9 December, 2023

From Humble Beginnings

Jihad Talgi Schillaci

A hobby trainer’s rise to the world’s richest greyhound race

Jihad Talgi would stop making pizzas in a heartbeat if he could afford to train greyhounds full-time, and that dream might just be realised if Schillaci – one of only two greyhounds he trains – can take out the $1.65 million Phoenix for slot holder Ladbrokes on Saturday 16 December at The Meadows.

When it comes to greyhound racing, the stories behind the people of their beautiful racers often out rate the race results. Andrew Copley, Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria, interviewed Schillaci’s owner and presents his unique story and long love affair with greyhound racing.

Reads the story on Jihad’s climb to a shot at the bigtime through the eyes of his number one fan, daughter Sarah by click the GRV article link bellow.