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PremierLeague-News.Com - Queenies Tommy is looking forward to retirement after bringing much joy to racing fans during a happy and successful racing career
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! One of the stars of Newcastle Greyhound Stadium has retired a legend after running his 250th and final race. Greyhound superstar Queenies Tommy, who has raced at the Byker stadium since 2016, is now looking forward to life in retirement. Trained and looked after by Stuart Ray, six-year-old Tommy has enjoyed weekly trips to the race track and has had a happy and successful racing career. To mark his retirement, Newcastle Greyhound Stadium named his last race ‘Happy Retirement Queenies Tommy 250 Up Trophy’ as a tribute to the star who has brought so much joy to racing fans across the country. Tommy was also presented with a special jacket, a velvet bed and a box of treats to commemorate his career. Ian Walton, general manager at Newcastle Greyhound Stadium, said: “We were absolutely delighted to give Queenies Tommy the send-off he deserves this week for his 250th race. "He is an incredible dog, both on and off the track and he is running as well now as he has ever done. The racecard to mark Queenies Tommy's retirement (Image: Newcastle Greyhound Stadium) "Every time he arrived at the track with Stuart he jumped out of the van, tail-wagging and you could just tell how much he just wanted to get out on the track to race. "He has loved every second of his career and was a very familiar face at the track – our staff will miss him but we all wish him a long and happy retirement.
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. He will enjoy retired life with his half-brother Queenies Three.
Mr Ray said: "Tommy is a wonderful greyhound and is a firm kennel favourite. "It has been a delight to watch him achieve his potential on the track and, having bred and schooled him myself, I have enjoyed being there every step of the way. "It is wonderful to know that he is off to have a great retirement with Liz where I know he will be treated like a king." Anyone interested in learning more about greyhounds, their racing careers or contacting their nearest GBGB approved homing centre can visit www.gbgb.org.uk.
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