P.L Greer


2015 Greyhound Hall of Fame Inductee





P.L Greer


P.L Greer dominated 3/8 mile stake racing throughout the country during his career, winning the Flashy Sir Award as the best distance Greyhound in 1976, being named to two All-America teams (deemed captain in 1976), and capturing Multnomah Greyhound Park’s win title three years straight.

The red son of S.S. Jeno and Colonel Vickey was bred and owned by Percy and Laura Thompson, who named him after Greer County in his home state of Oklahoma.

Racing for the Dick Moran Kennel, P.L Greer was just a puppy in 1975 when he won 12 of 21 starts at Multnomah that included the inaugural and the Au Revoir.  He ran third in the Derby and set a new track record for the 3/8 mile distance.

The next year, P.L Greer won 20 races with one second in 22 starts at Multnomah in Portland and tied for the Rocky Mountain title in Colorado with 8 wind in 10 starts.  He won the Multnomah Inaugural for a second time, broke the 5/16-mile track record as well as his own 3/8-mile record, and won the Derby during a win streak of 16 victories.  He also captured the premier American Derby at Taunton, Mass.

For his efforts in 1976, he won the Flashy Sir Award and was named Captain of the All-America Team.

In 1977, P.L Greer won 8 of 15 races and shattered a 3/8-mile course record established in 1963 at Cloverleav in Colorado.  He finished his career at Multnomah where he won the Derby, track win title and his final race by 4.5 lengths.

He again was named to the All-America Team, finishing his career with 78-14-12 in 128 outings, and winning 58 of 83 distance events.