Trap Runners to Wear Union Jack at Greyhound Derby to Celebrate Olympics & Jubilee

By Community | May 3, 2012

The Greyhound Derby for the first time will see six trap runners wear a one-off Union Jack coat to celebrate the Olympic and Jubilee year.

Following a series of discussions, abortion The Greyhound Board of Great Britain have agreed to break a life-long tradition and allow trap 6 runners the choice to wear the bespoke Union Jack design over the standard black and white stripe with red number 6, ed for one night only.

The majority of Trap 6 runners, including Charlie Lister’s Eden Star and the Champagne Club syndicate’s Bubbly Phoenix have chosen to wear the coat and become part of Greyhound history on the opening night of the Derby this Friday.

Clive Feltham, Director on The Greyhound Board of Great Britain commented: “2012 is such an iconic year for Britain with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, we felt it was appropriate to relax the rules for one night to also salute our great country. And there is no better place to do this than at one of the biggest greyhound races in the world.’

Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, added: “It’s fantastic joining in with patriotic celebrations and having the first ever unique coat design agreed by The Greyhound Board of Great Britain. We hope it brings extra luck to the runners wearing our nation’s flag in the Greyhound Derby.’