Friday night at the Birmingham Race Course, it was racing business as usual for WW Headliner. The Fine Line Kennel mega star, trained by Eric Griffin, destroyed her foes by six lengths. The victory was incredibly, her 19th consecutive win. It was career win number 119. WW Headliner is now in the top ten all time for greyhound racing wins. She sits 24 wins away from tying the all time wins recorded of 143 set by JR’S Ripper. Now all of a sudden, Pat C Rendezvous consecutive win record of 36 is on the scope. Two seemingly unassailable records, very much in sight. In 2013, she already achieved the all time single year wins record notching 64.
The win was also her 38th of the year, in 41 starts!! Her 19th win was the first week of April and was career win #100. In her next start she encountered trouble and a resulting sore shoulder. She was rested nearly six weeks returning in mid May. She has started 19 times since that comeback and has not lost since. Her 2014 record… 41-38-2-0. Uncharted statistical territory indeed.
It is time for what is left of this industry to take notice of what this remarkable star is accomplishing. Statistically, this is a greyhound compiling a record that has never been achieved in the history if this sport.