1948 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Time/Dist.

1

Priceless Border (1)

Clonahard Border

Priceless Sandhills

1/2  fav

28.78

2

Local Interprize (5)

Ruby Border

Mythical Daisy

6/1

2

3

Sheevaun (3)

Bellas Prince

Honey Gale

9/2

2

4

Doughery Boy (6)

Farloe Cutlet

Hylton Blackout

100/8

2

5

Rathattan Ben (4)

Starnge Lad

Rathattan Lass

100/1

neck

6

Baytown Stork (2)

Baytown Tulip

Ulster Row

100/1

1 1/2

 

 

 

Creamery Border

 

 

Ruby Border

 

 

 

 

Keel Ruby

 

Clonahard Border

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Tom

 

 

Gill’s Selected

 

 

 

 

Cunning Bird

PRICELESS BORDER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle’s Beak

 

 

White Sandhills

 

 

 

 

Gambling R

 

Priceless Sandills

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Mahon Cutlet

 

 

Paris Cutlet

 

 

 

 

Turkey Tamer

Priceless.JPG (100861 bytes)

This picture of the champion is dedicated to Eddie McClenn, a lifelong greyhound enthusiast, who even to this day keeps 4 retired greyhounds and rises religiously at 4.30 a.m. to walk them, despite being a sprightly 84 years young. A remarkable bloke!

THE FINAL

Having dominated earlier procedings, Priceless Border, from one, was made the odds on 1/2 favourite with Sheevaun next best at 9/2. When the boxes opened Priceless made his customary early exit and led comfotably around the first. Favourite backers never had a moments hesitation as Priceless went on to win by an easy 2 lengths, with Local Interprize taking second, and the second favourite Sheevaun claiming third spot a further 2 lengths behind.

1948 Front.jpg (365688 bytes)1948 Race.jpg (477551 bytes)

With very grateful thanks to Steve McClenn for the excellent scan of the racecard from his extensive collection.

50 credits

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Local Interprize Ruby Border Mythical Daisy 29.32

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Western Post Lucky Post Lonesome Sister 29.90
Baytown Colonel Baytown Cuckoo Baytown Crow  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Western Post Lucky Post Lonesome Sister 29.45 8/1

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