AN EPIC FINAL CHAPTER TO A MEMORABLE DERBY

Ian Fortune

21 September 2019

The final chapter of the 2019 Boylesports Irish Derby will be written at a packed Shelbourne Park this evening and those in support of the hot favourite Lenson Bocko will be hoping there are no last-minute plot twists.


LOOK EAST IN FORTUNE’S PLATE DECIDER

Ian Fortune

21 September 2019

The Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate is the feature of a tremendous undercard and Graham Holland seems to have at least one hand on the trophy with three of the six finalists representing his Golden based outfit.


HQ READY FOR A BUSY ONE

Ian Fortune

21 September 2019

Shelbourne GM Patrick Flynn confirmed during the week that he and his team were bracing themselves for another memorable Derby.


WINGMAN FLYING HIGH

Ian Fortune

21 September 2019

Michael Dean O’Dwyer’s Wingman strengthened his grip on the Droopys Stud & TSC Derby at Kilkenny on Friday night when posting a wonderful 28.78 on his way to a facile success in the second semi-final.


CURRAHEEN PARK PREVIEW FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

Barry Drake

21 September 2019

While all eyes will be on Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, there are a couple of really interesting races at Curraheen Park, with the first of an 11-race card due off at 7.52 pm.


ALL TO PLAY FOR IN TONIGHT’S BUMBLEBEE TRI-DISTANCE

Peter Farrell

21 September 2019

When Bumblebee Bullet landed the ‘Bumblebee Kyne Loves Racing 525’ stake earlier in the year at Galway, the sponsor and winning owner Paddy Burke decided to put the prizemoney back into another stake which will come to a head later tonight.


JUMEIRAH AND NINJA SET FOR LIMERICK 600 BATTLE

Peter Farrell

21 September 2019

Kindly sponsored by supporters of Limerick Greyhound track, the final of the €2,000 to the winner Limerick A1 600 will take centre stage this evening at Dock Road.


FLUSH FASTEST AS JUVENILE DERBY GETS UNDERWAY

Ian Fortune

21 September 2019

The Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby got off to a fine start at Shelbourne Park on Friday night and, as always, there was a big crowd for one of the best nights of the year.


ALL TESTS UP TO AND INCLUDING DERBY QUARTER FINALS PROVE NEGATIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES

IGB

20 September 2019

The IGB can confirm that all tests on greyhounds involved up to and including the quarter final stage of the 2019 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby, have proved negative for banned substances.


DERBY NIGHT WEIGH-IN DETAILS

Ian Fortune

20 September 2019

Owners and trainers and reminded that the first race on Derby final night will be run at 7.15pm meaning the weigh-in will be 6 and 6.30pm.


LADIES NIGHT IN GRAND PRIZE

Ian Fortune

20 September 2019

The semi-finals of the €3,500 George’s Hair Designs Grand Prize didn’t exactly go to plan at Enniscorthy on Thursday night with many of the fancied runners failing to land a blow.


CURLY EYEING PRIZE

Ian Fortune

19 September 2019

After posting a fast 29.05 in last week’s quarter finals, Hollylake Curly will be hoping for more of the same when he lines out in the second semi finals of the George’s Hair Designs Grand Prize at Enniscorthy this evening.


BETTING AVAILABLE AT HORSE MEETINGS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

IGB

19 September 2019

Betting Available At Horse Meetings For This Coming Week:


DERMOT COOKE

18 September 2019

Shelbourne Park and those who attend regularly lost a great friend on Monday following the news that Dermot Cooke had passed away. Dermot was a great age, but retained his enthusiasm for greyhound racing right until the very end.


UPDATE ON SYNDICATION PROGRAMME

IGB

18 September 2019

As part of the Irish Greyhound Board’s continued effort to promote sponsorship and syndication ownership within Irish greyhound racing, the IGB has sought expressions of interest from all active trainers for the new syndication programme.


Video – 2019 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL LUNCH

IGB

17 September 2019

Video - 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Final Lunch


NO THURLES MEETING THIS WEEK

Peter Farrell

17 September 2019

Please note that there will be no Greyhound racing at Thurles Park this Saturday, 21st September due to the Feile 19’ Music festival which is being held in Semple stadium.


FUNDRAISER FOR CLONMEL TRACK

Peter Farrell

17 September 2019

Clonmel racing manager, Eddie Anderson has been in touch to advise that Clonmel Greyhound stadium are planning on running a Fundraiser night on Friday, 4th October.


FOSTER MOTHER NEEDED

Ian Fortune

17 September 2019

A foster mother is urgently needed in the Tipperary area.


JONES’ “DEVESTATING LOW”

Ian Fortune

17 September 2019

Following the devastating news that Our Surprise would be unable to take up his place in the final of the Boylesports Derby on Saturday it was understandable that Brian Jones was hugely disappointed.


THE 2019 IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS CLASSIC DRAW TAKES PLACE ON MONDAY

Barry Drake

17 September 2019

Laurels Draw which will take place on Monday Next 23rd September.


SUPERB DISPLAY FROM GRANGEVIEW WEST IN FINAL OF THE O'NEILLS DOG FOOD MUNSTER OAKS

Barry Drake

16 September 2019

Grangeview West (Zero Ten-Portumna West) ran out a brilliant winner of Saturday night's feature at Waterford track, the €4,500 to the winner final of the O'Neills Dog Food Munster Oaks.


OUR SURPRISE OUT OF DERBY

Ian Fortune

16 September 2019

The news came through early on Monday morning that Our Surprise will be a non-runner from Saturday’s Boylesports Derby decider.


RASCAL PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS TO WIN GREYHOUND & PETWORLD A1 STAKE

Barry Drake

15 September 2019

The Greyhound & Petworld night is always a highlight on the Cork racing calendar and once again it produced another magnificent night of racing on Saturday night.


Video - 2019 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS

IGB

15 September 2019

Video - 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Semi-Finals


LENSON BOCKO 8/11 FROM 11/8 FOR BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

15 September 2019

Lenson Bocko 8/11 From 11/8 For Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby


A NIGHT OF DERBY DRAMA AS 12 BECOME 6

Ian Fortune

15 September 2019

For the final time in this year’s Boylesports Derby the field was halved in Saturday’s semi finals and, as you would expect, there were a couple of plot twists and some real talking points.


BOYLESPORTSTWINK A CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAR

Peter Farrell

15 September 2019

While Dolores Ruth was celebrating Boylesports King booking his spot in next week’s Irish Derby after an explosive finish at HQ, his kennel companion Boylesportstwink also came home like an aeroplane to land the Cambridgeshire Open 750 at Limerick.


CROKERS TAKES FLIGHT IN BUMBLEBEE SEMIS AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

15 September 2019

After a brilliant opening round of the ‘Bumblebee Tri Distance’ at Galway stadium, the tempo was raised in the 550 leg last night as Crokers King dipped under the 30 second mark with a flying finish for owner, John Croker.


BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 2019 SEMI FINALS - RTE BROADCAST

IGB

14 September 2019

A night of greyhound racing at its best was on show on live television tonight with two very exciting Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby semi-finals.


DERBY DETAILS

Ian Fortune

11 September 2019

With the Derby near competition, Patrick Flynn was on to confirm the details of the days ahead.


FUTURE CHAMPION UNRACED AT ENNISCORTHY

9 September 2019

Future Champion Unraced At Enniscorthy


IGB REMINDER REGARDING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR GREYHOUND CARE CENTRES

IGB

5 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board is reminding the public that it is continuing to seek expressions of interest for the provision of greyhound care centres.


IGB WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


THURLES SALES CONTINUES TO PRODUCE

Peter Farrell

4 September 2019

The sale auctions at Thurles Park has a knack of throwing up bargain buys from time to time and this was certainly the case regarding the June 25th sale.


DERBY BONUS UPDATE

Ian Fortune

3 September 2019

Killmacdonagh has bigger targets in her sights at present, but William Hennessy will receive a cheque for €3,000 after his Oaks and International winner claims the bonus as the last standing bitch in the Boylesports Derby after her latest wonderful success.


COMMITTEE LED BY JIMMY BARRY MURPHY CONFIRMS SPONSORSHIP OF LAURELS EVENT FOR THREE YEARS

IGB

2 September 2019

The ‘Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing’ group, led by legendary GAA figure Jimmy Barry Murphy, has pledged sponsorship and support to the Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium until 2021.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HOSTING REGIONAL SEMINARS TO HELP WITH BREXIT PREPARATIONS

IGB

29 August 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine will be hosting a series of regional events next month to help with Brexit preparations.


TIGER REEF CLAIMS FIRST DERBY BONUS

Ian Fortune

28 August 2019

After finishing third to Slippy Cian in the second round, securing a place in the final 48 of the Derby, Tiger Reef earned Rebecca Goff a €2,000 bonus for being the last remaining trial stake winner left in the competition.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD AND LONGFORD

IGB

27 August 2019

Following discussions with representatives of Lifford and Longford stadia, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that racing will not proceed at either track in the coming period.


MEDIATION PROCESS - IGOBF

IGB

22 August 2019

Last month, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) issued an open invitation to the two groups who are currently claiming to be the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF).


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD & LONGFORD

IGB

15 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has today indicated to the owners and management of Lifford Greyhound Stadium that race cards of a maximum of 12 races can be maintained at the track until the completion of the Indecon report.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LONGFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

9 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes today’s announcement that Longford Greyhound Stadium is to cease operations.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

8 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes the decision of Lifford Greyhound Stadium to cease operations.


NEW CARE FUND FOR GREYHOUNDS ANNOUNCED BY IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD

IGB

6 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the establishment of a separate Care Fund dedicated to funding a variety of initiatives for the care and welfare of the greyhound including re-homing initiatives, greyhound support scheme, care centres, traceability system and other actions all designed to support the care and welfare of the racing greyhound.


GREYHOUND CARE – IGB INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD UPDATE - 24TH JULY 2019

IGB

24 July 2019

Recent weeks have presented significant challenges for the greyhound racing community and the wider industry. The following is an Irish Greyhound Board update in relation to current items.


IGB CEO: GREYHOUND RACING IS PART OF IRISH SOCIETY AND MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SPORT

IGB

15 July 2019

IGB CEO Gerard Dollard this week wrote an opinion piece for the weekend's edition of the Sunday Independent, which was published on July 14th, 2019.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.


IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT TOWARDS PRIVATE REHOMING AGENCIES

IGB

11 July 2019

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT), established and operated by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), has today pledged to maintain and enhance its support to a number of private rehoming agencies across the country.


JOINT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE BORD NA GCON ADDRESS

9 July 2019

Opening address delivered by the Bord na gCon (Irish Greyhound Board) Chairman, Frank Nyhan, to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 9th July 2019.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD INCREASES SUPPORT FOR FOSTER CARE SCHEME AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DOMESTIC REHOMINGS

IGB

3 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for the rehoming of retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the IGB Scheme for Foster Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds, with the schemes coming into effect immediately.


IGB REMINDING OWNERS AND TRAINERS TO ENSURE GREYHOUNDS ARE CARED FOR DURING WARM TEMPERATURES

IGB

25 June 2019

With warm temperatures expected over the next number of days, the IGB is reminding greyhound owners and trainers on how to ensure your greyhound receives the best care during the warm weather.