Fastest of all time! That has a nice ring to it. Wouldn’t you love to say someday that you were the best of all time at something? Well after Saturday evenings 15th race, Herstal, from Clear Lake Racing, can now make that claim.
Breaking from the 7 box over the 770 yard course, she wasted no time outrushing all of the competitors to the turn and taking over command of this race. By the finish line the first time around she had already stole a couple of lengths on the rest of the field and it was going to get worse for them before it got better. Drawing off with every stride she took, she hurried the bunny away from the rest of the field and frankly made it a one greyhound race. He only competitor by the stretch was the clock as she was 5 lengths clear of the rest as she turned for home all alone. Not done yet, she dug in ever deeper and stretched the margin to 6 lengths at the finish line. When the dust settled from her contrail, she looked up at the time and realized that she had just made history. Stopping it at 43.22 seconds, she put her name in the record books as she squeaked past the previous time of 43.27 seconds that was set by Gil’s Cuero in march of 2007.
Congratulations head out to her owners, Bob Hardison and Hamilton, her trainer Jim Rae, Clear Lake Racing, and everyone else connected with this fantastic greyhound. Here’s too many more quick trips around the oval, and we will have to keep an eye out to see just how long her 15 minutes of fame lasts.