White/Black, born: 1983-03, hight: XX cm, weight: 30 kg
expensive Irish purchase, the early paced white and black first came to national notice
when he overturned the year´s top youngster Hongkong Mike in the final of the 1984
Manchester Puppy Cup. A 5-2 chance, Daleys won the 460 m final in 28.32. Early in 1985 he
twice broke the Harringay 272 m track record in 16.05 & 16.04 in preparation for the
English Derby at Wimbledon. He was beaten in the qualifying and second round when failing
to stay the 480 meters. Early pace secured a trouble strewn quarter final in the slowest
time of the round, 29.04. Daleys led to the third bend in the slowest semi and just missed
out on a final place with a close fourth.
He went unbeaten to the Peterborough Derby final where he missed the break and finished fourth. He won the fastest heat (16.10) and final (16.11) of Harringay´s National Sprint beating Upton Rocket and Very Attractive. A quick jaunt to Dundalk saw him take second place to Shanagarry Duke in the International but he finished lame in the first round of the Irish Derby. Rye´s Sovereign Stakes followed and he looked a different class. Daleys lowered the 281 m record to 16.59 in the semis and collected the decider in 16.64 from Ballyherly and Damiens Slave. Greed presumably fuelled a journey to Brough Park for the 500 m All England Cup. He was later eliminated from the Laurels and from then on was a spent force.
Daleys was from a repeat of the May 1980
litter that included Swift Rapier (east Anglian/Suffolk Derbies), Dysert Moth (TR 252m
Wimbledon), Westpark Goldie (derby semi finalist, dam of Hot Sauce Yankee etc), Westpark
Moth (Shelbourne Leger winner, jt TR 700 Youghal) Derry Linda (dam of Tico, Jaguar,
O´Hickey Garden and Droopys Jaguar) and Lackandarra (dam of Up For One, Dysert Sheola and
Real Na Mara).
The Irish took a while to take him -
possibly because they hadn´t seen him run. There seems no other good reason for not using
such a beautifully bred fast greyhound.