Croftview Star, Jim Daly’s leading performer in a feature we covered three months ago, won for the 29th time in a career spanning 180 races, on Saturday morning at Harlow.
Trained by Jim Daly snr, the 9-4 chance won the D4 event by a length in 15.39 for the 238 metres.
British bred Star is a Feb ’13 daughter of Jesters Nap, who was trained by Jim jnr to win the 2008 Puppy Derby, out of Leaha Pearl.
But the story doesn’t end there because Star is arguably not even the most surprising member of the family. Litter sister Kerrys Pearl, who retired a year ago, actually had 195 races. While another sister Tracys Pearl had 191 races before retirement, also last year.
The two boys in the litters, Jimmys Nap and Jesters Bob were comparative slackers with a mere 73 and 79 races respectively.
As for mum Leaha Pearl (Killahan Phanter-Leah Damzel), she returned to the track after producing her litter and after picking up an injury, was rehomed by the Dunton Greyhound Trust.
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