Rapid Journey Rapid Journey : Australia's Champion

Rapid Journey : World Record Holder


Amerigo Magic – Miss Courtney

NSW Greyhound of the Year 1998

Red Brindle dog  33 kgs.   May 1995
 

TRACK RECORDS

  • WP 29.78
  • Cannington 30.52
  • Dubbo 30.32
  • Beenleigh 31.68

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 HIS 2000th WINNER?  – see results

@ 19/12/02  TRICKY CREEK wins GROUP 1 Brisbane Cup , for the second year in a row !

@  18/11/03 – Gone Walking (x Pretty Jacalyn) breaks Lismore Track Record.

@ 23/3/04 – Cassidy’s Return (x Pretty Expensive) breaksGosford  400m Track Record

@ 15/6/04 -Gone Walking breaks Lismore Track Record (his own) -23.63

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RAPID JOURNEY

GROUP ONE MELBOURNE CUP – SANDOWN


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GROUP ONE GOLDEN EASTER EGG


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GROUP ONE TOP GUN


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GROUP ONE NATIONAL SPRINT


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GROUP ONE ADELAIDE CUP


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GROUP ONE PERTH CUP


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54 STARTS   33 WINS

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$530,995 STAKES

Highest Stakes Winner
EVER

 

Rapid Journey winning Group 3 Westfield Carousel Interstate Challenge Final at Cannington April 1998 30.55

WHAT THEY WROTE:
Journey to the top

The date was March 15, 1997.
The setting – Taree Racetrack.
A youthful 22 month-old brindle by the name of Rapid Journey was making his debut.
Although near impossible to realise at that particular moment, it was the start of a record-breaking career, a career that would be long remembered in greyhound racing history
Just think of the immense effect Michale Jordan had on basketball, or the postitives Courage Under Fire brings to Harness Racing – Rapid Journey achieved the equivalent for greyhound racing.
I will never forget the crowd on Melbourne Cup night at Sandown Park in November last year. Could the champ do it? Could he overcome box six, and a red hot pack of greyhounds?
The lids opened. The race was as good as over… Rapid Journey had jumped perfectly and was straight on the bunny.
As I looked around, people who betrayed the champ threw their tickets down, humble in defeat. The strange thing is that many weren’t upset, as they knew they had witnessed a champion.
As the brindle Flyer entered the home straight, applause broke out. It became impossible to not get caught up in the excitement.
Fourteen days later, were spoilt again. Rapid Journey this time drew favourably, and the 98 TOPGUN seemed his own.
The ‘Castleragh Crusher” again began beautifully, but the challenge was not yet over as Tom Meuman’s Fiery Sal was breathing down the champ’s neck. It looked as though his reign was over.
But, like all champions, his will-to-win would prevail.
With his win in the TOPGUN, Rapid Journey became the highest stake earner in greyhound racing history.
It would be the last of his appearances on a racetrack. He was being heralded as the champ of the champs.

Greyhound TABFORM, Thursday, July 29 1999 

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Never write off a champion truer words were never spoken and what a spring for champions we have just seen.
In horse racing we might Might and Power, in harness racing we had Christian Cullen and our own code of racing had Rapid Journey – and didn’t he do the sport proud?
A lot of experts said he wasn’t entitled to lead to the first turn from the six trap in the Melbourne Cup but that’s just what makes a champion a champion – they do things on the race track that ordinary dogs aren’t entitled to do.
Australian Greyhound, January 1999

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Breeding Chart :

AMERIGO MAGIC AMERIGO MAN BROTHER FOX LITTLE BLADE TEMLEE
Bonnie Secret
Pitstock Park ARCTIC TIGER
Copha Rev
Promises Free TEMLEE TIVOLI CHIEF
Temora Lee
Tara Silk THE SMOOTHER
Tara Flash
Claybern Kate ACACIA PARK WILD PORT KID SPRINGDALE
Sally Coven
Pitstock Park ARCTIC TIGER
Copha Rev
Mullyallan WORLD ACCLAIM TEMLEE
Clonmannon Ivy
Lady Enabek DUSTY RAPID
Clover Opal
Miss Courtney CURRYHILL BRUTE BOLD WORK ITS A CHAMPION MONALEE CHAMPION
Cranog Bet
Silver Moll THE GRAND SILVER
Pretty Moll
Lemon Soda PERUVIAN STYLE KILBELIN STYLE
Russian Boots
Skipping Chick SKIPPING TIM
Mayfield Chick
Regina CHIEF DINGAAN TEMLEE TIVOLI CHIEF
Temora Lee
Zulu Moss CLAY MOSS
Cursorial
Roses are Golden SECOND STAGE TAKIRI
Lineal
Coola Rose TIVOLI CHIEF
Tara Molly
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Performance

Rapid Journey’s Winning Form

Date
Track
Box Dist.
Time
Grade
15/03/97 Taree 1 314 18.13B Heat
24/05/97 Orange 3 502 28.95B Cup Heat
31/05/97 Orange 3 502 29.08B Orange Cup Final
21/06/97 Dubbo 4 516 30.35 Heat
28/06/97 Dubbo 1 516 30.23B Dubbo Cup Final
05/07/97 Wentworth Park 1 520 30.66 5th
18/08/97 Wentworth Park 3 520  30.47 5th
13/09/97 Wentworth Park 2 520 30.75 5th
18/10/97 Wentworth Park 1 520 30.6 4th
13/12/97 Wentworth Park 3 520 30.38B Heat
15/01/98 Angle Park (S.A.) 7 512 29.75 Adelaide Cup  Heat
22/01/98 Angle Park (S.A.) 2 512 29.35B Group 1Adelaide Cup  Final
21/02/98 Orange 7 502 28.67B Cup Heat
28/02/98 Orange 5 502 29.03B Orange Cup Final
21/03/98 Wentworth Park 3 520 29.98B Jockey & Trainers Cup
28/03/98 Wentworth Park 5 520 28.78B Easter Egg Heat
11/04/98 Wentworth Park 3 520 30.17B Group 1 Easter Egg Final
18/04/98 Cannington (Perth) 6 530 30.55B Group 3Interstate Challenge.
25/04/98 Cannington (Perth) 6 530 30.52B Perth Cup Heat
2/05/98 Cannington (Perth) 3 530 30.66B Group 1 Perth Cup
15/06/98 Beenleigh (QLD) 8 555 31.68B Qld. Cup Heat
22/06/98 Beenleigh (QLD) 1 555 31.75B Group 2 Qld. Cup Final
27/06/98 Wentworth Park 6 520 29.82B Bob Payne Heat
01/08/98 Penrith 5 530 30.37B Penrith Cup
17/08/98 Wentworth Park 1 520 30.21B State Sprint Heat
22/08/98 Wentworth Park 7 520 30.09B State Sprint Championship Final
5/09/98 Cannington (Perth) 6 530 31.22 Group 1National Sprint Final
17/09/98 Albion Park (QLD) 5 520 30.37B Group 2 Coca Cola Cup (Heat), 2nd in Final
29/09/98 Lismore 2 512 29.57B Lismore Cup
05/10/98 Wentworth Park 1 520 30.32B Invitation
19/11/98 Sandown (VIC) 1 515 29.92B Melbourne Cup (H)
26/11/98 Sandown (VIC) 6 515 29.91B Group 1Melbourne Cup
10/12/98 Sandown (VIC) 1 515 29.85B Group 1 Topgun

 

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Progeny Results

 

 

 12/2/2001 FIRST WENTWORTH PARK WINNER : BABU BAHT (x Thai Charm)

    Won in 30.82 and was   RAPID JOURNEY’S first starter at Wentworth Park

RAPID JOURNEY’S FIRST RECORD BREAKER :LEGACY OFMINE –   ORANGE – 21.51

RJ’S FIRST GROUP 1 RUNNER – GREAT WORK by Vi’s Magic, running a great race to finish a fantastic Second in the GROUP 1 PAWS OF THUNDER ,

RJ’s FIRST CLASSIC Winner,TOLL SECURITY,winning theVic Peters Classic at Wentworth Park .

TOPGUN FOR TOLL –   TOLL RAN A GREAT 2ND IN THE GROUP 1 TOPGUN

@ w/e 1/8/02  – 1000 wins by RJ progeny,with the honour going to  At The Cooly (x Brindle Effie) at Tweed Heads.   221 of the wins were ON CITY TRACKS , that’sover 22% AND  179 OF THE WINS WERE IN BEST or Equal Best of meeting time. A staggering 558 of the wins were at 500m or more. STRENGTH AND SPEED !!

 

@ W/E 13/2/03  –  RJ’S 1500TH WINNER – Dream Of Thunder (x Dancing Brave) winning  at Dapto

@ w/e 11/9/03 – The 2000th Winner was – CHOCKIE EXPRESS (x Mystery Assassin) winning at Nowra. Littermate , Get The Bikkies was 1999 ! on the same day and track.

 

@ 18/11/03 – Gone Walking (x Pretty Jacalyn) breaks Lismore 400m Track Record

@ w/e 27/11/03 –  Coulta Sandy’s great form has earned her a start in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup Final.

@ w/e 15/1/04   Rapid Journey finished EIGHTH  in the National Sires List for 2003 – and of interest is the fact that 3 of the Australian Top Broodbitches list for 2003 had their statistics boosted by the success of progeny of  RJ.

@ w/e  5/2/04  Ivory Queen(x Disco Title) running 30.10= BON in a Futurity semi final and into the National Group 1 event

@ w/e 26/2/04  –  RJ’s 2500th winner, McKenna’s Rose (x Lovely Looker)  Albion Park.

@ w/e 1/4/04  –  Cassidy’s Return broke the 400m Track Record at Gosford. A blistering run, he was 6 lengths in front at the halfway mark !

@ 15/6/04 – Gone Walking breaks his own Track Record at Lismore – 7 months after he did it the first time.

we 24/6/04 – 29 wins – @ w/e 1/7/04 – 24 wins @ w/e 8/7/04 – 24 wins  @ w/e 15/7/04  –  22 wins  @ w/e 22/7/04 – 26 wins  @ w/e 29/7/04 – 19 wins @ w/e 5/8/04 – 17 wins @ w/e 12/8/04 – 15 wins  @ w/e 19/8/04 – 27 wins  @ w/e 26/8/04 – 23 wins  @ w/e 2/9/04 – 22 wins @ w/e 11/9/04 – 13 wins @ w/e 16/9/04 – 24 wins @ w/e 23/9/04 – 19 wins  @ w/e 30/9/04 – 18 wins  @ w/e 7/10/04 – 17 wins  @ w/e 14/10/04 -19 wins, @ w/e 21/10/04 – 24 wins  @ w/e 28/10/04 – 21 wins  @ w/e 4/11/04 – 13 wins  2 w/e 11/11/04 – 23 wins  @ w/e 18/11/04 – 19 wins  @ w/e 25/11/04 – 14 wins  @ w/e 4/12/04 – 27 wins  @ w/e 9/12/04 – 18 wins  @ w/e 16/12/04 – 22 wins  @ w/e 23/12/04 – 15 wins

  2005 progeny wins

@ w/e 13/1/05 – 16 wins @ w/e 20/1/05 – 9 wins @ w/e 27/1/05 – 14 wins @ w/e 3/2/05 – 15 wins @ w/e 10/2/05 – 15 wins @ w/e 17/2/05 – 11 wins. – to w/e 10/3/05 – 41 wins @w/e 17/3/05 – 9 wins @ w/e 24/3/05 – 11 wins  to w/e 7/4/05  – 21 wins @ w/e 14/4/05 – 13 wins @ w/e 21/4/05 – 11 wins @ w/e 28/4/05 – 20 wins  @ w/e 5/5/05 – 14 wins @ w/e 12/5/05 – 15 wins PLUS Lucky Covell scoring first up at Wentworth Park in 30.08 BON  @ w/e 19/5/05 – 9 wins @ w/e 26/5/05 – 12 wins @ w/e 2/6/05 – 9 wins  @ w/e 9/6/05 – 5 wins @ w/e 16/6/05 – 10 wins @ w/e 23/6/05 – 17 wins @ w/e 30/6/05 – 11 wins @ W/E 7/7/05 – 6 WINS @ W/E 14/7/05 – 9 wins @ w/e 21/7/05 – 7 wins 2 W/E 28/7/05 – 10 WINS @ W/E 4/8/05 – 9 WINS@ w/e 11/8/05 – 10 wins @ w/e 18/8/05 – 7 wins @ w/e 25/8/05 – 10 wins @ w/e 1/9/05 11 wins @ w/e 8/9/05 11 wins @ w/e 15/9 11 wins @ w/e 22/9 7 wins @ w/e 29/9 14 wins @ w/e 6/10 8 wins @ w/e 13/10/05 11 wins @ w/e 20/10/05 6 wins (total 2005 wins =455

 

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Stud Details

Stud Fee: $1400 – incredible value for a proven sire , his progeny have won over 3000 races.

 

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If you wish to contact Rapid Journey’s owners you can email :rapidjourney@greyhoundsires.com.au