1953 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 27th June 1953.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time

1

Daws Dancer (5)

The Daw

Castleview Dancer

10/1

1/2 yd

29.20

2

Galtee Cleo (1)

Sandown Champion

Cleopatra

4/5 fav

2 1/4 yds

29.23

3

Small Town (3)

Bahs Choice

Pretty Waltzer

11/2

2 1/4 yds

29.37

4

Tonic I (6)

Sandown Champion

Simple Bess

100/8

1 1/4 yds

29.51

5

Glittering Look (4)

Glittering Smack

Knockrour Favourite

4/1

1/2 yd

29.59

6

Baytown Caddie (2)

Bahs Choice

Baytown Blossom

8/1

 

29.62

 

 

 

 

Fishing Smack

 

 

Tinker’s Smack

 

 

 

 

Tinker’s Hill

 

The Daw

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless Rally

 

 

Canovee Princess

 

 

 

 

Fawn Fancy

DAW’S DANCER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballydancer

 

 

Stepdancer

 

 

 

 

She’s Tidy

 

Castleview Dancer

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Mist Star

 

 

Little Cook

 

 

 

 

Kilvinane Wonder

Derby 1953.JPG (107982 bytes)

THE FINAL

Having dominated early rounds it was Galtee Cleo, from the one box, who was made the odds on 4/5 favourite, with Glittering Look next best at 4/1. However, at trap rise it was the wide running Daw's Dancer who led and made full use of the bumping behind him. Glittering Look came off worse and left his supporters with little hope, while the favourite Galtee Cleo recovered and ran on strongly. Daw's had been allowed to build up a clear lead, and although Galtee ate into the lead at each bend, he never managed to get on terms, failing by half a length at the line, with Small Town running on some two and a quarter lengths further behind in third.

Semi-Finals Saturday 20th June 1953
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
3 Galtee Cleo 2 1/4 yds 28.84 11/10 f   5 Glittering Look 1 yd 28.98 6/1
1 Baytown Caddie 1 3/4 yds 28.98 20/1   4 Small Town 2 yds 29.05 4/1
2 Tonic 2 yds 29.08 3/1   6 Daw's Dancer   29.17 2/1 f
5 Dashing Ash 2 3/4 yds 29.20 100/7   1        
4 Dublin Darkie 2 1/4 yds 29.36 25/1   3 Montego Bay   29.72 13/2
6 Polonius   29.50 3/1   2 Home Luck   29.84 10/3

 

 

Second Round Heats Thursday 18th June 1953
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Galtee Cleo 6 1/4 yds 28.76 8/11 f   6 Small Town 2 1/4 yds 29.04 8/1
5 Home Luck 3 yds 29.14 2/1   3 Glittering Look 2 yds 29.19 100/6
3 Baytown Caddie 1/2 yd 29.33 100/6   4 Daw's Dancer   29.31 10/3
4 Leafy Ash   29.36 7/1            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Polonius 1 3/4 yds 28.92 6/4   2 Montego Bay 3/4 yd 29.42 2/1
5 Tonic   29.02 5/1   3 Dublin Darkie 1/4 yd 29.46 6/1
            6 Dashing Ace   29.48 13/8 f
            4 Monachdy Girlie (6th)   29.70 33/1
                     

 

First Round Heats Saturday 13th June 1953
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Galtee Cleo 2 yds 28.88 6/4 f   4 Olly's Pal 2 1/4 yds 29.08  
4 Small Town 1 1/4 yds 29.00 6/1   6 Glittering Look 2 3/4 yds 29.22 4/1
6 Tonic 1 3/4 yds 29.08 10/3   5 Baytown Caddie   29.38 20/1
3 Ardskeagh Ville   29.18 11/4            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Daw's Dancer 1 yd 29.09 5/2   6 Dublin Darkie 1 1/4 yds 29.20 20/1
2 Endless Gossip   29.15     1 Dashing Ace   29.28 2/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Montego Bay 1/4 yd 29.43 7/4   2 Polonius 4 yds 29.08 1/3 f
5 Oriel Idol 1 yd 29.45     5 Leafy Ash   29.32 13/2
4 Home Luck   29.51 5/4 f            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Monachdy Girlie 2 3/4 yds 29.56 9/2            
1 Sainted Stranger   29.72              
                     

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Glittering Look Glittering Smack Knockrour Favourite 29.39

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harolds Cross)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Spanish Battleship Spanish Chestnut Ballyseedy Memory 29.78
Smokey Glen Fair Moving Joanna Verge  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY

Not contested this year.

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