George Schofield OAM, an icon of Victorian greyhound racing, passed away on Monday 2 October, at age 99.
He was the only surviving ‘Pioneer’ in GRV’s Hall of Fame, with his contribution to the sport as an owner, trainer, breeder, rearer, stud master, chiropractor and administrator dating back more than 70 years.
George would have turned 100 in April next year, and visited his local race club, The Meadows, just 12 days before his passing.
Hundreds are expected to attend George’s funeral, to be held at The Meadows on Tuesday, 10 October at 11:30am.
George Schofield’s achievements in greyhound racing include:
OAM in 2009 for services to greyhound racing
Awarded 2006 Ken Carr Medal
GOTBA Executive 32 years
Greyhound Racing Control Board member 16 years
Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association Director eight years
Ballarat GRC Committee 10 years
Stud master of champion sire, Shan’s View
George was a much loved character, and on behalf of the Victorian greyhound racing community, GRV sends its deepest condolences to George’s many friends and family.
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