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Inductee 2007: Sandi's Me Mum

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During the late 1980's and early 1990's Sandi's Me Mum brought greyhound racing into the living rooms of many West Australians for the first time.

The brilliant front-running sprinter's 92-start career saw her victorious on an amazing 62 occasions with 18 placings and $273,000 in stakemoney (when elite thoroughbreds were just reaching the $1million career mark).

Bred, reared and trained by the late Gerry O'Keefe and owned jointly with his partner Betty Lorrimar, Sandi's Me Mum came from a litter that accumulated a staggering 196 wins.

Affectionately known by her kennel name “Cuddles”, she was renowned for her racetrack rivalry with litter-sister Sand Pebble, the most famous being their quinellas in the WA Sprint and National Sprint Titles in 1989.

Sandi's Me Mum became Australia's first (and only) dual National Sprint Champion, winning successive titles at Cannington in 1989 and Sandown Park in Victoria in 1990.

She was WA's first dual Greyhound of the Year winner (1989 and 1990), and was voted one of the world's best eight greyhounds in 1990 by the World Greyhound Federation in Massachusetts, USA.

A four-time track record holder – three at Cannington and one at Mandurah, Sandi's Me Mum won 15 feature finals. She raced in the pre-Group Race era, but by today's standards her wins equate to four Group 1, one Group 2 and two Group 3's.

Becoming Australia's highest stakes earner surpassing Dancing Gamble's $134,825 in 1990, she was the first greyhound to pass $150,000, $200,000 and $250,000 in career stakes.

An extremely successful brood bitch whelping five litters that included many multiple winners. Many of her bitches have since become successful brood bitches in their own right

In 2001 Sandi's Me Mum was an Honorary Inductee into the Australian Greyhound Racing Association Hall of Fame.

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