English Derby

English Greyhound Derby - 29th May to 27th June, 2015

Laughil Blake was a sensational winner of the Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park in September and the top class Emerald Isle raider is all set to head to Wimbledon to try and reign supreme in the English Greyhound Derby, which will kick off at the end of May.

Droopys Nidge is another top notch Irish performer that could make the trip over to Plough Lane for the feature event on the greyhound calendar, whilst Sidarian Blaze and last year's finalist Mind The Net are just another cracking duo towards the head of what is a fascinating ante-post betting market.

Newinn Yolo has launched into the elite category over the last 12 months and he will be one of the premier challengers for the home team, whilst the star triumvirate of Farloe Blitz, Swift Hoffman and Swift Keith add sensational depth to what will be a competition that hots up and ventures on to the Sky Sports cameras in the latter stages.

2015 Greyhound Derby Betting

 PaddypowerWilliamhillLadbrokesBetfredBet365VCBetCoral
Laughil Blake12101012121212
Clares Wonder25------
Droopys Nidge33203325202520
Lenson Sanchez25332033332533
Newinn Yolo33333333332525
Farloe Blitz40333340334033
Sidarian Blaze33333333404033
Swift Hoffman40402525403325
Belles Direction40-3340404033
Rio Quattro50503350503333
Roxholme Ted50405050505050
Bubbly Zeus50333333505033
Swift Keith50503350504033
Droopys Breadon50------
Bearatipp50---50-50
Mind The Net50503350505050
Ballymac Brogan50505050505050
Vimmerby50-5050-5050
Diego Flight------50
Quietly33664050665050
Crokers Champ66664050505050
Droopys Ward50506666506650
Razldazl Oisin66335033255040
Vulturi66406666-6650
Laughing Gravy66664040665050
Maum Legend50406640664050
Emers Superstar66-6650-6633
Opus Sky66-50----
Airfield Paudie66-40335040-
Likeitalot66-66--5050
Aero Nemesis66665050665050
Kisses For Cloda6666-66-66-
Tynwald Bish66666666666666
Vans Viking66-4050-5050
Blonde Nipper6666--4066-
Conna Trigger66506650666666
Greenwell Hulk66--336633-
Sidaz Jack66--50-50-
Take The Crown-----6666
Beaming Bucko6650--5050-
Must Be Electric---66-66-
Thirteen Bags5050--6666-
Swift Seve---66-66-
Ballymac Mossjoe6666--50--
Coolavanny Jap5050--50--
De Real Mccoy----66--
Drumsna Turbo---66-66-
Native Hut----66--
Pinpoint Maxi50----66-
Razldazl Fionn----66--
Droopys Norris50806666806666
Cashen Maureen506680-50-50
Southfield Jock6680666650-66
Brick Lane--8050-50-
Vanfrankie66--666666-
Viking Jack66805066806680
Droopys Cortez66668066-6666
Vanrooney66668066806666
Fiery Splendour66806666806666
Curious Boy66--66-66-
Baile Mhic----66--
Cromac Belle66------
Gainstown Beaver66------
Neds Opinion66--66-66-
Farloe Trent---100-100-
Sidaz Pedro--10050-50-
King Dec-661001001006666
Ballygibbon King100100100100100100100
Tyrur Tommy5050--66--
Queen Asia6680-100100100-
Calzaghe George6610066661006666
Target Harris1005066506650-
Coolavanny Gooch10066--100--
Deanridge Pennys100-66100100100-
Ballymac Gordie100------
El Pedro66100100100100100100
Jordans Brianna6666100-100--
Kneejerkreaction6680100-100-80
Lenson Tiggy661008010010010066
Ibiza Rocks666650-100-50
Paradise Silva66-66-100100-
Underground Paul-80-66100100-
Coolavanny List---5010066-
Adageo Bob100100-----
Brother John100--100-100-
Bubbly Gold100--100100100-
Leamaneigh Turbo100------
Metro Jack1001006610010010066
Scarface100--100-100-
Skywalker Farloe100-6650-50-
Droopys Odell10010010066100100-
Ecclestone100100-100-100-
Forest Gavin100100100100100100100
Touch Tackle-100-100100100-
Mill Jolson66--66-100-
Dragon Posse10010066-100100100
Farloe Calvin100-66--50-
Monroe Hondo-80-100100100-
Sneezys Balboa100--100100--
Atitboy100------
Ballyana Foxtrot100------
Archive Policy--100----
Beaming Boost10066-----
Burgess Oscar100------
Coolavanny Tyson-100-----
De Star Lord----100--
Dedi Diddle Dum100------
Dolchino Flyer100------
Fit To Win100------
General Wolf------100
Hooverville-100-----
Lenson Jed100100-----
Mash Mad Blackie-100-----
Millwards Whitey-100100---80
Rafas Wee Man100--100---
Save The Don100-----100
Service Station6650--66-66
Stop The World----100--
Droopys Jarrow10080100100125100-
Sidarian Teejay-125100150-150-
Skidroe Again66100-----
Salad Dodger6612515010010066100
Thatchers Champ150--100100100100
Borneo100150100150150100-
Soviet Kenny100---150--
Alberta Blue------150
Cabra Scooby-150-150---
Jaytee Hawaii-125150150150150-
Luminous Banner-----150-
Salacres Pele150100-----
Slippery Fran------150
Kincraig Rory-100-----
Farloe Nutter-200100150200100-
Bolshoi Booze200200200200200200-
Notting Hill Lil-500125-150--
Toosey Fern-500-----
Yaya Two Pints---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