WINNING PAIR: Chris, Jade, Sharon Miley and Korrin Gear with Panama Eyes and Tauro Bandido who came first and second during race one at Thabeban Park in the greyhounds on Saturday.
WINNING PAIR: Chris, Jade, Sharon Miley and Korrin Gear with Panama Eyes and Tauro Bandido who came first and second during race one at Thabeban Park in the greyhounds on Saturday. Paul Donaldson BUN171216DOG3

Finding the right Gear

GREYHOUNDS: Bundaberg's Chris Gear admits his love of greyhounds comes straight from his family.

Starting in the sport at the age of 15 the third-generation trainer learned all about the sport from his grandparents and parents.

And now his knowledge is allowing him to dominate on the race track.

On Saturday the 28-year-old, with his wife Korrin, took out race one as their dogs Panama Eyes and Tauro Bandido finished first and second.

Then in the next race they secured second with Hypnotise Eyes behind winner Smart Matty.

In a first up win for Panama Eyes in Bundaberg Gear said the race was perfect for him.

"He did everything right," he said.

"He got to the front and I was happy with how he ran."

Making the result more significant was that all three dogs are related.

Panama Eyes and Tauro Bandido are brothers with Hypnotise Eyes their younger sister.

"I've had all the dogs since they were pups and have helped them get ready to race," he said.

"Their sister was unlucky in her race."

In a family overall of five dogs Gear is now preparing to race them all in the final meet of the year in Bundaberg.

Gear said he wouldn't be anywhere in racing without his wife.

"When I'm away on the mines, I rely on my wife to work on the dogs," he said.

"She should take all the credit and I wouldn't have any success without her."

In other results Ron Brooks had a great weekend as he secured three wins with Lady Glen in race three, Abele in race five and Eight Pints in race eight.

The final greyhound meet of the year will be held on December 31.



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