About Panther

Gay, Anne, Alan meeting with Robert Winston in the paddock

Manager – Anne Cairns

Anne (pictured at Redcar races with husband Alan, trainer Gay Kelleway and jockey Robert Winston) is the go between for owners within Panther and the trainers. Communication is the single, most important factor, of syndicated greyhounds and horses. All owners need to be kept fully updated as soon as there is any news concerning their dog / horse via text or email. YOU WILL BE KEPT FULLY INFORMED.


Anne Cairns set everything away, along with her husband Alan and from having leased their first horse with trainer MAURICE AVISON, (MUSICAL MYSTERY who was placed as well as winning for them in their first season of ownership), expanded into the yard of  W.A. STEPHENSON. All told, Anne has been syndicating horses for 28 years now, the last 20 under Panther Racing.

Success snowballed, with some very good horses purchased from Arthur going on to racecourse success inc DEEP DECISION – by Deep RunGOING PUBLIC and STRONG MEASURE – both by the top N. Hunt sire Strong Gale

As just about all the horses had been for National Hunt, Anne then took on some flat horses. Having known ALAN SWINBANK for many years, she took horses from the day Alan started training and had them in training with Alan until his death. There were lots of horses and many winners under both codes.

Then followed horses with many trainers throughout England, Scotland and Ireland and at the last count there have been 30 different trainers plus goodness knows how many horses and winners ! Not being blase, just never kept a record ! Also some horses ran under Panther whilst others an individuals name, a syndicate name or Leading Star Racing. We had some incredible times and not to forget some very nice wagers landed along the way.

In the last 4 years Panther got more involved in the greyhounds and success just seemed to snowball once again with trainers Jim Daly, Jayne Meek, Lisa Fieldson and Yvonne Bell.


We have decided to concentrate a lot more on greyhounds of late having really caught ‘the bug’ and are syndicating dogs in various percentages with trainer YVONNE BELL at Sunderland. She has been a leading trainer at the track for many years and a good buyer of dogs.