He’s A Fireball

Destini Fireball has had a highly decorated career with an elongated list of Group race appearances there was no questioning trainer/breeders Norm and Janis Rinaldi’s decision to send him to stud.

From 65 starts Destini Fireball was able to record 25 wins and 25 minor placing.
His five Group One victories include the 2012 Sale Cup 650m, 2013 Zoom Top 725m, 2013 and 2014 Superstayers 725m and 2013 Albion Park Gold Cup 710m.

The son of Where’s Pedro – Greys Destiny has also been named The Meadows 2013 Greyhound Of The Year as well as being a finalist for the 2012-2013 AGRA and 2013 Victorian Greyhound Of The Year.

“We think he would suit a bitch that is lacking in strength and endurance.
Destini Fireball would also be great for someone looking to bring an American import into their line.” Norm and Janis explained.

“There is a good chance he could even throw a sprinter, he was a very versatile dog who carried a lot of strength and toughness.”

Although Destini Fireball spent the majority of his racing career over the staying journey he was able to produce a number of 500 metre wins proving his versatility.

“We think Destini Fireball will put strength into his pups. Most dogs that fly out of the boxes don’t come home that well so hopefully he can help correct that.”

To date the handsome white and black dog who raced around the 36 kilo mark has served five bitches.
The Rinaldi’s used Destini Fireball on one of their chasers Cloak Of Gold and are waiting eagerly to see how they go when they begin to hit the track.
Cloak Of Gold had seven puppies, five dogs and two bitches who are now ten months old.

Litter brother General Destini has followed the same line of retirement as his brother Destini Fireball.

General Destini is a proud black dog who weighed in around 35 kilos for his 79 career starts which saw him reign victory on 23 occasions and place in 32.

He was a finalist in nine group races, coming home with the victory in the 2012 Group 2 Harrision Dawson (515m).

“He was a tenacious chaser and you could rely on him to run somewhere 100% of the time.” Norm and Janis explained.

“He was very fast early but lacked the strength his litter brother Destini Fireball had.”

Although he didn’t have the strength of his brother General Destini was still able to notch a win over 600 metres at The Meadows.

“We think he will be able to throw to a 400 metre bitch with the return being pups who can run over 500.”

“We think the click with both of the boys will be with Premier Fantasy bitches.”

To date General Destini has four litters on the ground.

The Champagne Syndicate’s Sam’s Sionara is out of Premier Fantasy – Sionara Baby.
The white and black bitch had 11 pups, General Destini’s largest litter to date.

“We are excited to see how Saving Bundles pups turn out.”

Saving Bundles had two bitches in September for the Robartson Britton Syndicate of WA.

“The Black Bikini litter will be interesting to see how they turn out because she is a daughter of Cosmic Rumble.”


The Rinald’s provided Geelong Greyhound Racing Club with a straw to give away for their two stud dogs.

On Friday the 10th of April the Kelly Bravo trained and Brian Parkinson owned Rocka Hula Baby took out the ‘General Destini @ Stud’ event over the 460 metre distance.
The black bitch out of Premier Fantasy – Brislane was able to escape early bother from box eight to run home strongly reigning victory in the special event.
Saturday night at The Meadows will see a Destini Fireball straw given away to the winner of the GRV To The City Distance Final.


Visit http://www.destinilodge.com/ for more information on General Destini and Destini Fireball.

About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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