Former Boggabri greyhound trainer Andrew Bell has made a name for himself just five months after relocating to Sydney to further his career in the sport.
The Werombi trainer recently made the list for the Sydney trainers premiership, and is in the top 10 for the Richmond Race Track Premiership.
Bell said that he and the rest of Cedar Lodge Kennels had been overwhelmed with his early success, and that he was on track to reach his one of his goals.
“I’m feeling very proud at the moment,” Bell said.
“We’ve been down here for only five months and we have just made the list for top Sydney Trainers Premiership, as posted in [last] week's Greyhound Recorder newspaper.
“We are also running in the top 10 trainers for the Richmond Race Track Premiership.
“So far in five months we have had 29 winners, 46 seconds and 56 thirds.
“Our goal for the first year was to get 52 winners for the year, averaging one winner per week.
“Currently we are on track to achieve that.”
Bell said that his dream in the sport has always been to breed his own pups and bring them up to be future champions.
He recently acquired his breeders license and Cedar Lodge Kennels has just bred its first litter (currently three months old) and we has just registered five more brood bitches to breed with over the next 12 months.
“My ultimate dream is to breed and race a Group One winner, but that is probably a few years away yet,” Bell said.