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English Greyhound Derby

English Greyhound Derby - 5th May to 4th June, 2016

Jaytee Jet will aim to make the most of being the sole wide runner in the final of the 2016 William Hill Greyhound Derby final, which takes place at Wimbledon on Saturday evening in front of the Sky Sports cameras, but a star-studded sextet will do battle in a sensational renewal of the Plough Lane showpiece.

Droopys Roddick produced a sensational display last Saturday  to beat the aforementioned Jaytee Jet and the previously unbeaten Hiya Butt in an epic second semi-final, and the Irish superstar will be hoping that he can emulate that run from trap three in the 480m blue riband event, which is the main event on a night that also sees the 2016 Champion Hurdle take place.

Hiya Butt has been electric from the traps throughout the competition, but from trap five will have his work cut out to get on the bunny, and if he heads to the rails it could see him leave an open passage for Jaytee Jet on his outside, so it's no surprise to see the Emerald Isle raider installed as the jolly for the final.

However, Lenson Rocky was paw-perfect in the first semi-final as he recorded a blistering time to book his final place, and having been drawn on the inside has to be regarded as one of the main contenders if he can repeat that display on what will be a fabulous night that also includes the Derby Plate final.

Cloran Paddy will be aiming to hand Charlie Lister yet more glory in the Derby and he scraped into the final in the dying strides of the first eliminator, and he is sure to be doing all his best work in the latter part of the race, whilst Peregrine Falcon maybe the outsider for the final, but he is a real class act on his day and adds terrific depth to a race oozing quality.

Final Draw
1 Lenson Rocky
2 Cloran Paddy
3 Droopys Roddick
4 Peregrine Falcon
5 Hiya Butt
6 Jaytee Jet (w)

2016 William Hill Greyhound Derby Final Result

  • 1st - Jaytee Jet 15/8 Fav
  • 2nd - Droopys Roddick 7/2
  • 3rd - Hiya Butt 7/1

2017 Greyhound Derby Odds

Clares Rocket
Clares Rocket 16 20 20 16 20
Bubbly Bluebird
Bubbly Bluebird 20 20 14 16 12
Newinn Shadow
Newinn Shadow 33 33 25 40 33
Droopys Roddick
Droopys Roddick 33 40 33 33 33
Droopys Who
Droopys Who 50
Lenson Rocky
Lenson Rocky 50 50 50 50 50
Jaytee Jet
Jaytee Jet 33 40 40 50 50
Ballinakil Biddy
Ballinakil Biddy 50
California 50
Vancouver Colin
Vancouver Colin 50
Ballymac Matt
Ballymac Matt 50 66 66
Cloran Paddy
Cloran Paddy 50 66 50 66 66
Blissful Scolari
Blissful Scolari 66
Escapism 66
Westmead Turbo
Westmead Turbo 66 50
Carlos Court
Carlos Court 66
Forest Bressie
Forest Bressie 66
Jaytee Spartacus
Jaytee Spartacus 50
Bockos Alfie
Bockos Alfie 66 66 80 40 66
Eden The Kid
Eden The Kid 66 66 66 66
Holdem Rio
Holdem Rio 66 80
Hiya Butt
Hiya Butt 100 100
Barricane Bullet
Barricane Bullet 100 66 66 100
Bubbly Turbo
Bubbly Turbo 100 100 100 100
Charity Dragon
Charity Dragon 100
Dorotas Tiger
Dorotas Tiger 100
Droopys Buick
Droopys Buick 100 66 66
Droopys Country
Droopys Country 100 66 100
Droopys Trapeze
Droopys Trapeze 50 50
Farloe Joey
Farloe Joey 100
Jaytee Dutch
Jaytee Dutch 100 66
Live Annie
Live Annie 100
Oscar Junior
Oscar Junior 100
Oscar Whisky
Oscar Whisky 66 100 50 66
Sidarian Padre
Sidarian Padre 100
Southfield Jock
Southfield Jock 100 100 66 66
Teejays Apache
Teejays Apache 100
Newlawn Ned
Newlawn Ned 125
Roswell Iceman
Roswell Iceman 100 125 80
Truly A Legend
Truly A Legend 150

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

Date Greyhound Venue Time Odds
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
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