1938 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 25th June 1938

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

Dam

SP Dist. Time

1

Lone Keel (3)

Lone Man

Lucky Plum

9/4 1/2

29.62

2

Melksham Numeral (1)

 Melksham Ivan

Melksham Ivy 

8/1 Sh Hd 29.66

3

Wattle Bark (4)

Secret Chance 

Helena Kane 

20/1 5 29.67

4

Bealtaine (6)

Nora's Cutlet

Eagle's Reel

100/6 2 30.07

5

Demotic Mack (2)

 Beef Cutlet

 Kaiti Hill

7/2 DNF 30.23

6

Manhattan Midnight (5)

 Creamery Border

Deemsters Olive 

7/4 fav   DNF

The Winner was owned by Mr J Walsh

Lone Keel was trained privately by Mr S W Wright

Melksham Numeral was trained by Bert Heyes at the White City, London

Wattle Bark was trained by Jim Syder snr at Wembley

Bealtaine was trained by Joe Harmon at the White City, London

Demotic Mack was trained by Charles Cross at Clapton

Manhattan Midnight was trained privately by Mr S W Wright

A March 1935 brindled dog which was bred in County Down, Lone Keel won the 1938 Derby over 525 yards in a time of 29.62, having remained unbeaten in the 4 rounds of the competition.

 

 

 

Great Form

 

 

Solid Man

 

 

 

 

Jutland Sound

 

Lone Man

 

 

 

 

 

Carrickarede

 

 

Carnageragh Queen

 

 

 

 

Carnageragh Lass

LONE KEEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie

 

 

Mutton Cutlet

 

 

 

 

Miss Cinderella

 

Lucky Plum

 

 

 

 

 

Beaded Duck

 

 

Last Plum

 

 

 

 

Jazzaway

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I am extremely grateful to David A. Lucas for the photo of Lone Keel shown above. David is the grandson of owner Jack Walsh, who is shown on the right, with his wife Ivy on the left. During the Second World War Ivy ran what was described as a 'One Woman Dog Track' at Staines whilst husband Jack was an RAF pilot. When he returned he continued to run the track. British Pathe picked up on the story of Ivy and this can be seen using the link below. Towards the end of the clip Jack returns on leave from the War and is seen with his 4 year old daughter, who later became the mother of David A.Lucas! http://www.britishpathe.com/video/one-woman-dog-track/query/one+woman+dog+track

THE FINAL

This was seen by punters as a three dog race. Manhattan Midnight went off the 7/4 favourite, but in the end did not beat anything home. Demotic Mack was made third favourite at 7/2 but only beat one home. It was left to second favourite Lone Keel to follow Melksham Numeral around the first bend and to take up the running down the far side. Previous winner, Wattle Bark, was allowed to go off at 20/1 but belied his odds by taking up second place just behind the leader. At the final bend Lone Keel, although running wide, ran on sufficiently strongly to win by 1/2 a length, with Melksham Numeral getting back up by a short head to reclaim second spot from last years winner.

SEMI-FINALS Saturday 18th June 1938
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
1 LONE KEEL 29.39 3 1/2 yds 11/4   1 MANHATTAN MIDNIGHT 29.38 2 yds 2/5 f
2 MELKSHAM NUMERAL 29.60 8 yds 8/1   3 DEMOTIC MACK 29.50 3 1/2 yds 5/1
4 WATTLE BARK 30.08 1 yd 100/8   5 BEALTAINE 29.71   10/1
5 BALLYHENNESSEY SANDHILLS 30.14 2 yds 9/4 f   4 HEXHAM BRIDGE      
6 NEW RUM 30.26   100/6   6 SHEEHAN      
3 GROSVENOR BOB         2 ON THE STRAIT 30.22   33/1

 

Second Round run on Tuesday 14th June 1938
Dog Dist. Time   Dog Dist. Time
Heat 1   Heat 2
MANHATTAN MIDNIGHT (T2) 4/9 fav 4 yds 29.25   LONE KEEL (T5) 5/2 3 yds 29.43
DEMOTIC MACK (T1) 6/1 6 yds 29.49   MELKSHAM NUMERAL (T2) 10/1 3 yds 29.61
SHEEHAN (T6) 10/1 6 yds 29.85   BEALTAINE (T1) 11/10 fav 1 yd 29.79
WATTLE BARK (T3) 7/1 1/2 yd 30.21   HEXHAM BRIDGE (T3) 16/1 1/2 yd 29.85
MEALOUGHMORE (T4) 20/1 1 yd 30.24   JESMOND CUTLET (T4) 9/2 1 yd 29.88
SCATTERING ILLUSION (T5) 20/1   30.30   ROESIDE SCOTTIE (T6) 20/1   29.94
Heat 3        
GROSVENOR BOB (T2) 5/2 7 yds 29.53        
ON THE STRAIT (T1) 25/1 3 yds 29.95        
BALLYHENNESSEY SANDHILLS (T4) dist. 30.13        
DAGO BEN (T5) 50/1   DNF        
NEW RUM (T6) 10/1   DNF        
CURIOUS JESTER (T3) 12/1   DNF        

 

First Round Thursday 9th June 1938
Dog Dist. Time   Dog Dist. Time
Heat 1   Heat 2
MELKSHAM NUMERAL (T6) 2/1 6 yds 30.08   LONE KEEL (T6) 6/1 2 1/2 yds 29.60
CURIOUS JESTER (T5) 10/1 1 yd 30.44   JESMOND CUTLET (T1) 7/2 1 yd 29.75
DAGO BEN (T1)   30.50   GROSVENOR BOB (T2)   29.81
JOHN OF WATERHALL (T2)       GOLDEN SAFEGUARD (T3)    
ORLUCK'S BEST (T3)       GAMBLER'S REBUKE (T5)    
JUNIOR CLASSIC (T4) 8/11 fav       GOLDEN ALEXANDER (T4)    
Heat 3        
MANHATTAN MIDNIGHT (T3) 2/5 fav 3 yds 29.34        
DEMOTIC MACK (T5) 9/2 1 yd 29.52        
SHEEHAN (T2)   29.58        
GLEN RANGER (T1)            
CORPORAL OF WATERHALL (T4)            
vacant            
First Round Saturday 11th June 1938
Dog Dist. Time   Dog Dist. Time
Heat 4   Heat 5
BEALTAINE (T1) 11/8 fav 4 yds 29.58   BALLYHENNESSEY SANDHILLS (T2) 1/3 fav 5 yds 29.48
NEW RUM (T2) 6/1 Neck 29.82   HEXHAM BRIDGE (T5) 10/1 5 yds 29.78
SCATTERING ILLUSION (T5)   29.84   ON THE STRAIT (T1) 8/1 1 yd 30.08
KILHORN (T3)       CONGLETON LORD (T3) 11/2 1 1/2 yds 30.14
TOP OF THE CARLOW ROAD (T4)       LIBERTY LODGE (T4) 33/1   30.23
KINAULD DEMONSTRATOR (T6)       vacant    
Heat 6        
MEALOUGHMORE (T1) 10/1 Neck 29.90        
ROESIDE SCOTTIE (T3) 6/1 2 yds 29.92        
WATTLE BARK (T5)   30.04        
LEMON PRODUCE (T4)            
COMMODORE OF WATERHALL (T2) disq.          
vacant            

 

Consolation Final run on Saturday 25th June 1938
BALLYHENNESSEY SANDHILLS Head 29.68
GOLDEN ALEXANDER 2 yds 29.70
NEW RUM   29.82
KINAULD DEMONSTRATOR    
LEMON PRODUCE    
ON THE STRAIT    

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harolds Cross)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Abbeylara Prudent Turn Thats The Why 30.09
Manozzi White Sandills Feale Wave  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Roeside Scottie Creamery Border Deemsters Olive 29.53 Evens fav

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