The Gold Collar is a greyhound racing competition held annually. It was inaugurated in 1933 at Catford Stadium. [1] [2]

Gold Collar
Category 1 race
LocationCrayford Stadium
Inaugurated1933
SponsorLadbrokes
Race information
Distance540 metres
SurfaceSand
Purse£10,000 (winner)

Following the closure of Catford in 2003 the competition switched to Belle Vue Stadium but only lasted until 2009 when it was discontinued. Six years later the competition was resurrected by Crayford Stadium.

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Notes
1933 Wild Woolley Hautley-Wild Witch Jack Rimmer (White City - Manchester) 26.63 1-3f
1934 Davesland Kick Him Down-Hasty Go Jack Harvey (Harringay) 32.70 7-1
1935 Bosham Hertford-White Cap Leslie Reynolds (White City - London) 32.84 5-1
1936 Fine Jubilee Silver Seal-Harissi Marjorie Yate (Private) 26.00 4-5f
1937 Avion Ballerina Future Cutlet-Avion Beauty Jerry Hannafin (Wimbledon) 25.87 6-1
1938 Junior Classic Beef Cutlet-Lady Eleanor Joe Harmon (Wimbledon) 25.77 11-8f
1939 Grosvenor Ferdinand Golden Hammer-Wonderful Expression F S Rolfe (Private) 25.92 13-2
1940 Cash Balance Battle Fare-Lottery Lark Sidney Probert (Wembley) 25.74 100-7
1945 Ballyhennessy Seal Lone Seal-Canadian Glory Stan Martin (Wimbledon) 25.45 9-4
1946 King Silver Tanist-Tasty Leader Cornelius Crowley (Clapton) 25.88 9-4
1947 Trev's Perfection Trevs Despatch-Friar Tuck Fred Trevillion (Private) 25.52 7-1
1948 Local Interprize Ruby Border-Mythical Daisy Stan Biss (Clapton) 25.71 8-13f
1949 Local Interprize Ruby Border-Mythical Daisy Stan Biss (Clapton) 25.88 6-4f
1950 Islandeady Manhattan Seale-Inishraher H G Copsey (Private) 26.07 8-1
1951 Loyal Accomplice Mad Tanist-Belle O'Harlem Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 25.63 4-5f
1952 Hectic Birthday Mad Birthday-Biting Antoinette Ronnie Melville (Wembley) 25.41 10-1 =Track record
1953 Mushera Silver Dark Shadow-Little Bluebell L Gould (Private) 25.70 13-2
1954 Ardskeagh Ville Dante The Great-My Dreamland Dave Barker (Catford) 25.86 9-4
1955 Firgrove Slipper Ballymac Ball-Hannahs Beauty Jim Syder Jr. (Wembley) 26.35 7-2
1956 Ponsford Quare Customer-Poobahs Pet Noreen Collin (Private) 25.69 10-1
1957 Silent Worship The Grand Champion-Miss Chancer John Bassett (Private) 25.50 4-11f
1958 Five Up Nine Up-Duplicate Ron Chamberlain (Private) 25.43 6-4f
1959 Dunstown Warrior Demon King-Geffs Linnett Tom Paddy Reilly (Walthamstow) 25.77 11-4
1960 Catch Cold Keep Moving-Swift Echo Dennis Hannafin (Wimbledon) 25.56 8-1
1961 Long Story Flash Jack-I'm Yours Phil Rees Sr. (Private) 25.69 20-1
1962 Super Orange Super Man-Orange Queen Pam Heasman (Private) 25.51 4-1
1963 Music Guest Solar Prince-The Grand Duchess Tommy Johnston Jr. (West Ham) 33.36 5-2
1964 Mighty Wind Irish Quarter-Mighty Ash George Waterman (Wimbledon) 33.36 33-1
1965 Friday Morning Dandy Man-Dramatic Tune Ron Chamberlain (Private) 33.73 11-10f
1966 Dark Symphony Prairie Flash-Small Loss Peter Collett (Private) 33.21 100-8
1967 Stylish Lad Greenane Wonder-Stylish Biddy Jack Smith (Catford) 33.75 5-2
1968 Shanes Rocket Crazy Parachute-Shanes Judy Paddy Milligan (Private) 33.39 7-2
1969 Surprising Fella The Grand Canal-Julies Surprise Jack Smith (Catford) 33.40 2-1F
1970 Cameo Lawrence [3] Dusty Trail-Hack Up Titanic Jack Smith (Catford) 33.84 8-1
1971 Down Your Way Printer Prince-Wonder Groves Freddie Warrell (Private) 33.10 5-2
1972 Rathmartin Kilbeg Kuda-Tyone Lark Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 35.36 7-4
1973 Ramdeen Stuart Sallys Story-Any Streak Norman Oliver (Brough Park) 35.04 1-3f
1974 Leaders Champion Monalee Champion-Little Leader David Geggus (Walthamstow) 35.02 8-11f
1975 Abbey Glade Kilbelin Style-Abbey Groves George Curtis (Brighton) 34.97 11-4
1976 Westmead Champ Westmead County-Hacksaw Pam Heasman (Hackney) 35.02 4-7f
1977 Westmead Power Westmead County-Westmead Damson Natalie Savva (Bletchley) 34.98 11-4
1978 Im A Smasher Rockfield Era-Kiltean Fawn John Coleman (Wembley) 35.31 7-1
1979 Gayflash [4] Fionntra Frolic-London Child Paddy Milligan (Catford) 35.08 7-2
1980 Sport Promoter Breakaway Town-Kensington Queen Pat Mullins (Cambridge) 35.06 8-15f
1981 Laughing Sam Tullig Rambler-Sherrys Corner Mrs Pat Goode (Hall Green) 35.50 4-1
1982 Donnas Dixie Black Beetle-Bright Parade Henry Kibble (Bristol) 35.19 13-8
1983 Rathduff Tad Ceili Band-Rathduff Gazelle Tony Dennis (Southend) 35.13 7-1
1984 Wheelers Tory Glen Rock-Sandhill Fawn Paul Wheeler (Private) 35.05 11-4
1985 Black Whirl Sand Man-Prince of Rocks Tom Gates (Private) 34.99 5-1
1986 Westmead Move Whisper Wishes-Westmead Tania Nick Savva (Private) 34.80 11-4
1987 Half Awake Sand Man-Fenians Minnie Barry Silkman (Private) 34.90 4-1
1988 Sard Manorville Sand-Knockroe Elm John McGee Sr. (Canterbury) 34.61 6-4
1989 Burgess Ruby Im Slippy-Burgess Emerald Arthur Boyce (Hackney) 34.72 11-8f
1990 Dempseys Whisper Whisper Wishes-Lemon Gem Patsy Byrne (Canterbury) 34.84 9-4f
1991 Appleby Lisa Whisper Wishes-Moon Bran Harry Dodds (Norton Canes) 34.67 5-1
1992 Westmead Suprise Daleys Gold-Westmead Move Nick Savva (Milton Keynes) 34.75 6-4
1993 Ardcollum Hilda Druids Johno-Seventh Dynamic Patsy Byrne (Wimbledon) 34.84 5-4f
1994 Pearls Girl[5] Flashy Sir-Desert Pearl Sam Sykes (Wimbledon) 34.82 7-4jf
1995 Alans Rose Ardfert Mick-Alans Soda John Coleman (Walthamstow) 34.61 11-10f
1996 Homeside Knight Slaneyside Denny-Hometown Girl Tom Gates (Catford) 34.80 7-1
1997 Lenson Billy Slaneyside Hare-Ballydaly Flyer Norah McEllistrim (Wimbledon) 35.02 1-2f
1998 Pure Patches Arrigle Buddy-Pure Princess Dinky Luckhurst (Crayford) 34.68 11-10f
1999 Rio Scorpio Frightful Flash-Gallows Quest Daniel Riordan (Harlow) 34.83 12-1
2000 Castlelyons Dani Spiral Nikita-Foxclose Daisy Arthur Hitch (Wimbledon) 35.04 5-4f
2001 Haughty Ted Doyou Getit-Haughty Lady Dinky Luckhurst (Crayford) 35.26 2-1
2002 Shevchenko Toms The Best-All Up Front Seamus Cahill (Wimbledon) 35.13 4-5f
2003 Toms Little Jo Toms The Best-Westmead Josie Gary Baggs (Walthamstow) 34.56 3-1
2004 Roxholme Girl Pacific Mile-Gilded Choice Hayley Keightley (Private) 39.01 4-6f Track record
2005 Bat On [6] Judicial Pride-Rio Sombrero Charlie Lister OBE (Private) 27.34 4-7f Track record
2006 Roxholme Girl [7] Pacific Mile-Gilded Choice Carly Philpott (Coventry) 35.14 8-15f
2007 Vatican Jinky [8] Hondo Black-Ladys Best Lass Pat Rosney (Monmore) 35.06 9-2 Track record
2008 Barnfield Loreto [9] Droopys Maldini – Droopys Beauty Pat Rosney (Monmore) 35.21 5-2
2009 Southwind Harry [10] Droopys Shearer – Mogeely Marina Kim Billingham (Monmore) 35.21 6-1
2015 Corrin Bob [11] Mountleader Matt – Corrin Queen Ernest Gaskin Jr. (Romford) 33.67 5-1
2016 Yahoo Victor [12] Mall Brandy – Yahoo Carmel Barry O'Sullivan (Crayford) 33.54 9-2
2017 Mayshighlandreel[13] Kinloch Brae - Mays Maska Martyn Wiley (Romford) 33.09 5-2jf = Track record
2018 Droopys Dresden[14] Mall Brandy - Droopys Star Phil Simmonds (Romford) 33.93 9-4
2019 Saving Sonic[15] Kinloch Brae – Newinn This Way John Mullins (Yarmouth) 33.95 7/2
2020 Desperado Dan[16] Iso Octane – Slaneyside Mandy Patrick Janssens (Central Park) 33.64 1/2f
2021 Warzone Tom[17] Good News – Bogger Bonnie Liz McNair (Private) 33.58 4/6f

Venues & DistancesEdit

  • 1933-1933 (Catford 400y)
  • 1934-1935 (Catford 540y)
  • 1936-1962 (Catford 440y)
  • 1963-1971 (Catford 570y)
  • 1972-1974 (Catford 610y)
  • 1975-2003 (Catford 555m)
  • 2004-2004 (Belle Vue 647m)
  • 2005-2005 (Belle Vue 465m)
  • 2006-2009 (Belle Vue 590m)
  • 2015–present (Crayford 540m)

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.
  2. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008, pages 128-129. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  3. ^ "Greyhound Star (Remember When - May 1970)". Greyhound Star.
  4. ^ "Remember When - September 2019". Greyhound Star.
  5. ^ Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. p. 30. ISBN 186054-010-4.
  6. ^ "2005 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  7. ^ "2006 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  8. ^ "2007 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  9. ^ "2008 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  10. ^ "2009 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  11. ^ "2015 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  12. ^ "2016 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  13. ^ "2017 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  14. ^ "Gold Collar final meeting". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  15. ^ "2019 Gold Collar final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  16. ^ "Crayford 17 October 2020". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  17. ^ "THE 2021 LADBROKES GOLD COLLAR - Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Retrieved 28 November 2021.