PROFILE: Charles Edward Mullen Jr. was born on May 1, 1927 in Clay Center, Kansas, the third of three sons born to Charles E. Sr. and Mae Mullen. His father was in the greyhound business, so as a young boy he traveled from coast to coast attending races with his family and assisting with the greyhounds. When barely a teenager, Charles teamed with his brother Homer, to run a kennel of greyhounds in Council Bluffs in 1940 and 1941. He joined the Navy during World War II and upon his return married Betty Evans. The couple farmed near Clay Center for a short time but spend most of their lives in the greyhound industry.

HISTORY: Charles raced greyhounds in Colorado, Florida and Mexico before he decided to try his hand at farming. He returned to the greyhound business after learning of a track opening at West Memphis, Arkansas. He then ran West Memphis in the summer and added Naples/Fort Meyers in the winter. After several prosperous years, he began racing at Hollywood where his father also had raced years before.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Among his fine greyhounds were SNIFFING SAM, FENISHAL, MISS PECOS LISA, CATRINA ANN, LOTTO ZIP and many with the KC or Ekco prefix.