IT took the most outstanding speed merchant-cum-sprinter in some 20 years to determine the destiny of the 2010 Greyhound Of The Year Award and the Oscar went, as if you couldn’t guess, to Seamus Cahill’s flying machine, Jimmy Lollie.

Winner of a record-equalling 37 opens last year, the word we have is that Jimmy, just like in so many of his races, won it by a street and so congratulations to Seamus and partner Teresa, who had cause for a double celebration when the other formality was announced – Seamus’s trainer of the year title.