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28 Sep 14 13:03
Date Joined: 05 Oct 10
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Remember a dog called "Carhumore Ranger" which ran at Wembley, (trained by Sid Ryall), weighed in at 96lbs.  Only just fitted into the traps!
Anyone seen larger?
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Report hectoratoratora September 28, 2014 3:17 PM BST
Thats a whippet. Knockemstiff (spectre -conigar goddess) a Rochester regular ran at  over 100lbs a couple of times although his best weight was about 98lbs.His trainer George Ripley deliberately got him to over 100 lbs to get in the Guinness Book Of Records. I think his heaviest was about 102lbs. The dog was a bang railer who ran his best when it was raining and slow.Kevin Barry ,the rm always gave the dog trap 1,and i can remember one night in the bar after racing an idiot owner moaning about how come Knockemstiff  always gets 1 .The dog would have mashed anything drawn inside him through the inside fence.
Report hectoratoratora September 28, 2014 3:20 PM BST
Ps the dog was fairly tall and wide but unbelievably long.
Report TheMadGhost September 28, 2014 8:49 PM BST
If a 1971 whelp, then it was a litter brother to Leading Pride who was a really good marathon bitch trained by George Curtis at Brighton.

Carhumore Ranger was a bottom grade runner.  It didn't matter what trap he drew as he usually went up last.
Report hectoratoratora September 28, 2014 9:11 PM BST
He was a 1974 (from memory ).Interesting you mention Leading Pride,she was owned by George Ripley,Knockemstiffs trainer.
Report Swayne September 29, 2014 8:27 AM BST
2006-2008 Joe the Giant ran nearly 90 races, most mid-lowish grade at Hove, 48KG, 108 LB's
Report pompey rat September 29, 2014 8:43 AM BST
Bumped into joe the giant a few times after he retired,but he was 38 kilos when he ran not 48 kilos.
Report TheMadGhost September 29, 2014 8:45 AM BST
Quite right, Swayne.  I found Joe the Giant on the GBGB database last night and they list 89 of his races, as you say mostly low grade but a couple of 6 bend opens at Portsmouth, Sittingbourne and, of course, Brighton & Hove.  The citation attached to his pedigree reads as follows:

"Now retired and lives in Lancing, West Sussex. Winner of Racing and coursing greyhound CRUFTS 2010.  Breeders Festival 2009 Retired Greyhound of the year."

Seems a hard working, genuine dog, in other words, the backbone of the sport.
Report TheMadGhost September 29, 2014 8:51 AM BST
On The GBGB database they had him as 106lbs.  Maybe that's his weight since he retired?  Unfotunately, it doesn't state his weight on his racing record.
Report spudmurphy September 29, 2014 9:22 AM BST
Keeperhill Dave 43kg now running at Romford is the biggest i have seen running at the moment.
Report TheMadGhost September 29, 2014 9:25 AM BST
Conigar Goddess had 2 litters by Spectre, one in February 1971, the second in June 1975:

Name                 Sex      Dob              Land    Color    Sire ^    Dam                          
Anthene                f    FEB 1971    IE/UK    BK    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess   
Escape Again    f    FEB 1971    IU/UK    BD    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess   
High Courage    f    JUN 1975    IE            BD    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess           
Highlands Fancy    f    JUN 1975    IE            BK    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess           
Leading Pride    f    FEB 1971    IE/UK    BK    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess       
New High            f    FEB 1971    IE/UK    BK    Spectre  II    Conigar Goddess
Report pompey rat September 29, 2014 11:01 AM BST
   Joe was around the 38 kilos when he raced.I still have the Hove return sheets for that period.
Report hectoratoratora September 29, 2014 9:16 PM BST
There were 3 Spectre-conigar goddess  litters sept 74 comprised
Chatty Kathy
Concorde Flyer
Conigar Shuna
Glebelands Pride
Leading Quest
The Sept 74 litter is named  in the 1976 Irish stud book (vol 55).
Report theres only one best tonic September 30, 2014 12:12 PM BST
Seem to remember a Hove dog of the mid 90s named The Womble being a monster who was well north of 40 kilos if memory serves
Report Wood Lane September 30, 2014 6:24 PM BST
Mad Ghost,Always enjoy your threads and I bow to your superior knowledge and memory but I think there may have been another Spectre Conigar Goddess litter that contained a big brindle dog George Ripley owned called Mallory Iremember the dog over something not to do with this thread.It would have been very early seventies.Many years before this Iused to take a fast bitch of mine to race up the 200 yard straight on the side of the Thames,the Kent Marshes.There was big ditches either side Isaw a north sea cod in there the one time.There was some giant dogs used to go up that straight biggest Iever see.
Report September 30, 2014 6:57 PM BST
the only heavy monster i know from hove is rogerLaugh
Report Wood Lane September 30, 2014 10:10 PM BST
Mad Ghost,Thinking about this dog Mallory it could have been in that 1971 litter would that be possible?or was that litter all bitches?
Report kavvie October 2, 2014 11:39 AM BST
lots of coursing dogs over the 100
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