Magic Eye and Napier Park

Jucinta Grant from the famious Sydney suburb of Balmain reached out to me by email with an offer of some artifacts she found while she was tidying up her late mother’s estate. Jacinta is the Granddaughter of the late Leo Confoy the legendary founder of the Napier Park Greyhound complex in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon in the non-proprietary days of the sport from the 1930’s until the late 1950’s. Jacinta kindly sent me a host of material she thought I might find interesting. The first item I came across was a publication called The Magic Eye 1946 first edition (interesting name for a weekly Greyhound form guide and paper). I got to page 15 and there was the Murrumbeena Maestro Peter Reid. I trust our member and elder statesman John Reid will enjoy the pics and story. A few more pages from the Magic Eye. Some famous names on the Bookies page and I love the Betting Plunges of the Week. The Speed Programme had plenty going on at the five suburban tracks. Seems the Sandown 1000 pound was a big deal. I like the ad The Flemington of Greyhound Racing Sandown Park. I think the Magic Eye was well-priced at six pence.

John Reid -Thanks Neil ,remember them all,even their kennel names.
Pop Scott – Great memories to look back on…pop