PAINTER OUT OF LAURELS

23 June 2018

Paul Hennessy reports that Barefoot Painter is off colour and will not contest Heat 7 in the Irish Independent Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park this evening.


SECOND ROUND OF IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

23 June 2018

The second round of the Irish Independent Laurels are the feature races on Saturday night’s superb 11-race card at Curraheen Park.


TRAP QUEEN GETS U-L GREYHOUND SOCIETY OFF THE MARK IN THRILLING FASHION

Paul Cooney

23 June 2018

For the past eighteen months we have followed and charted the progress of the University Of Limerick Greyhound Racing Society as the innovative group of young enthusiasts extend their reach while seeking to promote the sport to a new audience.


CABRA TEAM HAVE A LONGFORD DERBY STRANGLEHOLD

Michael Fortune

23 June 2018

Trainer Pat Guilfoyle and owner Paul Scally have a stranglehold on the €10,000 Howard Wallace/ Francis Murray Longford Derby following the victories of Cabra Twister and Cabra Hurricane in Friday’s semi-finals at Longford.


EXCITING YOUNGSTERS ON SHOW IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

23 June 2018

The €2,000 to the winner Crokers Champ @ Stud open unraced stake gets underway in Waterford on Saturday night.


BIKER SET TO SIZZLE IN SHELBOURNE CHAMPION HEATS

Michael Fortune

23 June 2018

The young stars head for Shelbourne Park tonight where the first round heats of the Champion Puppy 550 will give us an early idea of how the new generation will cope in the build-up to the BoyleSports Irish Derby which commences in mid-August.


HERO FREDDIE BIDS FOR NAUGHTY NINE AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

22 June 2018

The headline act at Lifford over the past months has undoubtedly been Jason Croarkin’s Tahina Freddie (Gold Slipalong/Quare Day) as he racked-up a magnificent run of eight victories on the spin and he will bid to extend the astounding winning streak to nine on Saturday.


ABBIE AGAIN THE CHOICE IN BITCH DECIDER AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

22 June 2018

Thurles will welcome Gael Scoil Bhríde Durlas Éile on Saturday for their fundraising night at the track when the feature event will be the final of the Track Supporters Club A3 525 Yard Bitch Stake where a brace of unbeaten finalists clash in a classy graded event which houses some highly promising youngsters.


TED HOLDS THE CALL IN VETSEARCH FINAL AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

22 June 2018

The final of the Vetsearch Guys & Dolls A5 525 Yard Summer Stake will top the bill on Saturday’s programme at Limerick where sole unbeaten finalist Theycallmeted (Superior Product/Group Expert) might just complete the hugely competitive event with a perfect set of figures.


RUBY A GEM FOR EVAN IN BURGESS FINAL

Michael Fortune

22 June 2018

Donal Kehoe had a great night at Enniscorthy on Thursday when Tomahurra Ruby (Razldazl George/ Slaneyside Beryl) was the second leg of a smashing litter double as she won the final of the €1,900 Burgess Brandy Bitch Stake over 525 yards.


NEWS & VERVE CONFIRMED FOR DUNDALK INTERNATIONAL

Michael Fortune

22 June 2018

Good News and Droopys Verve are the first two runners confirmed for the Down GAA Dundalk International on Thursday, July 12th.


BIKER THE SHELBOURNE CHAMPION FAVOURITE

Michael Fortune

22 June 2018

Pat Buckley’s Droopys Biker has been installed as the 5-1 favourite by BoyleSports to win the Shelbourne Champion 550 which commences tomorrow night.


UNBEATEN VIC CAPTURES THE JAYTEE UNRACED

Michael Fortune

22 June 2018

Owned by Helen and Michael O’Dwyer, Rural Vic (Ballymac Vic/ Rural Maui) completed an excellent unbeaten run through the Jaytee Jet @ Stud Unraced Stake when a commanding winner of the €2,000 final at Shelbourne on Thursday night.


TWO IRISH DOGS IN THE SELECT STAKES DRAW

Michael Fortune

21 June 2018

Two Irish trackers, Peter Cronin’s Whoops Jack and Brendan Matthews’ Innocent Times have been selected for the RPGTV Select Stakes which will be run at Nottingham on Monday, July 2nd.


INTER TRACK AND TOTE GUARANTEES

Michael Fortune

21 June 2018

Inter Track And Tote Guarantees:


IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS BETTING UPDATE

Barry Drake

21 June 2018

Updated betting for the Irish Independent Laurels:


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED IN NEWRY

Michael Fortune

20 June 2018

A foster mother is urgently required in Bessbrook, Newry.


ICARUS SPROUTS WNGS IN LIMERICK TRIAL

Paul Cooney

20 June 2018

Following a sparkling qualification and debut victory by Magical Logan at Thurles, the October 2016 litter by first time sire Tarsna Havana out of Sizzling Sarah had garnered plenty of attention and it appears this final mating for Emer Guilfoyle’s wonderful dam may have been an inspired venture following yet another eye-catching qualification trial.


WITHDRAWALS FROM SECOND ROUND OF IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS

Barry Drake

20 June 2018

Two withdrawals from the second round of the Irish Independent Laurels.


FREE GATE UPCOMING AT YOUGHAL TRACK

Barry Drake

20 June 2018

The Youghal Track Supporters Club are meeting at the Youghal track on Thursday night to put the final preparations together for the upcoming free gate.


INCREASED PRIZE FOR BOYLESPORTS GETTING OUT RACE

Michael Fortune

20 June 2018

News from Shelbourne is that from Saturday week the BoyleSports Getting Out Race will be increased from €700 to €1,000.


BEAM SWEEPSTAKES HOTTING UP AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

20 June 2018

The BEAM Benefit is surely the longest standing annual event in the country and the meeting on Sunday July 8th will be the 28th running of the most deserving cause.


DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR IGB CHAIRPERSON VACANCY

IGB

19 June 2018

The Public Appointments Service has extended the closing date for the new Chairperson of the Irish Greyhound Board until Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 3PM.


CORK SUMMER SHOW - GREYHOUNDS MAKE GREAT PETS

Barry Drake

19 June 2018

Drawing crowds from all over the country, this year’s Cork Summer Show has been “a sell-out success with more than 50,000 visitors over the weekend”, according to organisers.


FOSTER MOTHER SUCCESS AGAIN

Michael Fortune

19 June 2018

The success rate of Talking Dogs in discovering foster mothers for breeders is quite staggering.


BAKERY LANE QUICKEST IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE 2018 IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS

Barry Drake

17 June 2018

The opening round of the 2018 Irish Independent Laurels had it all in Curraheen Park on Saturday night, classy performances, big shocks, and huge excitement.


WORLD CUP WINNERS AT SHELBOURNE PARK

Michael Fortune

15 June 2018

World Cup fever has hit the tracks and there will be a nice prize to be won at Shelbourne Park during the month.


BIRTHDAY BOY SHANE IS TOP GRADE-Y

Paul Cooney

14 June 2018

There’s nobody in the sport who needs preaching to about the importance of fostering any an all interest from the youth of greyhound racing and this week, Limerick Greyhound Stadium wish to extend the sincerest of birthday wishes to a young Adare man who they have described as a “young champ” at the Dock Road venue.


GREAT GLOBAL GREYHOUND WALK A BIG SUCCESS IN DONERAILE PARK CORK

Sheena Murphy

11 June 2018

On Sunday the 10th of June the annual Great Global Greyhound walk was taking place worldwide. This event brings greyhounds and other sighthounds along with their owners together to raise awareness about the breeds and to show just how amazing pets they make.


IGB INCENTIVE SCHEMES JUNE 2018

IGB

8 June 2018

IGB Incentive Schemes June 2018


CHAIRPERSON OF BORD NA GCON AVAILABLE THROUGH PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS SERVICE

IGB

29 May 2018

Chairperson of Bord na gCon available through Public Appointments Service.


PHIL MEANEY TO RETIRE FROM IGB CHAIRMANSHIP

Michael Fortune

30 April 2018

IGB Chairman Phil Meaney confirmed during his address at the National Greyhound Awards on Sunday night that he will be ending his term as Chairman inside the next three months.


STRATEGIC PLAN

IGB

12 March 2018

Strategic plan marks ‘A new beginning’ for Greyhound sector Rural industry suffered ‘a perfect storm’ in last decade – Jim Power Economist