PROFILE: E.J. Boyle was born in Butte, Mont. and was in the greyhound business for more than four decades. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the National Greyhound Association, and was a supporter of the Greyhound Hall of Fame. He died on Dec. 12, 1974.

HISTORY: Boyle began racing greyhounds in the early 1930s in California and was involved in the early years of greyhound racing in Panama in Central America. He operated his own kennel under his name for at least two decades before retiring in 1972, ending E.J. Boyle Kennel’s long association with Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, Mass.

ACOMPLISHMENTS: Boyle’s greyhound named Apparent was named to the very first All-America Greyhound Team, established in 1963. That year, Apparent upset Rinakar, considered the ‘wonder dog’ at Wonderland Greyhound Park, in a stake race in which Apparent was an 18:1 long shot. Apparent also won the Countdown Stakes at Wonderland. Other successful greyhounds included Janella, Bopper, Lady Mac Bee, and No Slack.