PROFILE: Wesley “Junior” Lowrance was born July 14, 1927 and as a young boy developed a love for the animal while working with greyhounds alongside his father. From 1952 to 1983, he was employed by the General Tire and Rubber Company where his fellow workers nicknamed him “Greyhound”. Diagnosed with a serious heart condition in 1989, he died in 1991 at the age of 63.

HISTORY: In the late 1950’s and 1960’s, Lowrance began to accumulate brood stock when pari-mutual racing began to offer a means of income for those in the greyhound business. In 1971, he built a schooling track for public use and operated it for two years. After retiring from General Tire, he turned to raising greyhounds on a full-time basis. Despite the deterioration of his health after his diagnosis, he continued to be dedicated to the raising and care of his greyhounds until his death. Lance Robelia assisted his grandfather in the business and continues to run its operation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Lowrance’s best greyhound was STEIB, who was named the 1987 honorable mention all World Team and was a nominee for the Flashy Sir Award. TEXAS BRASS won the 1979 American Greyhound Derby and PROUD SIS won the $50,000 New England Futurity. Other greats included BASIC DESIGN, CHET and STERRETT.