I believe your readers may be interested to hear further of Hi Joe, the greyhound that was stolen from my kennels at the beginning of 1965 (SI, Jan. 25, 1965). After his recovery more than a year later (SI, Feb. 28), Hi Joe was put back into training, and we had hopes that he would yet win the English Greyhound Derby. However, in his first Derby Trial Stakes he faltered, and we discovered his off fore wrist was injured. This injury must have occurred while Hi Joe was missing. One theory is that his paw was carelessly caught in the door of the vehicle in which he was carried hurriedly away after this theft.
Upon this discovery we decided to give up trying to race him again, so Hi Joe is now at stud in the kennels. So far he has fathered eight fine litters, one consisting of 10 puppies from Julie's Surprise, the Bitch of the Year here in 1965.
It is a pity that the British quarantine laws make it difficult for American greyhounds to be bred to him. I believe that the tremendous stamina present in American greyhounds could combine well with the pace of British greyhounds to produce extremely successful results.