courtesy of Gulf GreyhoundOver a career consisting of two and a half years, C Ya Tom Collins has been one of Gulf Greyhound Park’s most consistent greyhounds competing against the best that Texas racing has to offer. While remaining in top grade AA for most of that time, C Ya Tom Collins broke a four-week winless streak in fine fashion conquering his rivals twice this week to take the honor as Greyhound of the Week.
On Sunday May 16, the number five proved to be a lucky number for C Ya Tom Collins competing in the fifth race of the matinee performance and drew the #5 post position. After breaking out of the starting box in the middle of the pack, C Ya Tom Collins rushed to the lead taking a slim advantage around the first turn. Heading for home, C Ya Tom Collins would hold off a late charge from Atascocita Rian to win by one length in a time of 30.30 seconds.
The sixth race on Friday evening May 21 would feature a grade AA field in the first half of the mandatory twin-trifecta payout consisting of top grade AA winners C Ya Tom Collins, Soi and last week’s recipient of the Greyhound of the Week award, BOW Big Shot. Once again, C Ya Tom Collins would break even with the field but used his early speed to rush around his rivals clearing second behind race leader, Magnolia Dream. C Ya Tom Collins then carried this momentum to the lead with an impressive move down the backstretch and romped home all alone to a 10-½ victory in 30.39 seconds as the even money betting favorite.
Replay - May 21st Evening Race 6
Congratulations to trainer Troy Tinney from Sambade Racing, LLC and C Ya Tom Collins
(C Ya Costa Maya – San Tan Cool One) for an outstanding week of racing.
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