KIRBY 2019 - A LOOK AT THE FRONT RUNNERS

Peter Farrell

20 March 2019

The hotly anticipated first round heats of the ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 2019’ kick off this coming Thursday night and conclude on Saturday with 96 greyhounds ready to battle it out for the ultimate aim of landing the €80,000 top prize come Easter weekend.


GODDESS NOW IN THE JAYTEE CAMP

Michael Fortune

20 March 2019

Paul Hennessy and John Turner hit the jackpot with Jaytee Yankee as he won the last two runnings of the BoyleSports Champion Stakes at Shelbourne.


MCCALMONT CUP ATTRACTS ENTRY OF 48

Michael Fortune

20 March 2019

The trend of oversubscribed competitions is a welcome move and the latest competition to be run with a bigger number of entries than planned.


RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKE 2019 AS TRAP DRAW TAKES PLACE IN LIMERICK

IGB

20 March 2019

A record total of 96 greyhounds will take to the traps for the first round of the 2019 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


KIRBY DRAW THROWS UP SOME TASTY BATTLES

Peter Farrell

19 March 2019

Due to such high demand, having initially been advertised as a 72 entry event, the 2019 renewal of Limerick’s ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525’ was extended to 96 runners and the first round draw has already thrown up what promises to be mouthwatering encounters between some of the leading outright contenders.


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED IN THE FERMOY AREA

Barry Drake

19 March 2019

Foster mother urgently required in the Fermoy area.


IT'S OVER 150 NOT OUT FOR VETERAN GREYHOUND BUMBLEBEE KYNE AT GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

19 March 2019

Bumblebee Kyne’s victory at Galway Greyhound Stadium last month was a particularly special one for all involved.


HURRICANE THE 7-4 SPRINT CUP FAVOURITE

Michael Fortune

19 March 2019

The Pat Guilfoyle trained Cabra Hurricane is the favourite with BoyleSports for the BarOneRacing.com Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk in advance of Friday’s semi-finals.


TOTE GUARANTEES AT SHELBOURNE ON TUESDAY

Michael Fortune

19 March 2019

There will be two Jackpot guarantees at Shelbourne on Tuesday night.


HORSE BETTING ON THE TOTE

19 March 2019

The Tote will be available for the following horse race meetings this week:


FOSTER MOTHER REQUIRED URGENTLY IN NORTH TIPPERARY

Michael Fortune

18 March 2019

A foster mother is urgently required in North Tipperary. If you can be of assistance please contact Seamus O'Meara on 087 2586785. Thank you


BUCKLEY’S BIG SQUAD FOR NOTTINGHAM DERBY TILT

Michael Fortune

18 March 2019

Following a quiet few months with many of his kennel stars on the injured list, trainer Pat Buckley bore a bright smile as he confirmed that “I am building a nice team for the English Derby and hopefully they can enjoy a clear bill of health until we get to Nottingham”.


GREYHOUNDS ON PARADE

IGB

17 March 2019

Thanks to everyone who cheered us, waved at us, gave the dogs a rub at this year's Limerick St. Patrick's Day parade.


Video - 2019 RED MILLS & NTSC UNRACED STAKE SEMI-FINALS FROM NEWBRIDGE

IGB

17 March 2019

Join Aoife Corrigan at Newbridge for the semi-finals of the 2019 Connolly's RED MILLS & NTSC Unraced Stake


SID THE STAR OF OPENING ROUND

Barry Drake

17 March 2019

The Gain Greyhound Nutrition Open Unraced stake got underway below in Waterford on Saturday night.


TOOLMAKER’S MONMORE PROSPECTS WRECKED AT START

Michael Fortune

17 March 2019

Following hugely impressive heat performances everything went wrong right from the start for Willie Hyslop and Robert Gleeson’s Toolmaker Me Dad in the final of the Ladbrokes Puppy Derby at Monmore on Saturday night.


INJURY RUINS BALLYANNE SIM’S DERBY DOUBLE HOPES

Michael Fortune

17 March 2019

BoyleSports Irish Derby champion Ballyanne Sim sustained a serious injury in Friday night’s BarOneRacing.com Irish Sprint Cup third round at Dundalk and the much anticipated Derby Double bid at Nottingham now appears to be in tatters.


GREAT START TO THE TWO WHEEL TRAINING CORK OAKS WITH CLONA DREAM GOING QUICKEST

Barry Drake

17 March 2019

The Two Wheel Training Cork Oaks got off to a flying start in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


LENSON A 600 BLINDER

Michael Fortune

17 March 2019

Graham Holland continued his superb run of form at Shelbourne on Saturday night as he accounted for half of the heat winners in the Gain Greyhound Nutrition Open 600 with his Lenson Blinder setting the pace with a blistering 32.09 return in the third heat.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIGID

16 March 2019

There are few greater supporters of the Greyhound Rehoming movement than Brigid Frank from Louighrea.


CABRA SHAKES RECORD IN BAR ONE THIRD ROUND

Michael Fortune

16 March 2019

The original ante-post favourite, Cabra Hurricane continued to sparkle in the BarOneRacing.com Irish Sprint Cup in the third round at Dundalk on Friday as he produced one of the greatest ever performances over the 400 yards circuit as he stopped the clock in a flying 20.89.


BURGESS DOUBLE IN RED MILLS UNRACED SEMI-FINALS

Michael Fortune

16 March 2019

Owners Sheila Spillane and son-in-law JJ Fennelly enjoyed a great night at Newbridge on Friday night as the litter sisters Burgess Lucia and Burgess Sarah adopted front running tactics in both semi-finals of the Red Mills/ NTSC Open Unraced Bitch Stake.


Video: GMHD.IE JUVENILE CLASSIC FINAL

IGB

15 March 2019

Take a look back on all the action from a great night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium last Friday featuring the Final of the 2019 GMHD.ie Juvenile Classic.


REGULATORY NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO SEEDING ARRANGMENTS

IGB

14 March 2019

In December 2018, the IGB commenced a consultation process on suggested amendments to the Greyhound Industry (Racing) Regulations 2007 - 2017 and Grading Rules concerning the area of seeding of Novice and Raced Greyhounds.


CLANCY FAMILY SPONSOR IRISH CESAREWITCH

Michael Fortune

9 March 2019

There will be a new sponsor of the Irish Cesarewitch at Mullingar with the confirmation that the Clancy family from Clonmellon will support the 600 yards classic in memory of the late Larry Clancy who was a true legend in greyhound sport in not just the midlands but all over Ireland.


Video - LAUNCH OF THE 2019 CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL

IGB

7 March 2019

Video - Launch Of The 2019 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial


ACE HEADING FOR SEVEN – STILL GOING STRONG

Michael Fortune

7 March 2019

What is the oldest dog currently racing in Ireland? It is a question inspired by tonight’s fifth race at Enniscorthy which is called “”The Blacksmith Ace 100 & Still Going Strong A5 525”.


IRISH GREYHOUND AWARD NOMINATIONS

13 February 2019

The voting took place last Wednesday for the Irish Greyhounds of the Year and there are few surprises in the list of nominations.


NOVICE SWEEPSTAKES, JANUARY TO JUNE 2019

IGB

21 December 2018

The following are the Novice Sweepstakes which are to be run at stadia from January to June 2019 (stadia can be contacted directly for further information on the events):


SALES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

IGB

21 December 2018

The Irish Sales dates for 2019 are:


NOVICE GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

21 December 2018

In October 2018, the Irish Greyhound Board commenced a consultation process on suggested amendments to the existing process where novice (unraced) greyhounds compete at licensed stadia.


IGB FINALISES CLASSIC & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2019

IGB

19 October 2018

The IGB has finalised the Classics & Feature Events Calendar for 2019 following the consideration of a number of detailed submissions during the two stage consultative process. The calendar will apply for 2019 on a trial basis.