December 2019 GWA/RPGTV Greyhound of the Month – Alfies Prince
ALFIES PRINCE was recently awarded the RPGTV/GWA Greyhound of the Month for December after polling over 55 per cent of the vote among RPGTV viewers – and the Barry Denby-trained Aug 2014 senior promptly celebrated with another A1 victory at the track.
“Yes, he won again – here on Friday (Jan 17),” said Nottingham director Nathan Corden. “It was his 38th win in 132 starts and follows another fantastic year for him and Barry Denby. He won 12 times in the year, but had a special December which was picked up by his fans on RPGTV.
“He won all three of his races in December, all on the channel and all A1s. He’s just an exceptionally consistent greyhound and, while no spring chicken now, proved again on Friday he can still mix it with the best here and gave his fans another real treat. He just doesn’t known when he’s beat.
“And it’s a great story. He’s British-bred and home-bred at Barry’s kennels in Sutton-in-Ashfield out of two of his former trackers – Droopys Alfie and Geneva Socks. Barry is a true greyhound person and we at Nottingham are very proud of Alfies Prince and Barry and his team.”
RPGTV executive producer Clive Lawrence said: “Well done to Alfies Prince and Barry Denby. This was a vote where his fans certainly had their say – and that’s what these awards are all about. He was up against three top-class Category One winners, but is a really popular dog with us here on RPGTV and came out on top.
“We delighted to continue to sponsor the RPGTV/GWA Greyhound of the Month awards and, while always ready to acknowledge the performances and winners of top-class races, will also be ready to credit any runner who makes a real splash in the month – and that’s exactly what Alfies Prince did in December.”
It was a good month for connections of the four-year-old, who was also named runner-up to Sheffield’s These Old Shades in the GBGB Graded Greyhound of the Year contest after scoring 12 times from 29 starts in 2019, including a run of six consecutive wins.
Alfies Prince topped the RPGTV viewers poll in December, ahead of Ernie Gaskin’s Essex Vase winner Droopys Aoife, Kevin Hutton’s Oaks heroine Bull Run Byte and the Liz McNair-trained Olympic champion King Sheeran.