1946 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 29th June 1946

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Dist.

Time

1

Mondays News  (3)

Orlucks Best

Mondays Next

5/1

7

29.24

2

Lilacs Luck (2)

Printer

Wilton Sandills

2/1 fav

1 1/2

29.66

3

Plucky Hero (6)

Castledown Lad

Lucky Rattle

6/1

3/4

29.75

4

Celtic Chief (1)

Well Squared

Second Row

9/2

5

29.79

5

Dante The Great (4)

Well Squared

Olives Idol

10/1

3

30.09

6

Shannon Shore (5)

Well Squared

Second Row

9/2

  30.27

Monday's News was trained privately by Fred Farey

Lilacs Luck was trained by Mr R Jones at Doncaster

Plucky Hero was trained by Wilf France at Harringay

Celtic Chief was trained by Stanley Biss at Clapton

Dante The Great was trained by Wilf France at Harringay

Shannon Shore was trained by Leslie Reynolds at Wembley

 

 

 

Mutton Cutlet

 

 

Orluck

 

 

 

 

Sairshea

 

Orlucks Best

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Charger

 

 

Playaway

 

 

 

 

Waltzaway VI

MONDAY’S NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infer

 

 

All Together

 

 

 

 

Gosha Bead

 

Monday Next

 

 

 

 

 

Floating Cutlet

 

 

Nutlet

 

 

 

 

Nepeta

THE FINAL

In a memorable final, the first to be run under floodlights, it was Lilac's Luck who was made clear 2/1 favourite. However, when the boxes opened it was the three dog, Monday's News, who broke best causing Lilac's Luck to seek a wider path. This forced each of the other runners to go wider and enabled Monday's to build up a substantial lead which was maintained until the line. Lilac's Luck had a private battle with the fast finishing Plucky Hero, seeing off the challenge by a length and a half, but 7 lengths behind the clear winner.

Derby final 1946a.JPG (57345 bytes)Derby final 1946b.JPG (91087 bytes)

I am grateful to Nigel Farey, son of Fred, for the images shown below. They are included with the permission of the Farey Family from the excellent Farey Archive.

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Negro's Lad Kilrea Lad Negro's Fire 29.54

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Steve Printer Verge of Palm 30.20
Manhattan Seale Manhattan Magic Drishogue  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Lattin Pearl Melksham Nobody Come On Biddy 29.53 11/10 fav

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