Greyhound of the Month

Greyhound of the Month – February 2024 – Dazl Rolex

DAZL ROLEX, trained by Ricky Holloway for Tony Brealey, Roger Cearns and his breeder Dolores Ruth, won the Time Greyhound Nutrition Greyhound of the Month award for February in the UK after his Premier Greyhound Racing Golden Jacket success at Crayford.

A November 2021 son of Superior Panama and Razldazl Mya, Dazl Rolex (pictured with assistant trainer Jamie Mavrias) lined up as the youngest finalist in the £20,000 feature but a strong-running effort saw him catch Liz McNair’s Havana Top Note close home for a length victory to land a local victory in the 50th running of the famous competition.

In winning the award, voted for by members of the Greyhound Writers’ Association, Dazl Rolex edged out fellow nominees Allowdale Cazoo (Nathan Hunt), Bubbly Inferno (Paul Young), Churchfield Syd (Richard Rees), Clona Curly (Diane Henry), Garfiney Blaze (Mark Wallis), King Capaldi (Liz McNair) and Links Maverick (Tom Heilbron).

Time Greyhound Nutrition’s Willie Rigney congratulated connections and welcomed another top-class winner of the monthly award which his company, a leading greyhound feed supplier, have backed since the turn of the year. Signet Goofy claimed the January honour after winning the Blue Riband at Towcester.

Rigney was also delighted to see Ireland well represented given Dolores Ruth bred and part-owns Dazl Rolex – and particularly enjoyed seeing pictures of a FaceTime call from Ruth to Ricky Holloway and the winner during the presentation at Crayford.

“That was a great moment and picture – and pretty much went viral,” said Rigney. “It just seemed a great occasion and one which everyone enjoyed, which is what it’s all about.

“Well done to Dazl Rolex and his connections. He really is a worthy winner of the Time Greyhound Nutrition Greyhound of the Month winner for February and, living up to his name I suppose, definitely timed his challenge right at Crayford to win the Jacket!”