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Friday, March 10, 2017

Greyhound racing has lost a true icon and one half of a legendary racing team. Pauline O’Donnell passed away in Florida this past February after a lengthy illness. Born Pauline Wallis, in Ireland, she had been involved in greyhound racing for nearly 50 years. She and husband Barney, had kennels at tracks all over the country and enjoyed success wherever they raced. Over the years they won many kennel championships and raced many award winning greyhounds and stake winners including My Tipper, Olly’s Ace and Derek’s Cadillac just to name a few. Pauline was a true greyhound enthusiast and promoter of the sport. She loved to watch greyhound race and would even be known to place a wager once in a great while.

Our hearts go out to her husband Barney and all of the family. Pauline will be missed by many.

 Jim Gartland is the Executive Director for the NGA and serves as the Secretary Treasurer to the Board.