White City Greyhounds

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White City Greyhounds
The White City Stadium during the 1908 Summer Olympics
LocationLondon
Coordinates51°30'48.6"N 0°13'38.5"W
Opened1927
Closed1984

White City Greyhounds was the greyhound racing operation held at White City Stadium in London. The venue was regarded as the sport's primary track during its existence.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

After the 1908 Summer Olympics the White City area was used for further exhibitions but the stadium began to be underused. By 1922 attempts had been made to sell it and it is reputed to have been in a very poor state by 1926. During the Februarys of 1926 and 1927 the stadium was used for the British Industries Fair before the public announcement that the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA) had purchased the stadium following on from the success experienced by the company at the nation's first greyhound meetings in Manchester at Belle Vue Stadium.[1][2]

It would be the GRA’s second stadium and the old running and cycle tracks were grassed over. A new restaurant was built and covered terracing was constructed. The Metropolitan Railway reopened their Wood Lane station in preparation for the race nights.[3]

Opening[edit]

The first greyhounds moved into the kennels on 20 May and the first private trial was planned for 30 May with racing starting on 1 June but delays ensued.[4][5] The first meeting finally took place on Monday 20 June 1927 with the first race won by a greyhound called Charlie Cranston. Entry Badge, the 1927 English Greyhound Derby winner, also ran on the opening night. There was a capacity of 93,000 and club house accommodation for 1,000 people more than the original seating capacity in 1908.[6]

The track had a large 498 circumference with long straights of 120 yards described as good sweeping turns suitable for strong galloping type dogs. The hare system was an outside trolley type and the GRA’s finances were helped with the use of an automatic totalisator.[7][8]

1928-1939[edit]

The GRA moved its headquarters to White City from Belle Vue and early visitors included the Prince of Wales later King Edward VIII and Prince George, later King George VI.[9]

The English Greyhound Derby was inaugurated in 1927 followed by the Champion Hurdle (renamed the Grand National) the following year. The Oaks (for bitches only) would complete a trio of classic races. The GRA purchased the Hook estate at Northaw some 13 miles from the centre of London. They saw it as the ideal place for GRA trainers to train greyhounds for White City and Harringay Stadium which was their third track to open, and later other London tracks. The 140 acres of park and grassland became famous within the industry.[10]

The Derby competition became the primary target for all greyhound connections. The first winner was Entry Badge who picked up 1,000, he was trained by local trainer Joe Harmon and had won a race on opening night. The following year all qualifying rounds would be held at White City which had not been the case in 1927.[11]

In 1929 Mick the Miller arrived for his first Derby from Ireland and captured the public’s imagination sending greyhound racing into most households in Britain and Ireland. His successful defence of the title one year later drew a 50,000 crowd and the controversial final of 1931 attracted 70,000.[11] Major Percy Brown was installed as Racing Manager (RM) in 1931 arriving from sister track Belle Vue and greyhounds that won the Derby over the following years found fame.

In 1936 the stadium introduced the Wood Lane Stakes and the 'White City', the former would remain an important race throughout the years but the latter was less known despite rewards that came second only to the Derby in terms of prize money. It was an invitation race for the sports top greyhounds but only lasted until the start of the war. In 1937 the Springbok and GRA Stakes was inaugurated for novice hurdlers and stayers respectively. Early track trainers included Leslie Reynolds, William Dixon, Albert Jonas, Les Parry and Harry Buck.[10] A greyhound called Brave Don was the first to be transported to Britain from Ireland by air. He came into the kennels of Leslie Reynolds following a flight from Dublin to Croydon.[12]

In 1938 the track boasted that they had the largest totalisator in the world with 634 issuing machines.[13]

A record 92,000 people attended the 1939 English Greyhound Derby and the tote turnover set new records of £14,341 for a single race and £114,780 for a meeting. Using historic inflation (2015) this equates to £7 million for one meeting.[14][15]

1946-1950[edit]

White City was the first track to install a photo finish camera in 1945 and the sport remained a national pastime after the war with the annual tote turnover for White City in 1946 being £17,576,190 (2015 equivalent £661 million).[16]

In 1946 Bahs Choice went undefeated through the Wood Lane Stakes and on 6 June 1946 in a Derby trial, he recorded 28.99 sec to become the first dog in the world to break 29sec over 525 yards. Quare Times broke the track record twice during the 1946 event which led to Major Brown organising a match race between the pair at White City on August Bank Holiday Monday. Quare Times won the race setting a new world record for the 550 yards. Also in 1946 another new event was introduced called the Longcross Cup.[9]

In 1949, three new sea-food bars attract more than 4,000 customers on race nights and the track employs 14 part time staff to cope with the demand.[17]

1950s[edit]

White City was featured in numerous films including the 1950 movie The Blue Lamp and one year later Major Percy Brown had to select 48 greyhounds for the Derby from a record 140 entries.[9]

In December 1955 Spanish Battleship travelled to England for the first time for a special match race with Duet leader and Hi There at White City. Pigalle Wonder and Mile Bush Pride won the Derby during the 1950s and the Gimcrack (later called The Challenge) race was introduced in 1959 with the Oaks moving to sister track Harringay.[10]

1960s[edit]

In 1964 trainer Randolph Singleton was transferred to White City from Belle Vue and the GRA extended its board by adding Major Percy Brown, John Cearns (son of W.J Cearns) and Charles Chandler Jr. to the directors. Arthur Aldridge former RM of Powderhall Stadium and Belle Vue was brought in as the new White City RM. Camira Flash owned by the Duke of Edinburgh won the Derby for White City for only the third time.[18]

A story broke in 1969 that the GRA had granted an option to Stock Conversion and Investment Ltd to purchase greyhound racing’s premier track White City for redevelopment. The official line was that a new modern White City stadium would be built in the remaining four acres from the existing sixteen. A greyhound reporter called Neil Martin stated this move must spell death to all sport there in time – and in my opinion greyhound racing too Fellow reporter John Bower had a different view that it would create a wonderful new stadium, a view seemingly given substance by GRA announcing that the architects plans were already drawn up. The future of the stadium was unknown.[18][19]

1970s[edit]

Patricias Hope won his second Derby and Sherrys Prince won his third consecutive Grand National victory in 1972, an added bonus for White City was the fact that his trainer Colin West had recently joined the track. West and the Cambridgeshire competition had transferred from the recently closed West Ham Stadium.[11][18] In 1972 GRA Director of racing Major Percy Brown retired after 40 years in the sport, his replacement was the Arthur Aldridge.[20] In 1975 the track switched to metres under the supervision of RM Bob Rowe.

1981-1984[edit]

During 1982 Bob Rowe relinquished his position to take up the role of chief racing manager of the GRA with John Collins brought in as the new RM. Also in 1982 trainer Joe Pickering (who joined the track in 1956) retired as did Colin West leaving White City two trainers short. They appointed Graham Mann and Frank Melville. Randy Singleton retired soon after.[18]

Closure[edit]

The 1969 option to sell to Stock Conversion and Investment Ltd for redevelopment had almost been forgotten due to the fact that racing had continued for another 15 years but in 1984 the redevelopment plans went ahead without plans to build a new stadium. The final Derby took place in late June before the final meeting on 22 September 1984. Hastings Girl trained by Tommy Foster was the last winner and before the month had passed demolition teams had demolished the historic stadium.

The GRA, the company who introduced greyhound racing to Britain had sold the sports premier track which became a collection of BBC buildings.

Competitions[edit]

English Greyhound Derby[edit]

The stadium had four home trained Derby winners, Entry Badge (1927), Wild Woolley (1932), Greta Ranee (1935) and Camira Flash (1968).

The Oaks[edit]

Grand National[edit]

Derby Invitation/Consolation[edit]

The Cambridgeshire[edit]

Longcross Cup[edit]

The Longcross Cup was a competition held from 1946 until the stadium closed.[21]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP
1946 Overtime Woodrow – Hardwick Elsie Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 32.03 7-2
1947 Highland Melody Harry Spoor (New Cross) 32.50 10-11f
1948 Sheevaun Bellas Prince – Honey Gale Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 31.29 4-7f
1949 Sheevaun Bellas Prince – Honey Gale Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 31.08 4-11f
1950 Despot O'Leer Bahs Choice – Baytown Nightingale Leslie Reynolds (Wembley) 30.58 2-1
1951 Derryboy Blackbird Mad Tanist – Swiss Miss Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 31.00 11-8f
1952 Seal Astra Astras Son – Atomic Seal Tom Lightfoot (White City) 30.28 4-5f
1953 Oriel Olga Slaney Record - Janet Dal Hawkesley (West Ham) 30.60 7-2
1954 Lizette Master Captain – Dorothy Ann Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 31.32 8-11f
1955 Midnight Colonist Humming Bee – Midnight Candle Reg Bosley (Hackney) 31.99 6-1
1956 Yon Cassius Mad Astley – Dusky Jewel Ronnie Melville (Wembley) 30.82 6-5f
1957 Christmas Island Shaggy Lad – Pair of Queens T Harris (Private) 30.64 11-4
1958 Knock Hill Chieftain Galtee Cleo – Coolkill Mistress Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 30.55 4-6f
1959 Merville The Grand Champion – Fleeting Ash Ken Appleton (West Ham) 30.96 13-8f
1960 Prince of Speed Prince of Bermuda – Seafield Biddy Jimmy Jowett (Clapton) 30.44 100-8
1961 Workaway The Grand Champion – Templenoe Fireaway George Waterman (Wimbledon) 30.75
1962 Dainty Spark Hi There – Wild Princess Fred Taylor (White City) 30.38
1963 Lucky Joan II Recorded Course - Astraea John Bassett (Clapton) 30.64
1964 Failte Mal Welcome Home - Moko Bill Dash (Private) 30.62 11-4
1965 O'Leary Solar Prince – Cracked Kate Jim Hookway (Owlerton) 30.66
1966 Wonder Hill Clopook – The Ivy Bar G.Carrigill (Private) 31.03
1967 Monalee Champion Crazy Parachute – Sheila At Last Frank Conlon (Private) 29.82
1970 Tullyallen Hi Frequency – Cremona Maid Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 30.42
1971 Monas Flash Forward Flash – Shee Mone 41.42
1972 Brookside Prince Tell Nobody – Brookside Louise Frank Melville (Harringay) 41.37 1-1f
1973 Commutering Dusty Trail – No Mabel Frank Melville (Harringay) 40.87 3-1
1974 Westpark Mustard Newdown Heather – April Merry Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 41.03 4-11f
1975 Westmead Bounty Westmead County - Hacksaw A J Mobley (Private) 42.23
1976 Sallys Cobbler Cobbler – Pineapple Jam John Bassett (Private) 40.85 5-4f
1977 Fly By Night Moordyk Champion – Fly Snowdrop Colin West (White City) 42.99 2-1
1978 Black Legend Spectre II – Nora Again Ted Dickson (Slough) 41.81
1979 Beaverwood Tony Foreign Exchange – Handy High Paddy Milligan (Private) 42.53
1980 Musical Lady Sage – Cois Na Gorm 41.18
1981 Decoy Boom Westmead County – Ka Boom Joe Cobbold (Ipswich) 42.20
1982 Alfa My Son Alfa Boy – Tough Jackie Leon Steed - Cambridge 42.65
1983 The Italian Job Cosmic Orbit – Stylish Dolores Gunner Smith (Brighton) 41.26
1984 Kasama Trac Butchers Trac- Lady Kasama George Curtis (Brighton) 42.02

1946-1970 (550 yards), 1971-1974 (725 yards), 1977-1984 (680 metres)

Wood Lane Stakes[edit]

The Wood Lane Stakes was a competition held from 1936 until the stadium closed.[21]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP
1936 Shove Halfpenny Town Treasure-Princess Karl Jack Harvey (Wembley)
1937 Lewis of Waterhall Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 30.41 6-1
1938 Demotic Mack Beef Cutlet – Kaiti Hill Charlie Cross (Clapton) 29.85 7-1
1939 Ballyjoker Beef Cutlet – Jeanne of Waterhall Sidney Orton (Wimbledon) 29.28 7-4
1946 Bahs Choice Tokio – Chittering Duchess Bob Burls (Wembley) 29.48 11-10f
1947 Dante II Well Squared – Olives Idol Wilf France Harringay) 29.92 2-1
1948 Priceless Border Clonahard Border - Priceless Sandills Leslie Reynolds (Wembley) 29.18 1-5f
1949 Behattan Marquis Countryman - Behattan Bob Burls (Wembley)
1950 Red Wind Dysertmore Prince – Light Biddy Fred Trevillion (Private) 29.38 5-6f
1951 Fancy Hero Trabolgan Prince – Carriganea Lass Jack Harvey (Wembley) 30.23 5-4f
1952 Seal Astra Astras Son – Atomic Seal Tom Lightfoot (White City) 29.15 4-9f
1953 Midnight Charlotte Rimmells Black – Midnight Cradle Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 29.80 100-6
1954 Home Luck Trevs Cutter – Queens Wood Frank Johnson (Private) 28.33 4-9f
1955 Coolkill Chieftain Celtic Chief - Coolkill Darkie Jack Harvey (Wembley) 29.26 8-1
1956 Duet Leader Champion Prince - Derryluskin Lady Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 29.00 8-13f
1957 Racing Don Jim Syder Jr. (Wembley) 29.27 7-1
1958 Beware Champ The Grand Champion – Beware of Me Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 28.93 4-1
1959 Pigalle Wonder Champion Prince – Prairie Peg Jim Syder Jr. (Wembley) 29.47 4-7f
1960 Long Story Flash Jack – I'm Yours Jim Syder Jr. (Private) 28.83 2-1
1961 Oregon Prince Knock Hill Chieftain – Burleighs Fancy Phil Rees Sr. (Private) 28.90
1962 Westpark Hi There - Faoide Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 29.00
1963 Westpark Hi There - Faoide Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 29.04
1964 Atomic Knockrour Knockrour Again – Atomic Tulip Jim Irving (Private) 29.01 100-8
1965 Booked Out Knock Hill Chieftain – Direct Lead Eric Adkins (Private) 29.90
1966 Morden Mist Super Orange - Denver Hetty Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 29.45
1967 Double Rock Printer's Present – Dolores Daughter Paddy Milligan (Private) 28.94
1968 Yellow Printer Printer's Prince – Yellow Streak John Bassett (Clapton) 28.91
1969 Avondhu Iron Mad Era – Knock Rose Paddy Milligan (Private) 29.16 7-1
1970 Tullyallen Hi Frequency – Cremona Maid Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 29.44 10-1
1971 Linmaree Spectre II - Nevasca Colin West (White City) 28.85
1972 After the Show Dusty Trail – No Mabel Jim Singleton Harringay) 29.24 11-4
1973 Skyhawk Monalee Arkle – Little Play Girl Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 29.05 8-15f
1974 Myrtown Myross Again – Longstown Lassie Eddie Moore (White City, Man) 28.68 8-11f
1975 Sampson Flash Clomoney Jet – Eyre Pride Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 29.98
1976 Princeley Moment Motor Light – Star Expert Wally Ginzel (Wembley) 29.41 13-2
1977 Swibo Monalee Champion – Damsels Speck Terry Dartnall (Reading) 30.17
1978 Instant Gambler Itsachampion – Sabrina Barbara Tompkins (Private) 30.42
1979 Our Rufus Rail Ship – Geraldine Gold John Coleman (Wembley) 30.02
1980 Jon Barrie Clashing – Famous Heart Ray Andrews (Leeds) 29.99
1981 Corrakelly Air Supreme Fun – Quarry Streaker Charlie Coyle (Private) 30.58 9-4
1982 Chimney Sweep Violet Hall – Salubrious Lady Ray Andrews (Belle Vue) 30.10 11-10f
1983 Aglish Poacher Knockrour Slave – Aglish Pilgrim Jerry Fisher (Reading) 29.43
1984 Game Ball Sand Man – Stay In Business Jerry Fisher (Reading) 29.74

1936-1975 (525 yards), 1976-1984 (500 metres)

The White City[edit]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP
1936 Safe Rock Danielli-ABC Fred Wilson (Rochester) 31.21 15-2
1937 Ballyhennessy Sandills White Sandills – Soraca Deas Sidney Orton (Wimbledon) 28.39 9-4jf
1938 Quarter Day Lawyers Fee - House Keeper Joe Harmon (Wimbledon) 29.58 2-1f

1936 (550 yards), 1937 (500 yards), 1937 (525 yards)

G.R.A Stakes[edit]

The G.R.A (Greyhound Racing Association) Stakes was a competition held from 1937 until the stadium closed.[22]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP
1937 Maidens Delight Maidens Boy – Springfield Sal Jim Syder Sr. (Wembley) 42.03 11-10f
1939 Gretas Rosary Mick The Miller - Greta Ranee Eddie Wright Harringay) 41.70 11-8f
1946 Coynes Castle Castledown Lad – Unequalled Lady Ken Newham (Warrington) 40.53 5-2
1949 Alvaston Muir Model Dasher – Alvaston Heather Blue Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 42.10 7-4f
1950 Nervous Paddy Paddy The Champion – Elusive Bess L M Hiscock (Stamford Bridge) 41.09 3-1
1952 Pass On Express Tom Lightfoot (White City) 45.85 8-11f
1953 Border Lad Wally Hancox (Hall Green) 47.10 7-1
1954 Sundown Silver Stream Sandown Champion- Knight Shade Jim Syder Jr. (Wembley) 46.16 6-1
1955 Oriel Olga Slaney Record - Janet Dal Hawkesley (West Ham) 46.32 1-4f
1956 Speir Bhean Maddest Neighbour - My Dreamland Jack Harvey (Wembley) 45.86 7-4
1957 Rathmore Rainbow April Tanist – Rathmore Tutsy I H Morse Harringay) 46.60 2-7f
1958 Holystone Mischief Holystone Lifelong – Elphin Girl Jimmy Purnell (Private) 46.97 11-4
1959 Noras Jewel Imperial Dancer – Noras Birthday Jack Harvey (Wembley) 46.25 7-2
1960 Chinese Rose The Grand Champion – Rose Confection Tim Forster Harringay) 45.48 100-8
1961 The Cherry Tree Cheeky Tippy – Clonbrick Rose Harry Tasker (Private) 50.09
1962 The Cherry Tree Cheeky Tippy – Clonbrick Rose Harry Tasker (Private) 50.79
1963 Hillstride Knockhill Chieftain – Miss Lorraine T J Perry (Private) 51.52 2-9f
1964 Ballymotey Boy Solar Prince – July Flower Dal Hawkesley (West Ham) 51.50
1965 Boothroyden Flash Crazy Parachute – Knockmullagh Lady Harry Bamford (Private) 51.86
1966 Ballyloo Hind Hi There – Craan Majestic Sid Ryall (Private) 50.42
1967 Come on Dolores Knock Hill Chieftain – Sultry Peach Ernie Gaskin Sr. (Private) 50.30
1968 Poor Mick Crazy Parachute - Dearnside Randy Singleton (White City) 50.42 9-2
1969 Farma Zora Mad Era – Rorys Sally Phil Rees Sr. (Wimbledon) 51.04 11-4
1970 Hiver Whitenose Crazy Society – Hiver Swanky Jim Morgan (Private) 50.85
1972 The Marchioness Faithful Hope – Trojan Silver Reg Young (Private) 51.37 4-6f
1973 Balliniska Gun Russian Gun - Parlando Arthur Hancock (Brighton) 45.09 25-1
1974 Westpark Mustard Newdown Heather – April Merry Tommy Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 44.73 1-5f
1975 Westmead Bounty Westmead County – Hack Saw A J Mobley (Private) 45.86
1977 Montreen Moordyke Spot – Avondale Harry Bamford (Belle Vue) 44.68 7-4
1981 Decoy Boom Westmead County – Ka Boom Joe Cobbold (Ipswich)
1982 Paradise Lost Paradise Spectre – Gerards Sally George Curtis (Brighton) 44.67 9-2

1937-50 (725 yards), 1938 & 1940-45 (not held), 1952-60 & 1973-1975 (800 yards), 1961-72 (880 yards) 1976-1982 (730 metres)

Gimcrack/Challenge[edit]

The Gimcrack was renamed The Challenge in 1967 and was a competition held from 1959 until 1972.

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP
1959 Miss Cheerful Cheerful Chariot – Miss Mink Dave Geggus (Walthamstow) 29.33 100-30
1960 Wheatfield Countess Our Viscount – Wheatfield Satellite Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 29.88 100-30
1961 The Grand Canal Champion Prince – The Grand Duchess Paddy Dunphy (Ireland) 29.30
1962 Dromin Glory Hi There – Dromin Jet John Bassett (Clapton) 29.19
1963 Fairys Chum Knockhill Chieftain – Fairy Julia Bob Burls (Wembley) 29.15
1964 Hack Up Chieftain Knockhill Chieftain – Bunclody Queen Randy Singleton (White City) 29.36 9-1
1965 Clonmannon Flash Prairie Flash - Dainty Sister Jim Hookway (Owlerton) 29.37
1966 Dusty Trail Printers Present - Dolores Daughter Paddy Milligan (Private) 29.12
1967 Shady Parachute Crazy Parachute – Shady Contempera Phil Rees Sr. (Wimbledon) 28.94
1969 Kilbelin Style Prairie Flash – Clomoney Grand Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 29.07 10-11f
1970 Linmaree Spectre - Nevasca Les Parry (White City) 29.02
1972 Priory Hi Maryville Hi - Miss Hi Land Pen Andrews (Private) 29.04 7-2
  • 1959-72 (525 yards)

Track records[edit]

Pre-metric

Distance Greyhound Time Date Notes
500y Outside Left 27.55 12.07.1958
525y Mick the Miller 29.82 16.07.1929 Derby heats, world record
525y Ryland R 29.69 16.07.1931 Derby heats
525y Future Cutlet 29.62 07.1932 Derby heats
525y Shove Halfpenny 29.47 1936
525y Fine Jubilee 29.47 1936
525y Wattle Bark 29.36 06.1937 Derby heats
525y Shove Halfpenny 29.36 19.06.1937 Derby semi-finals
525y Wattle Bark 29.26 26.06.1937 Derby final
525y Quare Times 28.95 06.1946 Derby heats, world record
525y Quare Times 28.82 29.06.1946 Derby consolation, world record
525y Priceless Border 28.?? 1947/48
525y Priceless Border 28.64 06.1948 Derby heats
525y Pauls Fun [23] 28.64 19.06.1954 Derby semi-finals
525y Kilcaskin Kern 28.63 06.1958 Derby heats
525y Mile Bush Pride 28.60 06.1958 Derby semi finals
525y Pigalle Wonder 28.44 21.06.1958 Derby semi finals
525y Yellow Printer 28.30 03.06.1968 Derby heats, world record
525y Super Rory 28.26 17.06.1972 Derby semi-finals
550y Quare Times 30.38 05.08.1946 Match v Bahs Choice
550y Ballymac Ball 30.30 10.12.1949
550y Ballymac Ball 30.27 26.12.1949
550y Fearless Mac 29.93 03.08.1959
550y Monalee Champion 29.82 07.01.1967
700y Mick The Moocher 40.68 30.03.1935
725y Shaggy Lass 41.43 06.05.1946
725y Fearless Mac 40.64 11.07.1959
725y Murray Grant 40.63 27.07.1963
725y Cash For Dan 40.16 28.06.1969
800y Ryans Rose 45.69 1950
800y Western Stream ?? 1954
800y Jockey Club 45.30 30.05.1956
800y Bella Bambino 45.15 31.10.1964
800y Poor Mick 44.90 1970
800y Lively Mandy 44.89 02.10.1971
880y The Cherry Tree 49.99 17.03.1962
880y Cash For Dan [24] 49.44 16.10.1969 TV Trophy final
1025y Gentle Charmer 60.89 1954
1025y Yason 60.88 21.08.1954
1025y Rimmell's Pearl 59.75 23.10.1954
1025y Rozels Blue Girl 59.52 27.06.1964
1025y Greenville Fauna 58.60 18.07.1968
525yH Barrowside 29.43 07.05.1955 Grand National final
525yH Lucky Orange 29.34 1970
525yH Sherrys Prince 29.10 8.05.1971
550yH Barrowside 31.35 23.04.1955
550yH Spotless O'Leer 31.35 04.06.1955 =equalled
550yH Indoor Sport 31.16 28.07.1962
550yH Sherrys Prince 30.62 16.10.1969
725yH Gypsy Boy 41.84 27.06.1959
550yC Fodda Champion 31.18 29.05.1957 Chase

Post-metric

Distance Greyhound Time Date Notes
268m Mutts Silver 15.70 1976
268m Travara Rock [25] 15.67 1981
500m Sallys Cobbler 29.31 06.1975 Derby heats
500m Slippery Slave 29.26 06.1975 Derby Heats
500m Myrtown 29.23 21.06.1975 Derby semi finals
500m Ballybeg Prim 29.23 1976
500m Shamrock Point 29.18 06.1976
500m Glen Rock 29.16 1977 World record
500m Balliniska Band 29.16 25.06.1977 Derby final
500m Parkdown Jet [25] 29.09 20.06.1981 Derby semi-finals
500m Hay Maker Mack 28.95 25.06.1983
680m Sallys Cobbler 40.85 1975
680m Brampton Badger [25] 40.80 27.06.1981
730m Glin Bridge 44.03 1980
730m Fair Reward [25] 43.93 27.06.1981
962m Westown Adam 59.81 1980
962m Portland Dusty 59.81 1980
730m Westown Adam [25] 59.81 1981 =track record
500mH Moon View 30.09 1980
680mH Topofthetide 42.56 1979

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