Frank Kennedy Memorial
93 Days
To Go
Avg race time36.56
Avg 1st section9.08
Frank Kennedy Memorial
Non-Graded Stake 722m (Best 8 (Any Grade))
Prize money: $7200 / $2100 / $1600

The Frank Kennedy Memorial is a supporting feature on the Richmond club's night of night, the evening they stage the Derby and Oaks Finals.

Frank Kennedy was an iconic media figure in NSW during the halcyon days the sport in the 1960s and 1970s.

The former champion boxer became a trainer and promoter before pioneering greyhound broadcasts on 2KA Katoomba.

Frank’s big break came in the early 1960’s when he took over broadcasting the greyhounds on the old straight track at Richmond when Ian Craig went over to radio station 2UE.

The Richmond club asked Frank to fill in until a course announcer could be found, and so pleased with his work the club offered him the job as the permanent broadcaster.

Frank Kennedy went on to cover the action from Wollongong, Bulli, Gosford, Dapto and later moved to Sydney's 2UE and called at Wentworth Park and Harold Park.

Frank was an outstanding television performer he was a much loved panel member and remembered for his lively appearances on the Punters Post Mortem which was part of Channel 7’s Sunday Sports show.

Frank Kennedy died aged just 51 in 1977, and the race at the club he truly loved, in some small way, continues his memory.

The event was won in 2020 by promising middle distance performer Good Juan, then by a roughie in 2021, Syd Swain's Hundred Degrees at $26.

In 2022 it was the John Finn-trained Zipping Alabama who would take out the event before going back in distance soon after and winning her way through to the Million Dollar Chase Grand Final.