McAlevey Gold Cup

The McAlevey Gold Cup was a greyhound racing competition held annually at Celtic Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was introduced in 1938 for greyhounds bred in Ireland and not over two years of age.[1]

McAlevey Gold Cup
LocationCeltic Park
Inaugurated1938
Last run1983
Race information
Distance525 yards

The competition was also known as the home-bred produce Stakes and offered a significant winner's prize of £600 in 1946.[1] When the race was won by Dillies Pigalle in 1966 the winning time was a National Record.[2]

The race came to an end in 1983 following the closure of Celtic Park.[3]

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Time Notes Notes
1938 Leo's Gift 30.21
1939 Myroe Roving Boy 30.12
1940 Munster Hills 30.36
1941 Carnagh Moon 30.14
1945 Kilrea Try That 30.34
1946 Mad Midnight 30.12
1947 Priceless Border 29.54
1948 Newhill Rose Again 30.12
1949 Lone Train 29.54
1950 Creole Fair 29.49
1951 Aughaway 29.49
1952 Clongorey Nina 30.24
1953 Racing Snob 29.61
1954 Coolkill Chieftain 29.75
1955 Tully Joker 29.76
1956 Dunmore King [4] 29.44
1957 Cleo's Sprig 29.32
1958 Imperial Ivan 29.82
1959 Northern Customer 29.14
1960 Rockmount 29.33
1961 This Is Broadway 29.51
1962 Marne 29.62
1963 Right Choice 29.68
1964 Millies Dandy 29.14 Jack Mullan
1965 Billy Gale 29.51
1966 Dillies Pigalle 28.86 Ronnie Chandler Track Record
1967 Prince Queensnil 29.48
1968 Rapid Streak 29.22
1969 Piper Play 29.52
1970 Kirkland Darkie 29.27
1971 Rapid Brandy 29.51
1972 Itsachampion 29.72 Leslie McNair
1973 Killybrick 29.55
1974 Lucky Mint 29.23
1975 Win Sam 28.86
1976 Garford Maxi 29.34
1977 Macash Queen 29.38
1981 Cloghogue Lady 29.69
1982 Pialba 29.70
1983 Major Black 29.48

Venues & DistancesEdit

  • 1938-1983 (Celtic Park, 525y)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Genders, Roy (1975). The Greyhound and Racing Greyhound, page 98-100. Page Brothers (Norwich). ISBN 0-85020-0474.
  2. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing, page 280-281. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.
  3. ^ Genders, Roy (1990). NGRC book of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 0-7207-1804-X.
  4. ^ Dack, Barrie (1990). Greyhound Derby, the first 60 years pages 99/100/101. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-36-8.