1954 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 26th June 1954.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time/Dist.

1

Pauls Fun (3)

Sandown Champion

All Fun

8/15 fav

3 1/4 yds

28.84

2

Leafy Ash (5)

Mad Tanist 

Ash Shaggy

33/1

1 3/4 yds

29.04

3

Title Role (6)

Celtic Chief

Coolkill Darkie

3/1

5 yds

29.14

4

Clever Count (1)

Ballybeg Surprise

Wise Countess

33/1

3/4 yd

29.44

5

Ardskeagh Ville (2)

Dante The Great

My Dreamland

100/8

Distance

29.48

6

Ashcott Boy (4)

Jeffs Pal

Winsome Complexion

100/7

 

DNF

Pauls Fun was trained by Leslie Reynolds at Wembley

Leafy Ash was trained by Jim Syder jnr at Wembley

Title Role was trained by Jack Harvey at Wembley

Clever Count was trained by Jack Harvey at Wembley

Ardskeagh Ville was trained by Dave Barker at Catford

Ashcott Boy was trained by Leslie Reynolds at Wembley

 

 

 

Tanist

 

 

Mad Tanist

 

 

 

 

Mad Darkie

 

Sandown Champion

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Record

 

 

Good Record

 

 

 

 

Belgravian Lass

PAUL’S FUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castledown Lad

 

 

Bella’s Prince

 

 

 

 

Bella’s Witch

 

All Fun

 

 

 

 

 

Open Event

 

 

Racing May

 

 

 

 

Edna’s Hope

THE FINAL

From the outset of the competition this was viewed as a one dog race, with Paul's Fun being made a very strong ante post favourite. In the final Paul's went off the odds on 8/15 favourite, with only Title Role at 3/1 being seen as a viable alternative. As the boxes flew open it was a level break and Ascott Boy took a slender lead on the outside. However, he swung wide, fell and took a number of dogs with him, leaving a small gap for Paul's to slip through on the inner. From here on in the result was not in doubt and Paul's ran on strongly to prevail by an easy three and a quarter lengths from the outsider of the party the 33/1 Leafy Ash, with Title Role a further length and three quarters back in third.

Semi-Finals on Saturday 19th June 1954
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Paul's Fun 6 1/4 yds 28.64 4/6 f   2 Ashcott Boy 2 yds 29.21 10/7
5 Leafy Ash 3 1/2 yds 29.03 33/1   5 Title Role 2 1/4 yds 29.34 4/11 f
3 Ardskeagh Ville 1/4 yd 29.24 5/1   4 Clever Count Sh Hd 29.48 100/6
2 Barrowside 3/4 yd 29.26 9/2   1 Pancho Villa 5 yds 29.49 10/1
1 Rushton Spot 1 yd 29.30 6/1   6 Tolerton Ash 1 1/4 yds 29.79 8/1
4 Something Odd   29.36 100/6   3 Afsha   29.87 100/6

 

 

Second Round Heats Thursday 17th June 1954
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
4 Ardskeagh Ville 3/4 yd 29.09 8/11 f   1 Barrowside 3 1/4 yds 28.86 100/6
5 Clever Count 1 3/4 yds 29.13 100/8   3 Paul's Fun 2 yds 29.07 1/4 f
6 Pancho Villa   29.24 100/8   4 Something Odd Sh Hd 29.18 10/1
3 Forever Cloone (6th)   29.60 100/6   2 Galtee Cleo   29.19 100/8
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Afsha 1 1/4 yds 29.24 9/1   5 Title Role 3 yds 28.78 1/3 f
1 Tolerton Ash 3 1/2 yds 29.33 3/1   4 Rushton Spot 2 1/4 yds 28.96 8/1
5 Ashcott Boy   29.54 3/1   3 Leafy Ash   29.10 25/1
3 Look Nice (6th)   30.24 100/1            
                     

 

First Round Heats Saturday 12th June 1954
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Pancho Villa 1 1/4 yds 29.65 5/2 cf   2 Ardskeagh Ville 1 yd 29.59 4/6 f
2 Clever Count   29.74 5/2 cf   5 Galtee Cleo   29.65 2/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Paul's Fun 6 3/4 yds 28.87 4/11 f   4 Title Role 8 yds 29.07 2/5 f
4 Something Odd 1 3/4 yds 29.27 7/1   6 Look Nice 1 3/4 yds 29.55 100/1
1 Rushton Spot   29.38 6/1   5 Leafy Ash   29.65 100/7
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
3 Tolerton Ash 1 yd 29.39 100/7   5 Victory Night II 4 yds 29.26  
5 Romantic Circle   29.45     1 Barrowside 2 3/4 yds 29.50 11/4
            6 Forever Cloone   29.66 7/4 f
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
5 Afsha Head 29.62 5/1            
3 Rushton Mac   29.64              
                     

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IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Spanish Battleship Spanish Chestnut Ballyseedy Memory 29.64
Dignity Ethel's Lad High Katie  

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Rushton Mac Rushton News Rushton Panda 29.20 5/2

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