Flo goes for top retired greyhound award
Fantastic Turnout for First Great Greyhound Gathering
AN EX-RACING greyhound named ‘Flo’ scooped the top prize at the UK's largest ever gathering of retired greyhounds.
'Come on Flo' - a male dog - also known as Sunny, owned by Karen Woods, was voted the Retired Greyhound of the Year at the Great Greyhound Gathering two weeks ago, where around 500 greyhounds and their owners from across the UK assembled at Nottingham Racecourse in the East Midlands.
The event was organised by the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT), the UK charity dedicated to finding homes for former racing greyhounds.
The day was a celebration of greyhounds and the large network of dedicated volunteers and owners all over the country working hard to care for them after their racing days are over.
Owner Karen Woods from Letchworth, Hertfordshire, who, with husband Greg adopted Sunny from Greyhoundhomer RGT, one of 70 RGT branches across the country, in February, said: ‘We're absolutely delighted to have won this.’
Sunny, a white and fawn male weighing 88lbs, currently enjoys life as a much-loved pet along with his litter sister Sophie and Mickey the cat.
Best in Show was Barney owned and showed by Northampton-based Gemma Warfield. In the afternoon every dog had his day in the novelty classes before the action moved across the road to the Greyhound Stadium and a gala night for the Midlands RGT.