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    Entain Unveils Newest Hall of Fame Inductees
Entain Unveils Newest Hall of Fame Inductees
Greyhound. Source: Midjourney

Entain Unveils Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

Terry Blackburn

Monmore – Terry Blackburn

Terry Blackburn's legacy in greyhound racing is one of enduring passion and dedication. Starting as an owner in the 1960s alongside Monmore trainer Alfie Prentice, he later transitioned to becoming an owner and kennel hand with Pat Ryan. His most significant partnership was with trainer Patricia Cowdrill and owner-breeder Pete "Elderberry" Richards. Terry's notable dog, Kildallon Bound, achieved ten wins in 22 races, including the Puppy Oaks at Nottingham. He was a beloved figure at Monmore, contributing his wisdom and knowledge to discussions in the Owners Association. Sadly, Terry passed away in October last year, leaving behind a legacy of excellence and camaraderie.

Laughil Jess

Crayford – Laughil Jess

Laughil Jess earned her place in the Crayford Hall of Fame with an extraordinary run of 19 consecutive victories over the 540m distance from June 3rd, 2023, to December 16th, 2023. Her unbeaten streak captivated the greyhound community, particularly her triumph in the £10,000 Ladbrokes Gold Collar. Her determination and will to win were evident in her performances, making her a worthy nominee for Greyhound of the Year awards. Following her remarkable achievements, Laughil Jess has retired, leaving behind a legacy of excellence on the Crayford track.

El Tenor

Romford – El Tenor

El Tenor, Romford's latest Hall of Fame inductee, was a legend in open race competitions. Owned by Italian film producer Mario Lanfranchi and trained by Linda Mullins, El Tenor made history as the most winning open racer in greyhound history. With 102 victories and eight track records broken, he gained national and international recognition. Known for his bravery and grit, El Tenor's legacy as a true champion resonates throughout the industry, marking him as one of Romford's finest.


Hove – Norah McEllistrim

Norah McEllistrim, a stalwart handler for nearly fifty years, is Hove's entrant into the Hall of Fame. Renowned for her prowess with hurdlers, notably the great Bobcol, Norah's impact on the sport is immeasurable. She received prestigious awards, including the Greyhound Writers' Association Harry Lloyd Services to Greyhound Racing award in 2011. At the age of 79, Norah continues to inspire with her dedication and passion for greyhound racing, making her a beloved figure in the industry and a worthy addition to the Hall of Fame.

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