1948 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 26th June 1948

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Dist.

Time

1

Priceless Border (1)

Clonahard Border

Priceless Sandhills

1/2  fav

2

28.78

2

Local Interprize (5)

Ruby Border

Mythical Daisy

6/1

2

28.90

3

Sheevaun (3)

Bellas Prince

Honey Gale

9/2

2

29.02

4

Doughery Boy (6)

Farloe Cutlet

Hylton Blackout

100/8

neck

29.14

5

Rathattan Ben (4)

Starnge Lad

Rathattan Lass

100/1

1 1/2

29.16

6

Baytown Stork (2)

Baytown Tulip

Ulster Row

100/1

  29.25

The Winner was owned by Mr W P O'Kane

Priceless Border was trained by Leslie Reynolds at Wembley

Local Interprize was trained by Stanley Biss at Clapton

Sheevaun was trained by Paddy Fortune at Winbledon

Doughery Boy was trained by Jonathan Hopkins at Walthamstow

Rathattan Ben was trained by Jim Syder jnr at Wembley

Baytown Stork was trained by Jack Toseland at Perry Barr

 

 

 

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

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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.

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Semi-Finals run at White City on Saturday 19th June 1948
Dog Dist. Time   Dog Dist. Time
First Semi-Final   Second Semi-Final
PRICELESS BORDER (T3) 1/4 fav 3 yds 28.76   SHEEVAUN (T5) 3/1 7 yds 28.74
LOCAL INTERPRIZE (T5) 6/1 7 yds 28.94   RATHATTAN BEN (T6) 40/1 1 yd 29.16
DANCING CASTLEDOWN (T4) 100/1 1/2 yd 29.36   CHEERFUL COMEDY (T2) 7/4 fav 2/5 yd 29.22
DRUMNAGRELLA LAD (T1) 1/2 yd 29.39   DON GIPSEY (T3)   29.26
SHADOWLAND'S DELIGHT (T6) 1 yd 29.42   TREACY'S BEAUTY (T1)    
STREETS AFTER MIDNIGHT (T2)   29.48   LATEST SURPRISE (T4)    
Third Semi-Final        
DOUGHERY BOY (T6) Evens fav 1 yd 29.23        
BAYTOWN STORK (T1) 10/1 1/2 yd 29.29        
COME UP FRONT (T3) 8/1 sh hd 29.32        
MAZURKA (T5)   29.33        
ROCKFIELD MOON (T4)            
ORPHAN STAR (T2)            

 

First Round heats at White City on Saturday 12th June 1948
Dog Dist. Time   Dog Dist. Time
Heat 1   Heat 2
MAZURKA (T3) 6/1 2/5 yd 29.24   STREETS AFTER MIDNIGHT (T1) 1/2 fav 2 1/2 yds 29.25
LOCAL INTERPRIZE (T1) 2/5 fav 2 yds 29.28   TREACY'S BEAUTY (T3) sh hd 29.40
COME UP FRONT (T6) 5/1   29.38   BAYTOWN STORM (T5) 6/1   29.41
TONYCUS (T2)       BOOLADURRAGH LADDIE (T2)    
MULCHAIR POST (T4)       EIRE MODEL (T4)    
ROUGHAN JAZZER (T5)       TREV'S GLIDER (T6)    
Heat 3   Heat 4
PRICELESS BORDER (T5) 1/5 fav 7 yds 28.64   CHEERFUL COMEDY (T6) 4/6 fav 9 yds 28.95
DOUGHERY BOY (T4) 33/1   29.06   DANCING CASTLEDOWN (T4) 25/1 1 yd 29.49
LATEST SURPRISE (T3)       DRUMAGRELLA LAD (T1) 11/4   29.55
RAFFANE LAD (T1)       CASTLEDOWN TIPTOES (T2)    
FUNNY MICK (T2)       LATEST SELECTION (T3)    
MR JULIA (T6)       DAN BEDAM (T5)    
Heat 5   Heat 6
SHADOWLAND'S DELIGHT (T6) 1 yd 29.12   DON GIPSEY (T1) 6/4 fav 9 yds 28.98
SHEEVAUN (T2) 11/8 fav 1 1/2 yds     ROCKFIELD MOON (T4)   29.52
RATHATTAN BEN (T1) 5/1       ORPHAN STAR (T3)    
WESTERN POST (T3)       WHITEROCK ABBEY (T2)    
MISSOURI (T4)       DERRY'S GAME (T5)    
PUSHING SQUARE (T5)       HURRY ALONG (T6)    

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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