ANOTHER race I remember. a friend of mine was a friend of a guy called towfic Alli a supposed Arab prince he had a dog which had done the clock at the slough.[inside hare]he was with Phil Reese.but he wouldn't allow it to trial at Bolton. anyway, we met on birch services and proceeded to Bolton.wacked out the cash so everyone had a least a monkey each. we got all the money on BUT he got beat by a local fawn dog only 16mnth old lucky jack.some may remember him,he went on to win a host of good races. our dog was an unlucky second/. and Alli had another dog with Gary baggs, he sold it and it won the derby that year could have been 1985, hard to remember the other dog's joint owner was a woman called norma. her dad went to bv the early nineties. George he was called, famously fell out with his daughter over the lad whom she lived with and sadly they never reconciled their differences
john it seems it was , Bev remembers it to be the same dog. George lancaster.they was offered a load of money for it but it fell through cause it had no earmarks. it was a homebred dog and a bloody good one .and as you say won some top races. buggered us up that night at Bolton.
Seriously wish I had been born 20 years earlier u only ever here great stories about the flaps. If I ever win the lottery I will buy a piece of land and have a great track good prize money and try get the buzz back. Flapping lads only 🤣 and girls 🤣.
WELL, there may be some comfort there. after this virus, and the outlandish claims being entertained by authorities dogs will be a scarcity. prices for the lowest will be crazy.if the prizemoney remains at stagnation levels then anyone with a few dogs will be entertained. trainers etc are getting away with things that would have fetched an immediate suspension a few years ago. and integrity is a thing of the past. racing amounts will have to be abandoned. look at bv, they have searched all over for trainers.and even now anyone with a dozen dogs commands attention. but on the other foot ex, open race trainers will be sought as opens could become a rarity.so if they want to race its their local tracks only. and if there are top dogs better monies will have to be sought. this whole post may sound contradictory but it is because anyone with a few dogs will be sought after. and there are some funny episodes at all tracks now. so buy your own dogs and become a trainer. its the way back to fulfillment for some.and frustration for others.
I bought a dog in 19-79 for 90 guineas at shelbourne park turned out to be a world beater, he was probably best known at Bolton as cop lucky, he was the first dog to break 30 seconds on the old track when he won an open in 29-98. He ran on 15 different flapping tracks and won on 14 of them breaking 5 track records, he was a nervous dog who slept on my bed and we just clicked. He won the Welsh derby in forestfach as Marshall beating the winner of the consolation greyhound derby. I could tell you loads of stories but I would be on here all day.just a footnote the last race at Bolton in early 80s was £90 to the winner what would that equate to now.