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A prize greyhound part-owned by Prince Edward finished second in the Greyhound Derby, dog racing's richest prize.

Queen Elizabeth's youngest son was at Wimbledon Stadium Saturday night to see his dog, Druids Johno, the 4-7 favorite, beaten by 8-1 shot Slippy Blue.

Slippy Blue lost two heats to Druids Johno but ran the final 525-yard circuit in 28.7 seconds for the $69,200 first prize.

Edward, 26, said he would donate his share of the $13,800 second-place winnings to a fund for injured victims of an Irish Republican Army bombing at a military music school. Ten people died in the 1989 attack.

Edward dropped out of military training to take a backstage job in the London theater. He owns the dog with Irish trainer Patsy Byrne.

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