English Greyhound Derby - 27th May to 27th June, 2015
Sidarian Blaze is a sensational four-bend performer and he will aim to show his class when heads to Wimbledon in late May to compete in what will be a phenomenal rollercoaster renewal of the English Greyhound Derby, as the elite flock to Wimbledon for the showpiece event.
Droopys Nidge is another top notch performer that is a prominent figure in the betting for the feature event on the greyhound calendar, whilst Slippery Fred and the exciting Quietly are just another duo that jump off the page in a bumper list of entries received for the competition.
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 Quietly add sensational depth to what will be a competition that hots up and ventures on to the Sky Sports cameras in the latter stages.
Seamus Cahill's Ballymac Brogan got the better of the aforementioned Newinn Yolo in the Racing Post Juvenile at Wimbledon in March and he will be aiming to launch on to the big stage, with last year's runner-up Droopys Ward just another classy entry in a competition that will kick off in front of the RPGTV cameras on Wednesday evening.
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2015 Greyhound Derby Betting
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|