A GOOD week got even better for Wagga Greyhound Club president Adam Oliver with the victory of Fursty Ferret on Friday.
Just days after the statewide greyhound ban was lifted, Oliver celebrated the victory of Fursty Ferret ($19.20) in the Graeme Hull Smash Repairs Stakes (400m) at Wagga.
The former South Australian greyhound came flying out of the squeeze box to find the lead and never looked like being beaten as he stopped the clock in 23.13 seconds.
Oliver trains Fursty Ferret for a syndicate of 12 Wagga men, headed by Adam Elsley, and conceded he was taken back by the performance.
“When he’s on the bunny, he’s good,” Oliver explained.
“I didn’t expect anything to be honest with you, it’s surprised me. There were some good dogs in that race.
“That’s the best time he’s ever run over the 400.”
Oliver enjoyed a good day out courtesy of Fursty Ferret’s victory and second placings to Energizer Ollie ($2.50) and Golden Ollie ($5.60).
Oliver said there was a good feeling among participants at the race meeting after Mike Baird’s backflip this week.
“For sure, I think a lot of the trainers are pretty happy about it, it’s good news,” Oliver said.
“It’s good for the club too, we can move forward.”