1975 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 28th June 1975.

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

dam

Price

Distance

Time/Dist.

1

Tartan Khan (2)

Spectre

Chilled Sweet

25/1

1 3/4 L

29.57

2

Sallys Cobbler (1)

Cobbler

Pineapple Jam

3/1

1 L

29.71 

3

Pineapple Grand (6)

The Grand Silver

Pineapple Baby

4/1

1 3/4 L

29.79 

4

Myrtown (3)

Myross Again

Longstown Lassie

10/11 fav

1 3/4 L

29.93 

5

Foreign Exchange (5)

Silver Record

Coolagoma Again

10/1

 

30.07 

Tartan Khan was trained by Gwen Lynds at Bletchley

Sallys Cobbler was trained privately by John Bassett

Pineapple Grand was trained by Frank Baldwin at Perry Barr

Myrtown was trained by Eddie Moore at the White City, Manchester

Foreign Exchange was trained privately by Paddy Milligan

 

 

 

 

Hi There

 

 

Crazy Parachute

 

 

 

 

Mad Prospect

 

Spectre

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Prince

 

 

Supreme Witch

 

 

 

 

Witching Grand

TARTAN KHAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Prince

 

 

Clonalvy Pride

 

 

 

 

Asmena

 

Chilled Sweet

 

 

 

 

 

Jockey’s Glen

 

 

Spoiled Child

 

 

 

 

Revenue Lady

Lively Band did not take part, having been disqualified controversially, in the Semi-Final, for fighting.   The dog he "fought" into fourth place, Shamrock Point, an ante-post favourite for the competition went on to win the Consolation Final in a time some 56 spots faster than the Final.

So, the Final was a five dog race.

Myrtown, who had been an unplaced finalist the year before, was all the rage ( media fuelled hype ) for the final, even though he'd drawn the "coffin box" of three, until, a day or two before the race when some sustained support came for Sallys Cobbler in Trap 1.  A dead railer inside a slow starter it was argued that he was the best drawn dog in the Final.   Pineapple Grand, a useful wide seed would need to improve again to win as would Foreign Exchange who had proved to be the "improver" of the competition.   Tartan Khan was overlooked by all.  He was a stayer who had actually qualified for the final with straight third place runs, all around the 29.60 mark, a time which had been bettered by all four of the others, by some way.

As often happens the expected happened then didn't quite pan out.

Tartan Khan in 2 made light of the "Derby roar", trapped far better than any had thought possible and moved out to hinder Myrtown, who had slept a yard and met trouble going to the bend, in the shape of Foreign Exchange. The rail opened up and Sally's snatched the lead going into the bend and bombed up  the back straight.   Then, unbelievably this dead-railer moved off and Tartan Khan came up his inside to lead going into the last turn.  Stunned race-fans could not believe it as the sure stayer, Tartan Khan, who was recognised as more of a St Leger hope, took the lead and ran on to the line to win by 1 and a quarter lengths.  33/1 had been freely available all week and 25/1 on the night - so sure were the betting public that the dog was a no-hoper.

Tartan Khan went on to win the St Leger that same year then did absolutely nothing of note at stud.

This was a memorable Derby for me.  It was the first Final I had seen and, being a Scot I had to have a consolation bet on "Tartan".  Lucky White Heather!

Keith Landles

Semil Finals took place on Saturday 21st June 1975

First Semi Final on 15th June 1999   Second Semi Final on 15th June 1999
Trap Dog SP Time Dist   Trap Dog SP Time Dist
2 SALLYS COBBLER 5/2 29.73     4 MYRTOWN 5/4 f 29.23  
5 FOREIGN EXCHANGE 8/1 29.81 1   6 PINEAPPLE GRAND 11/4 29.33 1 1/4
3 LIVELY BAND (Disq) 3/1 29.89 1   3 TARTAN KHAN 14/1 29.43 1 1/4
6 SHAMROCK POINT 7/4 f 29.93 1/2   1 BOBOS JANE 6/1 29.53 1 1/4
4 SLIPPERY SLAVE 6/1 30.37 5 1/2   5 GARFORD JOE 3/1 29.65 1 1/2
1 BEARAS MAGIC 25/1 30.47 1 1/4   2 SLENDER REWARD 33/1 29.89 3

Quarter Finals (Round 2) took place on Thursday 19th June 1975

First Quarter Final on 19th June 1975   Second Quarter Final on 19th June 1975
Trap Dog SP Time Dist   Trap Dog SP Time Dist
5 GARFORD JOE 5/1 29.48     3 SALLYS COBBLER 5/2 29.31  
1 BEARAS MAGIC 33/1 29.52 1/2   6 SHAMROCK POINT 10/11 f 29.35 1/2
3 TARTAN KHAN 50/1 29.53 Sh Hd   5 FOREIGN EXCHANGE 4/1 29.55 2 1/2
2 THAT SILVER 1/2 f 29.63 1 1/4   1 GLAMOROUS REBEL 7/1 29.73 2 1/4
4 TIR NA NOG 40/1 29.69 3/4   2 GREENANE SPY 66/1 29.77 1/2
6 BALLYBEG PRIM 7/2 29.75 1   4 HARDBAKE ISLAND 66/1 29.89 1 1/2
Third Quarter Final on 19th June 1975   Fourth Quarter Final on 19th June 1975
Trap Dog SP Time Dist   Trap Dog SP Time Dist
3 SLIPPERY SLAVE 10/1 29.26     1 MYRTOWN 8/15 f 29.50  
1 LIVELY BAND Evens 29.34 1   6 PINEAPPLE GRAND 2/1 29.60 1 1/4
2 BOBOS JANE 10/1 29.60 3 1/4   3 SLENDER REWARD 66/1 29.70 1 1/4
6 FLIP YOUR TOP 4/1 29.62 Head   2 BENSON CASH 33/1 29.80 1 1/4
4 AGAIN AND AGAIN 40/1 29.64 Head   5 LADY DEVINE 7/1 29.88 1
5 DAEMONIC GAMBOL 11/4 29.66 Head   4 MALTESE CROSS 66/1 29.92 1/2

First Round Heats took place on Saturday 14th June 1975

Heat 1 SP Heat 2 SP Heat 3 SP
AGAIN AND AGAIN 16/1 THAT SILVER 4/5 f JIMSUN 9/4
COMPANY CASH 66/1 SALLYS COBBLER 7/4 BOBOS JANE 4/1
ANOTHER OUTCAST 9/2 DROMLARA DREAM 10/1 KILLINARDEN JOE 14/1
PINEAPPLE GRAND 1/2 f KUDA'S LIL 100/1 BENSON CASH 66/1
TIR NA NOG 33/1 GARFORD JOE 12/1 FLIP YOUR TOP 2/1 f
SAMPSON FLASH 4/1 SLENDER LEAD 16/1 DROMLARA FLASH 5/1
Qual. 4 5 1 29.71 Qual. 1 2 5 29.57 Qual. 2 4 5 29.66
Heat 4 SP Heat 5 SP Heat 6 SP
BEARAS MAGIC 20/1 GREENANE SPY 9/2 I'M A CHAMPION 8/1
LOCH BO MIDI 25/1 FAITHFUL CLERK 33/1 SLIPPERY SLAVE 5/2
LIVELY BAND Evens SLENDER REWARD 5/1 BANSHA PRIDE 6/1
SUFFER ON 66/1 HESA PARK RANGER 7/4 MALTESE CROSS 50/1
TORY MOR 7/2 DYNAMITE ERA 25/1 GRANGE TIM 50/1
DAEMONIC GAMBOL 3/1 BALLYBEG PRIM 6/4 f SHAMROCK POINT 4/5 f
Qual. 6 3 1 29.69 Qual. 6 3 1 29.83 Qual. 6 2 4 29.46
Heat 7 SP Heat 8 SP    
TULLIG DOCTOR 16/1 TARTAN KHAN 12/1    
WAVE LINE 25/1 LUCKY SO SO 10/1    
GLAMOROUS REBEL 5/1 MYRTOWN 4/7 f    
LADY DEVINE 5/2 BALLIE WONDER 3/1    
FOREIGN EXCHANGE Evens HARDBAKE ISLAND 33/1    
PRAIRIE FABLE 20/1 DANKIE 20/1    
Qual. 5 3 4 29.69 Qual. 3 5 1 29.43    

Qualifying Round Heats took place on Monday 9th June 1975

Heat 1 Time Heat 2 Time Heat 3 Time
KUDAS LIL 29.96 MYRTOWN 29.77 EARLS ESTATE 30.21
BEARAS MAGIC 29.92 MONALEE TRAMP 30.83 FALCONS ASTOR 30.15
SHINING SUPREME 30.18 SLIPPERY SLAVE 29.63 AGAIN AND AGAIN 30.10
KILLINARDEN JOE 29.90 BAYLOUGH JOY 30.71 BAFFLING BART 30.14
TRANQUIL CON 30.10 SCINTILLAS PEG 30.19 TIR NA NOG 30.04
DEISE AT LAST 30.32 BAILLIE WONDER 29.83 MALTESE CROSS 30.08
Qual. 4 2 1   Qual. 3 1 6   Qual. 5 6 3  
Heat 4 Time Heat 5 Time Heat 6 Time
COMPANY CASH 30.38 LUCKY SO SO 29.96 LOCH BO MIDI 29.95
SOLID SID 30.58 LIBERTY PORT 30.26 ADIOSS 30.09
ANOTHER OUTCAST 29.76 LAST DATE 30.28 SOLE VIEW 30.19
EXACT PRIDE 30.40 KING DAVID 30.08 LONDON SPEC 30.01
TOP CUSTOMER 30.46 GARFORD JOE 29.80 PINEAPPLE GRAND 29.55
FLIP YOUR TOP 30.12 PRAIRIE FABLE 29.82 FOREIGN EXCHANGE 29.43
Qual. 3 6 1   Qual. 5 6 1   Qual. 6 5 1  
Heat 7 Time Heat 8 Time Heat 9 Time
I'M A CHAMPION 29.84 SALLY COBBLER 29.58 GLAMOROUS REBEL 29.83
Vacant   SQUASH 31.00 JIMSUN 29.95
WALK ON 30.06 BOBS JANE 29.74 HANDY HIGH 30.53
DAIRY CHAMPION 30.42 SPASKY 30.60 MOON VALLEY Dis.
TORY MOR 29.80 BALLYBEG PRIM 29.96 DAEMONIC GAMBOL 29.89
SLENDER LEAD 29.90 MAGICAL MOMENT 31.18 COMBINED 30.07
Qual. 5 1 6   Qual. 1 3 5   Qual. 1 5 2  
Heat 10 Time Heat 11 Time Heat 12 Time
IRISH GRADUATE 30.64 ANOTHER MICK 30.38 BENSON CASH 29.98
TULLIG DOCTOR 29.98 MONEEN HEATHER 30.21 BREACHS LEMON 30.41
POSTMANS WIFE 30.72 WAVELINE 30.13 SUN CHARIOT 30.07
FAITHFUL CLERK 30.28 LADY DEVINE 29.77 SUFFER ON 29.96
GRANGE TIM 30.16 MYSTERY MARCUS 30.22 COOLADINE CHIEF 30.23
STREAKER 30.50 HESA PARK RANGER 29.79 HARD BAKE ISLAND 29.99
Qual. 2 5 4   Qual. 4 6 3   Qual. 4 1 6  
Heat 13 Time Heat 14 Time Heat 15 Time
TARTAN KHAN 29.88 GAY KATHY 30.01 FLASHY DAN 30.35
TUSCALOOSA 30.29 DROMLARA DREAM 29.79 SLENDER REWARD 29.83
BANSHA PRIDE 29.80 GREENANE SPY 29.89 BRIGHT JULIA 30.63
SHAMROCK POINT 29.86 SPIRAL CINDY 30.47 CLORAN VENTURE 30.53
BEND A BOW 29.96 DROMLARA MASTER 30.23 DANKIE 29.87
CARROWKEAL REF 30.28 SAMPSON FLASH 29.95 DYNAMITE ERA 30.11
Qual. 3 4 1   Qual. 2 3 6   Qual. 2 5 6  
Heat 16 Time        
LIVELY BAND 29.86        
THAT SILVER 29.85        
ANOTHER BUCKLE 30.08        
ROMAN MIDNIGHT 30.38        
NICE ONE CYRIL 29.92        
DROMLARA FLASH 29.90        
Qual. 2 1 6          

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IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Shifting Shadow Clonsherry Queens Parachute 29.35
Moonshine Bandit Yanka Boy Westpark Roma 29.40

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