In 2008 Norm and Janis Rinaldi travelled through the United States of America in a motorhome. Over nearly a year they visited most of the greyhound tracks and met many genuine and helpful people in the American greyhound industry. The Rinaldi's were very impressed with the strength of the greyhounds (particularly the girls), the length of racing careers, and track surfaces.
They imported two of Mary & Jack Butler's girls (Greys Destiny and Greys Lemon Ice) to breed to Aussie sires to hopefully breed some strong competitors. The litter of Where's Pedro X Greys Destiny became one of the highest earning litters in Australia ($1.3million AUS). 11 from that litter of 12 won at city tracks, with 3 of the litter (Destini Fireball, General Destini and Five Paws) winning Group Races.
65 Starts: 25-11-7-7
Amazing competitor, winning five Group One races (which only a handful of Australian dogs has achieved). His Group wins were over 650-725m. When he retired, earning $642,970, he was ranked #2 on the Australian Prizemoney List just behind Miata, and is presently one of the highest winning males at stud in Australia. Most of his races were at Group Level, always racing in elite company. He could sprint the 500's but moved to another level when stepped up in distance.
Race times of 29.39sec for 515m, 33.98sec for 595m and 42.39sec for 725m demonstrate his versatility. 18 of his 25 wins were in Best of Night Times.
Destini Fireball was named 2013 The Meadows Greyhound of the Year and a finalist (final 3) for Victorian (state) and Australian Greyhound of the Year. He also made history by winning both the 2013 & 2014 Superstayers (725m). A powerful dog, he could break early and lead, or come from behind after negotiating the field.
79 starts: 23-24-8-7
Retired to stud with $270,600 in prizemoney. He won the 2012 Group Two Harrison Dawson 515m in Race Record Time, also the 2013 Group Three Perth Cup (530m) in Best of Night, 3rd in 2014 Group One Rookie Rebel (600m) and was a finalist in Australian's richest Group One races, The Melbourne Cup and the Golden Easter Egg.
15 of his 21 wins were in Best of Night Times and he held first split records at some tracks during his racing career. Best Times of 29.18sec for 515m and 29.72sec for 525m and 34.15sec for 595m demonstrate his powerful sprinting ability.
He was a finalist (final 3) for 2012 Sandown Park Greyhound of the Year.
A strong tenacious chaser with speed to the first bend and strong run home.