This legendary bitch of Tasmanian greyhound racing was owned and trained by Hilda Williamson of Beaconsfield and Ophir Doll is the only greyhound to win two Hobart Thousands and forever her name will be revered in the Tasmanian greyhound community.
Some argue True Vintage was the greatest of Tasmania’s greatest!
After an unlucky debut second at Hobart on October 2 1986, True Vintage went on to amass an array of big race victories and track records that will possibly never be matched in Tasmania again. The end of her career came on May 8 1989 by which time she has raced 66 times for 40 wins 13 seconds and two thirds.
“The Bridge” is a legend of Tasmanian greyhound racing and nearly requires a book of his own. He was a magic dog that could handle all tracks and distances, with a unique ability to overcome adversity that was rarely seen. One could never predict his race plan, slow out, fast to break, wide or rail – he did it all. He endeared himself to all around him with his enormous character – the closest a dog came to talking!
Bred by Stan Maher on Ash Island near Newcastle, owned by Mrs Aileen Gray, a butcher’s wife from Longford, and trained on the Invermay swamps by master mentor Reg” Titch” Wilson, Oak Queen rates as one of the most versatile bitches and best stayers ever seen in Tasmania.
Peace Gift enters the Hall of Fame as one of the most endurable, versatile and bravest chasers seen in Tasmania. Despite a constant weeping eye courtesy of a blocked tear duct, and persistent leg injuries throughout his ninety two starts, Peace Gift won thirty five times with fifteen seconds and ten thirds over all distances.
Many consider this 61 pound dynamo to be Tasmania’s greatest sprinting son. Had he not died at twenty eight months of age, he probably would have proved it. By English sire Old Berry Hermes from the Our Barbara bitch River Star, the pup that was to become Social Dancer, was an escape artist and owner Lloyd Donoghue was worried he would come to harm.
Top trainer/breeder Pat McClenaghan is renowned for how many stars he has not only trained, but also owned and bred. Top chasers such as Opal Crusher, Level Charm, Real Heaven, Real Gentle, Perfect Shine, Storm Level, Yoyangamble, Helena Level and Helena’s Fine were but a few of these.
This famous black bitch of the late 1950’s is known to all in Tasmanian greyhound racing if only because the straight track at firstly White City and now Mowbray is named after her. She takes her rightful place in the Tasmanian Greyhound Hall of Fame.
Bomber’s A Flyer was Tasmanian racing’s best sprinter of the mid - nineties. He was equally brilliant on all three tracks and set a new standard at Devonport which he later equalled for a second time. His list of credits included the Hobart Thousand, Gold Cup and Easter Cup at the Showgrounds. At White City he won the Derby and Illingworth Classic, was runner-up in one Launceston Cup and made the final of another.
It would be understating the facts to call Valiant Spirit the best hurdler of his generation. He was the greatest hurdler of all time and rightly takes his place in Tasmania’s Greyhound Hall of Fame.
Dual track record holder – son of Tasmanian Hall of Famer – sire of inaugural Hall of Famer True Vintage - and Tasmania’s sole National Sprint Champion
Highland Summer was not only one of Tasmania's finest ever sprinters, but also became the leading sire of his generation
The Royal Griffin story is quite unique, and despite racing only 30 times, he joins the elite in Tasmania's Greyhound Hall Of Fame.
Wynlee Wonder will be remembered as one of the fastest, most durable, and certainly most versatile bitches ever produced in this State. Winning 14 races from 18 starts in Tasmania, and 21 in Victoria, shared equally with sprint and distance racing.
Red Avis was the queen of greyhound racing in Hobart in the early 1940’s, became a great broodbitch in the late 1940’s,
Included in her llustrious career are a Launceston Cup victory and the 725 metre track record at the Hobart Showgrounds, the only Tasmanian chaser to win the prestigious title of Victorian Greyhound Of The Year.
No other chaser has influenced the breeding landscape of Tasmania’s greyhound history like the brilliant race bitch and freakish producer, Our Barbara.
Along with his mighty staying sister Fallen Zorro, they were the darlings of the 2008 Group staying circuit around Australia. In the voting for the 2008 National Greyhound of the Year, both made the final three, with Chinatown Lad the running up behind sprint sensation El Galo.
Big Moose was a champ from start to finish. His list of credits included a Launceston track record, a Launceston Cup, a Devonport Cup, two St. Legers, a Ministers Gift, Gold Collar and Breeders Classic. It’s little wonder he was the 2009-2010 Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year.
He was the ultimate racer, and amazing railer, that would thrill the big T.C.A. crowds of the day, with his exciting style and antics. And what an amazing story his early life was!
From the most humble beginnings in Moonah, Tumble Bug set the Greyhound world alight in his all too brief career, then rocketed to such stardom as a sire, and was inducted into the U.S.A. Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame.
Rewind totally dominated the Tasmanian scene between late 2010 and 2013, eventually becoming the most prolific winner ever to race here, amassing an unprecedented 61 victories.
Along with her brother Top Shiraz, she dominated Tasmanian greyhound racing for two seasons.
Damek, dominated the 2010/11 Season and as such walked in the Tasmanian Greyhound of The Year.