Without much doubt one of the best dogs to race from the Warragul area is the 1977 Australian Cup winner Listowel Sue. Bred raced and trained by Alan Fairlie. One the great greyhound people you are ever likely to meet Alan is a long time Warragul Committeeman and Life Member. His venture into greyhound racing resulted from a lucky quinella which payed $185. With that money he brought Listowel Sue’s dam Cindy Lake for $200. He put her to Tivoli Scout who he and his son liked the look of better than his much more successful brother Tivoli Chief. Tivoli Scout only sired 18 pups with only two of any note the resultant litter to Cindy Lake Listowel Sue and her smart brother Amarco Boy, Cindy later produced outstanding stayer Rawpack to Leader’s Champion. Alan had not drawn a red box for 12 months before the cup series then drew three in a row, she started odds on and won easily.
Brian Parkinson – Great bloke and story
Des Dooley -Listowel Sues Cup was broadcast live on Channel 7. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer bloke than Alan Fairlie.
Kerry Chalker – Lovely bloke
Marg Long – Champion bloke. One of life’s gentlemen. Great with a greyhound and magic hands working on us humans.
Adrian Scott – Marg did a lot of work on local footballers and like. One of the great gentlemen of greyhound racing. Champion of the Warragul GRC.