KILLCARE Height owner-trainer John Miles plans to continue his success of Dubbo winners, after his dog Wild Thing Tam finished first in the Job Care Cleaning Stakes (400m) race at Dawson Park yesterday.
Placing first with 18.58s, Wild Thing Tam was a surprise win for Miles who was thanking the lord above because, if she had lost, he would have looked “like a bit of a dill.”
“I said she would win and then she finally did I was stoked,” Miles said.
“I mean, I bred the bitch, raced her and she’s just a very good dog here (at Dawson Park).
“Her sister has won five out of six races here and it’s Wild Thing Tam’s sixth start and second win.”
Miles said Wild Thing was a reasonable dog that came from a family of success stories, now with one of her own.
He said “he couldn’t be happier” that his two girls had been doing well.
Miles, who travelled from the central coast to be at Dawson Park, also came to buy a new litter of pups from Dubbo.
“Wild Thing has done all her racing down at Gosford and the gardens, and has experienced a TAB track before.
“I hope that in two years time the next generation will be as successful as Wild Thing and her sister.
“I’m going halves with a local (Dubbo) breeder and I’m taking four pups home.”
Wild Thing Tam last won at the Gardens on January 11 with a time of 23.16s and was not a regular competitor at Dawson Park.
Parkes-bred Vicki Knows Best finished second ($165), third place went to Wellington’s Total Promise ($80) and Classy and Cute from Binnaway placed fourth ($20).
Vicki Knows Best last triumphed in Dubbo back in November last year, finishing with a time of 18.55.
Total Promise, a regular at Dawson Park, last won a race at TAB level at the end of January with a time of 18.27s.