1937 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Time/Dist.

1

Wattle Bark (6)

Secret Chance

Helena Kane

5/2

29.26

2

Shove Halfpenny (1)

Town Treasure

Princess K

7/4 fav

1 1/2

3

Grosvenor Bob (4)

Golden Hammer

Wonderful Expression

11/2

4

4

Maiden's Delight (5)

Maiden's Boy

Springfield Street

20/1

head

5

Avion Ballerino (2)

Future Cutlet

Avion Beau

10/1

head

6

Top of the Carlow Road (3)

Town Ratler

Clarenbridge 

11/2

head

Wattle Bark won the 37 Derby in a time of 29.26 from the favourite Shove halfpenny. Back in 3rd place was a fawn dog called Grosvenor Bob.

 

 

 

Guards Brigade

 

 

Hopeful

 

 

 

 

Hair Trigger

 

Secret Change

 

 

 

 

 

Dick The Liar

 

 

Fasten Fast

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Chic

WATTLE BARK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie

 

 

Mutton Cutlet

 

 

 

 

Miss Cinderella

 

Helena Kane

 

 

 

 

 

Three Speed

 

 

Roller

 

 

 

 

Irish Question

THE FINAL

In a close betting heat, Shove Halfpenny was made the 7/4 favourite, with Wattle Bark next best at 5/2. From the 6 box Wattle Bark led at the first bend and continued to maaintain a fast gallop. Shove Halfpenny lost all chances at the boxes when bumped badly, leaving outsider avion Ballerina to mount the only challenge. Shove Halfpenny recovered well from her bump and ran on so strongly that she was only a length and a half behind Wattle at the line, with Grovesnor Bob some 4 lengths further back in third.

SEMI-FINAL Saturday 19th June 1937
Trap Dog Time Dist SP   Trap Dog Time Dist SP
6 Shove Halfpenny 29.36 5 yds 9/4   1 Top Of The Carlow Road 29.61 Hd 6/4 F
3 Maidens Delight 29.66 1 yd 100/8   5 Grosvenor Bob 29.62 7 3/4 yds 7/2
2 Wattle Bark 29.72 5 yds 8/11   6 Avion Ballerino 30.09 1/2 yd 4/1
1 Golden Alexander 30.02 1 yd 7/1   4 Curious Jester 30.12 1/2 yd 6/1
5 Jesmond Cutlet 30.08 6 yd 25/1   3 Beckbury Moth 30.15   20/1
4 Hexham Bridge 30.44   20/1   2 Orlucks Best      

 

QUARTER-FINALS Tuesday 15th June 1937
Trap Dog Time Dist SP   Trap Dog Time Dist SP
1 Shove Halfpenny 29.60 2 yds 4/5   5 Top of the Carlow Road 29.52 4 yds 9/4
6 Avion Ballerino 29.72 1/2 yd 4/1   4 Orlucks Best 29.76 6 yds  
3 Maidens Delight 29.74   7/1   3 Curious Jester 30.12   2/1 f
                     
1 Grosvenor Bob 29.53 6 yds 2/1   2 Wattle Bark 29.36 7 yds 8/11
2 Jesmond Cutlet 29.89 3 yds 7/1   1 Hexham Bridge 29.78 1 yd 8/1
3 Golden Alexander 30.07   10/11   3 Beckbury Moth 29.84   100/8

 

Early Rounds Tuesday 8th June 1937
Trap Dog Time Dist SP   Trap Dog Time Dist SP
6 Avion Ballerino 29.86 Nk 4/1   2 Golden Alexander 29.76 12 yds 7/4
2 Maidens Delight 29.88 1 3/4 yds 7/1   3 Grosvenor Bob 30.48 5 yds 6/4 f
5 Top of the Carlow Road 29.98   5/4 f     Tullymacrieve Lad 30.78    
                     
5 Wattle Bark 29.77 8 yds 7/4 f            
1 Jesmond Cutlet (Lewis of Waterhall) 30.25 1 yd 100/8            
  Wise Carey 30.31                
4 Melksham Masterpiece (5th) 30.67   4/1            
Early Rounds Thursday 10th June 1937
Trap Dog Time Dist SP   Trap Dog Time Dist SP
6 Shove Halfpenny 30.08 10 yds 1/2   2 Curious Jester 30.27 2 1/2 yds 2/1
2 Hexham Bridge 30.68 1 yd 9/2   1 Wily Captain 30.42 3 yds  
1 Beckbury Moth 30.74   8/1     Famous Judge 30.60    
                     
  Sheehan 30.43 4 yds              
  Orluck's Best 30.77 1/2 yd              
  Clarendon Ken 30.80                

 

Derby Consolation Final
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
4 Golden Alexander 29.49 2 yds 3/1
3 Jesmond Cutlet 29.61 1 1/2 yds 7/1
1 Beckbury Moth 29.60 1/2 yd 8/1
5 Melksham Masterpiece 29.63   7/4 f
6 Curious Jester     9/2
2 Hexham Bridge     8/1

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60 credits

The racecard scan is the 1937 running of 'The International'. Made up of Classic  and major competition winners, the result was as follows: Wattle Bark, Wily Captain, Golden Alexander with the distance a neck and winning time  28.67 on good going.  Hexham Bridge  won the Scurry gold cup; Wattle Bark the Derby); Ballyhennessy Sandhills  the Laurels; Jesmond Cutlet the Cesarewitch. My thanks to Tony Nash for providing the racecard scan and information. The racecard is for a sprint open over 275yds at Wimbledon in July 1937.
It was won by Lone Keel beating Fine jubilee by 1 1/4 Lengths in 15.57 which was, at the time a track record. Lone Keel was to win the Derby the following year (1938). Fine Jubilee won the Derby & Gold collar in 1936 and was beaten a short head in that years Laurels.

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Genial Radiance Johnny Peters Reymerston 30.15

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Muinessa Slanebeg Won But Lost 30.83
Western Skipper Mechanical Cut Truthful Goddess  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Jesmond Cutlet Beef Cutlet Lady Eleanor 29.83 2/1 j fav

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