Long-time greyhound man of many talents John Van Echteld. Administrator, Owner-trainer-breeder, sponsor, and all-around good guy. He sent me a very elaborate scrapbook with dozens of press clipping about his favourite dog Mighty Pirate. I can’t scan most of the stuff because it is not flat. John has raced plenty of good dogs and has put a lot back into the sport. Here’s a bit about the “Pirate”.