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Bob Meek remembered.

THE 9.36 at Romford tonight is the Bob Meek Memorial Trophy, a race staged in memory of the longtime owner Robert Leonard Meek, writes Jonathan Hobbs.

Known to all as Bob, he lost a brave six-year battle with cancer last year on Friday, July 30, just five days short of his 60th birthday.

Bob and his wife Angela first became owners in the early 1990s with the bitch Beloved Lady. They then had runners at Peterborough (Anboparito and Sleek Me) with Bryn Ford and Darren Whitton, before taking the pair back to Romford where they reached top-grade with Romford trainer David Mullins.

"I thought a memorial race would be a great way for family and friends to meet at Romford to celebrate the life of their husband, father, brother, grandad and friend," said his brother Ian, a freelance broadcaster for Coral TV and who deputises for Romford track commentator Steve Woodward on occasions.

He added: "I have my brother to thank for introducing me to greyhound ownership and this fantastic sport. He pestered me to join ownership in a six-month old pup and after reluctantly agreeing, our dog 'Ricky' (Sleek Me) proceeded to win 43 races from 200 starts!" The Meek family will be in the main grandstand Lauries Panther bar. "Anyone is welcome to join us, say hello and raise a glass with us," added Meek.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 5, 2011
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