Here are a few historical highlights from the Derby's reign as one of Britain's top sports.
- Trap 2 is the best trap in English Greyhound Derby history, producing the most event winners
- Four greyhounds won the Derby twice: Rapid Ranger, Mick the Miller, Patricia's Hope, and Westmead Hawk
- Charlie Lister OBE is the trainer with the most wins; seven in all
- Taylors Sky has the fastest time at Wimbledon at 28.17
As one of the biggest dog racing events on a list of sports tournaments, the English Greyhound Derby continues to attract fans from across the globe. Available to watch live and streamed to millions via the internet, the competition experiences widespread popularity as one of the most distinguished British sporting events. In 2022, the Derby was televised by Racing Post Greyhound TV.
With VIP boxes and a track restaurant, the tournament has all the trappings of a high-class extravaganza. Even the event's gala features live entertainment. Enthusiastic fans pay £30 for general admission and more for trackside seats, which quickly sell out.