|A popular opinion for years around Gulf Greyhound Park before the 660-yard track record was broken the first time back on February 22, was the record was untouchable; however, Greta’s Hardrock made quick work of longstanding mark. It seemed apparent to the Gulf Greyhound Park faithful that the newly set record was safely in the hands of Greta’s Hardrock for many years, but on Wednesday, May 6, she put an exclamation mark on this statement, with a little twist.|
Sambade Kennel’s versatile speedster, who won’t turn two years old until May 20, has accomplished so much early in her young career. On Wednesday, she lowered her own 660-yard track record to an unbelievable 36.30, dropping the record by over one-length, from a 36.38.
The record effort started from the two-post where Hardrock came out in second position and remained there through the next chart call. At this point, someone lit the rocket! She moved to the lead by the tote board and won the race by an amazing 9-1/2-lengths, setting the new mark at an astounding 36.30. The record-setting win was her thirteenth of the season and twenty-third of her career, making owner Larry Wadington and trainer Troy Tinney very happy.
Aside from the two track records, Hardrock also won the $20,000 TGA Texas Round Up last week, and has ran some of the fastest times ever in both distances. She is truly an amazing athlete and deserves to go down as one of the fastest greyhounds to ever grace the GGP oval.