NSW owner and syndicator Monique Annetts is certainly making her presence known in the greyhound industry with her outstanding team of chasers, established relationships with industry participants, and her passion for the promotion and growth of our sport.
In-form chaser Preston Lee has won three of his past four outings for Annetts, along with trainer Rob Tyler, and will step out in a heat of the time-honoured Richmond Cannonball this Friday night over the 401m, from box two.
The beautifully bred son of Brett Lee and Fancy Ruby has notched up 17 career wins and is in career-best form after a five-month hiatus from the racetrack from last November to April.
Annetts also owns Ritza Daniel, a winner of 17 races, talented newcomer Our Boy Duke and consistent chaser Princess Annetts.
She paid homage to her trainer, Tyler, acknowledging the special relationship they have formed.
“He looks after my dogs to such a high standard,” Annetts told Australian Racing Greyhound.
“Welfare is a big deal to me and to know my team is so well looked after on and off the track means the world to me.”
The brainchild behind Chaser Syndications, Annetts is truly passionate about using her position to form a formidable part of our industry’s rebuilding phase, which is still a work-in-progress since the NSW greyhound racing ban was overturned in 2016.
“The most exciting thing about the industry for me is the excitement, the beautiful greyhounds and the diversity in the people you meet,” she said.
Syndication opportunities for existing and new participants appear to be few and far between, with Annetts acknowledging this as an area in need of improvement.
“Communication within the industry is sometimes hard,” she said.
“Finding new additions to our syndication team – both participants and greyhounds – is always a challenge, but it’s something I’m very passionate about.”
While entering the industry with little knowledge and established relationships can be difficult, Annetts provided some invaluable advice for any budding participant.
“You will meet amazing people from all walks of life and have a massive thrill watching your very own greyhound baby race.”