26 FEBRUARY 2005, Page 18

Waterloo blues

From Sophie Dugdale

Sir: In case any of your readers are bursting with curiosity to know which greyhound won the final Waterloo Cup (Peter Oborne, ‘The dogs have had their day’, 19 February), it was the dog Shashi, who beat Hardy Admiral in a very convincing manner in the final course at the Withins. Hardy Admiral had vanquished Sir Mark Prescott’s dog, Equal Status, the previous day.

Perhaps your readers would also like to know that it was not only Sir Mark who found it difficult to control his emotions throughout the meeting.

Sophie Dugdale

Axminster, Devon