All the latest news from Crayford Greyhound Track
As I had indicated in last week’s column Selkirk Souter would
continue to perform well after her big win in the Tony Morris
Memorial Rose Bowl a fortnight ago.
My expectations were correct as the dog romped home again at the
weekend in an Open race sprint having put in another paw perfect
performance to lead all the way over 380 metres.
Trainer Julie Luckhurst’s kennels are in fine form at the moment
and Souter’s win was followed up by Burgess Lad winning a top
flight S1 race over 540m later in the evening.
That makes it four wins from 14 starts since joining the
Luckhurst kennels and he looks like improving further, hopefully up
to Open class.
Boozed Coline chased Burgess Lad home in the race only going
under by three quarters of a length.
The difference came when Coline failed to start as quickly
recording a sectional time of 13.06 seconds and whilst this is good
it was nonetheless 0.12 seconds, which equates to one and a half
lengths, slower than Burgess Lad so in theory if they had broken
level Coline would have won.
Since the dog moved to Barry O’Sullivan’s kennels a couple of
months ago she has been running extremely well and I am optimistic
she will now go one better.
Friday evening proved to be a good one for the connections of
Pebbles Bobby and Pebbles Del who won S4 and A4 races
Both greyhounds are trained by Steve Gammon and had previously
raced at Brighton. They are full litter brothers and have vast
competitive race experience with 72 and 77 runs on their form
Bobby has had 12 races here recording two wins and five seconds
which is a good performance for a dog settling in at a new
Del has had just the three races to date winning two and
finishing second in the other so clearly the pair will continue to
There is plenty of racing for you at the track over the festive
period and full details of dates and times can be found at
The most popular meeting of the year here is always Boxing Day
morning and if you are planning to come along, early arrival is
recommended with turnstiles opening at 9am.
The meeting will feature the £2,500 final of this years running
of the J B Riney MBE Boxing marathon over 874m, our maximum race