LIVE BLOG: Star Sports Greyhound Derby Lunch & Draw

Monday 24 June

Welcome to The Ritz in London for the Star Sports Greyhound Derby Draw!

We are blogging and tweeting live including the all-important draw and reaction from connections.

The draw was made by Star Sports Brand Ambassador RYAN SIDEBOTTOM

OUR FINALISTS ARE (in DRAW order, odds immediately after DRAW and pre-draw prices in brackets)

1 Magical Bale (6/5) 6/4
2 Ballymac Tas (16/1) 12/1
3 Priceless Blake (14/1) 10/1 
4 Skywalker Logan (5/1) 9/2
5 Droopys Expert (7/1) 7/1
6 Clonbrien Prince (5/2) 11/4

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How they came out of the hat ….


BEN KEITH

Ben Keith speaks just after the draw for the final of the Star Sports Greyhound Derby.


NATHAN AND RACHEL CORDEN

Nathan and Rachel Corden from Nottingham reflect on the competition so far and preparations for Saturday’s Final.


MARTIN CHAPMAN ‘LOFTY’

The draw certainly threw up some surprises. Star Sports odds compiler Martin Chapman reflects on how the market has been affected.


KEVIN HUTTON ON DOROTAS WILDCAT

Kevin Hutton reflects on the career of his superstar dog, Dorotas Wildcat.


NATHAN CORDON

Nottingham promoter Nathan Cordon reflects on the success of the 2019 Derby and tells Star who he thinks will win the final.


INTERVIEWS WITH CONNECTIONS

TRAP 1 Magical Bale

Kevin Hutton is joined by members of The Westwell Racing club to discuss the chance of the Star Sports Derby favourite.

TRAP 2 Ballymac Tas

Peter Harnden has been housing Ballymac Tas and her trainer Liam Dowling and reflects on the journey so far.

TRAP 3 Priceless Blake

Susan Hennessy tells us how delighted the team are to have Priceless Blake in trap 3 in the Star Sports Derby final.

TRAP 4 Skywalker Logan

Brendan O’Neill, friend of owner Ray Patterson, tells us about the chances of Skywalker Logan is the Star Sports Derby final.

TRAP 5 Droopys Expert

Neil Conlon didn’t expect to be in the Star Sports Derby Final with Droopys Expert but tells Star how he can win it in the orange jacket.

TRAP 6 Clonbrien Prince

Nicky Holland, wife of trainer Graham, tells us how she is thrilled to be in the Star Sports Derby Final with her ultra consistent greyhound Clonbrien Prince.

The tables are ready for the lucky connections
All the VIP’s are on their way – including Mr Trophy !!!
The room where it will all happen
Lights, cameras and shortly action
Our brand ambassador Ryan Sidebottom will be making the all-important draw
More silverware for Ryan?
Host Julie Collier alongside the coveted trophy