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Queen Lauryn Retires and Where’s Pedro

by Matt on December 15, 2009

Spurred on by a question asked by a member of our Facebook community, we have discovered that it is being reported that Queen Lauryn – one of Queensland’s greyhound greats, and recently retired – will be put to mate with well known Where’s Pedro, although this is still to be confirmed. We will follow up this post with confirmation once we have received it. Greyhounds Queensland in the meantime has posted the following:

Queen Lauryn will live out her days in Queensland and be mated to an as yet undecided sire. “Obviously there are a few hard choices to be made and it will need to be in the next couple of days – we have narrowed down the options,” Hawkins said.
“In conclusion we want to say a big thank you to those that assisted in Queen Lauryn’s career including Peter Gleeson who picked her out as a puppy, Gary Geary that took care of her early on, Tony and Jane Apap for rearing her and Ron Hood and Marg Long for giving her the ideal base in Melbourne when racing in Victoria.”

Queen Lauryn will undoubtedly go down as one of the swiftest bitches to ever race on Queensland tracks, and retires with a record that will be remembered by many: 28 wins from 48 starts with a further 11 placings and $277 185 in total career prizemoney.

Queen Lauryn looked to be ramping up for some fantastic Group 1 races in the near future, but the Tony Brett trained bitch has come on for her fourth season in her career and a decision was made by her owners, the HH Syndicate, to end her career. As Steve Hawkins, manager of the HH Syndicate has said:

“I think coming on season before three Group Ones where she was a genuine chance of winning were tough pills to swallow but I suppose that’s racing. Racing against Mantra Lad was a real thrill but not ever meeting Amity Bale in a race will be a result we will never know”

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