2003 Nottingham unveil their new racing kennels, built at a cost of £250,000.

2005 Henlow general manager Denis King is critically injured when his car hits a tree

1994 Heavenly Lady won 17 of the 21 votes cast for the title of 1993 Greyhound of the Year. The Tony Head owned Linda Mullins trained bitch won 25 of her 49 races. Her victories in he Golden Jacket, Cearns Memorial, TV Trophy and July Cup amassed some £22,000 in prize money.

2003 Alison Ignram announced that she is to leave Catford to join Romford. The vacancy occurs due to the retirement of John Quinn.

1995 Northern owner Jim Morris decides to get out of the sport. He is to sell his 30 greyhounds including St Leger winner Airmount Flash and All England Cup winner Moral Director.

2004 An attempt is made to steal sprinter Louisville. A bogus caller persuaded a trainer that he owned the dog and wanted it removed from John Mullins kennel. A suspicious kennel hand discovered the fraud when checking with Mullins.

1946 February 2 Miss Kitty Kwasnik’s Hurry Kitty (Castledown Lad-Brilliant Gay, Apr’43) easily wins the Inaugural Stakes over 525 yards at Wembley by two lengths in 30.16. The 10-11 favourite was winning her 11th race from 13 starts. She had been bought in Ireland for £2,000 by Miss Kwasnik after winning the previous year’s Leinster Puppy Cup at Enniscorthy and finishing third in the Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park.

1999 There is panic in the betting shops when ten of the twelve winners at a Sunderland BAGS meeting are won by trap one. Things then get worse for the track when four greyhounds sustain career ending injuries at the next meeting.

2002 The start of Walthamstow’s Arc first round is delayed when a man is shot outside the stadium.

1997 Walthamstow announce a 17% cut in prize money.

2006 Wimbledon announce a 10 per cent cut in prize money and a 15 per cent cut in trainers bonuses. They announce “These are short terms actions to ensure a long term future”. Within days, Walthamstow announce that winners prize will be reduced by £10 on all graded races excluding A1 & S1.

1996 Lord Kimball is voted out of office as BGRB chairman – largely by track promoters.

1972 Litter brother and sister, Westpark Onion and Westpark Mustard both white and black by Newdown Heather out of April Merry, meet in the Longcross Cup Final over 725 yards at London White City. The £300 and trophy goes to the 4/11 favourite Westpark Mustard, who b eats Heavy Sleeper and litter brother Onion easily by six lengths and in 41.03 on going rated .70 slow. This is win number five in Mustard’s 20 win sequence.