Breeding: SIRE: Yarloop DAM: Tarryhere

Whelped : 01/10/1951

Trainer : Ray Herbert

Owners : Ray Herbert

Career Race Record : Unknown

Career Prizemoney : Unknown


Winner 1953 Victorian Waterloo Cup
Winner 1953 Victorian Coursing St Leger
Winner 1954 Victorian Waterloo Cup
Winner 1955 Victorian Waterloo Cup

Byamee was bred and trained in Diamond Creek by Ray Herbert and is regarded by many of the elder generation as the best coursing greyhound of all time. He won his first Waterloo Cup in 1953 at only 22 months of age after being ill in the lead up to the series. He went on to capture coursings No.1 prize the following two years. “I remember Byamee’s kennel name was Tim and he was a ripper of a racedog”, said Ray’s son, Robin Herbert. Byamee was sired by Yarloop out of Tarryhere, both of whom were top class racers that were trained by Herbert.

“Dad always had great box dogs [fast beginners] and Byamee was no exception. He was unlucky in a heat of the Melbourne Cup when he got caught in the boxes and was thrown up in the air. He still made up plenty of ground that day. That was the only time I can recall him being beaten. He won a lot of races and was so good he led a lot of his races by as much as 20 and 30 lengths”, Robin added. Byamee spent time at stud on Ray Herbert’s Diamond Creek property, with his bloodlines clicking particularly well with brood matrons from South Australia. The greatest greyhound to have graced our coursing fields.