FRIENDS OF LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM SET TO LAUNCH 2019 IRISH ST LEGER

Peter Farrell

14 October 2019

Following on from the welcome announcement that the 2019 Irish St.Leger will be kindly sponsored by the newly established ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group, it is now confirmed that the launch of the prestigious Classic will be this Thursday, October 17th.


MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP ENTRIES REQUIRED

Peter Farrell

14 October 2019

Clonmel RM, Eddie Anderson has been in touch urgently seeking entries for the upcoming ‘Munster Juvenile Cup’ which is set to get underway this Sunday, 20th October.


FUTURE CHAMPION CONTINUES AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

14 October 2019

The stars of tomorrow will again take centre stage at Enniscorthy this evening in the second round of the Future Champions Unraced Stake.


IGB STATEMENT: THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM PROTEST

IGB

14 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) is aware of a protest that took place outside Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


IDAHO FASTEST IN FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

13 October 2019

The Mullingar Agri Stores Fair Warrior got underway at Mullingar on Saturday evening and those that journeyed to the midlands venue were treated to some very competitive action.


EARLY ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

13 October 2019

Irish preparations for the 2020 English Derby will need to get underway sooner than some expected following the news that the British blue riband will have the earliest finishing date in the history of the event with a view to avoiding a clash with the European Championships and a local music festival.


DOUBLE FOR HOLLAND AS NEWINN LESTER BREAKS MAGIC 28-SECOND BARRIER

Barry Drake

13 October 2019

The three semi-finals of the 2019 Irish Greyhound Laurels were featured on Saturday night's top-class 11-race program at Curraheen Park.


BAYLIN TEARS UP THE SCRIPT IN BRUSSELS MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

13 October 2019

The €1,600 to the winner ‘Liam Brussels Memorial 525’ was the feature event on last night’s Galway card and after three weeks of high standard racing, it was Baylin Fancy who defied the odds to land the big one.


PRINCE REIGNS IN 600

Ian Fortune

13 October 2019

Not since June, and the semi finals of the English Derby, had Clonbrien Prince led around the corner in a race but he chose the right night to return to his speedy self when emerging a comfortable winner of the greyhoundsaspets.ie Open 600 at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


BORIS LEADS THE WAY AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

12 October 2019

Favourite backers would have been in clover at Kilkenny on Friday night as all four heats of the Gain Dog Nutrition A3 525 went to the market leader, although Kicking Kick had to share the honours with Me Batman in the final heat.


BONO BREAKS 28 IN JUVENILE DERBY SEMIS

Ian Fortune

11 October 2019

It was a family affair at Shelbourne Park on Friday as brother and sister, Broadstrand Bono and Droopys Hunch, claimed their respective semi-finals of the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby.


PJ KEANE

11 October 2019

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of PJ Keane of Abbeydorney.


SUPPORTING RACES FOR LAURELS FINAL NIGHT - SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH

Barry Drake

11 October 2019

The countdown is on for the feature of the year at Curraheen Park, the final of the 2019 Irish Greyhound Laurels.


AVA SETS ENNISCORTHY LEGER PACE

Ian Fortune

11 October 2019

Cabra Ava produced the standout performance in the Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger on Thursday night, posting a fastest of the round 30.23 on her way to a comfortable success.


PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR ENNISCORTHY’S GALA

Ian Fortune

11 October 2019

The Future Champion Unraced got off a flying start at Enniscorthy on Monday and preparations are already being made for the Gala final night which will be on Sunday, October 27th.


LIMERICK LEGER TRIALS

Peter Farrell

11 October 2019

Owners and Trainers should note that there will be a special set of official Leger trials held at Limerick track next Thursday, October 17th between 4.45 pm and 5.15 pm.


UPDATE: INDECON STUDY ON FUTURE FOOTPRINT OF GREYHOUND INDUSTRY

IGB

10 October 2019

The IGB has been advised by Indecon that the report commissioned by the IGB for a systematic review of the footprint of the greyhound industry is entering its final stages.


LEGER WINNING PRIZE MONEY TO BE INCREASED WITH FURTHER ADDITIONS TO CARD PLANNED ON FINAL NIGHT

9 October 2019

Prize money for the winner of this year’s Irish St Leger, to be held in Limerick Greyhound Stadium next month, will be increased to €30,000.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD WELCOMES FUNDING ALLOCATION IN BUDGET 2020

IGB

9 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the allocation of €16.8m to the greyhound industry in Budget 2020 from its allocation of the Horse & Greyhound Fund.


LIMERICK ST. LEGER INFORMATION

Peter Farrell

9 October 2019

Limerick St. Leger Information:


ANOTHER SOLID THURLES SALES

Peter Farrell

9 October 2019

Thurles Park report that they held another solid sales auction yesterday with the top lots on the day being jointly shared by Lot 30, Double Handed and Lot 44, Blue Hussar.


KINGDOM STARS IN ENNISCORTHY FUTURE CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

8 October 2019

One suspects the Future Champion Unraced stake at Enniscorthy will live up to its name in the coming weeks with Monday’s opening round producing some fine displays on what was a slow surface.


'FRIENDS OF LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM' GROUP LOOKS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE TRACK

7 October 2019

A newly formed committee is looking for funding and support for the 2019 Irish St Leger and other key events to be held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


WE’RE PROUD OF OUR JULIE

Ian Fortune

4 October 2019

Julie Sharp is one of the unsung heroes of Irish greyhound racing.


DECLAN DOWLING ON RADIO KERRY

Barry Drake

2 October 2019

Declan Dowling On Radio Kerry


TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR RESPONDS TO QUESTIONING ON GREYHOUND RACING IN THE DAIL

1 October 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today responded to questioning from Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath regarding greyhound racing.


Video - LAUNCH OF THE REGIONAL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

30 September 2019

The Regional Friends and Supporters of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium initiative was officially launched by the legendary Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh last Friday evening.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: FAILTE IRELAND & TOURISM IRELAND

IGB

30 September 2019

The IGB has expressed its shock and disappointment at the decision of Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland to suspend the promotion of greyhound racing to the national and international tourism market.


ALL DERBY SAMPLES TEST NEGATIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES

27 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) can confirm that that all tests on greyhounds involved in the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby have proved negative for banned substances.


IGB CARE & WELFARE INITIATIVES UPDATE - 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

IGB

26 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The racing greyhound continues to be the most regulated of all canine breeds in Ireland. The following is an update on our care and welfare measures:


Video - 2019 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

IGB

23 September 2019

Video - 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Final


BRAVE BOCKO EARNS HIS PLACE IN DERBY HISTORY

Ian Fortune

22 September 2019

Lenson Bocko is the 2019 Boylesports Derby champion.


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.


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.


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.


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.