2015 Greyhound Derby

2015 Greyhound Derby

The English Greyhound Derby gets under way on Friday May 29th, with the final set to take place on Saturday June 27th. Having first taken place in 1927, this is one of the oldest dog racing competitions in existence, and arguably the most prestigious in the calendar. Having originally been run at the famous White City Stadium in London, the Greyhound Derby moved to Wimbledon in 1985 following the closure of its first home, and has been run over the 480m trip there for the 30 years since. The … [Read more...]

Ladbrokes Golden Jacket to be Shown Live on Sky

Traditionally a Saturday morning competition, next year's Golden Jacket at Crayford will now take place on a Tuesday evening so the prestigious event can be covered live by Sky Sports. Run over a trip of 714m, this Category One event is one of the most popular in the greyhound racing calendar and has previously been broadcast on Sky, back in 2002. That particular final had a very controversial conclusion, as winner Sundar Storm subsequently tested positive for a banned substance. This event led … [Read more...]

Harold’s Cross to be Sold

The Irish Greyhound Board yesterday confirmed that historic greyhound track Harold's Cross is to be sold following recommendations that were made in the Indecon report. Whilst appearing before Ireland's committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the IGB gave their formal response to the report which included plans for asset disposals, including the sale of this dog track. IGB CEO Geraldine Larkin said: “We will seek planning permission for the entire site and take it forward under that … [Read more...]