Sonia and Warren Kempshall's wedding anniversary celebrations got off to an early start when the Sandy Crossing (Clarence Valley) trainers snared a winning double at Grafton on Sunday night.
The Kempshalls took out a 450m maiden event with Phantom Menace before that dog's litter brother Le Shark won the $2000 to the winner GDSC Maiden Final over the same distance.
"We celebrated seven years of marriage on Monday so it was nice to win a couple of races the night before,'' Sonia said.
"And it was especially significant the wins were at Grafton as we were married on that track while a greyhound race meeting was being conducted, something I believe was unique in Australia.
"Warren's family have a greyhound racing background but my family were thoroughbred racing folk and my father was the late Jimmy Miller, a highly successful jockey.
"Jimmy rode a lot for leading Sydney trainer Les Bridge who is the godfather of my brother while my godfather is the famous TV personality Brian Henderson, who passed away earlier this year.
"Warren and I usually breed at least one litter every 12 months but when a bitch we were sure was going to whelp last year missed, we took three young greyhounds to train on behalf of John Staines and John Glover.
"Phantom Menace and Le Shark are two of those puppies and Le Shark especially is making up into a really nice dog.''
Phantom Menace and Le Shark are bred to go fast as while their dam Satelia won only two small Victorian country races from just five starts, she is a daughter of the former DAVE Irwin-trained flying machine Scissor Queen.
Scissor Queen won 20 of 31 races and is also the mother of the talented but injury prone Barcia Blue Boy, who has won eight of 12 starts and the Peter Lagogiane-trained Vicki's Queen, whose 10 wins have earned her connections $63,000.