Search

East Anglian derby delight for Affane Party

PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 21 September 2018

Affane Party gets a well-deserved hug from owner Dougie Butler after winning the 72nd East Anglian greyhound derby at Yarmouth Picture: Rob Colman

Affane Party gets a well-deserved hug from owner Dougie Butler after winning the 72nd East Anglian greyhound derby at Yarmouth Picture: Rob Colman

© Rob Colman 2018. No Syndication.

Affane Party made a swift exit from the lids in trap three to scoop the title of 72nd East Anglian greyhound derby trophy and prize money of £15,000.

The 9/4-backed hound set the pace and dominated the field, leading them all the way home.

Seaglass Phantom was runner-up, but nothing ever looked to be troubling Affane Party’s performance.

Trainer John Lambe said: ‘I knew he had been running so well in this event that tonight I had every bit of confidence he would set an attacking pace from the outset.

“This is my first East Anglian derby event entered and now first win. In fact, I have only had a handful of category one entries to date, but what an event to start me off.”

Owner Dougie Butler said: “That was fantastic – when he breaks like that there’s not a dog who can live with him. My thanks to John and also to Eamon Uniacke from Cappoquin, who bred the dog. He’s a star!”

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Mon, 12:37

National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club will return to Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome for a special show, marking 100 years since guns fell silent.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Great Yarmouth Town will be aiming to put another disappointing week behind them on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Godmanchester Rovers in the second round of the FA Vase.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Yesterday, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more
Mon, 11:17

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a telephone pole and tree before landing in a ditch.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy