Townsville Club News – March – Edition # 1
All good things must come to an end. That’s what could only describe the mix emotions surrounding retirement of far North Queensland’s most popular chaser and recent 2020 Townsville Greyhound of the Year champ in Segredo following a brilliant track career.
Trained in the last 12 months of its career by Andrew Wooler and the Wooler family, the son of Bella Infrared and Dokami graced the showgrounds circuit for his entire 84 career starts.
Segredo won 13 races from 380m to 643m along with 30 minors and $29,785 in prizemoney.
Better known as “Liam” by the Wooler Racing, the red-fawn dog would face the starter on what would be his final career run, sadly scumming to injury and finished a gallant fifth.
Liam had a strong association with Townsville and will be remembered as a great chaser.
As one door closes another door opens, Liam is now being prepared for a life of luxury.
Follow the Wooler Racing page on Facebook to see when Liam will be ready for adoption.
Following our opening article, the 2020 Townsville Greyhound of The Year awards were staged at the Sun Hotel recently, having recognized the great moments of the racing season.
Congrats to the Wooler Family on Segredo being crowned the 2020 Greyhound of the Year.
Listed below are the award winners following an unprecedented year due to COVID-19.
T.G.R.C Broodbitch Of The Year: Blocker's Angel
T.G.R.C Stud Dog Of the Year: Barcia Bale
T.G.B.O.T.A Broodbitch Of The Year: Blocker's Angel
T.G.R.C Most improved Trainer Award: Merv Parker
T.G.R.C Catcher Of The Year: Bernie Fraser
T.G.B.O.T.A Encouragement Award: Alisha Newnham
T.G.R.C Club Person Award: Jackie Belford
T.G.B.O.T.A Trainers Strike Rate Award: Harold Hovi
T.G.B.O.T.A Owner Of The Year: Andrew Wooler
T.G.B.O.T.A Runner-up Trainer Of The Year: Brad Belford
T.G.B.O.T.A Trainer Of The Year: Rhonda Essery
T.G.R.C Trainer Of The Year: Brad Belford
T.G.R.C Owner Of The Year: Andrew Wooler
T.G.R.C Greyhound Of The Year: Segredo
Reminder to all owners & trainers that the T.G.R.C Easter Sprint is fast approaching, with heats to commence on Tuesday March 30 with the final held a week later Tuesday April 6.