King Elvis swept the board at the Greyhound of the Year awards with Rab and Liz McNair regretting not bringing a low-loader into Central London to take away all the trophies.
Elvis became the first British bred to land the award since Jimmy Lollie in 2010 and the first home born greyhound to take the standard distance award since the great Westmead Hawk.
The British bred award was already a formality, and in a very tough year where the opposition included Roxholme Nidge and Droopys Expert, the young black also collected the ‘Best Newcomer’ gong. His mum Skate On had already collected the Dam of the Year and the KSS Syndicate collected the Owner of the Year award for the fourth consecutive time.
After making a winning debut, Elvis ran 23 times (17 as a puppy) during the year for 15 wins and five second places. The victories included wins in the Produce Stakes, Trafalgar Cup, Henlow Derby and British Bred Derby plus a runner-up spot in the Romford Puppy Cup.
The only male in a litter of seven, Elvis is by the recently deceased Tullymurry Act and Oak runner-up Skate On. They were bred and reared in Kent. Elvis’ sisters include National Sprint winner Queen Anna and open race winners Queen Paloma and Queen Adele, plus Queen Britney (A1 C.Pk.), Queen Whitney (2nd in three opens to date) and Watchall Winnie (A1 Pelaw).