When fate dictates the tricast

Kevin Ferguson gave himself ‘four half chances’ of winning the BGBF British Breeders Stakes at Nottingham on Monday night. For a while, they looked like forlorn hopes until fate took a hand. . .

Given the circumstances, the winning owner/trainer/breeder admitted to having mixed feelings about his big night . .

ACOMB FELIX (t2) wins the BGBF British Breeders Stakes Final from his siblings Acomb Irene (t4) and Acomb Johnny (t5) landing a remarkable 1-2-3 for Kevin Ferguson – the breeder/owner/trainer’s first Category One success. Photo: © Steve Nash

Liz Mort presents the trophy to Kevin’s sister Julie after Acomb Felix landed a littermates 1-2-3 in the BGBF British Breeders Stakes Final. Photo: © Steve Nash

As for poor Coppice Gracie. . . here is an update from Jimmy and Mel Fenwick

KEEFILL GEORGE wins the £1500 BGBF British Bred Midlands Sprint Trophy Final for Phil Milner. Photo: © Steve Nash

British Breeders Stakes littermates’ 1-2-3: Kevin Ferguson (centre) with winner Acomb Felix flanked by Tim Ing (left) with runner up Acomb Irene and Guy Nurse with third placed Acomb Johnny. Photo: © Steve Nash

Tragedy for the brilliant Space Jet

Owner Kurn Rushen has confirmd the sad news concerning the brilliiant Space Jet whose attempt to regain a TV Trophy was cut short.

He said: “I am afraid she has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on her shoulder.

“She trialled in very well by doing a calculated 27.14 at Oxford in preparation for the TV Trophy only about 10 days before she was diagnosed, its shocking how quick aggressive forms of cancer can travel

“Very sad for all in the kennel who look after her every day because they are closest to her

“She will be remembered for giving great entertainment to many greyhound fans especially on those 2 Derby final night’s and I have been staggered by the amount of the emails and texts I have received from well wishers, she really got to peoples heart’s as sometimes marathon runners do

“She is on pain killers and is not showing any signs of being uncomfortable at the moment , but as you  can imagine the Dartnall’s are keeping a very close watch.”

The sand covered face tells the story of Space Jet coming from last to first in the Regency Final Photo © Steve Nash

Yarmouth Saturday opening

Yarmouth are back on Saturdays with their first set of opens since losing their regular ‘digital’ Saturday evening fixture.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the field in this weekend’s seven opens are locals which will ease the diesel bills for the trainers who are such significant suppliers to races at Romford and Suffolk Downs.


Thursday: HoveNewcastleSuffolk Downs Swindon

Friday: Romford

SaturdayCentral ParkYarmouth