SERIOUS ill health over the last year or two has forced popular clerk of the course Mick Partlett to accept a redundancy offer from the Greyhound Racing Association.

A fixture at Sandy Lane for the last 35 years in both full and part-time capacities, Mick is married to Tony Magnasco’s assistant trainer, Pat.

When he is well enough, Partlett is sure to be around the Great Milton kennels – as well as now being able to be a more relaxed racegoer at most meetings.