English Derby

English Greyhound Derby - 1st May to 31st May

Pat Buckley's Mind The Net will head into Saturday's Greyhound Derby final on Sky Sports as the one they all have to beat as the classy performer will look to produce another exceptional performance to land the prestigious Wimbledon prize in what is shaped up to be an epic showpiece.

Crokers Champ has shown phenomenal early pace throughout the competition and he will look to ping the lids from trap one and try to bag an unassailable lead in the first half, but Mind The Net has shown that he can produce the goods off the back and he will be hoping that he can get a smooth path in the early exchanges and put on the burners down the back straight.

Those two dominate the betting, but the other quartet lining up ooze class and Droopys Ward showed when landing a shock win in the semi-final that he will be producing his best work late on and can't be discounted, whilst Salad Dodger is another who is a real strong running dog and should feature in the latter part of the event that stars on a card which also has the William Hill Champion Hurdle taking place.

Farloe Trent is the sole wide runner in the field and if he can manufacture his way round the first two bends then he will be a leading contender as they head into the second part of the contest, whilst Kincraig Rory will complete the line-up and is improving as the competition progresses and adds great depth to what will be a superb finale to a terrific competition.

Greyhound Derby Final Trap Draw

  1. Crokers Champ
  2. Salad Dodger
  3. Droopys Ward
  4. Mind The Net (m)
  5. Kincraig Rory (m)
  6. Farloe Trent (w)

Result 2014 - William Hill Greyhound Derby Final

Bruno Berwick's Salad Dodger caused a major shock in the final of the William Hill Greyhound Derby as the 16/1 shot reeled in the speedy Crokers Champ and fought off the battling Droopys Ward in a race that saw red-hot favourite Mind The Net fail to get a clear passage and was forced to settle for minor honours.

Salad Dodger broke well, but the pace of Irish raider Crokers Champ saw him push a length clear at the bend, but in behind the strong running duo of Berwick's raider and Droopys Ward always saw them as major dangers and turning for home Salad Dodger propelled to the front to land the £200,000 coveted prize at Wimbledon.

2015 Greyhound Derby Betting

 PaddypowerWilliamhillLadbrokesBetfredBet365VCBetCoral
Laughil Blake16202020202016
Newinn Yolo33332533332533
Swift Hoffman25252525283333
Greenwell Hulk---33-33-
Airfield Paudie--3333---
Farloe Blitz3333-403340-
Droopys Nidge33503340404033
Roxholme Ted50404050505050
Swift Keith50503350504033
Rio Quattro50503350503350
Sidarian Blaze50333350404033
Mind The Net50503350405050
Skywalker Farloe50--50-50-
Beaming Bucko-50--50--
Thirteen Bags-50-----
Vulturi-40-----
Crokers Champ50664050505050
Laughing Gravy4050406640-50
Droopys Ward50506666506666
Aero Nemesis50665050505050
Target Harris-50-50---
Brick Lane---50-50-
Emers Superstar50--50---
Quietly-663350505050
Vanfrankie66--66---
Sidaz Jack50-6650-50-
Sidaz Pedro---506650-
Tynwald Bish66666666666666
Kisses For Cloda-66-66---
Take The Crown50-66---66
Blonde Nipper-66-----
Conna Trigger-50665066-66
Coolavanny List---5066--
Curious Boy66--66---
Droopys Cortez-665066--66
Drumsna Turbo---66---
Maum Legend50666640-40-
Must Be Electric-66-66---
Razldazl Oisin5066-505066-
Swift Seve---66---
Vans Viking50--50-50-
Viking Jack-80506666-80
Droopys Norris50806666666666
Vanrooney66-80666666-
Fiery Splendour66806666666666
Kneejerkreaction-80--66--
Neds Opinion66--66---
Underground Paul-80-66---
Queen Asia-80-100---
Calzaghe George6610066661006666
Metro Jack10010066100100100100
Scarface100--100-100-
Salad Dodger66501001006666100
Bubbly Gold100--100100100-
Forest Gavin-100100100-100100
Paradise Silva66-66100100100-
Ballygibbon King66100100100100100100
Lenson Tiggy-10080100100-66
Brother John100--100100100-
Lenson Sanchez-100-10066--
Ecclestone100--100-100-
Droopys Odell--100100100100-
Farloe Trent100--100-100-
Deanridge Pennys100-66100100100-
El Pedro-100100100100100100
King Dec---100100100-
Mill Jolson66--66-100-
Monroe Hondo-80-100100100-
Rafas Wee Man100--100---
Sneezys Balboa---100100--
Touch Tackle-100-100---
Droopys Jarrow10080100100125100-
Thatchers Champ---100100100-
Borneo-150100150150100-
Sidarian Teejay-125100150150150-
Cabra Scooby-150-150---
Jaytee Hawaii-125150150150150-
Farloe Nutter-200100150200100-
Bolshoi Booze200200200200-200-
Yaya Two Pints500--500---

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.

Past Winners

DateGreyhoundVenueTimeOdds
2000Rapid RangerWimbledon Stadium28.717/4 Fav
2001Rapid RangerWimbledon Stadium28.717/4
2002Allen GiftWimbledon Stadium29.0416/1
2003Farloe VerdictWimbledon Stadium29.1316/1
2004Droopys ScholesWimbledon Stadium28.627/2
2005Westmead HawkWimbledon Stadium28.565/4
2006Westmead HawkWimbledon Stadium28.444/7
2007Westmead LordWimbledon Stadium28.476/1
2008Loyal HonchoWimbledon Stadium28.605/2
2009Kinda ReadyWimbledon Stadium28.6525/1
2010Bandicoot TipokiWimbledon Stadium28.577/2
2011Taylors SkyWimbledon Stadium28.177/4Fav
2012Blonde SnapperWimbledon Stadium28.658/1
2013Sidaz JackWimbledon Stadium28.476/1