Greyhound racing in Victoria lost a true gentleman of the sport when Peter “Big Chief” Brown passed away suddenly on Monday at home.
Peter is the father of Darren Brown and this larger than life pair have enjoyed great success in Victorian greyhound racing over many years. Highlights included winning the Shoot out and Warrnambool Classic with Cosmic Chief. The Brown’s ran the quinella in that Warrnambool Classic, with Cosmic Diva running second. The powerhouse team then won the classic again this year with Peter’s flying speed machine Magic Diva saluting.
Peter was a kind big-hearted man gone to soon. He has left behind a devastated group of family & friends who will miss him greatly.
His popularity and legacy within the greyhound industry has been put into kind words by many on Facebook.
Peter Riley – so sorry to hear of His passing, Darren. Condolences to you and the Family. He will be sadly missed.
Paul Abela – Sorry Darren I only knew the chief a short time he was a great man
Seona Thompson – Our thoughts are with you & your family Darren. May your Dad rest in peace. One of the nicest blokes I’ve ever met.
Paul Westerveld – Sorry to hear of your loss mate. Condolences to you and the family.
Anita Courts – Thoughts are with u & your family , your dad was like a big teddy bear , all scary looking, but was all soft and fluffy on the inside had a heart of gold and a true gentleman , rip browny love always Nita and Mick xx
Kelly Bravo – Darren there are no words to tell you how shattered we are. Loved the Chief more than he will ever know. Thinking of you all at one of the saddest days of your life. Reunited with Barbara , RIP Pete XOXOX
Lisa Delbridge – Oh Darren, I’m still in shock. Life is not going to be the same. He was a gentle, caring soul who will be sadly missed by everyone. RIP Sexy.
Michael Fox – RIP Pete. Sensational bloke. One of the kindest men I’ve ever met. Will be missed
Nadine Brown – Pete, you are one man we will never forget!!! Not only are you my Father-In-Law, you are the grandfather of our gorgeous children!!! We will make sure they never EVER forget you. We will tell them stories that will surely make them laugh. You are one of a kind Pete, no one can ever replace you!! We are devastated you have left us, but now you are with the love of your life!! Give Barbara a big hug for us!!! Love you always xoxox
Kim Johnstone – Can’t believe what I am reading, rest in peace Pete, you were one of the true gentlemen of the sport
Condolences to Darren, Nadine & family.
RIP Pete. Was a pleasure to have met you.
A photo of the better times courtesy of Bluestream.