Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger
The jewel in Limerick's racing crown, the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger, is back for it's 74th running this October and November.
First Round Saturday 7th October
Second Round Saturday 14th October
Quarter Finals Saturday 21st October
Semi-Finals Saturday 28th October
2017 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger Final Saturday 4th November
Adult admission is only €10 including race programme
Student / OAP (with Valid ID) €5
Admission can be paid on the night
Restaurant Dinner & Racing packages from as little as €19.95pp
Picture: The 2016 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger was won by Priceless Brandy. Pictured are Paul Hennessy (trainer), John Collins (sponsor), Kevin Murphy (owner rep) and John McCarthy (Limerick Greyhound Stadium)
Limerick Greyhound Stadium is conveniently located just minutes from Limerick City at Greenpark on the Dock Road. It's just off the N18 Gawlway Road & M7 Dublin Road.
The stadium offers a large carpark, with no charge for parking on race nights.
Free Saturday Shuttle Bus Service
Dublin Coach provide a complimentary Shuttle Bus Service every Saturday night so you can enjoy free transfer from three convenient locations in Limerick City to and from Limerick Greyhound Stadium.
Saturday Night Shuttle Bus Collection Points
Arthurs Quay 7:15pm
Limerick City Hotel (Formerly Jury’s Inn) 7.20pm
Clarion Hotel, Dock Road 7.25pm
The FREE Dublin Coach Shuttle Bus returns to Limerick City after racing at 10.30pm
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Limerick Greyhound Stadium proudly welcomed long-term sponsors, Kerry Agribusiness, as they launched the 2017 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger. The event, which is one of Ireland’s major Classic Greyhound Racing events, carries a total prize fund of over €60,000.
Seventy-two greyhounds are expected to compete in the opening rounds of the competition on Saturday 7 October. The racing action will continue over five weeks, culminating in the Final on Saturday 4 November.
Speaking about the event, Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs, Kerry Group said: "Kerry Group is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger. Limerick Greyhound Stadium provides an impressive venue and we look forward to many enjoyable race evenings over the next number of weeks in the run up to the final of the 2017 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger on November 4."
Phil Meaney, Chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board, added “The Irish St. Leger has always proved popular with race-goers in the Mid-West and beyond. As a long-term sponsor of the Classic, we are thankful for the continued support of Kerry Agribusiness. I look forward to the opening rounds on the 7 October, and another exciting competition.”
The trap draw for the opening rounds will be made on Tuesday 3 October at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. The stadium restaurant and admission packages are available to book now for all stages of the competition, including the Final.
This is the 16th running of the event with Kerry Agribusiness as title sponsors. The Classic has been running since 1944 in Limerick, and is run over a distance of 550yds.
18-Dec 2010 Farley Turbo 29.57
02-Jul 2011 What A Tornado 29.58
24-Nov 2012 Cashen Mafuma 29.57
23-Nov 2013 Locnamon Bridie 29.34
22-Nov 2014 Paradise Silva 29.50
31-Oct 2015 Skywalker Rory 29.89
29-Oct 2016 Priceless Brandy 29.30
The Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger, run over 550yds, is one of Ireland's most prestigous Greyhound Racing events. The Classic has been running since 1944, when it first began in the Markets Field.
The 2017 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger is the 8th running of the event in Greenpark and the 16th year of Kerry Agribusiness' generous sponorship.
Kerry Agribusiness have sponsored the event since 2002, when they took over title sponsorship following their acquisition of Golden Vale, who had sponsored the event from 1991 to 2001.
A total prizefund of €60,000 is on offer, with the winner to receive €25,000 plus a commemorative trophy.