Stewards' Cup (greyhounds)

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Stewards' Cup
LocationWalthamstow
Inaugurated1941
Last run2008
Race information
Distance640 metres
SurfaceSand

The Stewards' Cup was a greyhound competition held annually.

It was inaugurated in 1941 [1] and a different venue was chosen each year by the National Greyhound Racing Club over the standard distance of the relevant track (and much later the stayers distance).[2]

From 1981 until 1987 the competition was held at Brighton and was for British Bred greyhounds only. The following year the competition found a permanent home at Walthamstow Stadium.[3]

The event ended in 2008 following the closure of Walthamstow.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Venue & Distance Notes
1941 Lairds Cutlet Beef Cutlet – War Spy Archie Whitcher (Clapton) 30.30 4-1 Walthamstow
1942 Ballynennan Moon Mr Moon – Banriogan Dann Sidney Orton (Wimbledon) 29.92 1-3f Walthamstow
1943 Blackwater Cutlet Woodrow – Editors Belle Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) 30.26 11-10f dead-heat
1943 Ballykildare Sidney Orton (Wimbledon) 30.26 5-2 dead-heat
1944 Ballyhennessy Seal Lone Seal – Canadian Glory Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 30.10 4-9f
1948 Honey Boy Finnegan Johnny Bullock (West Ham) 29.98 2-1 Wembley
1949 Eastern Madness Mad Tanist – East of the River Leslie Reynolds (Wembley) 28.60 2-1jf
1950 Ballyedmond Fergus Leslie Reynolds (Wembley) 31.65 100-30
1951 Rushton Smutty Mad Tanist – Summer Frock Frank Johnson (Private) 29.42 7-4 White City
1952 Mellow Mystery Ballyguiltenane Tom - Magic Mystery Bert Heyes (White City - London) 29.50 6-1 Shawfield
1953 Magourna Reject Astras Son – Saucy Dame Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 28.63 3-1 Gloucester
1954 Coolkill Chieftain Celtic Chief - Coolkill Darkie Jack Harvey (Wembley) 33.44 1-1f West Ham
1955 Gulf Of Darien Imperial Dancer – Dorothy Ann Jack Harvey (Wembley) 40.21 7-4jf Brough Park
1956 Silver Chief The Grand Champion – Never Falter Joe Booth (Private) 28.22 4-1 Hall Green
1957 Silent Worship The Grand Champion-Miss Chancer John Bassett (Wolverhampton) 29.43 9-4jf Wembley
1958 Budget Surplus Magourna Reject - Coolflash Wilf France (Harringay) 40.46 6-1 Leeds
1959 Greenane Airways Imperial Airways – Take Astra Jim Irving (Private) 51.75 1-4f Powderhall
1960 Noonans Rhapsody Ballymac Ball – Vahsel Bay Jimmy Jowett (Clapton) 34.84 7-2 New Cross
1961 In Town Tonight Greenane Airways – Top and Left Jim Irving (Private) 29.22 White City
1962 Greenane Toast Solar Prince – Burnt Toast Bessie Lewis (Private) 30.58 White City Glasgow
1963 Cahara Rover Paddle First – Cahara Lass Joe De Mulder (Private) 27.73 Wimbledon
1964 Cranog Bet [5] Knock Hill Chieftain – Don't Bet Phil Rees Sr. (Private) 28.83 Brough Park Track record
1965 Clonmannon Flash Prairie Flash – Dainty Sister Jim Hookway (Owlerton) 29.77 Shawfield
1966 Lazy Tim Clonalvy Pride – You Little Daisy Frank Baldwin (Perry Barr) 30.58 White City
1967 Forward King [6] Crazy Parachute – Supreme Witch Ted Brennan (Owlerton) 39.82 Monmore Track record
1968 Quiet Cheer Golden Cheers – Vals Pet Joe Booth (Private) 28.44 Middlesbrough
1969 Cals Pick Any Harm – Flying Sherry Jack Harvey (Wembley) 29.88 4-5f Wembley
1970 Peace Blue Boy Tric Trac – Peace Rose Stan Mitchell (Belle Vue) 40.55 7-1 Powderhall
1972 Ramdeen Stuart Sallys Story – Any Streak Norman Oliver (Brough Park) 40.19 1-2f
1975 Dunworkin Yanka Boy - Reflection Brian Jay (Perry Barr) 46.39 Perry Barr
1977 Boherglass Swell Kilbelin Style – Walterstown Miss Geoff De Mulder (Hall Green) 28.91 11-10f Walthamstow
1978 Snowhill King Bright Lad – Clorinka Clover Dave Drinkwater (Bletchley) 41.63 Crayford
1981 Status Quo George Curtis (Brighton) 42.14 1-2f Brighton 695m
1982 The Italian Job Cosmic Orbit – Stylish Dolores Gunner Smith (Brighton) 41.61 6-4 Brighton 695m
1983 Decoy Lassie Westown Adam – Tibbys Girl Joe Cobbold (Cambridge) 41.89 Brighton 695m
1984 Keem Rocket Decoy Sovereign – Keem Princess Tony Meek (Swindon) 41.40 Brighton 695m
1985 Mines Kango 41.74 Brighton 695m
1986 Black Superman Yankee Express – Grassmere Lass 41.87 Brighton 695m
1987 Olivers Wish Whisper Wishes – Westmead Tania Nick Savva (Private) 41.35 Brighton 695m
1988 Westmead Move Whisper Wishes – Westmead Tania Nick Savva (Private) Walthamstow 640m
1989 Chicita Banana Sail On II – Bonita Banana John McGee Sr. (Canterbury) Walthamstow 640 m
1990 Chicita Banana Sail On II – Bonita Banana John McGee Sr. (Hackney) 39.42 5-4f Walthamstow 640 m
1991 Rahan Arc Whisper Wishes – Lemon Gem Dick Hawkes (Walthamstow) 39.77 4-5f Walthamstow 640 m
1992 Lets All Boogie Carters Lad – Princess Alucard John Coleman (Walthamstow) 39.69 1-2f Walthamstow 640 m
1993 Squire Delta Easy and Slow – Squire Jenny John Coleman (Walthamstow) 40.00 5-2 Walthamstow 640 m
1994 Ballygown Lilly[7] Track Man – Babary Doll Danny Talbot (Private) 39.69 11-4 Walthamstow 640 m
1995 Suncrest Sail Low Sail - Sarahs Surprise Charlie Lister (Private) 39.59 11-10f Walthamstow 640 m
1996 Treasured Manx Manx Treasure - Yagoodthing Shaun Neary (Private) 40.04 1-1f Walthamstow 640 m
1997 Carloway Jill Frightful Flash – Prize Dancer Geoff De Mulder (Private) 39.92 3-1 Walthamstow 640 m
1998 Cushie Amazing Lyons Dean – Cushie Wini Martin Burt (Monmore) 39.79 9-2 Walthamstow 640 m
1999 Malbay Flash Phantom Flash – Back the Glen Ernie Gaskin Sr. (Walthamstow) 40.39 7-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2000 El Poker Come On Ranger – Good Customer Linda Mullins (Walthamstow) 40.39 2-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2001 Smoking Baby Top Honcho – Security Special Derek Knight (Hove) 40.14 11-4 Walthamstow 640 m
2002 Hollinwood Buck Night Trooper – Hollinwood Major Mick Clarke (Stainforth) 40.58 10-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2003 Droopys Puma Kiowa Shawnee So – Droopys Kristin Gary Baggs (Walthamstow) 39.84 8-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2004 Hallam Heskey Droopys Zidane – Droopys Kate Gary Baggs (Walthamstow) 40.12 7-2 Walthamstow 640 m
2005 Droopys Puma Kiowa Shawnee So – Droopys Kristin Gary Baggs (Walthamstow) 39.84 8-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2006 Romford Car Two Premier County – Rosden Panda John Mullins (Walthamstow) 39.76 3-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2007 Mitzie Just the Best – Minnies Sparkler Mick Puzey (Walthamstow) 40.02 7-1 Walthamstow 640 m
2008 Aero Blackjack Blackjack Tom – Great Madam Mark Wallis (Walthamstow) 39.38 4-1 Walthamstow 640 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.
  2. ^ Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. ISBN 186054-010-4.
  3. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  4. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  5. ^ "Remember When - September 1964". Greyhound Star.
  6. ^ "Monthly Greyhound Star (Remember When 1967) September edition". Greyhound Star.
  7. ^ Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. pp. 112–114. ISBN 186054-010-4.