CLASSIC SEMIS CAN PRODUCE BLUE STEEL ON SUPER SUNDAY AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

26 May 2018

It’s such an exciting time with so much major stake action both home and abroad at present but again set to light up our Sunday evening this week, the Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes reaches semi-final stage at Clonmel with that generous sponsor favourite to retain his generously pledged funds.


SECOND ROUND OF 2018 BARRYS TEA THE FEATURE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS CURRAHEEN PARK CARD

Barry Drake

26 May 2018

Round two of the 2018 Barry's Tea 750-yard stake are the feature races on Saturday night's 11-race card at Curraheen Park, but the nap selection goes to Sleek Jerry, in race three, for Christopher Roche and Jerry O'Driscoll.


THOR AND CHURCHTOWN TAKE SEMI FINALS OF DROOPY STUD CHAMPION STAKES

Barry Drake

26 May 2018

The two semi-finals of the Youghal Track Supporters Club and Droopys Stud Champion Stakes were the feature races in a sunny Youghal on Friday night.


JORDAN SET TO LAND THE SPORTING PRESS IRISH OAKS PRIZE

Michael Fortune

26 May 2018

After some terrific racing over the last few weeks the Sporting Press Irish Oaks will reach the final stage at Shelbourne Park this evening.


TOTE BETTING AVAILABLE ON ENGLISH DERBY SEMI-FINALS

IGB

26 May 2018

The closing stages of the Star Sports English Derby will be shown live on the Irish tracks this evening and again next Saturday while Tote betting will be available on all races.


IRISH DOGS CAN QUALIFY FOR ENGLISH DERBY FINAL

Michael Fortune

26 May 2018

It is crunch time in the English Derby at Towcester tonight with three Irish trained Irish dogs involved in the two semi-finals.


GOLDEN CLASH OF SUPERSTARS IN MUZZLE FINAL AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

26 May 2018

The final of the 2018 Golden Muzzle will form the feature on a wonderful night of finals at Limerick on Saturday which is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Greyhound & Petworld.


NO LUGGING ABOUT WITH PANTHER ON THE PROWL

Paul Cooney

26 May 2018

Supporting the final of the 2018 Golden Muzzle at Limerick on Saturday will be seven further sweepstake deciders and chief among these is the increasingly prestigious Peter Magnone A3 525 Yard event which has provided thrilling action over the past fortnight.


MAXWEL A TOOLMAKER FANCY AT DRUMBO

Michael Fortune

26 May 2018

Scottish owner Willie Hyslop is also the sponsor of the Toolmaker Ulster Puppy Cup and can provide a smart semi-final winner in the event this evening at Drumbo when Toolmaker Maxwel looks boxed to land the first heat.


VICKY’S NIGHT AT KILCOHAN PARK

Michael Fortune

26 May 2018

Peter Cronin will be busy supervising his English Derby semi-finalist Whoops Jack at Towcester this evening but his heart will be at Waterford where he is the organiser of a very worthy meeting at the Kilcohan circuit.


TURNING UP THE HEAT IN SATURDAY FINAL AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

26 May 2018

Bumper thirteen race programmes continue to entertain Saturday patrons at Lifford with the final of the A6 Track Lotto 575 Yard stake the feature this weekend where the improving Paul Gallagher owned Heathfield Manor (Superior Product/Morningfavourite) is the fancy to complete a hat-trick following a smart semi-final display.


KRACKING KASKO IN STORE AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

26 May 2018

One of the most prestigious events of the entire season at Thurles Greyhound Stadium, the famed Kasko Dog Foods & Track Supporters Open Novice 525 Yard Stake commences to much anticipation on Saturday.


RANGER BRILLIANT IN ISLANDBRIDGE SPRINT

Michael Fortune

25 May 2018

Rossbirr Ranger (Paradise Madison/ Wrathchild) produced a faultless display of sprinting to capture the €2,000 Islandbridge Open Sprint at Shelbourne on Friday night, although he was pushed hard by Churchtown Vic in what turned out to be an exhilarating finish.


RACE OF CHAMPIONS AT TRALEE

Barry Drake

24 May 2018

It's been nothing but top class action at Tralee greyhound stadium in recent months and that is set to continue with the Race Of Champions 550-yard event getting underway next Friday week, June 1st.


TOTE GUARANTEES AND INTER TRACK PLANS

24 May 2018

Tote Guarantees And Inter Track Plans


THREE IRISH MAKE IT TO THE ENGLISH DERBY SEMI-FINALS

Michael Fortune

23 May 2018

Three of the four Irish challengers safely qualified for next Saturday’s semi-finals of the Star Sports English Derby at Towcester.


OAKS HOPE BREEZE TO CHALLENGE FOR BOYLESPORTS DERBY

Michael Fortune

23 May 2018

Leading Oaks finalist Aayamza Breeze is set to continue her Irish career following Saturday’s final at Shelbourne as she will be aimed at the BoyleSports Irish Derby prior to commencing her British career with trainer Mark Wallis.


MASSIVE BOOST FOR WALLACE/ MURRAY LONGFORD DERBY

Michael Fortune

23 May 2018

Longford greyhound enthusiasts expressed their delight with the news of the great boost for the prizemoney for the forthcoming Longford Derby which is again sponsored by track landlord Howard Wallace and local trainer Francie Murray.


LARRY CLANCY

Michael Fortune

22 May 2018

The death occurred on Monday of Larry Clancy, a legendary greyhound owner and breeder from Clonmellon in County Meath.


BLUE TOPS THE BETTING IN PRODUCE STAKES

22 May 2018

Boylesports have published their revised market ahead of the semi-finals of the 2018 National Produce Stakes at Clonmel and it comes as little surprise to see sponsor Larry O’Rourke’s Blue East atop the list at 11/4 following his stunning victory on Sunday.


CLARE THE OAKS FAVOURITE AT 2-1

Michael Fortune

22 May 2018

Ballinakil Clare was hugely impressive when winning her semi-final of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks in 28.13 but she has been made a 2-1 favourite for the final as a result of her tough trap five draw in Saturday’s decider at Shelbourne Park.


BOYLESPORTS’ BRIAN MURPHY RAISES OVER €11,000 FOR CHARITY

IGB

21 May 2018

On the 1 February 2018, Brian Murphy started his nine day journey from BoyleSports Head Office in Dundalk, Co. Louth to Clonmel Racecourse in aid of Irish Cancer Society, Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Irish Retired Greyhound Trust, PIPS and Flame Spirit.


Video - THE 2018 SPORTING PRESS IRISH OAKS SEMI FINAL

IGB

21 May 2018

Video - THE 2018 SPORTING PRESS IRISH OAKS SEMI FINAL


BLUE FASTEST AS STEEL REMAINS UNBEATEN IN 2018 PRODUCE STAKES

Paul Cooney

21 May 2018

A threat of rain throughout the early part of Sunday gratefully abated as the action at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium was again afforded pleasant conditions for a brilliant quarter-final session in the 2018 Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes.


CLARE AND JORDAN STAR IN OAKS SEMIS

Michael Fortune

20 May 2018

Ballinakil Clare and Jaytee Jordan booked their place in the final of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks with two tremendous displays of early speed and class at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


PEARL SETS THE TOOLMAKER PUPPY PACE

Michael Fortune

20 May 2018

Shea Campbell’s Vics Pearl (Ballymac Vic/ Mays Pearl) was the star performer in the first round of the Toolmaker Ulster Puppy Cup at Drumbo Park on Saturday when posting a best time of 28.67 in the opening heat.


DERBY & LEGER CHAMPS CLAIM GOLDEN MUZZLE SEMI AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

20 May 2018

A brilliant night of action at Limerick on Saturday saw thrilling buckles throughout the card and across all grades in semi-final sweepstake battles where the Greyhound & Petworld sponsored 2018 Golden Muzzle was the star attraction.


BARRYS TEA 750-YARD STAKE MAKES AN EXCITING START

Barry Drake

20 May 2018

The 2018 Barry's Tea got underway in Curraheen Park on Saturday night and it was the Liam Dowling-trained Ballymac Sarahjo who set the standard with a brilliant winning performance in heat three.


PACKING TURNS ON THE HEAT ONCE MORE IN LEE STRAND FINAL

Barry Drake

20 May 2018

A massive crowd turned out at the Kingdom greyhound stadium, Tralee, on Saturday night for the superb 11-race card that featured the €10,000 to the winner Lee Strand 550-yard final.


FLYING JET STORMS TO ANOTHER UNRACED VICTORY

Michael Fortune

19 May 2018

The John Codd and Diana Brodie owned Cushie Jet (Droopys Jet/ Except Change) maintained his hugely impressive path through the Red Mills Champion Unraced at Kilkenny on Friday night and will go to traps a red-hot favourite next Sunday for the €10,000 prize.


NINEOFNINE TO CELEBRATE FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY

IGB

17 May 2018

Race name Nineofnine now known as Willow enjoyed a racing career on track and on the field.


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY BILL 2018 GOES BEFORE GOVERNMENT

IGB

16 May 2018

Minister of State Andrew Doyle, who has special responsibility for the Greyhound sector, brought legislation to government yesterday to improve governance and tighten regulation in the greyhound racing sector.


SHELBOURNE OPENING FOR THE BIG GAMES

Michael Fortune

12 May 2018

Followers of rugby and soccer will be able to enjoy all the top games in the next few weeks at Shelbourne Park where the gates will be opened early to allow fans enjoy the full games.


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.


SALE OF HAROLD’S CROSS TO PROVIDE €6 MILLION REINVESTMENT FOR GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

26 April 2018

The sale of the former Harold’s Cross greyhound stadium is expected to be completed shortly as contracts have now been signed between the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) and the Department of Education & Skills for the sum of €23 million euros.


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


€3 MILLION REVAMP PLANNED FOR SHELBOURNE PARK

Michael Fortune

5 March 2018

A €3 Million revamp of Shelbourne Park is one of the priority elements of the new Five Year Strategic Plan for the greyhound sector.