Over the past 3 weeks, Doncaster has hosted the BGBF St Leger, a cat 2 open over 661m. These 3 weeks showcased some of the best British bred stayers, with the winner taking home £3000. There was also money up for grabs for the Breeders of the 6 finalists, with the winning breeder taking £500, and the others receiving £100. A great gesture and a brilliant way to celebrate the work of the British breeders.
After a messy start to the competition, the Arc Classic at Sunderland found itself a worthy winner in Jonny Whiskers. Harry Burton’s white and black wide runner, by Skywalker Logan out of Cudkevinbewrong, showed his class in the semi finals and made it count last night in the £12,500 showstopper.
Here’s Jonny! Johnny Whiskers, Swift Iconic, and Keefil George all safely through as Phil Milner makes his first Cat 1 final
Jonny Whiskers powered through to the final of the Arc Classic at Sunderland in the quickest time of the night before being handed a horror draw for next Friday’s final out in Trap 6.
Faller, Paisley Pearl, is drawn into the semi-finals of the Arc Classic after void race, sparking controversy on socials
On a night of controversy, the Category 1, Arc Classic got underway at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium on Friday. There was a fantastic selection of dogs, including recent steel city cup winner, Swift Iconic and the much beloved Links Maverick. Most dogs travelled to Sunderland from tracks around the country, with only a handful trained on Wearside. Almost every heat had some sort of trouble on the bends, with only 5 heats being completed due to heat 3 being voided.
On Tuesday the 17th of October, the Steel City Cup Final was held at Sheffield! The card was fantastic, with so many great supporting opens; all of which had been sponsored to help raise funds for the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust. The final saw John Mullins get his second back to back winner, with Swift Iconic leading throughout. Well done… Read More »Steel city cup final
On the 10th of October, Sheffield hosted the Semi-Finals of the annual Steel City Cup. This week it went a lot smoother than the heats, with all races off at the scheduled times. The crowds were much better this year, with the downstairs bar and upstairs restaurant almost full. The atmosphere was great, with general racegoers and owners alike passionately cheering on the dogs. Overall it was a fantastic evening with some great supporting races.
On Tuesday the 7th of October, the Steel City Cup began at Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield. The £8k Cat1 competition has been ran annually at Owlerton since 1970, making it one of the longest lasting races. Last year it was won by Signet Goofy, trained by John Mullins who is attached to Towcester and Yarmouth, in a time of 28.76.