By BOB ANTHONY
FOR the second year in a row, a Tasmanian dog has claimed the $25,000 Border Park Galaxy Cup.
Yesterday in fine but chilly conditions, the Tasmanian syndicate owned Cape Bruny led the feature race from start to finish to claim NSW country greyhound racing's richest prize in a time of 23.29 seconds over 420m.
The dog, trained by Victorian John Galea, finished two body lengths by nose in front of Barb's Mamba with Bank Manager third.
The well-backed favourite, Brilliant Lee came in fourth.
For Cape Bruny, it was his ninth win from 15 starts which has included two seconds and three third placings.
A delighted syndicate member, Neil Brazendale was on hand to witness his dog street the field.
Brazendale, who happened to be holidaying in Brisbane, managed to be at Border Park at the right time and couldn't wait to relay the good news to the other three Island Syndicate members back in Tasmania.
"We bred this dog and the litter has produced all winners," Brazendale said.
"However Cape Bruny had a mixed history breaking down and not running for seven months.
"We managed to bring him back to running and then sent him on to John (Galea) and we couldn't be happier," said Brazendale.
A good crowd was on hand to see the race, the highlight of the Galaxy racing series which saw the eight heat winners from Saturday.