• Short Summary

    A 61 1/2 pound dog travelling along a 700 yard track at about 40 miles-an-hour on Monday broke a 44 year-old record in British Greyhound racing.

  • Description

    1.
    GV&SV Trainer Johnson with dog having run
    0.11

    2.
    CU Dog walking towards trainer
    0.19

    3.
    CU Trainer Jonston TILT DOWN to Johnstoin srtroking dog
    0.29

    4.
    CU Champagne being poured
    0.32

    5.
    SV ZOOM OUT TO MV Johnston toasting dog and dog standingg on table
    0.38

    6.
    GV PAN Start and finish of race
    1.18


    "Tonight's race was in fact called the Mick the Miller Memorial stakes at twelve-to-one on, and only three other runners it seemed there'd be little competition for Westpark - the white dog."



    "So a new record of twenty wins ina row. But not as easy a race for Westpark Mustard as might have been expected."




    Initials ET/253 ET/306


    SPORT: DOG RACING
    TELERRECORDING
    THIS FILM INCLUDES PART - COMMENTARY BY A BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION COMMENTATOR

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 61 1/2 pound dog travelling along a 700 yard track at about 40 miles-an-hour on Monday broke a 44 year-old record in British Greyhound racing.

    The greyhound, Westpark Mustard, won her twentieth race in a row to break the record set in 1930 by the legendary Mick the miller who won 19 straight races.

    Westpark Mustard - who is known at her Kennels as Lassie - was bought in Ireland two and a half years ago for GBP 2,500 ($ 5,750).

    Since then she has won the twenty races ranging form the 525 yard sprint to the 800 yard distance races. It is a difficult feat because bitches are harder to keep in racing trim than dogs.

    She is trained by Tom Johnston along with 60 other greyhounds at his kennels in the countryside of Buckinghmshire.

    Westpark Mustard won her 20th race by 6 1/2 lengths after making a bad start and coming through from third position.

    And what chance did the bookmakers give of her continuing her record breaking run? Odds of 12-to-one on, with all bets void if she didn't win the race.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCSEV28W24BM5FQ27QQJYKB3U
    Media URN:
    VLVACCSEV28W24BM5FQ27QQJYKB3U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment