Vale - Gary Brown

Vale - Gary Brown


Greyhound Racing New South Wales is sad to advise the passing of long time participant and administrator Gary Brown, aged 62, suddenly on Wednesday evening.

Gary has been a part of the greyhound industry for more than four decades after obtaining a trainer’s licence back in 1973, and followed both his grandfather and father into the sport.  

Over his time in greyhound racing, Gary was involved as an owner, a trainer and a breeder.

A successful businessman, his passion for the sport and industry extended into the administration side of the code, when he was appointed, on a part-time basis, as chief executive of Newcastle Greyhounds in 2016. He was also a founding member of The Gardens, and was regularly involved with the working with the Cessnock club.

During the greyhound ban, Gary was a strong supporter of the NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance, and played a major role in organising several busloads of supporters to make the trip from the Hunter Valley to Sydney to show their support at the Alliance rallies.

Gary’s final runner, Chevy McGlinn, was a winner on the Richmond card on Wednesday night. 

As a mark of respect, The Gardens have named races in Gary’s honour at their Saturday meeting.

The thoughts of GRNSW are with Gary’s family and friends.

Gary Brown Memorial Details:

Following a private cremation Jo, Luke and Hope invite you to join them at The Pennant Hills Bolwing Club on Wednesday, June 20. The service will commence at 2pm to farewell and celebrate Gary's life.