1934 Irish Greyhound Derby

The 1934 Irish Greyhound Derby known as the National Derby at the time took place during August and September with the final being held at Harold's Cross Stadium in Dublin.[1]

1934 Irish Greyhound Derby
LocationHarold's Cross Stadium
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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.[2][3]

The winner Frisco Hobo was owned by Tim Fennin.[4]

Final resultEdit

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
3rd April Sandy 30.77
4th Seldom At Home 30.78 Joe McKenna
unplaced My Mistake Open Streak - Misconduct
unplaced Kerryhill Boy


1, 3, short-head

Competition ReportEdit

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.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1990). NGRC book of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. p. 261. ISBN 0-7207-1804-X.
  2. ^ Fortune, Michael. Irish Greyhound Derby 1932-1981. Victory Irish Promotions Ltd.
  3. ^ Fortune, Michael. The 75 Years History of the Irish Greyhound Derby. Irish Greyhound Review. ISSN 0332-3536.
  4. ^ a b Comyn, John. 50 Years of Greyhound Racing in Ireland. Aherlow Publishers Ltd.