Chloe Bowen was in touch to add her favourite racing memory to the list.
“I have been going to the track (Curraheen Park) since I was about 3/4 yrs old. I’m 21 now!
Breeding, rearing, racing and retiring greyhounds are a family obsession.
My favourite memory has to be winning the 2015 Guinness trophy with Glenbowen Diamon. He was the 8/1 outsider in the Final and it was a very foggy night. It’s a night I’ll always remember as a 15 year old, barely being able to see the race due to the fog and catching him at the pick, not knowing he got up to win and being met by a flock of people at the ramp up to the track. It ended up being the last Guinness trophy.
Diamon or Ken as we called him was home bred and a greyhound of a life time. He won his second race by 12 lengths, he was a joy!
He is now happily retired in a home in Montenotte in Cork for the last year or two!
I would love to spread the word that greyhounds can go from running in the highest grade for 3 years and a big competition and still be retired at age of 4 and make a fantastic pet.”
We couldn’t agree more Chloe, thanks for sharing your story.
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