Lang Lang President John Clay was awarded the prestigious Noel Banks Medal while Gotham Queen (pictured above) was the Coursing Female of the Year for the third straight season at last night’s National Coursing Association Awards at Sandown Park.
A greyhound trainer and long-time courser, Clay was chuffed at receiving the award, particularly as he knew the late Noel Banks, who was coursing royalty and is a member of GRV’s Hall of Fame.
Noel Banks Medallist: John Clay
Greyhound of the Year: Barracuda Fozz (Brian Fothergill)
Female Greyhound of the Year: Gotham Queen (Sean Lithgow)
Owner of the Year: Fothergill Racing Syndicate
Trainer of the Year: Brian Fothergill
Junior Encouragement Award: Giaan Watts
John Clay (bottom left) was awarded the Noel Banks Medal.