A 61 1/2 pound dog travelling along a 700 yard track at about 40 miles-an-hour on Monday broke a 44 year-old record in British Greyhound racing.
GV&SV Trainer Johnson with dog having run
CU Dog walking towards trainer
CU Trainer Jonston TILT DOWN to Johnstoin srtroking dog
CU Champagne being poured
SV ZOOM OUT TO MV Johnston toasting dog and dog standingg on table
GV PAN Start and finish of race
"Tonight's race was in fact called the Mick the Miller Memorial stakes at twelve-to-one on, and only three other runners it seemed there'd be little competition for Westpark - the white dog."
"So a new record of twenty wins ina row. But not as easy a race for Westpark Mustard as might have been expected."
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Background: A 61 1/2 pound dog travelling along a 700 yard track at about 40 miles-an-hour on Monday broke a 44 year-old record in British Greyhound racing.
The greyhound, Westpark Mustard, won her twentieth race in a row to break the record set in 1930 by the legendary Mick the miller who won 19 straight races.
Westpark Mustard - who is known at her Kennels as Lassie - was bought in Ireland two and a half years ago for GBP 2,500 ($ 5,750).
Since then she has won the twenty races ranging form the 525 yard sprint to the 800 yard distance races. It is a difficult feat because bitches are harder to keep in racing trim than dogs.
She is trained by Tom Johnston along with 60 other greyhounds at his kennels in the countryside of Buckinghmshire.
Westpark Mustard won her 20th race by 6 1/2 lengths after making a bad start and coming through from third position.
And what chance did the bookmakers give of her continuing her record breaking run? Odds of 12-to-one on, with all bets void if she didn't win the race.