Juvenile (greyhounds)

The Juvenile is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Towcester Greyhound Stadium.

Juvenile
Category 2 race
LocationTowcester Greyhound Stadium
Inaugurated1957
SponsorRacing Post GTV
Race information
Distance500 metres
SurfaceSand
QualificationPuppies only
(15-24 months old)
Purse£5,000 (winner)

Race historyEdit

 
1979 champion Sport Promoter with trainer Pat Mullins

It was inaugurated in 1957 at Wimbledon Stadium and was known as the Greyhound Express Merit Puppy Trophy but in 1964 it was renamed the Juvenile.[1][2] The event is an invitation competition for the best six greyhounds who still have a puppy status.[3][4]

In 2017 the race switched to Central Park Stadium in Sittingbourne following the closure of Wimbledon Stadium. The relocation of the competition to Central Park continued a family legacy for the Cearns family who had been connected with the race when it was first held in 1957.[5]

From 2018 the competition was held at Owlerton Stadium before switching to Towcester Greyhound Stadium in 2021.[6]

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Notes
1957 Beware Champ The Grand Champion – Beware of Me Paddy Fortune (Wimbledon) Greyhound Express Merit Puppy Trophy
1958 Varra Black Nose Glittering Look – Typhoon Jane Dennis Hannafin (Wimbledon)
1959 Armed Escort Ballymac Ball – Little Expert Ted Brennan (Owlerton) 28.69
1960 Ballinasloe Molly Northern Champion - Ballinasloe Baytown Crust W Tabbush 29.14
1961 Sally's Chat Hi There – Sallys Gossip Tony Dennis (Private) 28.50
1962 Rocket Ranger Solar Prince – Inlers Ena Phil Rees Sr. (Wimbledon) 29.23
1963 Pineapple Joe[7] Clopook - Sight Unseen Dennis Hannafin (Wimbledon) 28.52 5-4f
1964 Hi Joe Odd Venture - Hi Poole Noreen Collin (Private) 28.65 4-7f Renamed Juvenile
1965 Morden Mist Super Orange - Denver Hetty Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 29.08 4-6f
1966 Forward Flash[2] Crazy Parachute - Supreme Witch Jack Brennan (Owlerton) 28.50 10-1
1967 Fire Trap Clonmannon Fire – Spring Trap Paddy McEvoy (Wimbledon) 28.06 5-1
1968 Mountleader Glen Boro Parachute – Rose of York John Horsfall (Catford) 28.53 100-7
1969 Sovereign Mint Maryville Hi – Cormackstown Beauty Peter Collett (Private) 28.21 3-1
1970 Dolores Rocket Newdown Heather - Come On Dolores Herbert White (Private) 28.24 7-2
1971 Short Interview The Grand Silver - Pride Of Corrin Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 27.98 10-1
1972 Black Banjo Monalee Champion - Brook Densel Barney O'Connor (Walthamstow) 28.10 11-8f
1973 Myrtown Myross Again - Longstown Lassie Eddie Moore (White City - Manchester) 28.11 5-4f
1974 Head The Poll Kilbeg Kuda – Zuider Zee Phil Rees Sr. (Wimbledon) 28.56 7-1
1975 Xmas Holiday Supreme Fun - Mary's Snowball Phil Rees Sr. (Wimbledon) 28.31 7-4f
1976 Instant Gambler Itsachampion - Sabrina Dave Drinkwater (Bletchley) 28.98 9-4
1977 Prince Hill Own Pride - Dainty Beauty Joe Kelly (Leeds) 28.20 8-1
1978 Schofield Fish Minnesota Miller – Funny Fish Jack Coker (Oxford) 28.26 10-1
1979 Sport Promoter Breakaway Town - Kensington Queen Pat Mullins (Cambridge) 27.70 8-11f
1980 Upland Tiger Free Speech - Bresheen George Curtis (Hove) 27.48 1-2f Track record
1981 Kris Is Back All Wit – Faypoint Flyer Tom Johnston Jr. (Wembley) 28.16 9-2
1982 Mountkeefe Star Nameless Star – Hi Land Peg Geoff De Mulder (Coventry) 27.86 12-1
1983 Westmead Milos All Wit - Westmead Satin Natalie Savva (Milton Keynes) 27.73 3-1
1984 Hong Kong Mike Knockrour Slave - Amalthea Ray Andrews (Belle Vue) 27.80 6-4f
1986 Fearless Action Ron Hardy - Sarahs Bunny Geoff De Mulder (Oxford) 27.64 8-11f
1987 Spiral Darkie Lindas Champion - Spiral Three Gary Baggs (Ramsgate) 27.96 10-1
1988 Wendys Dream Tamarac - Up Town Girl Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 27.77 4-5f
1989 Bimbo Bird Citizen Supreme - Active Bimbo Sam Sykes (Wimbledon) 28.03 5-1
1990 Druids Johno Whisper Wishes - Hotsauce Mistake Patsy Byrne (Canterbury) 28.10 6-4f
1991 Slaneyside Hare Skelligs Tiger - Slaneyside Queen George Lightfoot (Norton Canes) 27.76 7-4f
1992 Right Move[8] Daleys Gold - Westmead Move Nick Savva (Private) 27.66 7-2
1993 Our Timmy Aghadown Timmy - Neat Dish Jim Barrett (Cradley Heath) 27.84 6-1
1994 Ayr Flyer[9] Ardfert Sean - Slaneyside Glory Dawn Wheatley (Nottingham) 27.63 2-7f
1995 Bonmahon Darkie Carmels Prince - Debs Tick Terry Dartnall (Wimbledon) 27.66 11-10f
1996 Droopys Aldo Slippys Quest - The Other Point Henry Tasker (Perry Barr) 28.35 9-4jf
1997 Black Gem Charm Slaneyside Hare - Perrys Charmer Philip Rees Jr. (Wimbledon) 27.98 5-4f
1998 Ground Zero[10] Slaneyside Hare – Glue Vixen Geoff De Mulder (Milton Keynes) 27.95 3-1
1999 I'm Okay[11] Cry Dalcash - Farloe Post Barrie Draper (Sheffield) 27.79 5-4f
2000 Knockanroe Rover[12] Mountleader Peer - Seanos Miss Paul Stringer (Private) 27.84 3-1
2001 Reactabond Rebel[13] Some Picture - Droopys Lorraine Paul Young (Romford) 28.05 3-1
2002 Top Savings[14] Top Honcho - Too Breezy Garry Adam (Private) 27.56 4-5f
2003 On Line Deal[15] Staplers Jo - Lady Ballydaniel Paul Young (Romford) 28.21 3-1
2004 Kinda Spooky[16] Top Honcho - Kinda Swell Linda Jones (Walthamstow) 28.44 6-1
2005 Toms View[17] Toms the Best - Deneview Pearl Phil McComish (Nottingham) 27.81 4-6f
2006 Droopys Lomasi[18] Knockeevan Major - Droopys Beauty Stephen Dimmock (Milton Keynes) 28.00 25-1
2007 Express Ego[19] Top Honcho - Airport Express Owen McKenna (Ireland) 27.42 6-4f
2008 Ballymac Under[20] Ballymac Maeve - Ballymac Lark Matt Dartnall (Reading) 27.81 4-7f
2009 Fear Zafonic[21] Premier Fantasy-Farloe Oyster Charlie Lister (Private) 27.97 4-5f
2010 Ten Large Down [22] Royal Impact - Honey Princess Diane Henry (Private) 28.10 8-1
2011 Blue Artisan[23] Droopys Maldini – Poolie Pride Harry Williams (Sunderland) 28.59 6-1
2012 Eden Star[24] Top Savings – Aranock Val Barrie Draper (Sheffield] 28.59 6-4f
2013 Ballymac Eske[25] Burnpark Champ – Ballymac Penske Barrie Draper (Sheffield) 28.41 5-4f
2014 Droopys Odell[26] Blackstone Gene - Droopys Quinta Seamus Cahill (Hove) 28.84 6-1
2015 Ballymac Brogan[27] Ballymac Vic – Bawna Elsa Seamus Cahill (Hove) 28.39 9/2
2016 Ballymac Ramsey[28] Droopys Scolari – Ballymac Razl Barrie Draper (Sheffield) 28.65 7/2
2017 Murrys Act[29] Tullymurry Act – Brave Meave Kevin Boon (Yarmouth) 28.99 12/1
2018 Bull Run Button[30] Ballymac Eske – Tullowmac Java Barrie Draper (Sheffield) 28.86 9/4
2019 Seaglass Phantom[31] Droopys Jet – Beanfield Parke Patrick Janssens (Central Park) 28.60 5/2
2020 Ice on Fire[32][33] Crash – Bigmans Grainne James Fenwick (Newcastle) 29.21 2/5f
2021 Ballymac Trend[34] Ballymac Best – Motobar Abigail Kevin Boon (Towcester) 29.62 7/1
2022 Bubbly Apache[35] Loughteen Blanco – Droopys Berry Paul Young (Romford) 29.63 4/6f

VenuesEdit

  • 1957–2011 (Wimbledon, 460m)
  • 2012–2016 (Wimbledon, 480m)
  • 2017–2017 (Central Park, 480m)
  • 2018–2020 (Sheffield, 500m)
  • 2021–2021 (Towcester, 500m)

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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