Flying Brisbane Maiden Winner "Not For Sale"
WHILE $50k is a great deal of money for most, it's not enough to tempt Peter Sullivan into selling exciting young greyhound Brother Jason.
24 November 2020
WHILE $50,000 is a great deal of money for most people, it is not enough to tempt Queenslander Peter Sullivan and his partner Felecia Guymer into selling exciting young greyhound Brother Jason.
The son of Worm Burner and Magic Kitchen ran a flying 29.90 when winning a 520m maiden heat at Albion Park on Monday night, winning by an ever increasing 13 and a quarter lengths.
The $1.40 favourite, Brother Jason was backing up from his devastating debut when fifth as an even money favourite in a heat of the Dave Brett Maiden heats the previous Wednesday.
The dog, which had been tearing up the tracks in trials, was never out of trouble in that run.
“We’ve had several offers,” said Sullivan.
“The first was $50,000 and another offer said they would match that for certain.
“But, he’s not for sale. Not for anything.”
Sullivan said Brother Jason had shown right from the start what exceptional ability he possesses.
“The first time I trialled him at Albion Park ever over 520 metres he went 29.92,” he said.
“I took him back the next week and he went 29.73.
“Just before the Dave Brett heats, he went around at 10.30pm at night and went 30.00.
“I thought he was a good thing in the Dave Brett series but he drew the five and it didn’t work out. So we went straight for a normal maiden on Monday night.”
The fact Brother Jason drew the rails aided him for certain.
“He’s a bit of a mad kennel dog,” said Peter of the dog’s one bad habit.
“But he is really, really keen, a race dog for certain.
“And I’m sure there is a lot more in the tank. Every time I run him he improves. He’s only young and we will poke along with him for now.”
Peter said he and Felecia were high in praise of the help they had received from Felecia’s dad Terry and close friends Peter Wilson and Elaine Klaassen.
Brother Jason’s dam Magic Kitchen (Magic Sprite-Bay Of Pearls) won 11 races and $31,000 for Sullivan and she is a litter sister to the Wilson-trained star Renouf’s Magic (20 wins, $74,000).
Peter and Felecia have not settled upon a new sire for Magic Kitchen, waiting to see the results of the hugely in-bred mating to Worm Burner before settling on a new mate for her.
* Pic courtesy: Box 1 Photography