Led by RSN’s Gareth Hall, who is one of the more identifiable racing media personalities in the country. After a career spanning over a decade with Win TV, Channel 9 and Sky Channel, Hall has spent the last three years hosting the successful breakfast program The Sports Daily in Western Australia on TAB Radio.
He now hosts ratings juggernaut RSN Central, and will be the champion for the three new greyhounds associated with the popular radio station.
Gareth is the owner of a number of classy greyhounds, including Kiss Me Linda (three-time Group finalist) and Black Fusileer (five-time city winner).
The dogs that Gareth, along with the experienced Angela Langton, have selected from the National Greyhound Draft for Team RSN are:
MEPUNGA BLAZER X SHIMA SONG (Black Female)
MY REDEEMER X PEPPER FIRE (Brindle Male)
BARCIA BALE X SUPER YESY (Black Female)
Gareth has three of the best trainers in the country at his disposal.
(See below for more details)
team RSN'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 ss002 – izzy
BREEDING: MEPUNGA BLAZER x SHIMA SONG
KENNEL NAME: IZZY
MICROCHIP ENDING: 306
My Redeemer x Pepper Fire
Pepper Fire was a very accomplished chaser, winning two Group finals in her 89-start race career, finishing with over a quarter of a million dollars in prizemoney.
Despite being based in WA, Pepper Fire often made the trek to Victoria, making the Group 1 finals of the Sapphire Crown and Temlee, recording 29.50 at Sandown and 30.00 at The Meadows.
She hails from a damline that has produced the likes of Hall of Famer Miata and recent Group 1 National Sprint Champ Premium Share.
My Redeemer enjoyed a remarkable career, winning last year’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup to go along with his Group 1 Harrison Dawson victory at Sandown Park.
NUMBER PF001 – CHRIS
BREEDING: MY REDEEMER x PEPPER FIRE
KENNEL NAME: CHRIS
MICROCHIP ENDING: 042
REARER: PETER GAVIN
Barcia Bale x Super Yesy
Super Yesy was a top grade chaser in the United States, winning 21 of her 78 race starts, including seven at America’s premier track Southland.
She was a very versatile front-running type, winning from 503 to 643 metres. She hails from a quality family that has produced the likes of emerging U.S. sire Superior Panama and his imported brother Superior Product.
Barcia Bale has paired well with females from America and will go down as one of the best stud dogs this country has ever seen. Last year, the gun sire had progeny who won over $12 million, including numerous Group 1 winners and track record holders.
NUMBER SY001 – JO
BREEDING: BARCIA BALE X SUPER YESY
KENNEL NAME: JO
MICROCHIP ENDING: 157
REARER: PETER GAVIN