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Greyhound of the Year Awards SOLD OUT

The Greyhound of the Year Awards on Sunday 26th January at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate has sold out with the venue now booked to full capacity. The sport’s national awards ceremony celebrates the best greyhounds from the class of 2013 and recognises the achievements of those people who have made outstanding contributions to the sport.  

17 awards will be presented on the night with a record nine sponsors supporting the various categories as follows:

RGT George Ford Award for Services to Retired Greyhounds
GWA Harry Lloyd Award for Services to Greyhound Racing
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Coral Newcomer of the Year
GBGB Bitch of the Year
GBGB Graded Greyhound of the Year
Racing Post Greyhound TV British-bred Greyhound of the Year
GBGB Best Dam of British-bred Litter
Betfred Owner of the Year
Ladbrokes Trainer of the Year
BAGS Kennelhand of the Year
BAGS/SIS Track Championship Winners 2013
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SIS Marathon Performer of the Year
Press Association Sprinter of the Year
Pin Point Recruitment Stayer of the Year
GBGB Hurdler of the Year
William Hill Standard Distance Performer of the Year
Greyhound of the Year

Barry Faulkner, GBGB Chief Executive said:

“The support that our sponsors have shown again this year is greatly appreciated. It’s a special night and we are pleased that all of the industry’s biggest players want to be a part of it. 

“The evening starts at 6pm with a champagne reception before moving into the Deansgate Suite for a three-course meal and the awards ceremony hosted by Jonathan Hobbs and Darrell Williams. The racing footage played on the night never fails to thrill and it’s a great opportunity to show the industry’s appreciation for those people who dedicate so much of their time to looking after our stars both in racing and retirement.”

A judging panel met at GBGB on Wednesday 15th January to choose the winners of GBGB Graded Greyhound of the Year and BAGS Kennelhand of the Year for 2013. Other winners announced before the event include Mark Wallis as Ladbrokes Trainer of the Year, Tom Kelly as recipient of the GWA Harry Lloyd Award for Services to Greyhound Racing, Blonde Pearl as Best Dam of British-bred Litter and Sheffield Stadium as winners of the BAGS Track Championship 2013.

Barry Faulkner added:

“Congratulations to everyone already aware that they are picking up a trophy on the night. For those holding nominations I wish you the very best of luck. To be in the running is a magnificent achievement in itself and I hope you have a thoroughly enjoyable night in Manchester.”