Knight Sprite has taken out the 2017 Ladbrokes Chief Havoc Cup at Gunnedah on Sunday, June 11.
The two time Group 2 winner, jumped from box three and didn't look like getting beaten. In a thrilling result for connections, trainer Gayle Masterson paid thanks to "Ollie" and the family and friends which supported the racing of Knight Sprite.
"It was hard to watch from the sidelines, but I am just so thrilled to have won," Masterson said.
“Someone asked me why I would want to go all the way to Gunnedah to race for $5000 first prizemoney but it would be a tremendous honour to win the Chief Havoc Cup.
“After all, this race is named after a greyhound which became a legend in our sport.”
Masterson broke her right ankle on Sunday morning while preparing to leave for the Final.
"I slipped in the pup yards, but just thought I had sprained it," Masterson said.
"I am lucky our friend Bob (Brown) and grandson Kynan come to all the races, so they were able to look after Ollie for me.
"I wanted him to get box three or wider, I did not want an inside box with him,” Masterson said.
“It has taken Knight Sprite a few runs to get back to the great form he showed in 2016 but now he is going as good as ever.
“He had never seen the Gunnedah track before his heat so I was rapt in his effort to clock the fastest time seen there since the surface was converted from grass to sand.
Watch Knight Sprite win the 2017 Ladbrokes Chief Havoc Cup: