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The 2018 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket

The 44th running of the Golden Jacket is truly underway as we move forward to the semi-final stages. The field of 36 of the top stayers in the UK has been whittled down to the final 18, with the 3 semis to be run on Tuesday evening 20th February.

Since 1987, Crayford Stadium has hosted this event, the first major stayers competition in the greyhound racing calendar. The Golden Jacket burst onto the scenes in 1975 where it was held at Harringay until 1984 before making one of appearances at Hall Green and Monmore in 1985 & 1986 respectively. There have been many a worthy winner over the years and 2018 looks to be one of the most open competitions of the present day.

There is plenty of history and records that the Golden Jacket can boast, one of which was finally broken in 2016 when Patchys Kerry, trained by Mark Wallis of Towcester Stadium, became the first ever anti-post favourite to win the event. This was then followed up in 2017 when a little known Irish greyhound Boylesports Star went on to win the competition, only having 2 English open race before winning his heats, semis and the final in the Golden Jacket. Who will win the 2018 event? Only time will tell.....

Semi Finals Trap Draw

SEMI FINAL 1 (first 2 qualify for the final on Tuesday evening 27th February)

1. CINCINNATI

2. RUBYS RASCAL

3. POINTLESS PEARL

4. ROSWELL ROMANOV

5. GARRYGLASS CHAMP

6. BUBBLY FIREBIRD

SEMI FINAL 2 (first 2 qualify for the final on Tuesday evening 27th February)

1. BUBBLY DIAMOND

2. RUSSELENA REGGIE

3. MEADOW

4. GOLDIES HOTSPUR

5. PIEMANS JET

6. DINNINGTON LADY

SEMI FINAL 3 (first 2 qualify for the final on Tuesday evening 27th February)

1. KILTREA MIKE

2. SHREYAS SOLITAIR

3. HEROIC MISS

4. MRS ROO

5. SHOTGUN BULLET

6. KENTISH POWER

 

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