Lenny Jones was retrospectively announced the the 2014 GOBIS Breeder of the Year at the Victorian Greyhound Awards on Thursday evening at Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Jones, of Woodend, received the award as a result of greyhounds he bred winning the most prize money ($76,250) from designated GOBIS races during the 2014 calendar year with greyhounds he bred.
While Jones has retired from breeding, he bred many topline greyhounds over a long period, with Sweet It Is, Skullring, Orochi, Tingtop, Stud Ring, Off Springer, Echelon, Echelonic Action and Mr. Frisbee among the standouts.
The delay in presenting this award came about from the 2014 awards night being cancelled.
“This is great for me and it’s also great for the industry. (Quality) breeding is a very important part (of the industry as it) supplies the good stock for the good trainers and for the battlers as well,” Jones said.