VALE Charles Muscat

By Jeff Collerson
Charles Muscat, who, over more than a decade has raced a string of city winners bearing the "Charlm" prefix and suffix, has died, aged 63.

He passed away on Saturday night after a five year long battle with leukemia.

A bachelor, Muscat joined the National Bank when he left school and worked there until his recent retirement.

"Greyhounds were his whole life,'' his brother, Richard Muscat, a successful trainer, said.

Richard Muscat trained most of the Charles Muscat-owned dogs including Charlm Road, Charlm Warrior and Dynamite Charlm, who won 28 races between 2012 and 2014, along with 2023 winners Charlm Outlaw (12 wins) and Charlm Bullet (eight wins).

Charles and Richard often combined to land trebles at both provincial tracks and at Wentworth Park.

Richard Muscat said: "Charlie bought his first dog, Direct Impact, at the Dapto Puppy Auction and he won races for him when trained by Stuart Hazlett.

"After that he owned Strong Impact, who won 16 races.''

Charles Muscat is survived by his mother, Mary, and brother Richard.

GRNSW wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Charles Muscat's family and many friends in the sport on their loss.

The funeral of Charles Muscat will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, on Saturday, June 15 at 11am.
Service will be at the North Chapel and a wake to be held at 2pm at St Johns Park Bowling Club, Edensor Park.