Victoria’s greyhound racing community is saddened by the loss of Alan Miles, who passed away on Tuesday evening following a battle with cancer.
Alan, 71, was the longest serving employee of the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA) having clocked up 40 years of service as the Judge and Groundsman, among other roles, at both Olympic Park and The Meadows.
“Alan’s dad used to sell all sorts of greyhound ‘stuff’ from the car park at Olympic Park so Alan has been around the greyhounds forever,” said MGRA General Manager, Marg Long.
“He retired in 2011 however could be found at his regular table at The Meadows every Saturday and Wednesday studying and debating the form with his mates. He loved to reminisce about the early days at Olympic Park and had many fond memories of the great greyhounds to grace our tracks.”
“He will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with wife Cheryl and the family at this sad time.”
A funeral will be held for Alan Miles at The Meadows on Monday, 26 March at 10am, with the Wake to follow at the same venue.
“It’s fitting that Alan should have his final send off at the place he loved so much,” Marg added.
Pictured: The late Alan Miles with wife Cheryl.