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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:52

Carl McGrath - Racing in the family

Carl McGrath - Club Manager - Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club 

Carl was born and raised in Shepparton and from an early age was involved in the Greyhound Racing industry courtesy of his late father and well-known Shepparton trainer Anthony “Tony” McGrath.

Carl was educated at McGuire College Shepparton and after leaving school he commenced work at the Shepparton Greyhound track as a 16-year-old and was immediately employed as a Parade Steward before moving into other areas as a Judge, Club Steward and a lure driver.

For over 17 years Carl has successfully managed numerous businesses and was the General Manager of Reece Plumbing in Castlemaine/Bendigo.

His greyhound racing knowledge and history in the sport is reputable and he has bred multiple Group one winners over the years.

Carl has a notable football brain having won five premierships as a coach and was also appointed the senior Interleague Coach in the Kyabram District Football League for 2 years (1999 & 2000).

In 1993, early in his coaching career Carl was announced the winner of the Goulburn Valley Football League Coach of the Year.

Carl currently lives on 60 acres in Katandra with his wife Leanne, to whom he has been married for 34 years and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

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