 2017 Richmond Riches Race Series for all eligible* pups that were sold through the 2015 Puppy Auction.


The 535m Classic series will be held over three weeks with the eventual winner to again claim $100,000.


535m Classic Heats: Friday, May 12

535m Classic Semi-Finals: Friday, May 19

535m Classic Final: Friday, May 26


The Special Nomination Form must be completed and sent to the Richmond Race Club prior to nominations closing on Friday May 5, 2017.


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Prizemoney Details:

2017 535M Classic Final: – Ist $100,000 - 2nd $12,000 - 3rd $ 5,000. Unplaced $500

Breeders Bonus: $500 to the breeder of each greyhound that makes the final field.


2017 400m Race Series: Heats June 30 - Final July 7, 2017

1st $ 7,000 - 2nd $ 1500 - 3rd $ 750 - Unplaced $250


2017 618m Race Series: Heats August 25 - Final September 1, 2017

1st $ 7,000 - 2nd $ 1,500 - 3rd $750 - Unplaced $250

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Trainer Tony Brett with Grant Izzard (l) and Brad Adam (r) from the Richmond Race Club


Tony Brett and Thirty Talks en-route to the boxes for the

2016 Richmond Riches Puppy Classic final

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*Eligible pups are those that were sold through the 2015 Richmond Riches Puppy Auction and for which all Commission and Nominations fess have been paid


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It was deja vu at Richmond tonight when Mister Twister proved too strong to take out the G3 Richmond Riches, and the $100,000 winners cheque, when he defeated Fast Times and Kong in a new race record time of 30.66.


Prepared by Jason Mackay, Mister Twister was the $21,000 sales topper at the 2015 Auction and just like Thirty Talks did in 2016, the top lot of the auction has claimed the race series eighteen months later.


Heavily backed on race day from $2.40 into a dominant $1.90 favourite at box rise, the son of Collision and Double Twist settled in second spot behind Pick It Up as they headed down the back straight with the second favourite, Fast Times, a further two lengths away.


On the home turn, Mister Twister forged away and established a winning break over Fast Times with Kong running on strongly to gain the minor cheque.


Owned by the Tiger Seven Syndicate (who also paid $15,000 for Kong at the 2015 Auction), Mister Twister will now be set for the G1 Peter Mosman Classic series.


"Everything was spot on for tonight," said trainer Jason Mackay after the win.


"His blood was right, he was feeling great, he had the inside box, and I know its easy to be wise after the race, but I was very confident heading into the race."


"The Richmond Club has done a sensational job with the Puppy Auction and also the race series and it is an absolute honour to win this race," said Mackay.


The win took Mister Twister's race record to 12 wins and 11 placings from 29 starts with his prizemoney soaring to in excess of $170,000.


Of the beaten division, Fast Times, prepared by Tony Brett, lost no admirers after missing the start and both he and Kong have big wins in store in the coming months.

Mister Twister utilises the inside box to perfection before roaring away to claim the 2017 Richmond Riches Puppy Classic and banks $100,000 for the Tiger Seven Syndicate


Trainer Jason Mackay and handler Milo Vodogaz are all smiles following the win of Mister Twister in the 2017 Richmond Riches final

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The Richmond Race Club has today announced details of the 2017 Richmond Riches Puppy Auction which will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017.


Open to pups whelped between January 1 and June 30, 2017 (inclusive) the Auction will again cater for some of the best bred pups in Australia and will follow in the footsteps of the hugely successful Auctions held in 2014 and 2015 which has spurned subsequent $100,000 to the winner Race Series winners, Thirty Talks and Mister Twister, who have both since gone on to win Group 1 events.


Richmond Race Club Chairman, Peter Rodgers, said the Club has another bumper Auction planned for 2017.


"We are thrilled to be able to continue the tradition of what is now Australia's premier Greyhound Puppy Auction and when you look at the deeds and performances of graduates from our previous Auctions, we have no doubt that this year's version will again be a huge success, even allowing for the obvious decrease in breeding numbers following the events of 2016 courtesy of the NSW Government," said Mr. Rodgers.




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