East Anglian Greyhound Derby

72nd Derby - 2018

Affane Party become 72nd East Anglian derby hero

Written and photographs by Rob Colman

Affane Party wins the 72nd RPGTV 72nd East Anglian Greyhound derby at Yarmouth stadium. From left to right – Johnathan Kay, Dougie Butler (owner) John Lambe (Trainer) Margaret Butler, Paul Broughton, Hilary Usherwood, Clive Lawrance and Beverley Lawrance.

Affane Party made a swift exit from the lids in trap 3 to scoop the title of 72nd RPGTV East Anglian greyhound derby trophy and prize money of £15,000. The 9/4 backed hound set the pace and dominated the field leading them all the way home. Seaglass Phantom was runner up but nothing never looked to be troubling Affane Party’s performance.

Trainer John Lambe said: ‘I knew he had been running so well in this event that tonight I had every bit of confidence he would set an attacking pace from the outset. This is my first East Anglian derby event entered and now first win, infact I have only had a handful of category one entries to date, but what an event to start me off.’

Affane Party wins the RPGTV 72nd East Anglian greyhound derby at Yarmouth Stadium, gets a well deserved hug from owner Dougie Butler.

71st EA Derby - 2017

NEWINN SHADOW MAKES DERBY HISTORY

NEWINN SHADOW East Anglian Derby winner.
Yarmouth 21st September 2017.
Photo: © Steve Nash

 

Newinn Shadow gave a sure footed run in last nights The Sun Bets 71st East Anglian Greyhound Derby Final at Yarmouth Stadium and made history giving his trainer Charles Lister OBE an unparalleled twelfth win in the event.

Pinging the lids from trap five Newinn Shadow, took an early lead and stayed steady at the first turn before showing his power down the back run and had nothing left to do but head the field home by 3¾ lengths ticking a time of 27.23 seconds, his fastest ever run round the 462 metre course. As Newinn Shadow only scrambled through his heats, with two third place and one second, in the run up to this final, on course bookmakers ‘SCH’ sent him off at 8/1.

On the run to the first bend in the five runner East Anglian Derby Final: winner Newinn Shadow (t5) disputes with Bubbly Bluebird (t3) and Hiya Butt (t2). Runner up Murrys Act (t6) is on left, Bubbly Turbo (t1) almost hidden.
Yarmouth 21st September 2017.
Photo: © Steve Nash

Head kennel lad at the Lister camp Ian Sutherland expressed: ‘He been running really well in his trials here and I thought he had put in some good performances in the heats, but I knew once he shook the trap 2 dog off at the first bend tonight it would be all over, as he does stay the trip well. He was drawn in the traps wrong at Sunderland in his last big outing, but this big win has made up for that.’

Yarmouth Stadium’s Stephen Franklin said: ‘To watch Newinn Shadow perform here tonight was breathtaking. Charles Lister has been coming to this track when Charlie himself was a head kennel lad to greyhound trainer Joe Booth way back in 1965. Charlie’s first winner in this event was in 1981 as a trainer himself and you can tell he has a unique relationship with this event.

The East Anglian Derby was once again broadcast live nationally and is one of the top five major events on the calendar in the sport.

Newinn Shadow with Charlie Listers head kennelhand Ian Sutherland and owners wins the 71st East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth stadium making it an historic twelve times that his trainer Chalres Lister has won this event.

55th to 70th Derby

Clondoty Alex 70th Yarmouth Derby

Clondoty Alex was the clear winner of the 70th East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium, the Mark Wallis trained hound pinged the lids clear and his early turn of foot secured him enough to feel comfortable in the home run. Bubbly Turbo sailed home second and Clondoty Alex would of been thinking sweet revenge as it was these two that battled it out in a semi final heat. Clondoty Alex has been second in all heats of this event, but certainly gave chase when it mattered, gracing a time of 27.79 and crossed the line 4 ¼ lengths clear, with track side bookmakers closing him at 9/2.

Assistant trainer Sid Hewitt mentioned:

He has good early pace, which is so vital in any race, and though there is doubt he doesn’t get the trip at Yarmouth as well as some of the other runners, the scrum at the first turn helped him, trap one was coming for him, but he had done enough by then. Lady Luck hadn’t shined for him in the early stages of this event, but that’s racing, but he has performed when it matters. There is at this stage no plans for him on his next racing outing, we will play it by ear and see what suits him. This is Mark Wallis’s second winner in this event, he trained ‘Fear No One’ to glory in 2005.

Clondoty Alex wins the 70th East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium trained by Mark Wallis from left to right is Jeff Norman, Justine Slater, Micheal Licence, Sid Hewitt, Daniel Wallis, Jim Tate, Kevin Dear, Paul, Carpenter, Stephen Franklin and Geoff Miller.

Clondoty Alex wins the 70th East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium trained by Mark Wallis from left to right is Jeff Norman, Justine Slater, Micheal Licence, Sid Hewitt, Daniel Wallis, Jim Tate, Kevin Dear, Paul, Carpenter, Stephen Franklin and Geoff Mille

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Winning The 67th East Anglian Greyhound Derby Congratulations Team

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 The 67th East Anglian Greyhound Derby and Magners Sprint Final. Watch the race and exclusive interviews:


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The 66th East Anglian Greyhound Derby

Winner is
Trap 5 – Bubbly Phoenix

Winning Time: 27:36 Secs

Photos by Steve Nash

Bubbly Phoenix Trap 5 holding Taylors Sky Trap 1 on the winning line.

With trainer Charlie Lister OBE winning the first Sky TV race of the evening, the Ladbrokes Puppy Trophy, followed by the Sprint, the race crowd began to wonder if he was on for his twelfth East Anglian Derby title later in the evening. Peterborough’s David Pruhs took the next race the Ladbrokes Ladies, Yarmouth trainer Mark Wallis  took the next two results, the Ladbrokes Marathon and the Standard. Trainer of last years East Anglian Derby winner Chris Allsopp took the Ladbrokes Stayers then Charlie Lister came back to win the Invitation Race with his non qualifying Semi Finalist, Boher Paddy, all was now set for the £15,000 decider.

 The 66th East Anglian Greyhound Derby Final

After the Sky TV preliminaries, the six finalists entered the starting traps and a huge roar erupted as the hare approached. Millwards Matt, from the six box, broke first and led the field, odds on favourite, Bubbly Phoenix, took up the lead down the back straight. Taylors Sky mounted a strong challenge round the last bend, on the run to the line, looking likely to give his trainer a twelth title, but like a true champion Bubbly Phoenix found enough pace to hold Taylors Sky by three quarters of a length, winning the Ladbrokes 66th East Anglian Derby Final.

Bubbly Phoenix is owned by the Champagne Club Syndicate, headed by Steve Fluin. The massed ranks of about half their members were on hand for the winning celebrations.

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65th East Anglia Greyhound Derby

  Won By: Ballymac Ace

Winning £12,000 plus Silver Challenge Trophy and Presentation Jacket

Presentation Photo Shows:

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64th East Anglia Greyhound Derby

Won By: FEAR ZAFONICA

Winning £12,000 plus Silver Challenge Trophy and Presentation Jacket

63rd East Anglia Greyhound Derby

Won By: FEAR ZAFONICA

Winning £20,000 plus Silver Challenge Trophy and Presentation Jacket

Presentation Photo Shows, from the left :-

The delighted winners and connections celebrating Fear Zafonic’s win. Owners Nigel Roe, Sean Roe, Kieron Hickey, Gary Hickey, Trainer Charlie Lister, Gary Mullin of Betfair, Owners Paul Shaw and Ian Roe, Clare Hodgson of Betfair, on the outsides left and right Betfair girls Naomi Cabrelli and Kirsty Nichol.

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