Rural Rube

1963 Greyhound Hall of Fame Inductee

Career Highlights:

  • Raced 1938-1940
  • Won 41 of 83 races
  • Set World’s 5/16 Record, 31 flat
  • 1st Wonderland Inaugural, twice
  • 1st Wonderland Juvenile
  • 1st Bay State Derby
  • 1st Wonderland Futurity

Rural Rube was a legend. There were those who swear he was almost human. He posed to newsreels and cameras and at a dinner in his honor Rural Rube sat at the head of the table, a napkin tied around his nec. He even bowed to the delight of those present.

Rural Rube with owner Bud Carroll