Charlie Lister still at the top in greyhound racing

by  |  earlier

0 LIKES UnLike

Charlie Lister still at the top in greyhound racing  
When racing, there is a marked difference between horses and dogs, but training has to be one standardised measure in both the sports. The devotion and sincerity that is required for grooming and conditioning a winner, cannot be put to comparison no matter
which sport it is. Some really famous and highly accomplished trainers in greyhound racing are Charlie Lister, Mark Wallis, Nick Savva, Seamus Cahill and Chris Allsopp.
Each one of them has produced an enviable line of winners who have brought back the prize money to the kennels at multiple occasions.
The one who sparks out the brightest among all the above mentioned trainers is, Charlie Lister. Until 2011, he had won six Greyhound Derbies and every other significant racing title possible. Even at seventy-one, the brilliant trainer is successful and famous
than many others.
He was awarded the OBE title at the end of 2011, to which his response was really humble.
"I've had a good year with the finals we've won but I never dreamed I'd get anything like this - it's unbelievable," he said.
"I thought it was a bit of a wind-up when I first heard about it but it's good for me and it's good for greyhound racing."
One of the most famous and prestigious greyhound derbies is the English Derby, and Charlie Lister has won it at six occasions. He won the Derby back-to-back in 2010 and 2011, first with Bandicoot Tipoki and then, Taylors Sky, who bestowed the trainer with
yet another honour.
He set a track record by winning the race in 28.17 seconds.
Rapid Ranger trained by Charlie Lister won the race in 2000 and 2001, and after a year’s gap, he won the title with, Farloe Verdict.
The first time that Charlie Lister won the honour was in 1997 with his under charge, Some Picture, who completed the trip in 28.23 seconds after being entered as the favourite entry.
Winning the Derby with Taylors Sky, made the champion trainer, Charlie Lister, surpass the record of Leslie Reynolds.
Twice the iconic trainer has missed striking a hat-trick in winning the most affluent greyhound derby.



Question Stats

Latest activity: earlier.
This question has 0 answers.


Share your knowledge and help people by answering questions.