Interview: FLOYD AMPHLETT In this three-part interview, Julie Collier speaks to Editor of the Greyhound Star, Floyd Amphlett. Floyd has seen the greyhound racing game from many angles and though five decades, in which time there have been many changes. A straight-talking, no nonsense man, here he gives his views on the game of yesteryear, what we have today and how the future looks for the sport. Meeting Floyd Amphlett.
FLOYD AMPHLETT (part 1 of 3)
Floyd has had many roles in greyhound racing from kennel lad to journalist. As an opinionated editor, he has made friends and enemies along the way, including at the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Here he gives his views on the people currently running greyhound racing.
FLOYD AMPHLETT (part 2 of 3)
Here, Floyd gives his well-informed view of the so-called ‘media rights’ battle between SIS and ARC. We also discuss the importance welfare plays in the sport and how we can promote it to both young people and a wider audience.
FLOYD AMPHLETT (part 3 of 3)
Floyd runs us through some of his favourite tracks and gives his views on the Derby at Nottingham. There is a lot of positivity about the re-opening of Towcester which Floyd whole-heartedly buys into. Finally, he tells us about his retired racer at home and how it can be tricky sometimes being a journalist in such a political sport.