All the latest from Crayford Greyhound Track
Crayford is currently one of 18 tracks involved in the BAGS
Track Championship 2012 event.
There are six groups each containing three tracks and Crayford
are competing against Hove and Sittingbourne in the area stages
which will generate a winning track from the three. The six
regional winners will then meet at Belle Vue in Manchester on
December 23 in the grand final.
Each of the three tracks stage a home leg and our home fixture
will be here on Thursday, December 15.
There will be six races with two dogs each from Hove,
Sittingbourne and Crayford in each race all running to gain maximum
points in the competition.
Our greyhounds did not do so well in the first leg at Hove last
week so we will be hoping to make the most of our home advantage
now. This is a rare chance for you to see an inter-track
competition so with free entry and race card, why not come along
and support the home team.
There were a couple of nice wins at the weekend from Glandart
Muraly making his debut and Cliffs Blueboy, both are worthy of
The former was sent out by trainer Julie Luckhurst in a grade A6
race over 380 metres and did well to hold on to his lead to win by
In the dogs’ three trials which have to be completed in order to
get onto the race card, he reduced his finish times each time by
significant amounts and that trend continued in his first full race
as he recorded 23.94 seconds which is a good time for a debut
He gave the opposition no chance as he led away from the traps
and stayed on well to hold off the late challenge from In My Hands
who was only having her second run.
On Saturday night, Cliffs Blueboy, who had narrowly been beaten
in his first race a week earlier, went one better and got his just
reward when winning impressively.
The Barry O’Sullivan-trained dog held on bravely to win a close
race. The May 2011 son of Droopys Maldini has a lot to look forward
to given his young age and he will not lose his puppy status until
next May so his owners will be looking forward to their dog’s
reappearance. He is a nice prospect.