By Peter Quilty
Legendary greyhound trainer Joe Hili has died of kidney failure, aged 83. He passed away peacefully at his Narre Warren South home, as was his dying wish, last Friday.
Based in Keysborough during his training heyday, Hili was associated with a myriad of the sport’s luminaries – including Tangaloa, a GRV Hall of Fame inductee who won the 1978 Melbourne Cup and 1980 Australian Cup.
He also prepared greyhounds the ilk of High Intensity (1988 National Distance Champion), Dallas Duo (1992 Melbourne Cup runner-up), Club Edition, Rich Return and Black Smoothie.
In 1956, Hili emigrated to Australia as a 19-year-old and gained employment Read full article