1949 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

Dam

Price

Time/Dist.

1

Narrogar Ann (2)

Dutton Swordfish

Winnie Of Berrow

5/1

28.95

2

Dangerous Prince (5)

Bellas Prince

Dark Evening

100/7

1 1/4

3

Sailing At Dawn (1)

Shannon Shore

Bilting Antoinette

9/2

2 1/2

4

Local Interprice (4)

Ruby Border

Mystical Daisy

3/1

1 1/2

5

Glencoy Regent (3)

Glenview Shaggy

Little Twilight

9/4 fav

neck

6

Saft Alex (6)

Mad Tanist

Fair Light

11/2

10

1949 PRE-FINAL

One of the greyhounds of 1948 was Local Interprize, who had managed runners up spot in the Derby final and came back the next year to try to go one better. Other early fancies were Glencoy Regent and the bitch, Narrogar Ann. While Local disappointed in his first round heat, although he did manage to qualify, Glencoy Ranger and Narrogar Ann were more impressive, the latter winning her heat by 4 lengths. By the time they had reached the semi final stage the writing was on the wall for Local Interprize, who had failed to impress throughout the competition. He was drawn in the same semi as Glencoy Ranger and suffered bumping at the first bend to allow Glencoy to take a definite and decisive adavantage. Glencoy held on by 2 lengths which was sufficient to make him favourite for the final. Narrogar Ann was well fancied in her semi, although the slight favourite was Sailing at Dawn at 15/8. The confidence in the market leader was to be fully justified when he led from the first and held Narrogar by just under a length.

1949 FINAL

While it was not surprising to see Glencoy Ranger at the head of the market at 9/4, it was difficult to justify the short price of 3/1 on Local Interprize, given that Sailing at Dawn had been impressive in his semi final, and Narrogar Ann had only been defeated by of a length. Narrogar Ann was drawn in trap 2 and on offer at 5/1, while Sailing at Dawn enjoyed the luxury of the inside box but was still offered at 9/2. When the boxes opened, to the dismay of the crowd it was 100/7 outsider Dangerous Prince who lived up to his name. This caused Local Interprize and Glencloy Regent to check, and it was left to Sailing at Dawn and Narrogar Ann to give chase down the back straight. As they approached the third bend Narrogar began mounting a sustained challenge, and finally got on terms with Dangerous in the home straight. She eventually proved the stronger by a length and a quarter, with Dangerous holding on to second two and a half lengths ahead of Sailing At Dawn.

 

 

 

 

Genial Nobleman

 

 

Mellow Outlook

 

 

 

 

Fleet Flight

 

Dutton Swordfish

 

 

 

 

 

Dee Rock

 

 

Dutton Oak

 

 

 

 

Dame Julian

NARROGAR ANN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutton Cutlet

 

 

Beef Cutlet

 

 

 

 

Burette

 

Winnie of Berrow

 

 

 

 

 

Danielli

 

 

Jubilee Joan

 

 

 

 

Jovial Jenny

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IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harolds Cross)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Spanish Lad Shaggy Lad Cordal Moonlight 29.87
Merry Courier Mad Tanist Lucky Orna  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY

Not contested this year.

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