The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association, on Saturday night, January 19, recognised the significant achievements of our racing community. 

The night saw both the Association Greyhound of the Year and Track Star Awards presented. 

The NSW GBOTA GOTY runs through the Association's Branch network and rewards the combination of on track performance and membership engagement. 

Winners were:

Members Greyhound of the year: Sunburnt Highway     Trainer Judith Richardson from the Wollongong Branch. Breeding Oaks Road X Where’s Kitty, receiving points: Metro 195    TAB B-C 97      TOTAL 292

Metropolitan Members Greyhound of the year: Seb Zarr Moonie     Trainer Bill Dance from the City- Parramatta Branch. Breeder Kataerina Miller from the Orange Branch. Breeding  Fabregas x Midnight Zarr, receiving points: Break down     Metro 205

TAB Members Greyhound of the year: Superfast Love  Trainer Ruth Matic from the Auburn-Lidcombe Branch. Breeder Harry Markou from the Wollongong Branch. Breeding  Fernando Bale x Future Love, receiving points: Break down TAB B  111     TAB C   40     TOTAL 151

Members Country Greyhound of the year: Faith in Thee   Trainer Scott Farley from the Muswellbrook Branch.Breeding  Goodesy x Gramp’s Gift, receiving points Break down  Country  58























In addition, the NSW GBOTA award the 2018 Track Star Awards which rewards both NSW GBOTA and non GBOTA members. A total of $26,500 in rewards was provided, with winners being: 

Track Category Winner Trainer Member (Y/N) Prizemoney
Wentworth Park Greyhound Poco Dorado John Finn YES $2,000
Wentworth Park Trainer Michael Eberand Michael Eberand NO $1,000
Wentworth Park Breeder Kerry Merillo YES $2,000
Bathurst Greyhound Oscar Winner John  & Irene Buttsworth YES $2,000
Bathurst Trainer Kim Hyde Kim Hyde NO $500
Bathurst Breeder Paul Ballantine NO $500
Bulli Greyhound Elantris John Callaughan YES $1,000
Bulli Trainer Ron Marsden Ron Marsden YES $1,000
Bulli Breeder Ron Marsden Ron Marsden YES $1,000
Gosford Greyhound Molly Waffle Allan Woods YES $1,000
Gosford Trainer Vic Sultana Vic Sultana NO $500
Gosford Breeder David Pringle YES $1,000
Gunnedah Greyhound Anne's Nitro Mark Craig NO $500
Gunnedah Trainer n/a n/a n/a
Gunnedah Breeder n/a n/a n/a
Lismore Greyhound Blonde Gift Darryl Smith YES $1,000
Lismore Trainer Allan Lang Allan Lang NO $500
Lismore Breeder Gregg Mills YES $1,000
Maitland Greyhound Bundah Susan Smith YES $1,000
Maitland Trainer Sam Sultana Sam Sultana NO $500
Maitland Breeder David Shaw NO $500
Temora Greyhound Tilly Rockin' Christopher Bootsma YES $2000
Temora Trainer Christopher Bootsma Christopher Bootsma YES $1,000
Temora Breeder Paul Braddon YES $1,000