Big thrill for Joe Abela

Trainer Joe Abela enjoyed a big thrill on Thursday night.

By Mick Floyd

One Thrill gave 79 year old trainer Joe Abela another thrill in a lifetime spent in greyhound racing winning the final race on Thursday night.

The 25 month old pup was backed from $3.80 into $2.60, and the punter’s confidence proved well founded after One Thrill jumped straight to the front to win by 5.5 lengths.

“Yeah, I had something on him, he likes the inside box.” Abela told RSN Central.

“I had a quicker step this morning.”

Abela began training in 1968 making him one of the state’s longest licensed trainers. His races his team of two racing dogs, keeping him fit and active.

“It’s my life, I like getting up in the morning and they’re happy to see me.”

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