Suffolk coach Mark Wallis is celebrating after taking residence the highest prize of Ladbrokes Coach of the Yr on the Greyhound Board of Nice Britain’s Awards Ceremony in London for the tenth time.
Wallis noticed off stiff competitors from different profitable trainers to know the title for the seventh straight yr, and tenth general.
His involvement within the sport spans three many years. He joined Imperial Kennels in Lakenheath in 1990 and in 2005 took over from Linda Jones, former champion coach and Wallis’ mother-in-law.
Since then, his coaching profession has gone from power to power and his kennel has produced a few of the UK’s most profitable racing greyhounds in current historical past.
Wallis has gained the English Greyhound Derby, the jewel of the racing calendar, with two canine – Kinda Prepared in 2009 and Blonde Snapper in 2012.
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There was additional trigger for celebration on the awards, as certainly one of his greyhounds, Bombers Bullet, picked up the Stayer of the Yr Award.
Wallis stated: “I’m privileged to work with so many implausible folks in our trade.
“For me, the greyhounds in our care all the time come first and I’ve been very fortunate, firstly to have been tutored by Linda Jones, an actual legend within the sport, but in addition to have an incredible staff of workers behind me particularly with the help of my spouse Sarah and my household.
“I even have some very loyal house owners who’ve backed me via the years.”
Mark Hen, managing director of the Greyhound Board of Nice Britain, added: “To win the Coach of the Yr Award for the tenth time is a rare achievement and everybody throughout the game is in awe of Mark’s success.
“Mark has educated a few of the sports activities’ most profitable greyhounds and is an inspiration to trainers and kennelhands throughout the nation. Mark works extremely laborious and his dedication to welfare is second to none.
“Anybody visiting Mark’s kennels in Lakenheath can’t miss out on the love and a spotlight which is given to each single greyhound in his care. It’s clearly this mix of dedication, willpower and laborious work that has enabled Mark to coach such implausible canine athletes.”