ALWAYS Cousins takes a special mantle in Deb Carr's kennel - Mininera's loudest greyhound.
The two-year-old bitch braved blustery conditions to score her first career win at Warrnambool on Monday.
"She's an interesting dog in the kennels, being a bit noisy," Carr laughed.
"She's very all about her. But no, she's good, she's settled a bit now.
"She's only young, so she's getting it all together."
Her win came in a time of 26.67 seconds and forced the daughter of Banjo Boy and Natural Oak to heed off a wind of more than 53 kilometres per hour.
Carr, who has 14 active chasers, was pleased with Always Cousins' efforts.
"I thought she'd go all right," she said.
"It's hard to assess with the wind being as strong as it was but she managed to get to the front and stay there which was nice. "You wouldn't know with this wind. It felt like we could all end up in (Friendly Societies Park) on the other side of the road."
Carr said Always Cousins was finding her feet on track after a slow start. All but one of her six starts has been at Wannon Park.
"I actually pre-trained her for a guy and he asked me if I'd train her," Carr said.
"I started and she didn't do too much her first couple of starts, but she ran third in her last start and fourth the time before that.
"She's sort of been building up to it. I'm sure she'll go on now."
Carr said her Mininera base, located 109 kilometres north of Warrnambool, was well-positioned for life as a trainer. She said it had easy access to Ballarat, Horsham and Warrnambool.
Ecklin South trainer Peter Fulton won race two with Ernie All Sorts while Portland-based Nicole Stanley won the 11th in a best-of-the-day time with Aston Stock.
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