2023 Track Trophy Award Winners

Sussex has many award-winning vineyards and all of them would be proud to produce one like Yassoo Spike. Like all fine wines, he is getting better with age.

The September ’18 whelp turned five during the latter part of last year and is going as strong as ever. The son of Pat C Sabbath and Jetty Tom won seven races last year. Amazingly five of them came once he hit the grand old age of five. From September when he turned five, he had fifteen races, an impressive strike rate of 33.33%. To race fifty times all over 500 metres without coming off the card once is a credit to himself, trainer and connections. His last win of the year in December, he clocked his fastest calculated time of the year of 29.92 and his fourth best time.

12 Wins*

The British bred January ’21 whelp took off during 2023. It took the daughter of Droopys Gold and Westmead Lola two races to get 2023 up and running with a win over 285 metres in a D4 graded affair. She followed that up with another four wins all over 285 metres including a top grade victory before being stepped up. From only seven races over 500 metres she won three times in A9, A8 races and an Intertrack race. After a seasonal break it only took her one race before being back to winning ways over 285 metres. Before the end of the year she added another three wins to make it twelve in total. Her twelve wins from just thirty one races gave her an impressive strike rate of 29% and the most graded victories for 2023.

*In the event of a tie, the greyhound with the greater strike rate will be deemed the winner

The son of Droopys Buick and Ballinakil Biddy was ever present on the graded strength last year with fifty seven races along with ten wins all over 500 metres. He won his first race of the year in an A4 graded race. The September ’20 whelp followed that up with four A3 and five A2 graded wins as well. His consistency is a credit to trainer Seamus Cahill and owners the Sharp Lads. He has already started his 2024 campaign with two wins and shows no signs of slowing down.