Golden Jacket

The Golden Jacket is a greyhound racing competition held at Crayford Stadium. It was inaugurated in 1975 at Harringay Stadium[1] but following the closure of the track switched to Hall Green Stadium and then Monmore Green Stadium before finding a home at Crayford. [2] [3]

Golden Jacket
Category 1 race
LocationCrayford Stadium
Inaugurated1975
SponsorPremier Greyhound Racing
Race information
Distance714 metres
SurfaceSand
Purse£20,000 (winner)

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Notes
1975 Nice One Cyril Newdown Heather - Itsabet Charlie Coyle (Private) 40.86 11/4jf
1976 Glin Bridge Spectre - Shore Sussie George Curtis (Brighton) 40.59 9/4
1977 Sindys Flame Monalee Champion - Dolores Rocket John Honeysett (Private) 40.99 11/10f
1978 Black Legend Spectre - Nora Again Ted Dickson (Slough) 41.09 7/4f
1979 Westmead Bound Westmead County - Affoulia Girl Natalie Savva (Wembley) 41.02 2/1
1980 Brainy Prince Mortor Light - Move First Rita Hayward (Coventry) 40.63 2/1jf
1981 Just It Itsachampion - Salubrious Lady Terry Duggan (Romford) 40.67 7/2
1982 Try Travelscene Ballybeg Prim - My Dowry Alan Mobley (Private) 40.61 7/2
1983 Minnies Matador Sand Man - Virginia Chat Paddy Milligan (Private) 40.69 4/1
1984 Amazing Man Glen Rock - Orchard Robin Derek Knight (Brighton) 40.88 5/2
1985 Keem Rocket Decoy Sovereign - Keem Princess Tony Meek (Swindon) 41.67 8/11f
1986 Glenowen Queen Yellow Ese - Rikasso Monica Dick Hawkes (Walthamstow) 40.92 5/2
1987 Clover Park Westpark Clover - Mullinakill John Gibbons (Crayford) 35.40 10/1
1988 Decoy Princess Glatton Grange - Decoy Lassie Mrs D T Lucas (Swaffham) 46.30 7/2
1989 Time Lord Manorville Sand - Scintillas Tina Hazel Dickson (Wembley) 46.03 10/1
1990 Chicita Banana Sail On II - Bonita Banana John McGee Sr. (Hackney) 45.75 9/4
1991 Bobs Regan Ballyregan Bob - Sandy Gem Brian Timcke (Private) 47.00 6/1
1992 Bobs Regan Ballyregan Bob - Sandy Gem Brian Timcke (Private) 46.10 5/1
1993 Heavenly Lady [4] Manorville Sand - Black Sancisco Linda Mullins (Walthamstow) 45.33 2/5f
1994 Wexford Minx [4] Manorville Major - Ballarue Suzy Derek Knight (Hove) 45.83 11/4jf
1995 Wexford Minx Manorville Major - Ballarue Suzy Derek Knight (Hove) 45.67 13/8f
1996 Coolmona Road Ardfert Sean - Westpark Tee Off Derek Knight (Hove) 45.75 5/4f
1997 Broadacres Lad Murlens Slippy - Game Misty Terry Dartnall (Wimbledon) 46.08 7/1
1998 El Onda [5] Droopys Sandy - Lady Cutie Linda Mullins (Walthamstow) 46.36 22/1
1999 Gottabegood Phantom Flash - Oh So Nice Paul Garland (Sittingbourne) 46.09 11/2
2000 Knappogue Oak Frightful Flash - Dartfield Lass Ken Bebbington (Monmore) 45.77 3/1
2001 Blues Best Tayla Top Honcho - Micks Best Girl Paul Young (Romford) 45.19 7/4 Track record
2002 Sundar Storm Toms The Best - Westmead Lynx Kim Marlow (Romford) 47.07 14/1
2003 Centour Corker Smooth Rumble - Sylvies Rantogue Brian Clemenson (Hove) 44.74 11/8f Track record [6]
2004 Midway Tomsscout Toms The Best - Midway Tina Henry Chalkley (Peterborough) 44.72 12/1
2005 Milldean Clarky [7] Frisby Flashing - Creamery Profit Barry O'Sullivan (Crayford) 45.98 7/1
2006 Greenacre Lin [8] Top Honcho - First to Return Brian Clemenson (Hove) 45.53 4/1
2007 Walk the Line [9] Droopys Vieri - Ballycahane Zoie Patsy Cusack (Crayford) 46.00 8/1
2008 Shelbourne Merc [10] Just the Best - Queen Survivor Brian Clemenson (Hove) 45.61 3/1
2009 Lorrys Options [11] Westmead Hawk - Droopys Seville Dean Childs (Private) 45.92 2/1f
2010 Group Skater [12] Top Honcho - Group Special Paul Hennessey (Ireland) 44.79 2/1
2011 Bush Paddy [13] Westmead Hawk - Droopys Rena Kelly Findlay (Private) 47.39 9/2
2012 Blue Bee [14] Hondo Black – Blue Honey Matt Dartnall (Swindon) 45.95 7/2
2013 White Soks Roks [15] Royal Impact – Lemon Rita Daniel Riordan (Henlow) 45.48 4/5f
2014 Hometown Honey [16] Hometown Boy Nga – Swift Blitz Mark Wallis (Yarmouth) 45.45 4/6f
2015 Wiki Waki Woo [17] Premier Fantasy – Final Oyster Angie Kibble (Hall Green) 44.99 6/1
2016 Patchys Kerry [18] Blackstone Gene – Droopys Stosur Mark Wallis (Towcester) 44.94 2/5f
2017 Boylesports Star [19] Razldazl Billy - Razldazl Marilyn Dolores Ruth (Ireland) 45.18 2/1jf
2018 Shotgun Bullet[20] Kinloch Brae - Winning Impact Derek Knight (Hove) 44.95 5/4f
2019 Stardom[21] Ballymac Eske - Old Refrain Heather Dimmock (Henlow) 45.27 6/4f
2020 Skilful Sandie[22] Kinloch Brae - Global Liberty Patrick Janssens (Central Park) 44.87 7/2
2021 Punk Rock Mutley[23] Farloe Blitz – Highview Dreamer Stuart Maplesden (Hove) 45.78 33/1 Biggest SP winner in history of event
2022 Bellmore Sally[24] Droopy Sydney – Bellmore Lucy James Fenwick (Newcastle) 44.81 5/4f

Venues & DistancesEdit

  • 1975–1984 (Harringay, 660m)
  • 1985–1985 (Hall Green, 663m)
  • 1986–1986 (Monmore, 647m)
  • 1987–present (Crayford, 714m)

SponsorsEdit

  • 1987–2021 (Ladbrokes)
  • 2022–present (Premier Greyhound Racing)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  2. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.
  3. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008, page 130. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  4. ^ a b Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. p. 16. ISBN 186054-010-4.
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  6. ^ "Remember When - March 2003". Greyhound Star.
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  8. ^ "2006 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
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  10. ^ "2008 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  11. ^ "2009 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  12. ^ "2010 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  13. ^ "2011 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  14. ^ "2012 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  15. ^ "2013 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  16. ^ "2014 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  17. ^ "2015 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  18. ^ "2016 Results". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  19. ^ "2017 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  20. ^ "2018 Golden Jacket Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  21. ^ "2019 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  22. ^ "2020 Golden Jacket final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  23. ^ "THE 2021 LADBROKES GOLDEN JACKET - Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Premier Greyhound Racing Golden Jacket Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Retrieved 20 February 2022.