1937 A documentary film about greyhound racing is on release in London cinemas. It is called Heads And Tails and the commentary is by Kent Stevenson.
1956 Enniscorthy’s 500 yard track record set six years earlier by Midnight Rogue is equalled by Shaggy Barley in race seven, only to be bettered in race eight by Deeps Dainty, who sets new figures of 31.40.
1962 South Shields stage an unusual race when five year old Janes Judy competes against four of her two old litter.
1974 Stage Box (The Grand Silver-Crubs Up) trained by Natalie Savva wins the TV Trophy over 880 yards at London White City.
2006 Romford announce a £400,000 investment in their main grandstand. The cash will be spent on the restaurant and on a new judges box. Meanwhile Henlow are given a £150K grant towards the £464,000 cost of their new restaurant.
1952 The second running of the W J Cearns Memorial Trophy over 500 yards at Wimbledon sees Ballylanigan Tanist and Rushton Smutty renew big race rivalry. In 1951, Ballylanigan Tanist beat Rushton Smutty in the English and Welsh Derby finals and Rushton Smutty beat Ballylanigan Tanist in the Scottish Derby final and Stewards Cup. But they both finish behind Mrs Wadlow’s Ryton Basher, trained at Wimbledon by Stan Martin. It is his third big win here. Earlier in the year Basher won the International and the Spring Cup.
1960 Bord nag Con announce new rules which will prevent the on-going practice of allowing ‘faulty’ (fighting) greyhounds from being entered in public sales. From now on, all dogs deemed to be faulty will have their cards suspended and will be forced to run two clearing trials.
1978 Beg Your Pardon was the 18th highest priced lot at Shelbourne sales at 420 guineas. She would later make her name as the grand dam of Greenpark Fox.
1956 Following a lack of interest, the NGRC decide to cancel the class for racing greyhounds at Crufts.
1956 Mr L L Crosby, the Pittsburgh chemical magnate purchases Australian legend Farrago. The dog who broke four track records at Wentworth Park was originally purchased by Aussie breeder Albert Carter for 4,000 guineas but recouped that cost in stud fees in one year.
1962 Romford stage arguably the ‘longest’ eight-race card ever. It includes four races over 650 yards, one over the 650 yard hurdle course, two over 840 yards and one over the 1,030 yard course. There are four odds-on chances, of which two are successful.