PROFILE: Jack Herrity’s introduction to greyhounds came early; he had a pet greyhound at the age of 5. Herrity went to college in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. When Herrity graduated he returned to New York and began working on Wall Street. Jack was active in the Stock Exchange in October of 1929 when the market crashed. Jack Herrity was added to the PIONEER section in 1979.

HISTORY: After the 1929 crash Herrity decided to give coursing and track racing a try. He raced greyhounds at Orangeburg and Nassau, New York and Fowler, Milton Dam and Steubenville, Ohio and Sanford-Orlando in Florida just to name a few. Herrity leased many greyhounds to kennels in Florida and Massachusetts. Jack was employed by the U.S. Foreign Service in Mexico during the 1940’s and was able to race greyhounds at Caliente. Jacks TEX’S BOMB was the track champion at Caliente. Both Herrity and TEX’S BOMB went to Hollywood for a national TV appearance. Illness forced Jack Herrity to retire, however he managed to keep a pup or two for pleasure.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Jack Herrity’s greatest greyhound was GRAND MAN, winner of the very first Raynham Derby and a great early speed stake greyhound in the 1940’s.