Good Hunter the £17,000 star of Towcester's pre-Derby sale

Good Hunter the £17,000 star of Towcester's pre-Derby sale
Maria Kennedy with Good Hunter as he was offered for sale at Towcester on Good Friday

THE Greyhound Trader pre-Derby Sale took place at Towcester on Good Friday and once again delivered a good standard of greyhound to the UK market from Ireland.

In previous years, greyhounds purchased include such as Antigua Sugar (multiple Category 1 winner), Savana Beau (2022 English Derby finalist), Antigua Lava (track record Hove), Coppice Warrior (Category 1 finalist), Savana Jazz (TV Trophy finalist), Ballymac John (Category 2 winner) plus many more open race winners throughout the UK tracks.

Greyhound Trader’s James Corden said: “There is a good record of quality greyhounds coming through the pre-Derby Sale at Towcester and hopefully the 2024 graduates will deliver over the next 12 months as well.”

The 2024 pre-Derby sale produced aggregate sales of just under £150,000 for the 46 presented for sale, which equates to an average of approximately £3,200 per greyhound.

Top lot on the day was Good Hunter, from the Kennedy Greyhounds breeding establishment, who scorched around the Towcester circuit in a calculated time of 29.24sec, very impressive for the July 2022 whelp out of Flaming Sahara by Knocknaboul Syd.

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He did not meet his reserve on the bench, however the team at Greyhound Trader were able to facilitate a deal of £17,000 to secure the very fast prospect who will now join the kennels of Diane Henry.

Other notable lots sold on the day included Droopys Monica (£15,500), Droopys Doll (£9,000), Junctionfourteen (£8,200), Northies (£7,000) and then Diversion and Sporting Arkose both sold for £6,000 each.