English Greyhound Derby - 5th May to 4th June, 2016
We get ever closer to the start of the 2016 Greyhound Derby, which is set to light up Wimbledon stadium for†a sparkling month of first rate greyhound racing, as a bumper field of top class four-bend performers head to Plough Lane to try and emulate Rio Quattro's sensational win in the 2015 competition.
Droopys Roddick and Jaytee Jet currently head the betting and†are sure to prove popular in a market that is sure to take shape as we get closer to the end of May, while the likes of Ballymac Matt and Eden The Kid are just another couple of prominent figures in the ante-post market for this prestigious event.
Lenson Panda and Cloran Paddy are another duo in the higher echelons of the betting and could be primary challengers, but for now it's just left for punters to take note of the market, before we get set for a thrilling event which will star on Sky Sports in the latter part of the competition.
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English Derby History
Since it was established in 1927 the English Greyhound Derby is the toughest competition to win as the elite do battle over a gruelling qualifying process.
Originally run at White City until 1985, the Greyhound Derby now takes place at Wimbledon Stadium over a distance over 480 metres.
In a demanding competition, greyhounds will have to progress through several heats, before the top six remain and battle it out for Derby supremacy in the final.
The roll of honour lists such greats as Mick The Miller, who was a phenomenon back in the 1920s and more recently the likes of Rapid Ranger and Westmead Hawk have bagged the crown in consecutive years.
The undisputed champion of the current training crop is Charlie Lister, who bagged his sixth training crown with 2011 winner Taylors Sky, who set the track record of 28.17 seconds in the final, but that has since been beaten and Sidaz Jack landed the prize for Lister a year later.
With current sponsors William Hill boosting the win fund to a staggering £200,000 for the 2014 renewal, the English Greyhound Derby is certainly the most sought after competition in the greyhound calendar.
|2000||Rapid Ranger||Wimbledon Stadium||28.71||7/4 Fav|
|2001||Rapid Ranger||Wimbledon Stadium||28.71||7/4|
|2002||Allen Gift||Wimbledon Stadium||29.04||16/1|
|2003||Farloe Verdict||Wimbledon Stadium||29.13||16/1|
|2004||Droopys Scholes||Wimbledon Stadium||28.62||7/2|
|2005||Westmead Hawk||Wimbledon Stadium||28.56||5/4|
|2006||Westmead Hawk||Wimbledon Stadium||28.44||4/7|
|2007||Westmead Lord||Wimbledon Stadium||28.47||6/1|
|2008||Loyal Honcho||Wimbledon Stadium||28.60||5/2|
|2009||Kinda Ready||Wimbledon Stadium||28.65||25/1|
|2010||Bandicoot Tipoki||Wimbledon Stadium||28.57||7/2|
|2011||Taylors Sky||Wimbledon Stadium||28.17||7/4Fav|
|2012||Blonde Snapper||Wimbledon Stadium||28.65||8/1|
|2013||Sidaz Jack||Wimbledon Stadium||28.47||6/1|
|2014||Salad Dodger||Wimbledon Stadium||28.38||16/1|
|2015||Rio Quattro||Wimbledon Stadium||28.24||5/1|