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.