Yearly Greyhound and Trainer Awards

2016 BGOA YEARLY AWARD WINNERS

DOG OF THE YEAR GUINNESS FOUR Won 7 high graded races plus won an intertrack and was very consistent throughout 2016

BITCH OF THE YEAR BANABANE Won 9 graded (incl 5 A1’s) the Brighton Belle and Opens at Hove, Wimbledon and Romford

BEST 285 GRADED SPIDERMAN Won 13 graded sprints and won this category easily

BEST 515 GRADED Joint Winners BRICKHILL JACKSY and CUTTERS IMPACT who both had 13 graded wins during 2016

MOST IMPROVED GRADER MALLOGS NINA Went from A11 to A1, an impressive amount of improvement. Runner Up DUSKO POPOV went from A8 to A1 before embarking on successful open race foray

VETERAN OF THE YEAR GINGERS LALLALA Won 11 Races during 2016

KENNELHAND OF THE YEAR – JOINT WINNERS

Lee Pearce A long time and loyal kennelhand to Maria Collins

Carl Gardiner, a young man who is a hard worker and has great connection with the dogs

TRAINERS AWARDS A new category was introduced this year whereby the trainers nominated a dog from their kennel for a special mention and award:

Wayne Wrighting – ALIST KATTRINA Consistancy and improvement

Richard Rees – FREE PASSAGE 5 wins and a dog on the upgrade

Doreen Walsh – MALLOGS NINA Gone from A11 to A1 and unlucky not to pick up an open win

Claude Gardiner – WATCH ME WIGGLE Came back from massive injury to win 9 more races and never lets the kennel down.

Maria Collins – SWIFT KIDMAN Top Class at Hove and finalist in two Brighton Belles

Derek Knight – MAIREADS IVY Started in A9 worked up the grades and has now proved herself a top marathon bitch

Tony Taylor – ROCKET SHOT Started mid-grade went on to A1 and won maiden open.

No nominations were made by: Jason Heath, Ken Tester, Seamus Cahill, Wndy Short, Norah McEllistrim or Paul Garland