Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Club Salutes Two Tireless Workers

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Club Salutes Two Tireless Workers

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THE Tom Noble trained My Boy Monty romped home in the feature Liz Murray Appreciation Stake at the Ipswich Showgrounds last Wednesday night.

The David Brady owned dog had four lengths to spare over Uneek Bloke and Pop Culture in a smart 30.82.

The Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club named the race in recognition of long serving and highly respected registrar at formerly Greyhounds Queens- land and now Racing Queensland, Liz Murray. She was in attendance to present the trophy.

Murray retires today after 15 years of service in various roles dealing with licencees.

"I'm not leaving with any disappointment or disillusionment,'' she said.

"My husband retired recently, and there's things we want to do together.

"When chief steward Danny Ryan passed away suddenly last year, that got me thinking that life is there to enjoy some retirement time, there's no need to work forever.''

Murray has agreed to assist at Racing Queensland if need be.

Cy"But it will be on a casual basis only, and not for any great length of time,'' she said.

Greyhound trainer Cynthia Suttle's reaction to Murray's retirement is pretty typical of what most people think.

"Nobody is irreplaceable, but Liz comes pretty close,'' Suttle said.

"She has amazing people skills, and nothing was ever too much trouble. We trainers can be a bit difficult to handle at times, but Liz took it all in her stride.''

POPULAR Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club committeeman Eddie Denman passed away last Monday.

Denman was a tireless worker for the club as a volunteer before joining the committee and rising to the position of vice-president.

His smiling face and happy demeanour will be sadly missed.

THE Christine Robartson trained West of Wendy made a great Ipswich debut when a 14 lengths winner of a maiden heat last Wednesday in 30.83.

The daughter of Brett Lee and Wheely Warped had raced once, for a second at Mandurah in Western Australia six months ago.

"Owner Gary Weston sent West of Wendy over here to be mated with our stud dog, High Earner,'' Robartson said. …

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