Selkrig’s ‘staggering’ plan

Devon Meadows owner-trainer Garry Selkrig has a ‘staggering’ plan with prolific winner Peter Galo.

Selkrig is targeting Peter Galo towards the Victorian record of 64 wins – ironically held by his ‘uncle’, Stagger.

When asked by GRV’s Molly Haines on RSN’s ‘Off The Leash’ if he’d tackle Stagger’s mark, Selkrig said: “I don’t think we’ll get there, but we can try… Who knows if I keep him up at Healesville and places like that.”

And when asked what Peter Galo means to him, Selkrig said: “He’s a beauty, a pleasure to train.”

A real character of the sport, Selkrig also quipped: “He brings food to the table, pays the electric light bill, and keeps us going.” (Peter Galo has won $185,885 in prizemoney.)

On Monday at Healesville, Peter Galo won his 42nd race from 70 starts in taking out the James “Jim” Reddoch Memorial (300m) in a scintillating 16.54sec (Best). (Ironically, Reddoch and Selkrig were great mates.)

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A five-time group race finalist, including victory in the 2018 G2 Shepparton Cup, Peter Galo is an iconic figure at Healesville.

Peter Galo (Dec ’15 Peter Rocket x Flossy) has won 17 races from 26 starts over 350 metres, and four races from four starts over 300 metres, on the straight track. He is also the 350-metre track record holder (18.65sec – August 18, 2019), which he established in the National Straight Track Championship.

But he has also clocked some staggering times on ‘horseshoe’ tracks – Ballarat 450m (24.85sec), Bendigo 425m (23.41), Shepparton 390m (21.78), Shepparton 450m (25.06), Warragul 400m (22.12) and Warragul 460m (25.41).

Peter Galo was also a finalist in the 2020 G2 Warragul Cup (3rd), 2019 G2 Geelong Cup (3rd), 2018 G2 Bendigo Cup (8th) and 2017 G3 Healesville Cup (6th).

Stagger is Peter Galo’s ‘uncle’ as his dam (Instructed First) and Peter Galo’s dam (Flossy) are sisters.

WATCH: Peter Galo (2) win his 42nd race – at Healesville on Monday.

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