1960 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on 25th June 1960.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time

1

Duleek Dandy (4)

Flash Jack

Flower of Duleek

25/1

2 1/4 yds

29.15

2

Clonalvy Romance (5)

Solar Prince

Asmena

11/2

1 yd

29.29

3

Mile Bush Pride (1)

The Grand Champion

Witching Dancer

4/5 fav

5 1/4 yds

29.35

4

Caramilk (6)

Solar Prince

Imperial Peg

100/6

1 1/4 yds 29.67

5

Wheatfield Swan (2)

Fourth of July

Kals Kitty

50/1

3/4 yd

29.75

6

Clonalvy Pride (3)

Solar Prince

Asmena

2/1

 

29.79

Duleek Dandy was trained privately by Bill Dash

Clonalvy Romance was trained by Fred Taylor at White City, London

Mile Bush Pride was trained by Jack Harvey at Wembley

Caramilk was trained by Tom (Paddy) Reilly at Walthamstow

Wheatfield Swan was trained by Leslie Reynolds at Wembley

Clonalvy Pride was trained by Jack Harvey at Wembley

Early Rounds

Great excitement welcomed the start of this years competition with most believing that Mile Bush Pride, who had won last years event and the majority of other competitions he had entered, would win for a second consecutive year. Some thought that Pigalle Wonder would regain his former brilliance, but few expected the shocks of the early rounds. First Pigalle was eliminated after being badly baulked at the first bend, and then Mile Bush was beaten by his kennelmate, Clonalvy Pride  who became a viable alternative. In the second round the brilliance returned to Mile Bush with a scintillating 9 length victory in 28.63.

Semi-Finals

In the first semi-final the doubters returned as Mile Bush was drawn in an unfavourable 5 box and, as expected, missed his break in a bid to reach the required rails position. Kennelmate Clonalvy Pride once again got the upperhand after a slick break and led Mile Bush by a good 4 lengths. Although he ran on strongly he could not peg back the early leader and even had a tussle with Gorey Airways before getting passed him. The final qualifying spot went to Wheatfield Swan and the winning time was 28.67. The second semi did not command the same interest or excitement and remarkably went to litter brother Clonalvy Romance. He led early and was never troubled coming home 4 3/4 lengths ahead of runner up Duleek Dandy in a less than impressive 28.91, with Caramilk back in third.

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With grateful thanks to Roland Tingey for the scan of the Final programme

The Final

The draw provided Mile Bush Pride with a favourable inside box and he was confidently made the 4/5 favourite with Clonalvy Pride clear next best at 2/1. As the traps lifted it was Clonalvy Romance that led and went clear from Duleek Dandy with Mile Bush Pride a disappointing fifth. As they went down the far side Duleek gradually made up ground on the leader and Mile Bush started to make his move. By the time they reached the third bend Duleek had got on terms with Clonalvy and Mile Bush was starting to threaten. The pivotal moment as Clonalvy tired near the rails and Mile Bush refused to go around on the outside. This provided Duleek just enough of a lead in the home straight and he hung on by 2 1/4 lengths in a slow 29.15. The supporters of Mile Bush were disappointed that he could not even pass Clonalvy before the line and finished a length adrift.

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Castledown Lad

 

 

Bella’s Prince

 

 

 

 

Bella’s Witch

 

Flash Jack

 

 

 

 

 

Quare Times

 

 

Quare Fire

 

 

 

 

Negro’s Fire

DULEEK DANDY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Seal

 

 

Winsome Seal

 

 

 

 

Friendly

 

Flower of Duleek

 

 

 

 

 

Clonahard Border

 

 

Duleek Belle

 

 

 

 

Jubileen

 

Semi-Finals Saturday 18th June 1960
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Clonalvy Pride 3 1/2 yds 28.67 2/1   4 Clonalvy Romance 4 3/4 yds 28.91 8/1
5 Mile Bush Pride 6 yds 28.88 11/10 f   3 Duleek Dandy 3/4 yd 29.19 9/2
2 Wheatfield Swan 1/4 yd 29.23 33/1   5 Caramilk 3 1/4 yds 29.23 3/1 jf
3 Rostown Genius 3 yds 29.25 100/7   6 Simonian 1 yd 29.43 7/2
1 Crazy Paving 5 1/2 yds 29.42 8/1   1 Prince Of Speed 2 3/4 yds 29.49 6/1
4 Gorey Airways   29.75 9/1   2 Coolkill Racket   29.65 3/1 jf

 

Second Round Heats Thursday 16th June 1960
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Mile Bush Pride 9 yds 28.63 8/13 f   1 Duleek Dandy 2 1/4 yds 29.16 7/2
5 Crazy Paving 1/4 yd 29.17 25/1   3 Wheatfield Swan 4 yds 29.30 100/8
3 Clonalvy Romance 2 3/4 yds 29.19 33/1   4 Gorey Airways   29.54 5/1
2 Dunstown Paddy   29.35 5/2            
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
5 Rostown Genius Sh Hd 29.15 100/6   5 Simonian Head 29.26 9/2
4 Coolkill Racket 2 1/4 yds 29.16 100/8   3 Caramilk 1/2 yd 29.27 5/2 jf
6 Clonalvy Pride   29.30 2/5 f   1 Prince Of Speed   29.30 3/1
            4 Long Span (5th)   29.40 8/1
                     

 

First Round Heats Saturday 11th June 1960
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Clonalvy Pride 2 3/4 yds 28.66 9/4   1 Crazy Paving 1 yd 29.26 7/2
2 Dunstown Paddy 5 yds 28.82 5/1   3 Might Hassan   29.32  
3 Mile Bush Pride   29.11 4/6 f   5 Wheatfield Swan   29.56 6/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
4 Duleek Dandy D-Heat 29.14 10/1   3 Gorey Airways Head 29.11 13/2
3 Violets Duke   29.14     4 Clonalvy Romance   29.12 100/7
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
3 Jump Clear 4 yds 29.09     1 Coolkill Racket 3 yds 29.11 9/2
2 Caramilk   29.33 7/4   4 Matchabelli Mosaic 2 1/4 yds 29.29  
            6 Simonian   29.43 8/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Fitz's Star 1 yd 29.34     1 Long Span Head 29.51 11/4
6 Rostown Genius   29.40 6/1   4 Galbally Airways   29.52  
            2 Prince Of Speed   29.59 6/4 f

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for the scan of the winner and his owner.

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Fitz's Star Cheerful Chariot Fitz's Flash 29.48

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Perrys Apple Only Perry Ryans Demon 29.55
The Black Ranger Imperial Airways New Law  

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