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Jim Gartland

Feb 21, 2023

A West Virginia speedster and a Southland distance star have been chosen as recipient's of the NGA’s annual Awards; CET Dirty Dilly returns as the repeat winner of the Rural Rube and Southland distance star, FGF Davycrockett has captured the Flashy Sir. With no major stakes scheduled in 2022, the NGA awards took on a different look and voting method but, no doubt, the two winners were obvious selections.

A 2018 daughter of SH Avatar-CET Dirty Nicki , CET Dirty Dilly continued right where she left off in 2021, tearing up the competition at Tri State on her way to a North American leading 40 wins on the year. Three different times during the season, she would go on seven race win streaks and would end the year on December 30th with an impressive ten length romp. She would finish out of the trifecta only once in all of her 48 starts finishing 7th in a race back in October where she encountered early trouble. She was also voted Captain of the All American team by the NGA.

Owned and raced by Carl Tomblin II, Dilly was, obviously, the most consistent sprinter in the land over the past year. She won her first start in January and would win 39 more times including that last start in December. Dilly would finish the year with a 48-40-3-4-0 record, missing the pay sheet only once the entire year!

A much deserved award for this fabulous sprinter. Congratulations to Carl Tomblin and all the connections of CET Dirty Dilly.

FGF Davycrockett was a unanimous choice for the Flashy Sir award finishing the year as the win and money leader at Southland running strictly distance races.

Crockett is a July 2019 son of Trent Lee-FGF Jamboree and was a Southland distance star for the Charter Kennel. Racing exclusively at 660 and 703 yards, Crockett was equally tough at either distance. His first win of the year came in January at 703 yards and his last at 660 yards in December. In between he would miss the pay sheet only five times over the course of the year. He finished with a 45-18-9-5-8 record and earned well over $300,000 for his efforts.

Crockett, who was also named to the 2022 All American team, was raised and is owned by Kevin Fulton. Congratulations to FGF Davycrockett and all his connections!

The 52nd Annual NGA Rural Rube and Flashy Sir awards will be presented at the awards ceremonies program at the Greyhound Hall of Fame on Thursday night, April 27, during the NGA's Spring Meet.

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