INTRODUCTION

Too often in racing it is left to the Roll of Honour of the race winners to be the sole history.

2021 marked the 50th edition of Our Great Race’ the Board of the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club commissioned Peter Fenemor to prepare and collate a history of the event.

The end product is this Peter’s book that captures:

  • Background to the Great Race

 

  • Interesting and intriguing Silver Collar Musings

 

  • Collation of Peter’s Silver Collar articles for the Greyhound Racing New Zealand “On Track covering the period 2007 to 2019.

This makes for an informative and enjoyable read.

The Board understands that Maryann Twentyman has been given a similar task by New Zealand Racing Board to capture the audio and visuals of NZ’s top racing events.  Our Great Race is one of the chosen events

 

Our Great Race

“The Collar is fondly referred to as ‘Our Great Race’ and is a true stamina test and is a race that just has the intrigue and fascination features wrapped into it”. – John Roberts

 

“You lift yourself for the big ones – the Silver Collar is the biggest. The collar race is always exciting – you are always waiting for things to happen at the finish. The race complexion always changes dramatically over the final few metres,” – Peter Earley

 

“The Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Collar is most definitely the crowning jewel of New Zealand greyhound racing” Peter Fenemor

INTRODUCTION

Too often in racing it is left to the Roll of Honour of the race winners to be the sole history.

To mark the 50th edition of Our Great Race’ the Board of the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club commissioned Peter Fenemor to prepare and collate a history of the event.

The end product is this Peter’s book that captures:

  • Background to the Great Race

 

  • Interesting and intriguing Silver Collar Musings

 

  • Collation of Peter’s Silver Collar articles for the Greyhound Racing New Zealand “On Track covering the period 2007 to 2019.

This makes for an informative and enjoyable read.

The Board understands that Maryann Twentyman has been given a similar task by New Zealand Racing Board to capture the audio and visuals of NZ’s top racing events.  Our Great Race is one of the chosen events

 

Our Great Race

“The Collar is fondly referred to as ‘Our Great Race’ and is a true stamina test and is a race that just has the intrigue and fascination features wrapped into it”. – John Roberts

 

“You lift yourself for the big ones – the Silver Collar is the biggest. The collar race is always exciting – you are always waiting for things to happen at the finish. The race complexion always changes dramatically over the final few metres,” – Peter Earley

 

“The Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Collar is most definitely the crowning jewel of New Zealand greyhound racing” Peter Fenemor

2021 Thrilling Amelia, trained by K Walsh

2021 Thrilling Amelia, trained by K Walsh

2018 Winner - Ring The Bell

2018 Winner - Ring The Bell

2008 Winner Winsome Dosh

2008 Winner Winsome Dosh

2010 Winner Swift Fantasy

2010 Winner Swift Fantasy