Jason Mackay broke his Golden Easter Egg duck and ended Victoria's near decade long dominance of one of greyhound racing's biggest events as Zipping Bailey scored a breathtaking last-to-first win on Saturday night.
Mackay, one of Australia's biggest trainers who has qualified countless Egg finalists, scored his biggest achievement in the code in winning the $250,000-to-the-winner final at Wentworth Park.
And it couldn't have come in more stunning circumstances.
Zipping Bailey was tardy away from box six and trailed the entire field leading into the first turn but dashed up along the rails unimpeded before launching off the home bend to gun down favourite Federal Lilly in the final strides.
Federal Lilly led clearly into the first turn after humming out of box five and appeared to have the race won when Black Forge and Miss Splendamiro jammed up behind her approaching the final bend.
But Zipping Bailey, The Gardens track-record holder which can unleash booming finishes, rounded up Federal Lilly and won in a time of 29.92s. Black Forge held on for third with Victorian Blue Striker in fourth.
Zipping Bailey's devastating burst denied Peter Lagogiane a unique slice of history as he chased NSW greyhound racing's most prestigious prize with Federal Lilly just six months after Mystic Riot took out the inaugural Million Dollar Chase.
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