Continuing the theme of “never resting on their laurels” the Irish Greyhound Board have announced their latest investment in the latest model of traps which will be installed in time for The Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels 2011 in Curraheen Park.
This set of traps represents a significant investment in the racing infrastructure at Curraheen Park and are similar to those successfully installed already at Limerick, Waterford and Shelbourne Park. The advanced technology and equipment differs from the older type of traps by operating from a spring loaded mechanism as opposed to opening by the older pneumatic ram system and this will result in faster opening times.
These traps represent the IGB’s commitment to continuously improve its racing infrastructure and develop improved racing systems despite the challenging economic times and is proof that the Board continues to place high standards and governance on top of its priority list. The Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels will be the first major sweepstake to benefit from the new 525 yrd traps.
Adrian Neilan, CEO for IGB said: “There has been huge interest and welcome from this part of the country from greyhound owners in the acquisition of new traps for Curraheen Park and we will assure that there will be adequate time for testing and trialing of greyhounds in advance of commencement of The Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels. The Board greatly appreciates the level of sponsorship afforded by Mr Pat Hennerty in his sponsorship of the Laurels and values the commitment by him and all of our loyal patrons in Cork in the support of our great sport”.
The IGB would also like to thank the Cork Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association for their longstanding involvement, assistance and proactive approach in the acquisition of these traps.