Crump wins Horsham Cup

CRUMP broke one of the longest-standing greyhound racing track records in Victoria at Saturday night's Horsham Cup.

The Troy Iwanyk-trained dog's time of 26.68 seconds in the 480-metre feature race set a new Horsham Greyhound Racing Club track record by 0.01 of a second.

The time edged out the old record held by Crash since 2004, making it one of the longest standing track records in the state before it was broken.

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club manager Justin Brilliant said it was great to see such an exciting feature race.

"That was a track record they thought would never be beaten," he said.

"It was just a great, clean race and not a lot of interference.

"Innocent Til, who is trained by Jason Thompson, looked like he had the race shot to bits but Crump just powered over the top of him in the last 100 metres or so to win."

Brilliant said it was also pleasing to see several lesser-known trainers record victories.

"It was good that all five feature races were won by smaller trainers," he said.

"The bigger kennels and trainers sort of lost out on the night, which is good for racing because it shows anyone can take dogs to the big-time and win."

Winning trainers included Warrnambool's Pat Bouchier, Melton's Norm Walls, and Devon Meadows' Nigel Randles, who won race seven with McKnight the first dog he had bought and trained on his own.

Wimmera trainers had less luck, as none of their dogs saluted on the night.

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club president Bill

Hartigan had three third-placings without an overall winner.

Brilliant said the crowd of about 850 was slightly down on last year, but the club was still thrilled with the turnout.

"It was just a perfect night with great racing," he said.

For results, see Wednesday's Mail-Times.

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