Butcher Resists Interstate Itch With Coorong Lucy

TRAINER Cameron Butcher will not be tempted to switch his star race bitch Coorong Lucy interstate despite her domination of racing in her home state.

David Brasch

1 June 2020

PREMIER South Australian trainer Cameron Butcher will not be tempted to switch his star race bitch Coorong Lucy interstate despite her domination of racing in her home state.

The bitch took her record to an amazing 25 wins and six placings for $102,000 in stakes from just 34 starts when she won the Group 3 Howard Ashton Final (515m) at Angle Park last Thursday night.

The final proved a domination for sire Worm Burner which provided the first three placegetters, Coorong Lucy (Worm Burner-Molly Be Nimble) winning and littermates Born Lovely and Wooden Tiger (Worm Burner-Psychotic Gold) chasing her home.

Cameron and wife Yvonne point out the success at stud of Worm Burner which is getting track record breakers over 300m, group stars over sprints, and stayers right up to group 1 level.

But, Coorong Lucy will be staying put in South Australia.

“While it is always great to see interstate success with our dogs, Cameron loves training them himself,” said Yvonne.

“And there is plenty of good races coming up for Coorong Lucy in the future right here in South Australia.”

The Butchers will also look to step up the bitch’s future racing to 600 metres.

“She is such a strong finisher that we feel 600 metre racing will suit her just as much,” said Yvonne.

Coorong Lucy has won 14 of her past 16 starts.