Claude Best

Inductee Hall of Fame 15 December 2012 Claude Thomas Best was one of Tasmania’s finest greyhound trainers. He was born 20 October 1893, and was child number fourteen amid seventeen brothers and sisters. Claude had five sons and two daughters to two marriages, and was a placid, easy going man…

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Richard Stamford

Richard Stamford Inductee Hall of Fame 15 December 2012 Richard Stamford, born 29 January 1951, is the son of John Alexander Stamford and Phyllis (nee Roberts). His father, known to all as Jack, was undoubtedly one of Tasmanian Pacing’s most famous names, connected to legendary pacers like Logan Derby, Raiarmagh,…

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Hilda Williamson

Inductee Hall of Fame 11/12/2010 Hilda Williamson, born at Holwell on September 18 1917, is remembered as one of Tasmania’s greatest trainers, certainly in the very top echelon of breeders, and set a standard in our sport that few have come near to. Hilda and Jack Williamson Born…

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George and Eileen Johnston

Inducted into Hall of Fame 2009 George Johnston, born 25 November 1906, and Eileen Nutting , born 17 December 1907, grew up in the Meander farming community, both moving to live in Deloraine during their teens. They married young on 10 December 1925, George reckoning he was sick of riding…

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Vivian James Berresford

Inducted into Hall of Fame 2009 Vivian Berresford was an early pioneer of professional greyhound training in Tasmania including developing a mobile walking machine. Widely known as the Baron, this nickname became a trademark of many successful racing greyhounds, such as Hobart Thousand Winner, Baron Woomera. Vivian Berresford…

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Robert William “Bobbie” Brown

Inducted into Hall of Fame 2008 “Unassuming, softly spoken, gentle gentleman, always keen to help, very disciplined and man of action.” Must be talking about Bob Brown! Where do you start with this enigmatic man of so many colours? Bob Brown the boxer Bob Brown was the champion…

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Reg Ivory

Inaugural inductee to Hall Of Fame 2007 Reg (Shorty) Ivory makes the inaugural Hall of Fame principally as a master trainer. In truth he makes it also as a master breeder, amazing character and half of one of the most formidable teams Tasmanian greyhound racing has known, with his marvellous…

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