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McInerney breaks record for wins in a season
Greyhounds trained by John McInerney raced a staggering 6462 times last season.
The 2011-12 season ended on Tuesday with McInerney retaining his crown as the country's champion trainer. He broke his national record for wins in a season by racking up 803 victories. His previous best was 612 in 2010-11.
Interestingly, the 210 greyhounds that raced for McInerney last season together earned $1.3 million.
The licence holder trained eight winners on Tuesday - five at Addington and three at Forbury Park. Homebush Mayhem brought up McInerney's 800th success when taking out a class three sprint at Addington.
Greyhound Racing New Zealand's racing manager, Stu Cashen applauded McInerney's record-breaking season.
''It's a huge achievement,'' he said yesterday.
''It reflects his professionalism and organisation.''
McInerney operates training facilities at Darfield, near Christchurch, and Marton in the Central Districts.
- © Fairfax NZ News