PRINCESS MEL INJURED AND NOW OFF TO THE PADDOCKS

We hear from Kathleen Browne that the very useful bitch Princess Mel has been retired to the breeding paddocks as a result of a nasty injury sustained when favourite to win the concluding race at Limerick Stadium on Friday night.


FAHY SPONSORS THE UK PUPPY DERBY

Leading Irish owner PJ Fahy has agreed to sponsor the UK Puppy Derby which will be run at Towcester in November.


NEW HAROLD HAS A SHELBOURNE SPIN

PJ Fahy’s recent purchase Badminton Ciaran is now known as Tyrur Harold and he had a spin around Shelbourne in a trial on Saturday.


MISSILE TOUCHES DOWN IN MALLOW

Australian sires have made a huge impact in Ireland over the past twenty years and another cracking former star will be commencing stud duties shortly in County Cork.


TIBET JOINS BUCKLEY

Pat Buckley has bought the flying bitch Tibet on behalf of Mark Lowther but she will contest the final of the Peugeot A1/2 at Clonmel on Sunday.


HAPPY 21ST SHEENA

Our old birdie friend dropped in again with the news that Sheena Murphy celebrates her 21st birthday this weekend.


A DEBUT DOUBLE FOR DENNY MCGRATH

Nenagh breeder Denny McGrath appears to have a useful litter with the first two members scoring impressive debut victories at Galway in recent weeks.


HONEY SOLD AND GOES TO THE UK

News from Kilkenny is that the very promising young bitch Hillview Honey has been sold and will be continuing her racing career across the water.


WHITE’S LITTER HOPS TO IT!

I understand one of the happiest men at Limerick track last Saturday was Jimmy White as he celebrated the run of successes enjoyed by the progeny of the unraced bitch Black Hopit (Droopys Scolari/ Black Bick).


HAPPY 18TH DEBORAH

A little birdie arrived on the desk this morning and whispered, “did you know that Deborah O’Rourke is celebrating her 18th birthday today?”.


DUBLIN COACH LAUNCH DUBLIN TO BELFAST NON-STOP SERVICE

Luxury transport provider Dublin Coach has become a major sponsor of greyhound sport over the years but it has also been changing the commuter`s travel experience since the company was founded in 2003.


NOEL’S YOUNGSTER BLITZES OPPOSITION

Could we have seen a lively Kirby Memorial contender when Ivy Hill Blitz ran away with the Dinny Gould 525 final at Limerick last Saturday?


TWIRL VISITS NEW AUSSIE SIRE

Pat Buckley reports that his flying young bitch Bockos Twirl has been retired to the breeding paddocks and he picked out a very interesting new stud dog for her first mating!


JOHN HITS THE BIG SEVEN-OH!

We had a surprise visitor to the Talking Dogs kennels yesterday when a little birdie landed on our desk and imparted the news that leading trainer John McGee is celebrating a special occasion today.