The Great Fanta Bale

Found this photo of the great Fanta Bale promoting a Gippsland Carnival. Hard to forget how good she was. I am sure she equal to if not better than best sprinter-stayer I ever saw race Zoom Top. Statistics say it all.
Gary Smith – Has she had success in the breeding barn ?
Neil Brown– Gary Smith Five litters in order Dyna Villa, Barcia, Fernando, Feral Franky and Allen Deed pups just starting to race. Drako Bale won 139k, Zivon Bale 112k, Quebec Bale 120k, Rhino Bale 100k and Cain Bale 70k. They have been the best a number of others earnt their keep.
Gary Smith– Neil Brown thanks Brownie, good to know, she was an outstanding race bitch, so good to know she threw on 👏👍💯⚘️
Sandro Bechini – She was a true champion 🏆 You don’t win 9 x Geoup 1’s over all distances unless you are.
Clint Anderson – Still ranks as one of my favourite dogs to watch go round. Was lucky enough to be kindly handed this little momento to keep from Peter after he handled her in the Zoom Top win.

Darren Leeson – Sired by non-commercial sire David Bale makes it even better. One of the all time greats 💪👍
Shayne Stiff – Cost us a about 5 group 1 s. Happy to run 2nd to a champion
Bill Buccilli – She was seriously the best. Group 1’s over all distances. Not many have done that.
Shayne Williams – The $7.50 on debut was like taking corn 🌽 from a blind Cocky Browny 💪
One of the greatest careers in Australian greyhound racing has come to an end with Fanta Bale being retired.
Australian greyhound racing’s all-time highest prize money winner and most accomplished group one winner pulled up lame in the heat of the Association Cup at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.
After consulting with leading greyhound vet Dr Alistair Smith, trainer Robert Britton decided to bring an end to her illustrious career.
Britton said even though the injury was not serious, the time was right to make the call to end her time as a racing greyhound.
“While it is relatively minor and she will make a full recovery, considering her age and what she has achieved we have decided to retire her,” Britton said.
The daughter of David Bale and Ucme Typhoon retires with a record $1,365,175 in prize money. She won 42 of her 63 career starts, contesting 22 group finals, winning 13 including a record nine at group 1 level.
Widely regarded as one of the sport’s most versatile chasers, she is the only greyhound in history to win a group one race over the sprint, middle and stayers trips.
Back to back Victorian Greyhound of the Year, Australian Greyhound of the Year 2017-2018.
Black female whelped August 2014
David Bale x Ucme Typhoon
Trainer: Robert Britton
Owner/breeder: Paul Wheeler
Career: 63 starts 42-9-5
Prizemoney: $1,365,175 (record)
Group race victories: 13 (record)
Group 1 victories: 9 (record)
2016 Hume Cup (600m), The Meadows
2017 Rookie Rebel (600m), The Meadows
2017 Australian Cup (525m), The Meadows
2017 Sandown Cup (715m), Sandown Park
2017 Gold Cup (710m), Albion Park
2017 National Distance Championship (710m), Albion Park
2017 Bold Trease (715m), Sandown Park
2018 Zoom Top (725m), The Meadows
2018 Super Stayers (725m), The Meadows