1946 Romford and West Ham become the latest tracks to ban under-18s from attending their meetings.
1998 The 1993 English Derby winner Ringa Hustle is retired from stud duties as a failure and will spend his remaining years as a pet with former trainer Tony Meek.
1985 Wimbledon hurdler Lilabeth set a new track record for the 460m jumps course when recording 28.33 in a graded race. Two nights later she was beaten in a Harringay open, before just 24 hours later, she returned to Wimbledon and reduced her own clock by a further 18 spots.
2004 Shawfield’s racing kennels, generally regarded as the worst in the industry, are replaced by a plush new kennel block.
1968 TV Trophy winner Shady Begonia is beaten in an open handicap final at home track Brough Park. The Norman Oliver trained dog broke the 725 yard track record while running off scratch in the heats. But he couldn’t give six yards start to Booked Six who beat him in both semis and final. Booked Six went on to finish second in the 1969 St Leger as well as winning a string of marathon finals.
1980 Racing returns to Bristol which has been closed for two months following a major fire.
1935 Miss Marie Yate, who purchased seven Jeffcote-bred saplings on her introduction to greyhound racing has seen three of them win trialstakes for the Puppy Derby. One, Flying Joule, went on to win the event. Another, Fine Jubilee went on to win the 1936 English Derby.
1985 Greyhound tracks finally achieve tote parity with horse racing when they are allowed to introduce ‘carry over’ pools – until now, jackpots, or consolations, had to be paid out on the night in which the bets were struck.
1959 Harringay Stadium stage a ‘Cavalcade of Speed’. It features a hurdle race alongside exhibitions of stock car, speedway and trotting. The charity event concludes with a firework display.
2010 GRA spokesman Stephen Rea comes in for plenty of flak when reported in the press as stating that open racing “does not attract crowds any more.”
1989 Pantile’s victory in a minor open at Oxford gives Linda Mullins her 80th win of the year, a record for a female trainer overtaking the 1982 previous best held by Natalie Savva.
1985 Wimbledon’s racing office produce figures to show that joint owners of a greyhound, attending the track three times per week, make a 40% saving over the course of a year compared to two regular racegoers.
1993 Gentle Warning (Glen Park Dancer-Gentle Sarah) completes the Peterborough double for trainer John McGee when adding the Fengate Collar to the Derby won earlier in the year. The blue went unbeaten through the Collar clocking 25.43, 25.44 and 25.44 in the final.
1994 Milton Keynes staged their first A1 race in more than a decade with a prize of £200 to the winner. It was declared void after a dog was knocked over at the first bend and ran into the centre of the track.
1964 NGRC track Blackpool, situated in St Annes Road, is sold to builders for a reputed £80,000.
1982 Liverpool based Sumner Hare systems introduce a ‘new economy package’ hare system to be installed by the purchaser, under supervision, ‘from £6,300’ (roughly £18,800 at 2013 prices).
1991 Ballyheigue Moon, the sire of Ballyregan Bob, dies at Ron Bicknell’s kennel at Iver.
1973 A new rule will require the handlers of all Irish runners entered in NGRC events must provide proof of inoculation.
1987 Dickie Holloway has died. The husband of trainer Vicky, achieved great success, most notably with their ‘Ballybeg’ runners,
1943 Romford uses its 650 yards distance for the first time since the outbreak of World War II.
1960 Racing is suspended at Sheffield Owlerton after the hare rail is badly damaged by a riot of thousands of football fans during a charity football match.