Known then as the Guinness 600, it had an immense profile from the start and the first running was won by the great bitch Cranog
Gardai were called after a neighbour spotted the suspicious device at Cranog
Close in Ballymun.
Davies was a well-known figure in his local community of Pontypridd, after serving its residents for more than half a decade.
THEY may be sponsoring the 600-yard Classic at Shelbourne for the first time, but the Betfair 600 is the oldestsponsored major competition in the Irish calendar, having been run for the first time back in 1964 when that great bitch Cranog
Bet was the winner.
His father Cranog
, a training officer, and mother Mari, a nurse, are very proud of his achievements but he said: ``My father wasn't overly delighted when he found out I wanted to cook because it was such a tough job.
But Shelbourne, as ever, will be the main focus with three absorbing finals, highlighted by the long established Hegarty Bookmakers 600 final, the first major event in Ireland to be sponsored as far back as 1964 when the first running was won by the legendary bitch Cranog
El Tenor is the best dog I've seen, and Cranog
Bet the best bitch.
Shaws Dilemma, the 6-4 favourite, who was endeavouring to become the first bitch to record back-to-back Oaks triumphs since Cranog
Bet in 1964, could never get competitive after early bother and finished fifth.
If Shaws Dilemma did manage to become only the fifth bitch ever to win the Oaks twice - following in the paw-prints of Queen Of The Suir (1932-33), Lizette (1953 and 1955), Ballinasloe Blondie (1961-62) and Cranog
Bet (1963-64), there is every chance she could return next year in a bid to make history.
SHAWS DILEMMA, the defending champion, is set to become the first bitch to retain the Oaks since Cranog
Bet in 1964.
SHAWS DILEMMA, attempting to become the first back-to-back winner of the bitches' Classic since Cranog
Bet (1963-64), strengthened her position at the head of the William Hill Oaks market with a fastest-of-the-night first-round v ictory at Wimbledon on Saturday.
59sec Wimbledon workout on Friday night, and will bid to become the first bitch to land back-toback triumphs since the Phil Reestrained Cranog
Bet in 1963-64.