Fantastic Results at 4 ½ years of age and a credit to ALL who have been involved with her from birth.
*From an estimated 8000+ Greyhounds on the racing Strength.
From approximately 925 Trainers registered with the GBGB
Winner - VELVET JULIET
Winner - DROOPYS LIVE
Winner - LEVANTE BEACH
Runner Up - VELVET JULIET
Runner Up - DROOPYS LIVE
Runner Up - DROOPYS CARAT (T5)
Finalist - DROOPYS NADAL
Finalist - DROOPYS VERVE
Finalist - DROOPYS EXPERT
Our Current team consisting of ANNA BARBER, RYAN BUCKTON, DAVIE GOWARD, IAN SUTHERLAND and SANDY DIXON enable us to target the magnificent results we have achieved and Angie and I are eternally grateful to them for their continued support, effort and expertise
We have had many Highlights this year in again achieving Top Trainer at Newcastle for the 8th consecutive year and Top Six in the Open Race Trainers Championship for the 5th consecutive year.
Whilst reaching 8 Category One finals, Winning 3 and Runner up in 3 was an outstanding achievement Jimmy states his personal highlights for the year were Winning the Trainers Championship Finals at Sheffield and Witnessing 4 ½ year old Droopys Live winning her 20th Race of the year at Newcastle on 28th December.
The racing achievements are all the more remarkable when you consider where we are based and the additional Time involved in travelling to Belle Vue, Doncaster, Monmore, Nottingham, Romford, Shawfield, Sheffield, Swindon & Sunderland. We thank our Staff for their support with the extra hours involved.
This year has seen us retire some of our Open Race stalwarts such as Droopys Expert & Move Over Evie but these have been replaced with new young Guns such as Velvet Juliet, Droopys Carat, Droopys Reel, Droopys Back Up, Droopys Tune,& Levante Beach to name but a few.
The new blood when combined with our more experienced dogs such as Droopys Live, Droopys Verve, Droopys Trapper , Droopys Nadal & Droopys Pilot has assisted us in achieving OUR BEST EVER YEAR with 116 Open Race Wins.
Going in to the new decade the Quality standard we have on our strength is extremely high but 2020 will be a year of transition when we will look again to improve. In 2020 we will have 2 of the best sprinters and 2 of the best stayers in the country competing for the top honours but we continue to seek improvement with the acquisition of more Top Quality Greyhounds.
We also maintained our position as TOP TRAINER at NEWCASTLE with 331 Graded Winners with a forever changing mix of runners on our Graded strength. This mix on our graded strength is enhanced by the increased introduction of pups from our own Breeding Program with litters by Droopys Buick, Dorotas Wildcat and Droopys Trapeze set to perform.
We greatly appreciate the support of all Owners who trust us with their Pride and Joy and are delighted to give of our best at all times to continue to earn this trust
Without the support, backup and friendship of our OWNERS both existing and past we could not have reached our present achievements.
We acknowledge the support received from ALL OUR OWNERS in providing for us Greyhounds of the highest calibre which enable us to compete at the top level and gain the accolades earned by the kennel. This is the icing on the cake for all involved with our kennel.
The mainstay of our kennel and business is the graded racing at Newcastle which accounts for 90 % of the dogs in the kennel and this is maintained by the 90 + OWNERS who support us in many ways from individual owners, small groups, syndicates and these OWNERS ensure we continue to set higher goals each year.
We also acknowledge the input and support from The Dumphy Family at the Droopys Stud who work with us to supply and maintain the highest levels of greyhounds needed to achieve our aims.
In the coming years we look to increase our OWNER base to enable us to continue to compete at the highest level of Open Racing and maintain our incredible record with graded racing at Newcastle.
We invite any previous, existing or potential owners to contact us and find out how we can work with them to achieve their GOALS whilst assisting us to grow into our future.
Angela Harrison & Jimmy Wright
Professional Greyhound Trainers