THE FORMER Robert Dunn-trained pacer Little Rascal has become the fastest of his sire Panspacificflight’s New Zealand-bred progeny with a winning run in 1:52.6 at Menangle in New South Wales on 03 June.
That time bettered the previous best by Wick, the most successful of Panspacificflight’s first crop here, who has recorded 1:52.8 at Yonkers Raceway in New Jersey. Wick won five times in New Zealand before being exported to the United States where he has won seven races.
Little Rascal won eight races and more than $100,000 in New Zealand. His Menangle win came at his third start in Australia. He’s still owned by Christian Cullen owner Ian Dobson.
FOOTNOTE: The punters didn’t take much notice of Little Rascal’s Menangle win because he paid $22 when he won again on the same track the following week. He has since also run a second.