1938 Irish Greyhound Derby

The 1938 Irish Greyhound Derby took place during July and August with the final being held at Harold's Cross Stadium in Dublin on August 8.[1]

1938 Irish Greyhound Derby
VenueHarold's Cross Stadium
End dateAugust 8
← 1937
1939 →

The winner Abbeylara was owned by Tom Black.[2]

Final resultEdit

At Harold's Cross, 8 August (over 525 yards):

Position Name of Greyhound Breeding Trap SP Time Trainer
1st Abbeylara Prudent Turn - That's The Why 2 4-7f 30.09 Tom Black
2nd Manozzi White Sandills - Feale Wave 1 5-1 30.73
3rd Lemon Picker breeding unknown 6 8-1 30.77
4th Brave Leader breeding unknown 4 4-1
5th Bread Sweeper Stockwell Street - Bonny 5 10-1 R M Brosnan
6th Clountabonive (reserve) breeding unknown 3 100-8


8, ½

Competition ReportEdit

In the first round the St Leger and Easter Cup champion Abbeylara justified his ante-post favourite tag by winning easily but then lost in round two beaten by The Grove trained by Mick Horan. In the semi-finals Abbeylara got back to winning ways beating Manozzi in 30.33. Brave Leader won heat two from Lemon Picker and the third and final semi went to Bread Sweeper beat Dark Wife but the latter was disqualified for fighting and his place was taken by the third-place finisher Clountabonive Queen.[3][4]

In the final Abbeylara controlled the race leading all the way and stretching his lead to win by eight lengths.[2]

See AlsoEdit

1938 UK & Ireland Greyhound Racing Year


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  2. ^ a b Comyn, John. 50 Years of Greyhound Racing in Ireland. Aherlow Publishers Ltd.
  3. ^ Fortune, Michael. Irish Greyhound Derby 1932-1981. Victory Irish Promotions Ltd.
  4. ^ Fortune, Michael. The 75 Years History of the Irish Greyhound Derby. Irish Greyhound Review. ISSN 0332-3536.