1934 Irish Greyhound Derby
|1934 Irish Greyhound Derby|
|Location||Harold's Cross Stadium|
The 1934 Irish Derby was finally awarded to Harold's Cross on condition that they contributed a minimum of £100 towards the event. The ICC added a further £50. It was also agreed that Shelbourne Park and Harold's Cross would run the competition in alternate years.
The winner Frisco Hobo was owned by Tim Fennin.
At Harolds Cross (over 525 yards):
|Position||Name of Greyhound||Breeding||Trap||SP||Time||Trainer|
|1st||Frisco Hobo||Hidden Badger - Pykes Peak||12-1||30.45||Tom Harty|
|2nd||Buzzing Dick||Leningrad - Beaten Rattle||1-1f||30.53||Joe McKenna|
|4th||Seldom At Home||30.78||Joe McKenna|
|unplaced||My Mistake||Open Streak - Misconduct|
1, 3, short-head
There were nine first round heats with the first two from each qualifying for the semi finals. Kerryhill Boy won the first semi by six lengths from My Mistake in a time of 30.32 sec. Buzzing Dick won the second by half a length from April Dandy in 30.28 and the final semi went to Seldom At Home four lengths ahead of Frisco Hobo in 30.75. In the final the outsider Frisco Hobo took the lead at the second bend and held of a late challenge by Buzzing Dick.
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