1971 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 26th June 1971

Pos.

Greyhound Sire dam Betting Dist.

Time

1 Dolores Rocket (2) Newdown Heather Come on Dolores 11/4 1/2 yd 28.74
2 Supreme Fun (6) Newdown Heather Top Note 6/1 3/4 yd 28.77
3 Leap and Run (3) Booked Out Aubawns Dream 3/1 1 yd 28.81
4 Moordyk Champ (1) Monalee Champion Nelsons Farewell 6/1 2 1/2 yds 28.87
5 Cobbler (5) Monalee Champion Yurituni 20/1 1 3/4 yds 29.02
6 Ivy Hall Flash (4) Proud Lincoln Ivy Hall Rose 7/4 fav   29.12

Dolores Rocket was trained privately by Herbert White

Supreme Fun was trained privately by Sid Ryall

Leap and Run was trained privately by John Bassett

Moordyk Champ was trained privately by Freddie Warrell

Cobbler was trained by Dave Geggus at Walthamstow

Ivy Hall Flash was trained by Paddy Keane in Ireland

 

SEMI-FINALS Saturday 19th June 1971
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
4 Leap and Run 28.67 3 1/4 yds 10/1   4 Ivy Hall Flash 28.76 1 1/4 yds 4/1
1 Moordyk Champion 28.87 4 1/4 yds 10/1   6 Supreme Fun 28.84 3 yds 7/2
6 Cobbler 29.09 Head 25/1   1 Dolores Rocket 29.03 Sh Head 11/8 f
3 Ballybeg Era 29.11   10/1   5 Sole Aim 29.04 1 yd 6/1
2 Clohast Rebel 29.15   4/5 f   2 Michaels Bar 29.10   10/1
            3 Sir Ginger 29.18   14/1

 

Second Round Thursday 17th June 1971
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
2 Dolores Rocket 28.61 2 1/4 yds 3/1   2 Leap and Run 28.88 3/4 yd 4/1
1 Ivy Hall Flash 28.75 3/4 yd 5/4 f   6 Cobbler 28.92 1 yd 14/1
6 Supreme Fun 28.79 3 1/2 yds 7/2   1 Sole Aim 28.97   6/4 f
4 Davyhulme Export 29.01   20/1   3 Mullas Shore (5th) 29.26   9/2
                     
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
1 Ballybeg Era 28.76 1 3/4 yds 4/1   5 Clohast Rebel 28.39 4 3/4 yds 7/4
3 Moordyk Champion 28.86   14/1   2 Michaels Bar 28.67 1 1/4 yds 50/1
4 King Lester (5th) 29.44   10/1   1 Sir Ginger 28.75 Head 12/1
            3 Postal Vote 28.77   4/5 f

 

First Round Saturday 12th June 1971
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
2 Mullas Shore 28.62 4 yds 8/1   2 Dolores Rocket 29.16 2 3/4 yds 11/4
3 Moordyk Champion 28.86 Head 12/1   5 King Lester 29.32   6/4 f
5 Supreme Fun 28.88   6/1            
                     
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
1 Leap and Run 28.66 2 yds 6/4 f   4 Postal Vote 28.85 1 yd 8/13 f
4 Ballybeg Era 28.78 3 1/2 yds 2/1     Down Your Way 28.91    
5 Cobbler 28.99   5/2   1 Ivy Hall Flash 29.06   7/2
                     
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
1 Sole Aim 28.84 1 yd Evens f     Crefogue Flash 28.83 1 1/4 yds  
  Linmaree 28.90       3 Clohast Rebel 28.91 1 3/4 yds 8/11 f
3 Anita's Champion (4th) 29.71   50/1   1 Davyhulme Export 29.01 2 3/4 yds 16/1
  Black Andrew (6th) 29.77   3/1   5 Special Branch 29.17   66/1
                     
Trap Dog Time Dist. SP   Trap Dog Time Dist. SP
  Spectre Jockey 29.04 1/2 yd              
1 Michaels Bar 29.07   6/1            
4 Sir Ginger 29.16   5/2            

 

 

 

 

Hi There

 

 

Printers Prince

 

 

 

 

Sally’s Gossip

 

Newdown Heather

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Champion

 

 

Pardee

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Heiress

DOLORES ROCKET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galtee Cleo

 

 

Knockhill Chieftan

 

 

 

 

Coolkill Mistress

 

Come on Dolores

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Fire

 

 

Sultry Peach

 

 

 

 

Rockaleen

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With grateful thanks to Steve McClenn for this scan of DOLORES ROCKET

This Derby Final was remarkable for the fact that the winner was such a popular dog – known as "Cindy" to her owners, the White brothers, and her supporters and because Dolores Rocket became the first bitch for fully 41 years to win the Derby.

Supreme Fun in 6 was expected to lead early and he duly did from Leap and Run (3), Ivy Hall Flash (4, and Fav.), Cobbler (5), Moordyke Champion (1) and Dolores Rocket (2), in a seemingly hopeless position bringing up the rear. Going into the bend Supreme Fun moved off wide allowing Leap and Run to take over while Cobbler and Ivy Hall Flash crowded badly, ruining their chances and allowing Moordyke Champion and Dolores Rocket room to gain on the leaders as they ran up the back straight. The third bend saw Supreme Fun and Leap and Run neck and neck in the lead.

 

Here the race was won. Rounding the last bend with a brilliant piece of trackcraft .Dolores Rocket left her accustomed rails pitch and came round her field in game style to out-run Supreme Fun by half a length and land the 10,000 first prize in 28.74 secs. – an excellent time. "Cindy", the "black bundle of energy", who had deprived Sole Aim of a final spot by a short head in their semi-final, thus emulated the great Narrogar Ann, winner in 1949. Dolores Rocket would further cement her place in history by going on to win the St Leger later in the year.

Thanks are due to Keith Landles

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Spectre's Dream Spectre II Jockey's Dream 29.22

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Sole Aim Monalee Champion Yurituni 29.12
Postal Vote Dusty Trail Paddistarr  

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