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Damek’s strike rate unprecedented

26 / 10 / 2011 Article by: Editor
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NO greyhound in the history of the game in Tasmania has boasted a winning strike rate of almost 90% after 46 outings but that’s the statistic produced by local star Damek.

When Damek scored another impressive win at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston last Monday night it took his win tally in Tasmania to 41 for a winning strike rate of 89.13%.

Without filtering through the record books and going as far back as records were kept it would be hard to imagine a dog with a better winning strike rate approaching a half-century of outings.

If he can win at his next four starts to make it 45 wins from 50 starts he will have achieved a 90% strike rate.

The Peter Phillips-trained son of Big Daddy Cool-World’s Finest has had no luck on interstate sojourns with the latest trip ending in an injury that sidelined the dog for six weeks.

He suffered a leg injury when trialing at Albion Park in Queensland on the eve of the National Sprint Championship in which he was to represent Tasmania.

Two other trips to Victoria also ended poorly as he suffered minor injuries both times.

But back on home soil he excels and in December he should get the chance to show all and sundry whey he is Tasmania’s best sprinter when he tackles the 2011 Wrest Point Hobart Thousand.