1965 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City Saturday 26th June 1965 .

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time

1

Chittering Clapton (6)

Noted Crusader

Chittering Hope

5/2

5 3/4 yds

28.82

2

Sunbow (1)

Prairie Flash

Dainty Sister

2/1 fav

3 yds

29.16

3

Shy Prairie (3)

Prairie Flash

Craggs Bet

9/1

4 yds

29.34

4

Creggan Bush (4)

Mile Bush Pride

Creggandoveskey

3/1

6 yds

29.58

5

Flash Solar (5)

Solar Prince

Cinders

100/8

Distance

29.94

6

Greenane Flame (2)

Knockhill Chieftan

Wild Princess

11/2

 

DNF

 

 

 

 

Glittering Smack

 

 

Glittering Look

 

 

 

 

Knockrour Favourite

 

Noted Crusader

 

 

 

 

 

Mad Tanist

 

 

Bella’s Primrose

 

 

 

 

Bella’s Blossom

CHITTERING CLAPTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astra’s Son

 

 

Magourna Reject

 

 

 

 

Saucy Dame

 

Chittering Hope

 

 

 

 

 

Bahs’s Choice

 

 

Quality O’Leer

 

 

 

 

Baytown Nightingale

 EARLY ROUNDS

If 1964 was seen as a graveyard for early round favourites, 1965 carried on the trend with as many as 5 of the top 7 in the betting going out in round one. However, the antepost favourite was a dog called Booked Out, and he looked out at half way in his heat having missed the break. However, he made up rapid ground from halfway and managed to salvage the third qualifying place on the line. Sun Bow, Chittering Clapton and Creggan Bush all ran powerfully in round one to book their places in the next stage of the competition. By the second round it was Creggan Bush who was to provide the shock by impeding the competition favourite Booked Out and helping to eliminate him. The heat was won by a comfortable 4 lengths by Sunbow, and others to state strong cases in this round were Westpark Ash, Clifden Time and his litter brother Clifden Orbit, both owned by Pat Gardner.

SEMI-FINAL

In the first semi final it was the outsider Chittering Clapton who broke quickly and led throughout, with Westpark Ash and Clifden Time bumping each other at the first and cancelling each others chances. It was left to Flash Solar and Greenane Flame to claim the minor honours. In the second semi it was Shy Prairie who led at the first closely challenged by Creggan Bush, the latter running on too strongly to win with Sunbow getting up to claim second in the home straight.

THE FINAL

In the final it was Sunbow who was made the uneasy 2/1 favourite despite not winning his semi but occupying the favoured inside box, closely followed by the well drawn Chittering Clapton at 9/4, situated in the outside box, with Creggan Bush third best at 3/1. The final proved to be a one dog event as Chittering Clapton broke quickly on the outside and benefitted from bunching on the inner. He built up a substantial lead from Sunbow and She Prairie, while Greenane Flame was knocked over. The winning distance was a long looking 5 3/4 lengths and the winning time a promising 28.82. Shy Prairie finished 3 lengths behind Sunbow to claim third.

Semi-Finals Saturday 19th June 1965
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Chittering Clapton 3 yds 28.79 100/7   3 Creggan Bush 5 yds 28.86 4/1
2 Flash Solar 3 1/4 yds 28.96 11/2   6 Sunbow 1 yd 29.16 11/4
3 Greenane Flame 1/4 yd 29.16 11/2   4 Shy Prairie 3/4 yd 29.22 5/1
5 Clifden Time 1 yd 29.18 10/3   5 Quare Magic 1 1/4 yds 29.26 10/1
4 Westpark Ash   29.24 5/2/ jf   5 Con's Duke   29.34 8/1
1       5/2 jf   1        

 

Second Round Heats Thursday 17th June 1965
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
1 Sunbow 4 yds 28.84 100/6   5 Clifden Orbit 4 3/4 yds 29.08  
5 Creggan Bush   29.08 5/1   6 Quare Magic 1/4 yd 29.36 20/1
3 Con's Duke   29.62 9/2   4 Greenane Flame 4 1/4 yds 29.38 5/4 f
            2 Air Patrol   29.64 100/8
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
6 Clifden Time 2 yds 28.92 2/1 f   4 Westpark Ash 3 yds 29.02 9/2
2 Shy Prairie 3/4 yd 29.04 7/1   2 Greenane Flash   29.20  
3 Flash Solar 1 3/4 yds 29.08 5/2   6 Chittering Clapton   29.28 8/1
4 Carol's Prize 3 1/4 yds 29.18 9/2   5 Ocean Roll   29.42 100/8
1 Adamstown Duke   29.38 6/1            
                     

 

First Round Heats Saturday 12th June 1965
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Ocean Roll 2 1/2 yds 29.54 5/1   5 Greenane Flame 1 1/4 yds 28.94 9/4
5 Sunbow 2 yds 29.68 5/1   6 Carol's Prize 3 yds 29.02 100/8
6 Quare Magic   29.81 10/1   3 Clifden Time   29.20 2/1 f
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
2 Flash Solar Neck 29.16 6/1   3 Clifden Orbit Sh Hd 29.30  
6 Shy Prairie   29.18 4/1   5 Adamstown Duke 1 yd 29.31 40/1
3 Sad Mynah (4th)   29.43 7/1   6 Creggan Bush   29.36 3/1
                     
Trap Dog Distance Time SP   Trap Dog Distance Time SP
5 Chittering Clapton 3 1/2 yds 29.31 5/1   2 Westpark Ash 5 3/4 yds 29.12 9/2
3 Air Patrol   29.52 33/1   6 O'Leary   29.46  
                     

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WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Harmony Mile Bush Pride Perfect Queen 29.43

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harrolds Cross)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Ballyowen Chief Oregon Prince Earnest Lady 29.42
Tanyard Heather Oregon Prince Clonbanin Chariot  

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