HOLWELL trainer Barry Adams was gifted the result he had desired for more than a decade.
Emotions flew high around as the home-bred chaser Adam’s Bandit delivered the last stride effort to score an upset result in the 78th LGRC Gold Collar Final (515m) in Launceston.
The 74-year-old owned, bred and trained his Adam’s-named chasers for more than 40 years.
“The first greyhound I had was a bitch called Miss Brigadier (Mossbank Brigadier – Beatnik). She was hurdler I had bought from a trainer at Perth, but she was only a moderate chaser, and that was how I got hooked into training,” Adams said.
Adam’s Bandit ($54.20), a son of Paw Licking and Adam’s Molly, ranked as outsider in box eight. After trouble through the first turn, the white and black chaser progressed to third before running down favourites Two Bills and Elsey Gregg in 30.72 to record his second career victory with four minor placings from 16 starts.