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Ken Smith Memorial

The Ken Smith Memorial

Many old timers will remember Ken well. He would readily assist anyone who sought his help. He was a battling trainer with handy dogs rather than champions, but many, considered him a champion bloke. Ken spent most of his time racing at Beenleigh where this race was originally established. Capalaba, when managed by Bernie Culey, readily took on the race in order to continue Ken’s memory.
David Brasch summed up Ken Smith in these words.
“I knew Kenny so well when we first got into greyhound racing more than 40 years ago. He was the epitome of the Aussie battler. He had moderate success with dogs but ran a successful greyhound supply business located at Carina, for many years. At the end he was living around Logan. He did have a very good dog that was placed in the Queensland Derby at the Gabba but generally he just had handy dogs at the best of times. Kenny was the loveliest of people and so helpful at all times". 

Ken Smith Memorial

2019 Master Douglas Ray Burman 19.76
2017 Redneck Banjo Neil Catchpole 19.69
2016 Magical Yessam Don Massey 19.76
2015 More For You Peter Ruetschi 19.36
2014 Glass David Mcmillian 19.99
2013 Coco Benz Geoff Uhrhane 20.08
2012 Raise The Bar Eric Grunske 20
2011 Powerful Puzzle Max Hay 19.57
2010 Race not run
2009 Peyote Ros Ogden 20.11
2008 Swift Hawk Peter Rayner 19.89
2007 Strictly Bizness Alec Stevens 20.18
2006 Italian Best Gerry Crisci 20