The Sussex Cup is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium.

Sussex Cup
Category 1 race
LocationBrighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium
Inaugurated1972
SponsorCorals
Race information
Distance515 metres
SurfaceSand
Purse£10,000 (winner)

It was inaugurated in 1972[1] and is a category 1 event on the annual racing calendar.

Past winnersEdit

[2]

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Notes
1972 Come On Hasty Silver Hope - Silver Oregon Clare Orton (Wimbledon) 28.32 15-8f
1973 Mickey Finn Monalee Champion - Spring Shower Paddy Milligan (Private) 28.65 5-4f
1974 Clear Reason Quiet Spring - Regal Queen Mrs Dorin Clark (Private) 28.47 2-1f
1975 Abbey Glade Kilbeg Kuda - Abbey Groves George Curtis (Brighton) 29.63 7-2
1976 Gaily Noble Monalee Champion - Noble Lynn John Coleman (Wembley) 29.55 10-1
1977 Linacre Lively Band - Certral Ted Dickson (Walthamstow) 28.99 4-6f Track record
1978 Sandpiper Dolly Broadford Boy - Dolores Rocket John Honeysett (Crayford) 29.52 9-1
1979 Mondays Bran Brave Bran - Mainly Personal Phil Rees Jr. (Wimbledon) 28.96 2-1 Track record
1980 Maplehurst Star Tullig Rambler - Sparks Star George Curtis (Brighton) 29.21 10-3
1981 Black Armour Tullig Doctor - Flying Pixie Jenny March (Ipswich) 30.04 2-1f
1982 Yankee Express Pecos Jerry - Kings Comet George Curtis (Brighton) 30.06 4-5f
1983 The Jolly Norman Knockrour Brandy - Breeze Valley George Curtis (Brighton) 30.31 3-1
1984 Sammy Bear Mexican Chief - Lady Laurdella George Curtis (Brighton) 29.98 5-1
1985 Links Way Hurry On Bran - Giglis Fancy Ray Peacock (Harringay) 29.95 9-4
1986 House Hunter Tiger Jazz - Brass Tacks Gunner Smith (Brighton) 29.97 9-4
1987 Sambuca Pat Seamur - Lyons Flora Gunner Smith (Brighton) 29.83 1-1f
1988 Hit The Lid Soda Fountain - Cailin Dubh John McGee Sr. (Private) 29.73 8-11f Track record
1989 Slippy Blue I'm Slippy - Valoris Kenny Linzell (Walthamstow) 29.95 2-5f
1990 Phantom Flash Flashy Sir - Westmead Seal Nick Savva (Milton Keynes) 30.00 2-5f
1991 Lyons Monks The Other Risk - Mountkeeffe Lady John Coleman (Walthamstow) 29.91 5-4f
1992 Parquet Patch Kyle Jack - Ballinderry Sand Arthur Hitch (Wimbledon) 29.96 9-2
1994 Unique Bay [3] Castlelyons Gem - Kenmare Bay Linda Mullins (Walthamstow) 29.98 7-2
1997 Toms The Best Frightful Flash - Ladys Guest Nick Savva (Walthamstow) 29.79 2-5f
1998 Astrosyn Eulogy Come On Ranger - Annies Bar Derek Knight (Hove) 30.10 5-4f
1999 Curley Tresa Phantom Flash - Campeche Nick Savva (Milton Keynes) 29.92 5-1
2000 Smoking Bullet Joyful Tidings - Aggies Vixen Derek Knight (Hove) 30.00 9-4f
2001 Micks Best Hero Top Honcho - Micks Best Girl Brian Clemenson (Hove) 29.57 4-6f
2002 Lozzas Dream [4] He Knows - Jumbos Moth Derek Knight (Hove) 29.72 7-2
2003 Toms Little Jo Toms The Best - Westmead Josie Gary Baggs (Walthamstow) 29.70 3-1
2004 Ballybrazil Hero Carlton Bale - Tycoon Kay Brian Clemenson (Hove) 29.88 3-1
2005 Ballymac Pires Knockeevan Star - Blonde Returns Carly Philpott (Private) 29.87 7-4f
2006 Shelbourne Poopa Kiowa Sweet Trey - Dalcash Eva Brian Clemenson (Hove) 30.01 6-1
2007 Barnfield on Air Pacific Mile - Always on Air Sam Poots (Private) 29.30 2-5f Track record
2008 Droopys Carvalho Droopys Maldini - Droopys Beauty John Mullins (Yarmouth) 29.46 7-4
2009 Raithby Syrah Dutchys Angel-Staceys Delight Claude Gardiner (Hove) 29.66 10-1
2010 Head Iton Ellis Hondo Black - Caressing Steve Race (Private) 29.47 9-2
2011 Longwood Days Crash – Mt Leinster Beck Colin Callow (Private) 29.76 8-1
2012 Westmead Maldini [5] Droopys Maldini - Mega Delight Nick Savva (Private) 29.65 9-2
2013 Loughteen Blanco [6] Droopys Scolari – Loughteen Lassie Seamus Cahill (Hove) 29.58 10-1
2014 Exocet [7] Head Bound – Slip Road Chris Allsopp (Monmore) 29.55 2-1f
2015 Ballymac Mossjoe [8] Ballymac Vic – Bawna Elsa Barrie Draper (Sheffield) 29.45 4-1
2016 Barricane Tiger [9] Razldazl Jayfkay – Dirt Bird Patrick Janssens (Towcester) 29.79 8-1
2017 Shaneboy Freddie [10] Oaks Road - Shaneboy Sophia Kevin Boon (Yarmouth) 29.94 9-2
2018 Sporting Dave [11] Ballymac Vic - Sporting Dame Seamus Cahill (Hove) 29.79 5-4
2019 Droopys Gold [12] Loughteen Blanco - Droopys Force Seamus Cahill (Hove) 29.65 1-1f
2020 Bockos Doomie [13] Droopys Jet - Dalcash Kalade Patrick Janssens (Central Park) 29.69 1-1f
2021 Drumcrow Brent[14] Droopys Sydney - Drumcrow Kylie Mark Wallis (Henlow) 29.89 5-1

Venues & DistancesEdit

  • 1972-present (Hove 515m)

SponsorsEdit

  • 1998-2004 Chas Miller Bookmakers
  • 2005-2021 Coral

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File, page 76. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  2. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008, page. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  3. ^ Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. pp. 109–110. ISBN 186054-010-4.
  4. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2002). Greyhound Annual 2003. Raceform. p. 43. ISBN 1-904317-07-3.
  5. ^ "2012 Result". Greyhound Data.
  6. ^ "2013 Result". Greyhound Data.
  7. ^ "2014 Result". Greyhound Data.
  8. ^ "2015 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  9. ^ "2016 Result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  10. ^ "2017 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  11. ^ "Makeweight Dave lands Sussex Cup". Greyhound Star.
  12. ^ "CORAL SUSSEX CUP - FINAL". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  13. ^ "2020 Sussex Cup and Regency Finals". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  14. ^ "Coral Sussex cup Final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Retrieved 3 August 2021.