The greyhound racing calendar has taken a bit of a hammering in recent years. A decline in sponsorship and the closure of tracks has meant that there are now less competitions throughout the course of the year. That being said, there are still a number of prestigious events for owners to enter their dogs into. Here are our personal favourites.
English Greyhound Derby
Arguably the most coveted trophy in the game, the English Greyhound Derby is the one competition everyone involved with greyhound racing is desperate to win. The last two renewals have been held at Nottingham, with Towcester, Wimbledon and White City being the previous venues. With £50,000 on offer to the winning connections, this is definitely not a prize to be sniffed at. Much like the offerings at the meilleurs jeux au casino.
Having begun life in 1975, the Golden Jacket was initially staged at Harringay. Hall Green and Monmore provided very temporary homes for the competition before it became one of the staple events at Crayford Greyhound Stadium. Run over a distance of 714 metres, this competition for staying greyhounds is worth a total of £17,500 to the winner. Skilful Sandie took the honours for Central Park raider Patrick Janssens this year, taking the crown from Heather Dimmock’s Stardom.
Ladbrokes Puppy Derby
Synonymous with Monmore Greyhound Stadium, the Ladbrokes Puppy Derby is as exciting as cancasinos casino online. This competition is only open to juveniles aged 15-24 months, and showcases some of the very best young talent in the industry. The Ladbrokes Puppy Derby has been won by some of the biggest names in the sport down the years including Ernest Gaskin, Nick Savva, Charlie Lister and Carly Philpott to name but a few.