Greyhound Derby

Irish stars Droopys Jet (Fraser Black) and Ballymac Vic (Liam Dowling) are favourites for the William Hill Greyhound Derby final which takes place at Wimbledon Stadium on Saturday, with the winner picking up a cool £150,000.

Last Updated: 28/06/13 at 16:50 Post Comment

The action is live on Sky Sports 3HD from 7pm with the final due off at 9.08pm. Eight races will be shown live including the Champion Hurdle final.

The trap draw is: 1 Sidaz Jack (Trainer: Charlie Lister OBE), 2 Droopys Black (Fraser Black, Ireland), 3 Ballymac Vic (Liam Dowling, Ireland), 4 Airlie Impact (Paul Young), 5 Bittles Bar (Martin White), 6 Screen Critic (Kevin Hutton)

It's been a high-octane month of canine action in London SW17, in which 153 greyhounds have been whittled down to a remaining six.

Ireland's Droopys Jet and Ballymac Vic have been the outstanding dogs of the competition thus far, but they are up against Sidaz Jack, who aims to land Charlie Lister OBE a magnificent seventh Derby victory.

Screen Critic is owned by a former British Lion Mike Burton and trained by Kevin Hutton. Paul Young's Airlie Impact and Martin White's Bittles Bar complete the field.

Rampaging

The betting suggests Droopys Jet will take all the beating after rampaging through the event, winning his last four races by an aggregate 22 lengths and posting the fastest time now on show of 28.22sec in the quarter-finals.

The twist to the story is that Droopys Jet's part-owner Paschal Taggart is trying to buy Wimbledon Stadium. The former Irish Greyhound Board chairman wants to turn the track, built in the 1930s and which has staged the Greyhound Derby since 1986 when White City closed, into a modern sporting arena.

See all the action live on Sky Sports 3HD on Saturday from 7pm, or catch the Derby final and supporting races from Wimbledon in the UK's betting shops via SIS.

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