A Tasmanian-bred dog that was sold for $27,000 has won the world's richest greyhound race, earning his new connections $1 million.
Handsome Prince, a $21 outsider, led virtually all the way in the Million Dollar Chase final at Wentworth Park in Sydney on Friday night.
It was a magical moment for Dilston trainer Pat Ryan and his family, who bred the dog and won six races with him in Tasmania.
He was sold last month after new owner Shakeel Latimer made an offer too good to refuse and transferred to Sydney trainer Peter Lagogiane.
Lagogiane also won the inaugural Million Dollar Chase in 2018 when Mystic Riot beat Tasmanian-owned runner-up Jamella Jet.
With the trainer getting 50 per cent of the prizemoney, the two wins have made Lagogiane a millionaire.
Handsome Prince is a descendant of Wine Glass, a bitch that Pat Ryan trained 24 years ago.
His son and assistant trainer Brennan said she had left a legacy "our family will never forget."
Pat Ryan is a former Townsville-based trainer who moved to Tasmania with his family six years ago.
"His hope was to set up a breeding and racing establishment and he has now started to achieve his dream," Brennan Ryan said.
"Words can't describe how much this means ... it shows a small breeder can pull it off."
MANGALORE greyhound trainer Susan Gittus has been suspended for six months over a positive swab blamed on contaminated meat.
However she has had four months of the penalty set aside on condition she does not re-offend in the next year.
The Gittus-trained Fitzgerald Grant tested positive to a prohibited substance after winning in Hobart on August 13.
In determining penalty, stewards took into account the possibility that the positive sample was due to contaminated meat supplies.
They also made reference to the purchase of "unregulated meat".
Gittus has had a long involvement in greyhound racing and had a clean record.
A suspension is not as severe as a disqualification but means that Gittus cannot race any greyhounds until December 15.