PROFILE: Paul Boone was born February 7, 1898. Boone retired in 1977 and moved to McKinney, Texas. In 1981 when Paul Boone was added to the PIONEER section of the Hall of Fame, he still resided in McKinney.

HISTORY: Paul Boone first raced greyhounds in Chicago during 1928. In those early years of greyhound track racing Boone’s kennel competed at practically every race track that opened. Some of his more memorable days were back when many race tracks were operating in states which had no legislation for the sport. Boone once stated that he especially enjoyed ‘hurdle racing’ in California. Boone owned the great ‘hurdle’ dog UPSET. After Paul Boone’s retirement he continued to follow the progress of the sport.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Boone had some well known greyhounds during his career; CHINCO, HANDY HAZEL, NEW RING,BE BEST, MAY OAK, and TRACK MARKER who went on to become an All American. Some of the bloodlines that Boone started, especially those of HANDY HAZEL and MAY OAK, will remain in the pedigrees of greyhounds for many generations.