Saville celebrates big greyhound triumphs
THE TRIP to Rockhampton proved fruitful for Ferguson Park race caller Dan Saville after his greyhound Spring Chill took out the 2005 Young Guns Final last Saturday.
Saville missed last Saturday's race meeting to watch his pacy greyhound win the feature event worth $4000.
Jumping from box one, Spring Chill was never headed over the 407 metre journey, winning by a convincing length and three quarters.
For Saville, the win was the biggest thrill of his time as an owner and he was happy to take the $3.80 price offered by the bookmakers.
'It was a fantastic win, once he (Spring Chill) drew box one I knew that he would prove tough to beat, Saville said.
'There is no doubt this win is the biggest by far I have had as an owner.
'I couldn't be happier,' he said.
Saville had nothing but praise for trainer Norm Moore who has had Spring Chill for just six weeks after his former trainer Lynette Smith moved.
'Norm has only had him six weeks, but he knew that Spring Chill would win and his time of 23.81 was really top-class.
'To win a feature race is great for everyone who is involved,' he said.
It was a great day for Saville who celebrated another win when his other dog Bad Boy Sam won the Best Eight race (407 metres).
Bad Boy Sam also drew box one and after a steady start powered home to win by two and a quarter lengths.
Bad Boy Sam paid $4.80 for the win and Saville said his display was just as noteworthy as Spring Chill's.
'Bad Boy Sam is not the best of starters, but once he gets going ? he definitely flies home all right,' he said.
Both dogs are pencilled in for the next meeting at Callaghan Park on July 7.