1951 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 30th June 1951.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time

1

Ballyanigan Tanist (1)

Mad Tanist

Fly Dancer

11/4

2 1/2 yds

28.62

2

Black Mire (3)

Darkies Gift

Kelton Flash

9/4 fav

2 3/4 yds

28.77

3

Rushton Smutty (2)

Mad Tanist

Summer Frock

4/1

2 yds

28.93

4

Atomic Line (6)

Astras Son

Atomic Seal

4/1

1/2 yd

29.05

5

Rapid Choice (4)

Bahs Choice

Pure Motive

100/8

2 3/4 yds

29.08

6

Mad Miller (5)

Mad Tanist

Castletown Skinner

10/1

 

29.24

 

 

 

 

Inler

 

 

Tanist

 

 

 

 

Tranquilla

 

Mad Tanist

 

 

 

 

 

Saccadee

 

 

Mad Darkie

 

 

 

 

Darkie’s Hill

BALLYLANIGAN TANIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Somers

 

 

Ballydancer

 

 

 

 

Dancing Comet

 

Fly Dancer

 

 

 

 

 

Swanky Joe

 

 

Swanky Fly

 

 

 

 

Lucky Bush

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THE FINAL

In a close betting heat it was Black Mire who went off the 9/4 favourite, closely follwed by Ballylanigan Tanist at 11/4. Howver, the punters were in for an early shock when the outside trio led them up. Atomic Line made best use of his wide box to lead around the first even though he was a railer, from Mad Miller and Rapid Choice. At the first, as Atomic cut across he met trouble with Rushton Smutty, and gave Ballyanigan the opportunity it needed to sneak up the inside.From here on in the race was a procession, with Ballyanigan Tanist winning by two and a half lengths from the fast finishing Black Mire, with Rushton Smutty a further two and three quarter lengths back in third.

Semi-Finals Saturday 23rd June 1951
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Black Mire 3 1/4 yds 28.62 4/5 f   1 Atomic Line 1 yd 28.81 4/1
6 Mad Miller 1 yd 28.82 4/1   2 Ballyanigan Tanist 3 yds 28.87 11/4
5 Rapid Choice 7 yds 28.88 7/1   3 Rushton Smutty 5 yds 29.05 10/3
2 Wild Der 1/4 yd 29.30 20/1   6 June's Idol 1/4 yd 29.35 9/4 f
4 Bella's Harvest   29.32 10/1   4 Melampus 1/4 yd 29.37 20/1
3 Greenwood Tanist         5 Oozoo   29.39 10/1

 

 

Second Round Heats Thursday 21st June 1951
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Ballyanigan Tanist 3/4 yd 28.93 4/6 f   6 June's Idol 2 1/4 yds 28.66 5/1
4 Oozoo 3/4 yd 28.97 6/1   3 Rushton Smutty 4 yds 28.81 6/4
1 Rapid Choice   29.01 10/3   5 Black Mire   29.05 11/10 f
            1 Rimmello (5th)   29.18 66/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Atomic Line 6 1/4 yds 28.93 11/4   3 Greenwood Tanist Sh Hd 29.04  
3 Wild Der Head 29.31 50/1   5 Bella's Harvest Sh Hd 29.05 100/6
4 Mad Miller   29.33 9/2   4 Melampus 1 1/4 yds 29.06 7/4 f
2 Derryboy Blackbird (5th)   29.51 5/2 f   6 Clifton's Perfection   29.14 3/1
                     

 

First Round Heats Saturday 16th June 1951
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Black Mire 3/4 yd 28.88 6/4 f   3 Rapid Choice 3 1/4 yds 29.11 7/2
6 Ballyanigan Tanist 1/2 yd 28.92 7/2   1 Theydons Son Sh Hd 29.31  
3 Rushton Smutty   28.96 10/3   2 Mad Miller   29.32 6/4 f
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
5 Atomic Line 2 yds 29.12 9/4 f   1 Quare Customer 1 3/4 yds 28.98  
6 Greenwood Tanist 1/2 yd 29.24     6 Melampus   29.08 10/11 f
2 Bella's Harvest   29.27 100/7            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Derryboy Blackbird 2 1/4 yds 28.81 5/1   1 June's Idol 10 yds 28.80 10/3
6 Clifton's Perfection 8 yds 28.95 6/1   3 Oozoo   29.39 10/1
2 Wild Der   29.43 4/1            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
3 Moon Again   29.15              
4 Rimmello (3rd)   29.47 50/1            

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Ballylanigan Tanist Mad Tanist Fly Dancer 29.95

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harolds Cross)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Carmody's Tanist Mad Tanist Castletown Skinner 29.64
Locht Seal Ballyhennessy Seal Linda  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Rushton Smutty Mad Fanist Summer Frock 29.08 9/4

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