Heading up SEN’s team is astute form analyst and punter, Troy Little. Troy is one of Australia’s biggest and most successful greyhound punters. As well as making a living off ‘the punt’, he has dabbled in greyhound ownership and is well connected with some of the sport’s most successful participants.
The dogs that Troy, along with experienced trainer Brooke Ennis, have selected from the National Greyhound Draft for Team SEN are:
BELLA INFRARED X BELLA SHIMMA (Brindle Male)
FERNANDO BALE X RIPPIN’ ROSE (Black Male)
BLACK MAGIC OPAL X BELT UP TUBSY (Black Female)
(See below for more details)
Troy also brings onto his team three experienced trainers in Jamie Ennis, Brendan Pursell & Ben Rawlings.
Jamie is a Group 1 winning trainer, featuring in big race finals across Australia.
Jamie and wife Brooke have reached the top of the mountain on many occasions, including multiple Group 1 success with current star Barooga Brett, a winner of almost $375,000 in prizemoney. The training duo also currently put the polish on the freakishly talented stayer Ella Enchanted.
Pursell enjoyed great success so far in 2019 as a trainer, including victory in the Group 3 TopCat Video Cup with the brilliant She Will Bloom.
Ben is a multiple Group race winning trainer. Ben has won a Group 1 Sky Racing Galaxy and Topgun Stayer with Bogie Bekim and a further three Group 3 races with Bogie Magic, Wilba Beast and Crunchin Numbers.
Most recently Ben won the G2 All Stars Sprint at Cannington with the speedy Alicante Bouchet.
team SEN's selected dogs
Bella Infrared x Bella Shima
Bella Shima raced on just 31 occasions and was first past the post 11 times, winning over sprint and middle distance trips. She reached top grade, and ran third in the Group 2 McKenna Memorial, finishing behind half sister Shima Song – the dam of current superstar Shima Shine.
Bella comes from a fabulous damline, and her litter brother Shima Bar was a Group 1 winner before injury derailed a very promising career.
Bella Infrared was one United States’ premier sprinters, and quickly established himself as a super sire, both there and internationally, including brilliant middle distance star Azkaban in Australia.
NUMBER BS001 – FREDDIE
BREEDING: BELLA INFRARED X BELLA SHIMA
KENNEL NAME: FREDDIE
MICROCHIP ENDING: 735
Fernando Bale x Rippin Rose
Rippin Rose was a winner of 10 races and was a finalist in the 2016 Group 1 Maturity Classic at The Meadows. Her dam, Chevy Princess, was an outstanding producer, including being the dam of the brilliant dual Group 1 winner No Donuts, a winner of over $320,000 in prizemoney. Rippin’ Rose’s first litter (to Fabregas) has produced the likes of Rippin’ Chevy, who has recorded some fine times in New South Wales.
This mating is to recent Hall of Famer Fernando Bale, who has lived up to his incredible racing career by becoming one of the best sires this country has ever seen.
NUMBER RR001 – JUMBO
BREEDING: FERNANDO BALE X RIPPIN’ ROSE
KENNEL NAME: JUMBO
MICROCHIP ENDING: 088
Black Magic Opal x Belt Up Tubsy
Belt Up Tubsy finished in the top three in six of her seven career starts before retiring to the breeding barn. She was part of a litter that included Group 2 Warrnambool Classic and Group 1 NZ Cup runner-up Cactus Jack.
She has already proven that she is capable of producing quality offspring, with her litter to US sire SH Avatar producing six individual winners, including city winner Durant and the classy Belt Up Ronny.
Black Magic Opal has produced some outstanding offspring from limited matings in Australia, including dual Group 1 winner Lightning Frank and the freakish Bewildering.
NUMBER BT002 – FAYE
BREEDING: BLACK MAGIC OPAL x BELT UP TUBSY
KENNEL NAME: FAYE
MICROCHIP ENDING: 673