Nick Quinn is a popular media presenter and form expert for the TAB, regularly seen on a number of TV racing shows and also as a regular on radio station RSN.
He got his first major break when joining the Herald Sun racing team in 2007, working there until joining TAB in 2013. Nick loves having a bet of the greyhounds and will be a great ambassador for those who join Team TAB!
Specifically chosen for Team TAB from the National Greyhound Draft are:
MEPUNGA BLAZER X SHIMA SONG (Black Male)
BARCIA BALE X MEPUNGA FOCUS (Fawn Female)
FABREGAS X VAN ANN (Black Female)
(See below for more details)
Nick has chose experienced trainers, Jason Sharp, Glenn Rounds and Tom Tzouvelis to take on the Team TAB National Greyhound Draft selections.
- Jason Sharp – Trained 2017 Melbourne Cup placegetter, Kouta Mayhem. Has won the Group 3 Healesville Cup and Group 3 Great Chase.
- Rob Camilleri: Rob and partner Deb Coleman put the polish on Group performers Slingshot Hammer and Group 1 Sandown Cup Rajasthan
- Tom Tzouvelis – ‘The Prince’ as he’s known to friends, is one of Queensland leading trainers. He has won multiple group races and has greyhound training experience in excess of 25 years in just about every facet of greyhound racing.
team TAB's selected dogs
Mepunga Blazer x Shima Song
Shima Song was a two-time Group 2 winner and one of the more naturally talented chasers in the modern era.
She finished with 28 wins from 65 starts, and recorded some extremely fast times, including a brilliant 29.24 at Sandown on Melbourne Cup night, where she ran faster than the Cup winner.
Her brilliance has continued through her exploits as a mother, producing the brilliant Shima Shine from her first litter to Barcia Bale. Shima Shine broke a four-year old track record at Ballarat over 450 metres and is one of the country’s premier sprinters. Mepunga Blazer has been one of the most popular young sires in the country after an incredible Group 1-winning career.
NUMBER ss001 – DAVID
BREEDING: MEPUNGA BLAZER X SHIMA SONG
KENNEL NAME: DAVID
MICROCHIP ENDING: 507
Barcia Bale x Mepunga Focus
Mepunga Focus is a daughter of Group 1 winning chaser Mepunga Nicky, one of the fastest chasers from breeder Barry Smith’s nursery of stars. Focus had speed and lots of stamina, winning races provincially and at The Meadows over 725 metres in a handy 42.86.
Her half brother Mepunga Blazer is one of the most popular first–season sires in Australia. This mating – bringing in champion sire Barcia Bale – aims to replicate the pedigree that produced Blazer and brilliant youngster Mepunga Cruzer.
NUMBER MPF001 – ELLIE
BREEDING: BARCIA BALE X MEPUNGA FOCUS
KENNEL NAME: ELLIE
Fabregas x Van Ann
Van Ann was a terrifically versatile chaser, winning over sprint and middle distances in fast time. In a huge accomplishment, she made back-to-back Group 1 Sale Cup finals, and also finished fifth in the Group 1 Hume Cup at The Meadows.
She was a member of a litter that won almost a quarter of a million dollars, including Free For All chaser Waleonjon. This is her first litter.
Fabregas has been a fantastic sire for a number of years, producing the likes of Group 1 Topgun winner Dundee Osprey, multiple track record holder Aston Bolero and staying star No Donuts.
NUMBER VA001 – PEANUT
KENNEL NAME: PEANUT
MICROCHIP ENDING: 8509
REARER: PETER GAVIN