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Vale Charlie Bates Snr


The greyhound racing industry is saddened by the news of the passing of Mr. Charlie Bates on Saturday night at age 70.

Charlie has been a pioneer in the field of greyhound racing vision, being the major provider of greyhound racing footage in Victoria for more than 30 years through his family business, Topcat Video.

Topcat Video has also been a sponsor of greyhound racing for many years, and has serviced Victorian greyhound clubs with great skill and enthusiasm since starting out at the Traralgon GRC in the 1980s.

Charlie also served for many years as a Director at the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association, where he is a Life Member.

Funeral details:
Friday 9 January at 10:30am
St. Thomas More Church
69 North St, Hadfield 3046

Burial:  Fawkner Cemetary (Wills Lawn) at 12.30pm

*A wake will follow at The Meadows, 80 Northcorp Bvd, Broadmeadows

Pictured: Charlie Bates (right) and Ron Hawkswell upon receiving Life Membership of the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association.

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