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Lakenheath's Mark Wallis wins Ladbrokes Trainer of the Year award for the 10th time


By Sports Newmarket


Lakenheath-based Mark Wallis picked up the Ladbrokes Trainer of the Year award for the 10th time at the Greyhound Board of Great Britain’s Awards Ceremony in London.

Wallis, who was winning the title for the seventh year in a row, beat off stiff competition from other successful trainers to grasp the top prize.

He said: "I’m privileged to work with so many fantastic people in our industry. For me, the greyhounds in our care always come first and I have been very lucky, firstly to have been tutored by Linda Jones, a real legend in the sport, but also to have a tremendous team of staff behind me especially with the support of my wife Sarah and my family. I also have some very loyal owners who have backed me through the years."

Mark Wallis (right) picking up Trainer of the Year award in London, February 2019 (6936067)
Mark Wallis (right) picking up Trainer of the Year award in London, February 2019 (6936067)

Meanwhile, Mark Bird, managing director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, added: “To win the Trainer of the Year award for the 10th time is an extraordinary achievement and everyone across the sport is in awe of Mark’s success.

"Mark has trained some of the sport's most successful greyhounds and is an inspiration to trainers and kennelhands across the country. Mark works incredibly hard and his commitment to welfare is second to none.

"Anyone visiting Mark’s kennels in Lakenheath cannot fail to see the love and attention which is given to every single greyhound in his care. It is clearly this combination of dedication, determination and hard work that has enabled Mark to train such fantastic canine athletes.”



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