Denny Dennehy And Good As Gold

A story from the nineteen twenties from Duhallow one that is often told
About a famed track greyhound his name was Good As Gold
Bred and owned by Denny Dennehy one known far beyond Millstreet Town
To have bred and owned the World's most expensive dog not his only claim to renown

For Denny Dennehy in Ireland famed as a greyhound owner breeder then
One of the originals of the Parish of many famed track and coursing men
Some of his dogs trained by Bob Price of Minor Row contested big races in Cork and Shelbourne Park
In the early years of greyhound racing in Ireland he was one to leave his mark

Of the World's most valuable dog the West End flier Good As Gold the word did get around
That he was sold for a World record price of four hundred pound
In newspapers as far away as London and New York
It was written of the World Record price for a greyhound from Millstreet County Cork

Records are made to be broken as some do like to say
And four hundred pounds for a greyhound does not seem much money today
But in the nineteen twenties a Millstreet greyhound named Good As Gold did live up to his name
And left his owner Denny Dennehy with lots of money and fame.

by Francis Duggan

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