Hall Of Fame

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES


Alison Bandurak

The founder of the Wolverhampton Branch of the Greyhound Trust in 2004, leading the branch to become the most successful Greyhound rehoming branch in the country, with the branch recently surpassing the 4000th rehoming in 2019.

Alison is a regular volunteer for the Greyhound trust nationally and regularly attends Crufts and other national awareness campaigns.


Chris Allsopp

Chris Was a long serving trainer at Monmore until last year and during his time there was no one as successful with 4 Monmore Trainer of the year awards and being triumphant in most of Monmores Category one races including the Puppy Derby and the Summer stayers and also becoming the national Trainer of the year in 2011 being the last trainer other than Mark Wallis to win the prestigious title


Florence Rowley

Florence has been a constant presence at Monmore for over 50 years and still remains an ever-present asset to this stadium with her fantastic personality, superb customer service skills, calming influence under pressure and the person all customers from far and wide ask about when they revisit the restaurant


Elderberry Veron

Home Trained and Home bred by the Cowdrill team This Successful Greyhound finishing 2nd in the Peterborough Derby and going on to win the prestigious Ladbrokes Gold Cup in 2004


Kranky Scott

The Pam Burford owned and trained Greyhound Retired in October 2019 after competing in his 201st race being the only Greyhound to do so at Monmore winning 26 of them in a career that spanned over 4 ½ years running in many grades and reaching the heights of A3


Peter Billingham

Pete was one of the longest serving trainers at Monmore until taking a step back to pass on to Daughter Kim. Pete was very well respected and could always be relied upon for honest advice using his vast experience in the industry and could always tell a great story and would always bring a smile to the room. Sadly, Pete passed away last year but will always be remembered at Monmore as a true Gentleman.


Pete Richards

Pete began his serious involvement with Greyhounds when he joined forces with trainer Pat Ryan about 34 years ago, and after very little success with the purchase of a Greyhound called Engine Breaker they decided that breeding was the way forward and began to breed under the Prefix Elderberry named after Pete's home Elderberry Cottage, Pete continued to support the kennels when pay sadly passed away and Patricia Cowdrill took over from Partner Pat, notable success along the way have been Elderberry Chick (Champion Stakes), Elderberry Veron ( Gold Cup) and in 2008 Elderberry Azel became the British bred only cat one that year with success in the Summer stayers.


Jack Taylor OBE

An owner at Monmore with trainers George Anderson and Michael Harris his proudest success as an owner was Loughteen Bandit winning the Ladbrokes Gold cup in 2005. During his time as an owner he owned numerous dogs that raced in graded and in Open race company the likes of Druids Bangkok , Druid Sydney , Shy County and Torbal Manor to name a few all held in high esteem by the Monmore faithful.

Jack was a regular face on the terraces at the stadium and presented numerous trophies for the track until his passing in 2012. As well as a succseful greyhound owner Jack was a local lad whose fathers butchers shop where he worked was opposite the Wolverhampton Wanderers football stadium, he was also a local Magistrate and Steward of the National greyhound racing club, but was most famous for his illustrious career as a world class football referee taking charge of the 1974

world cup final and the 1971 European cup final. He had refereed in over 60 countries throughout the world and was an inductee to the FIFA hall of fame.

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