Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club’s night of nights a big hit

By Shepparton News

The Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club hosted its annual awards on Saturday night with a large crowd attending.

Hosted by Simone Fisher, the night celebrated individual achievements for the 2019 year as well as acknowledging the contributions by Kel Trickey and Don McDonald to the club for many years with the pair being awarded life memberships.

Mick Hill was also acknowledged for his 35 years of service to the greyhound industry.

Comedian Dave O'Neil had the crowd laughing with his performance and Melbourne Cup winning jockey Greg Hall had the room listening to some terrific stories from the past as well as talking about some highs and lows of his life.

Typhoon Tessie was named last year's Greyhound of the Year for Bernard Seymour and the trainer of the year award went to Aaron Debattista, who had a fantastic 2019 at the Shepparton circuit.

Local trainer of the year was taken out by Longwood's Scott Stefanos and Stacey Evans was awarded the GRV Industry award.

John Mangion won the president's award, which is voted on by staff for being a great guy.