PROFILE: Ralph E. Mullen was born on November 22, 1924 to Charles e. Sr. and Mae Millen at the family home in Clay Center, Kansas. His father was in the greyhound business at the time, raising greyhounds and racing them throughout the country. Ralph assisted with the family business as a youngster. His first year on his own in the greyhound business was 1946 when he ran greyhounds at the newly opened Pensacola, Florida racetrack. He was also a farmer. He and his wife, Teri, live in Gresham, Oregon and have two daughters, Laurie Swain and Linda Case.

HISTORY: As a young boy, Mullen traveled with his family taking greyhounds to racetracks in Atlantic City, N.J, New Kensington, PA, Seattle WA, and Culver City, Sacramento, El Cerrito, CA. In the 1930’s the family also ran greyhounds at Biscayne, Hollywood, and Baden in San Francisco, West Memphis and Revere. After establishing his own kennel Ralph raced greyhounds at Pensacola, Orlando and Tampa in Florida and at Cloverleaf and Colorado Springs in Colorado. He teamed with Fred Whitehead for 15 years, racing at Raynham, West Palm Beach, Denver, Portland, St. Petersburg and Southland. Prior to Ralph’s retirement, he raced greyhounds at Portland.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Ralph Mullen Kennel was consistently in the top 10 kennel standings. Outstanding greyhounds were Orlando Derby winners MAC TROY and PARTY CAKE, $25,000 Revere Stake winner COLOR SMART, All Florida winners CANIS and STYLIST BORN, Two-time St. Petersburg Inaugural winners COMA and WADE TROY.