Ladies Bracelet (G3)
156 Days
To Go
29 Apr
Wentworth Park
Avg race time30.23
Avg 1st section5.51
Ladies Bracelet Final
Non-Graded Final 520m (Group 3)
Finalists from heats on 29/4. Includes $200 Unplaced.
Prize money: $25000 / $5000 / $3000

The Ladies Bracelet was first run in 1971, inaugurated by the GBOTA at Harold Park to compete with the National Coursing Association’s National Futurity, which was successfully run at Wentworth Park each year.

The inaugural winner of the Ladies Bracelet was brilliant sprinter Shapely Escort who won the feature on her way to being crowned NSW Greyhound of the Year.

Joining Shapely Escort as winners of the Ladies Bracelet then NSW GOTY are Mandarin Girl (1976), Winifred Bale (1983), Camden’s Ghost (1986), and Jessica Casey (1991).

The only greyhound to win the Bracelet twice is the brilliant Gold Spring in 1979 and 1980.

Wentworth Park has hosted the event since 1988 following the closure of Harold Park in 1987, and has since seen some smart bitches win the feature, no more dynamic than Oriana in 1997 when she won by a staggering 16 lengths.

The brilliant Cindeen Shelby won in 2010, Miss Splendamiro upstaged Golden Easter Egg champion Up Hill Jill in 2018, while 2019 Easter Egg winner Zipping Bailey completed the double winning the Ladies Bracelet, five years after her mother Zipping Willow had also won the feature.

Seven months earlier they teamed up to win the world's richest greyhound race the Million Dollar Chase, and now trainer Peter Lagogiane and owner Shakeel Latimer claimed another big race win in 2021 when Pay Call took out the Ladies Bracelet Final, clocking a stunning 29.44s to equal the race record set seven years earlier by Zipping Willow.

And for good measure, the popular trainer completed the quinella when his Golden Easter Egg Finalist Vicki's Queen finished second.

2021 Ladies Bracelet Winner - Pay Call - Peter & Jodie Lagogiane
2021 Ladies Bracelet Winner - Pay Call - Peter & Jodie Lagogiane

Peter Lagogiane made it back to back Bracelets in 2022 with a young bitch who has a very promising future.

Having just her seventh race start, and not yet two years of age, French Martini charged to the lead showing dazzling early speed and the race was over at that point.

She clocked a stunning 29.46s with the only greyhound to go quicker on the night being Million Dollar Chase winner She's A Pearl who ran 29.32s.

The next target for French Martini will be to take on the likes of She's A Pearl in the next Million Dollar Chase.