1st       PETERBOROUGH                 55  points

2nd     MONMORE                               54  points

3rd      HOVE                                        47  points

4th      NEWCASTLE                          45  points

5th      SITTINGBOURNE                  41  points

6th      SHEFFIELD                             37  points

It went down to the last race at Nottingham this afternoon for this years Bags Track Championship to be decided! And although Bobs Belter finished only 5th in the Stayers it was enough to give Peterborough victory over Monmore! Hove finished 3rd despite the efforts of Dean Childs kennel who completed a ‘double’ with wins by Droopys Roller and Droopys Tamara plus a third win on the day for Hove thanks to the Claude Gardiner trained Zulu Baran.  

How Our Runners Fared

Tuesday 23rd December NOTTINGHAM Report

Nottingham       3-48  500 Metres Flat  (Inter-Track)                                          RESULT

The BAGS Track Championship Final – Dogs Division 1             Going:
1st £500 +Trophy,  2nd £200,  Others £100

1st   MAKEIT FORIRENE        30.00      Frank Gray  (Sittingbourne)                      7/1
2nd  SOUTHOE ROCK            30.06      Richard Devenish  (Peterborough)         4/1
3rd   WHITTLE EAGLE            30.08      Kim Billingham  (Monmore)                  6/4 fav
4th   LONGRANGE DENIS    30.10     Norah McEllistrim  (Hove)                     3/1

Distances:  3/4,  Hd,  Hd

Longrange Denis could of done with the ‘extra’ 15 metres distance he gets at Hove as he stayed on strongly over Nottingham’s 500 metres closing all the way to the line! Bumped on the run-up and crowded at the first bend ‘Denis’ was well off the pace in last place down the back straight but he made a strong run off the last bend and was beaten less than a length by the Frank Gray trained winner Makeit Forirene. ‘Denis’ clocked 30.10 sec. in 4th place.


Nottingham       4-27  500 Metres Flat  (Inter-Track)                                          RESULT

The BAGS Track Championship Final – Bitches Division 1        Going:
1st £500 +Trophy,  2nd £200,  Others £100

1st   BLEISCE CHARM         30.15        Paul Sallis  (Monmore)                             7/1
2nd  BIDDYS FIRE                 30.17        Elaine Parker  (Sheffield)                      4/5 fav
3rd   KENNEDY BLUE           30.19        Richard Devenish  (Peterborough)         9/2

6th   PRINCESS PATI           30.61       Norah McEllistrim  (Hove)                   10/1

Distances:  Hd,  Hd,  2,  3,  Hd

Princess Pati was crowded at the second bend in the Bitches Heat Division 1 and was always in rear there after. ‘Pati’ clocked 30.61 when beaten around five and a half lengths by the Paul Sallis trained winner Bleisce Charm.