Greyhound still Queen of the track
QUEEN LAURYN has once again showed her class in running her sixth track record when she blitzed the Lismore 635m mark at the Lismore Greyhounds on Tuesday night.
The champion daughter of Token Prince-Cheeky Sprite easily eclipsed the previous mark of 37.16 seconds which was held by her litter sister, Sassy Sprite.
Queen Lauryn was pitchforked into a 4th and 5th grade event and she duly reeled off an amazing 36.98s record run to win the Mark McCabe Painter & Decorator Stake.
Queen Lauryn was quickly into stride and opened up a break of at least 20 lengths over her rivals mid race. She ‘weakened’ in the run home straight to win by 16 lengths.
Queen Lauryn had at first equalled the Wentworth Park track record for 520 metres, then broke it and then set track marks for Ipswich 520m and 630m and won the Darwin Cup (537m) in record time.
She has also won Group races at Cannington (WA) and Sandown (Vic) as well as NSW, and her home state in Queensland.
Queen Lauryn has now amassed $277,000 in prize money for her owners, the Hawkins Confederacy and trainer Tony Brett.
Tuesday night’s run was a pipe opener for her upcoming tilt at the Sale Cup to be conducted later this month over 650m and which carries a winners purse of $50,000.