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Vale: Bill Green

THE harness racing industry is mourning the loss of owner-breeder and administrator Mr Bill Green.

The former Bulli Harness Racing Club Foundation Member passed away on Thursday morning, aged 84.

“Mr Green was not only a member (of the Bulli HRC) but also a sponsor of numerous events for the Club over a long period,” said Bulli HRC official John Crittenden.

“He was exceedingly supportive of our efforts with the Keira High School students when we commenced this initiative.”

Well liked amongst his peers, Mr Green also raced many talented horses over the years.

This included 1997 Kilmore Cup winner Experte, Talk About Charles, Kiwi John and in more recent times had success with the likes Lettucerockthem and Iam Mr Brightside to name a few.

“Bill was one of nature’s gentlemen,” said former trainer Peter Morris senior.

“He was mates with everybody and would help anyone he could, he was just one of those blokes.

“He loved the game and the people in it and had some nice horses along the way.

“Bill was also a successful businessman through his trucking company (Tex Transport).”

Former harness racing scribe Ray Corridan said: “Bill was one of the nicest blokes and was very, very well liked in the industry.

“He was a very close friend of mine.”

A funeral for Mr Green will be held on Thursday (February 15) at Hansen and Cole Funerals, Kembla Grange at 2pm.

Harness Racing New South Wales extends sincere condolences to Mr Green’s family and friends.


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