GRANGEVIEW TEN 4-1 FAVOURITE FOR THE IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

23 September 2020

BoyleSports are offering prices on the Irish Greyhound Laurels which will get underway at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


DERBY THE FEATURE ON IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

23 September 2020

This evening’s Irish focus on RPGTV will, as you would expect, feature on the Boylesports Derby and the action at Shelbourne Park over the weekend.


ENGLISH DERBY PREP STARTS TODAY FOR IRISH

Ian Fortune

23 September 2020

After filling the first three places last year, the Irish clearly have their sights set on English Derby glory again in the coming weeks but this year’s team will be far smaller than recent years which is no surprise given the current circumstances.


PESTANA DOING WELL AFTER OP

Ian Fortune

23 September 2020

Owen McKenna sounded like a very relieved man as he confirmed this morning that Pestana had been operated on by Shane Guerin on Tuesday afternoon.


ICE ON FIRE OFFICIALLY RETIRED

Ian Fortune

23 September 2020

Ice On Fire has officially been retired following a failed comeback ahead of the Star Sports & ARC English Derby.


CESAREWITCH AND FAIR WARRIOR TRIAL SESSIONS

IGB

23 September 2020

Additional trial session to be held this Saturday.


VIDEO: 1995 IRISH OAKS FINAL LIVE BROADCAST

IGB

22 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune & Des Scahill bring you all the action in this classic racing programme, the 1995 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Final. Of course it was a special one for Michael, not only working on the night but also co-owner of the winner! This programme aired live on RTE.


WELCOME RETURN TO RACING AT THE BRANDYWELL

Peter Farrell

22 September 2020

Last night saw a welcome return to racing in the North of Ireland as the Brandywell track in Derry resumed racing after a six month closure due to Covid-19.


MIZZUNA ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE ROANNA

Ian Fortune

22 September 2020

Adrian Maher and Robbie O’Neill have been on the crest of a wave in recent weeks with their star Roanna Bess quickly established herself as one of the fastest bitches in training.


OPENING ROUND OF THE 2020 IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Barry Drake

22 September 2020

The draw for the 2020 Irish Greyhound Laurels was made at Curraheen Park on Monday evening.


WATCH THE 2006 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

IGB

21 September 2020

Tonight's 8pm classic programme slot looks back on the 2006 Irish Greyhound Derby Final


TALKING DERBY - THE FINAL EPISODE

IGB

21 September 2020

As the dust settles on the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby, Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and this week's star guest Jonathan Kay reflect on Newinn Taylors win and the competition that was.


TAYLOR IN GREAT ORDER

Ian Fortune

21 September 2020

Graham Holland described Newinn Taylor in “great order” on Monday morning after his heroics in the final of the Boylesports Derby just a couple of days earlier.


JUVENILE DERBY REMINDER

Ian Fortune

21 September 2020

Just a note to remind those involved in the Juvenile Derby that the remainder of the competition will take place on Saturdays.


A FINE GESTURE FROM DYLAN

Ian Fortune

21 September 2020

There is a very strong greyhound racing presence on twitter these days and over the past few weeks Dave Branch (@DaveATBranch) has been running a tipping competition on the Boylesports Irish Derby which had many of the platforms shrewdest judges pitting their wits against each other.


MYSTIC MCCARTHY

Ian Fortune

21 September 2020

There was no question Sarah Kinsella was one of the busiest people in the sport through the Boylesports Irish Derby and apart from delivering an incredible amount of content from the track, she also had time to run the Boylesports €100 Charity Bet challenge.


DISTANCE ENTRIES REQUIRED

Peter Farrell

21 September 2020

There are a number of distance race entries required for both Limerick and Galway this coming weekend. If you have a suitable runner, please get in touch with the racing office.


IF YOU MISSED THIS WEEK’S PODCAST HERE IT IS AGAIN.

Barry Drake

21 September 2020

Debbie O'Rourke speaks to Barry Drake in our latest podcast episode.


VIDEO: 2020 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

IGB

20 September 2020

Ian Fortune and Kevin Hennessy look back on the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final


PESTANA COMFORTABLE AND GETTING BEST CARE

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

Following the dreadful news of Pestana’s injury on Saturday in the final of the Boylesports Derby, there was some good news on Sunday afternoon with the brilliant son of Ballymac Best described as very comfortable.


NEWINN TAYLOR JOINS THE GREATS

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

Newinn Taylor confirmed his standing as one of the great greyhounds of recent times with an incredible display of pace, class and pure determination to win the 2020 Boylesports Irish Greyhound at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


BRILLIANT PARACHUTE LANDS PLATE

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

For the second year running Graham Holland recorded a famous double on the night adding the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate to his Derby success with Black Parachute justifying odds-on favouritism in fine style.


KNOCKBOY SETS THE STANDARD IN KASKO UNRACED

Peter Farrell

20 September 2020

There were eight first round heats of the Kasko Dog Foods Unraced 525 last night at Thurles and the quickest return came in heat number six as Knockboy Flight cruised to a twelve length win for joint owners, John and David O’Herlihy.


YOUNG STARS LIGHT UP SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

19 September 2020

As you would expect the opening round of the Juvenile Derby provided some brilliant performances at Shelbourne Park on Friday night although none was more impressive than Skywalker Barry as he retained his unbeaten career record.


THUNDEROUS RUN FROM BLUE

Ian Fortune

19 September 2020

Things didn’t exactly go to plan in the semi finals of the €10,000 Jag Building Services & KGOBA at Kilkenny on Friday evening with the odds-on favourite suffering a reversal in both heats. Instead the headlines went to Thunder Blue as he set the standard in the opening heat.


LOOK BACK AT LENSON BOCKO'S 2019 DERBY WIN

IGB

18 September 2020

Lenson Bocko, our reigning champion for the next 25 hours, claimed the title in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium on 21st September last year.


NEW LIMERICK TRIAL SCHEDULE

IGB

18 September 2020

A new trial schedule will come in to effect for Limerick from 28th September.


LOOK BACK AT BALLYANNE SIM'S DERBY WIN

IGB

17 September 2020

In 2018 it was Ballyanne Sim's turn to add their name to the Derby Roll of Honour. Look back now on the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final from 2018 now


SALES AT THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM - 19TH AND 26TH SEPT 2020

IGB

17 September 2020

Management at Thurles Greyhound Stadium have reported a strong interest in both upcoming sales at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 19th and 26th of September. There are still a limited number of places left for access to the sales.


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING YOUR LOCAL STADIUM THIS WEEKEND – OUTSIDE DUBLIN

IGB

17 September 2020

As per the Governments recently announced “Living with Covid” Plan, restrictions remain in place in relation to indoor and outdoor events. All IGB venues outside of Dublin are operating at LEVEL 2 which is limited to 100 spectators outdoors and 50 Indoors.


DERBY FINAL CARD AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD & PURCHASE

IGB

17 September 2020

The Derby Final programme is available to view online or to purchase as a souvenir.


GOOD NEWS WINS THE 2017 DERBY

IGB

16 September 2020

𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗦𝗧 𝗣𝗢𝗣𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗥 𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗢 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥! In 2017, Good News delivered some great news for this connections as he secured his place in the record books as the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby champion.


COVID-19 UPDATE 16TH SEPTEMBER

IGB

16 September 2020

The IGB has given consideration to the plan published yesterday by Government. The effort to combat Covid-19 is an ever changing situation and whilst there is some further clarity required we have outline the arrangements to apply from today.


RPGTV’S GREAT WORK

Ian Fortune

16 September 2020

It was exciting news when it was announced that RPGTV would be covering the Boylesports Derby from the third round onwards, but little did we know at the time how valuable the service would become given the current Covid-19 crisis.


LOOKBACK ON RURAL HAWAII'S DERBY WIN

IGB

15 September 2020

For Derby Final week, our 8pm classic slot will be all things Derby. Look back on the 2016 Final now.


LOOK BACK ON THE 2015 DERBY FINAL

IGB

14 September 2020

It's Derby Final week so we're looking back on Derby Finals past. Up tonight, it's 2015 and the victory of Ballymac Matt.


INDECON REPORT - ENNISCORTHY AND YOUGHAL GREYHOUND TRACKS

IGB

14 September 2020

The IGB has announced that, following extensive engagement with representatives of Enniscorthy and Youghal Greyhound Tracks, individual agreements have been concluded with both tracks to continue in operation to end of 2022 subject to a review in quarter 4 of 2021.


VIDEO: DAVE COLLINS MEMORIAL MUNSTER OAKS FINAL

IGB

14 September 2020

Risk of Thunder claimed the 2020 Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks in Kilcohan Park on Saturday 12th September. Look back on the action now and we caught up with Lorraine and Anna Moore, owner/trainers for their reaction after their win.


VIDEO: EMERALD ISLE CASINO IRISH CAMBRIDGESHIRE OPEN 750 FINAL

IGB

14 September 2020

Skywalker Logan claimed the 2020 Emerald Isle Casino Irish Cambridgeshire Open 750 Final in Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 12th September, breaking the track record in the progress.


ON THIS DAY 2014: LOOK BACK AT THE DERBY FINAL

IGB

13 September 2020

For the week that's in it, we're going to continue our 8pm lookback at Derby Finals past.


WATCH: COLLEGE CAUSEWAY'S ROUTE TO DERBY VICTORY

IGB

12 September 2020

On this day in 2009, College Causeway was crowed the Irish Greyhound Derby champion. A very popular winner, this greyhound captivated fans throughout the competition. Look back at his route to victory now.


SHELBOURNE PARK PRIZE MONEY AND ENTRY FEE RESTRUCTURE

IGB

12 September 2020

The IGB has announced the restructuring of prize money and entry fees for its regular racing model at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. The purpose of the restructure is to further promote and incentivise high quality racing at the premier greyhound racing venue.


VIDEO: 2020 LAURELS LAUNCH

IGB

12 September 2020

The 2020 Irish Laurels has been officially launched in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. Cork's biggest Greyhound Racing event gets underway on Saturday 26th September running over 5 weekends to the Final on Saturday 24th October.


LAUNCH OF THE IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

12 September 2020

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Friends launch the Irish Greyhound Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


WATCH: DERBY 90 V 00

IGB

11 September 2020

We took a look at the 1990 Final and the 2000 Final, which of these do you think would win in a match race today? The Other Toss or Judicial Pride?


WATCH: 2005 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

10 September 2020

Look back on the 2005 Irish Greyhound Derby Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium as He Said So claimed the biggest prize in Irish Greyhound Racing. They also look back at the 2004 Final, won by Like A Shot. Ger Canning, Michael Fortune, Tracey Piggot and Ian Fortune present and commentate on this programme, aired live on RTE.


WATCH: 2003 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL LIVE SKY PROGRAMME

IGB

9 September 2020

Another gem from the video archives - the live broadcast from SKY Sports for the 2003 Irish Greyhound Derby Final in Shelbourne Park. Look back now as Climate Control claims the biggest prize in Irish Greyhound Racing. Dave Smyth, Jonathan Hobbs, Errol Blythe & Darrell Williams present and guest on this programme live from Dublin.


WATCH: 1994 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

8 September 2020

Look back on the 1994 Irish Greyhound Derby Final with Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Des Scahill live on RTE Sport from Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin.


WATCH: 1994 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS LIVE PROGRAMME

IGB

7 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Des Scahill present and commentate on this 1994 RTE Sport programme featuring the Semi-Finals of the Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park.


WATCH THE 1992 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

6 September 2020

Look back now on the full RTE live TV programme from the 1992 Irish Greyhound Derby


WATCH THE 1990 DERBY FINAL

IGB

5 September 2020

Over the coming days, instead of your classic Greyhound View episodes, we've got some great Derby memories to relive, starting tonight with the 1990 Final, plus the Oaks & Champion Stakes of the same year.


IRISH RUNNERS TO GET DISPENSATION FOR ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

5 September 2020

The GBGB yesterday announced that Irish runners would be given some dispensations ahead of the English Derby, although there are one or two sticking points that could yet need to be looked at in the coming weeks.


ENGLISH GREYHOUND DERBY – NOTICE TO IRISH OWNERS & TRAINERS

IGB

4 September 2020

The GBGB have advised of a rule dispensation to facilitate international entries and participation in the upcoming English Greyhound Derby


IN THESE STRANGE TIMES THE TOTE OFFERS AN INVALUABLE SERVICE

Ian Fortune

3 September 2020

Given the fact that Irish greyhound racing is now confined to behind-closed-doors action, the tote has an even more important role than normal.


COVID-19 UPDATED TRAP LOADING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

2 September 2020

As part of its ongoing review of COVID-19 protocols, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) proposes a change to the trap loading procedure.


THE EVOLUTION OF THE SHELBOURNE 550YD RECORD

Ian Fortune

26 August 2020

Pestana became the latest greyhound in an illustrious list to hold the Shelbourne Park 550yd record after posting a scarcely believable 28.99 on Saturday night.


VIDEO: PESTANA'S RECORD BREAKING RUN - FULL RACE WITH COMMENTARY

IGB

25 August 2020

On Saturday 22nd August, Pestana became the first greyhound in Ireland to run 550yds in less than 29 seconds. The historic moment took place as Pestana competed in Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin. Ian Fortune provides the commentary.


28.99 - AN HISTORIC RUN FROM PESTANA

Ian Fortune

23 August 2020

There is no doubt Shelbourne Park is a special place and over the past 92 years has provided many of the greatest moments in greyhound racing history.


UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS FOR OWNERS & TRAINERS VISITING STADIA FROM 19TH AUGUST

IGB

20 August 2020

As previously announced, following revised guidance and directives issued by Government on Tuesday 18th August, ‘racing behind closed doors’ has been implemented for race meetings from Wednesday 19th August at all IGB stadia.


UPDATE REGARDING EXISTING GENERAL ADMISSION BOOKINGS

IGB

19 August 2020

IGB Sales Centre will be in contact with customers who had made general admission bookings.


GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – COVID-19

IGB

18 August 2020

Following revised guidance and directives issued by Government this evening, the IGB wishes to advise that ‘racing behind closed doors’ will be implemented for race meetings scheduled from tomorrow evening Wednesday 19th August.


SIS SECURES STREAMING RIGHTS FOR 2020 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

IGB

13 August 2020

SIS have expanded their greyhound offering with the inclusion of every race from the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby across both online and retail channels for the first time.


IGB ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TESTING REGIME

IGB

31 July 2020

The IGB has in recent years been introducing ongoing enhancements in its procedures and processes regarding detection of banned substances and misuse of medication within the sport.


EXCLUSION ORDERS UNDER THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

IGB

30 July 2020

The IGB has been utilising powers under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, regarding the issue of Exclusion Orders in respect of individual parties where, following an investigation, the Board considers that the issue of an Exclusion Order is appropriate.


THE STORY SO FAR

IGB

27 July 2020

Relive the magic of Derby's past as we look back at the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby story so far, 2014 to 2019.


IGB PROTOCOL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IGB

23 July 2020

As part of the continuous review of protocols in relation to COVID-19, IGB have implemented a number of measures in place to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.


SHARE THE BIRTHDAY LOVE

IGB

2 July 2020

We all love to get treats for our birthday, but sometimes it’s just as rewarding to give something too.


FOLEY IMPRESSED BY SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

1 July 2020

It was most refreshing to read the words of Derek Foley in the Daily Star this morning as he painted a wonderful picture of Tuesday night’s action at Shelbourne Park.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD TAKES DELIVERY OF DOG AMBULANCE UTILITY VEHICLE

IGB

22 June 2020

The Irish Greyhound Board has received delivery at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium of the first greyhound ambulance utility vehicle which will assist in the transportation of injured greyhounds from the greyhound track.


LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM DONATE TO UL HOSPITAL INTERIM CARE FACILITY

IGB

22 June 2020

The team at Limerick Greyhound Stadium supported the HSE frontline workers with a donation of radios for the UL field hospital which was opened to cater for non-coronavirus patients, including those who may have recovered from Covid-19.


ONLINE TRIAL BOOKINGS AND ONLINE RACE ENTRIES

IGB

18 June 2020

With the return to trialling and the re-introduction of racing many people have been taking advantage of online booking for trials. We’ve put together a simple outline of the process of booking both Official and Unofficial Trials and entering greyhound for racing online.


RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA SHOWS FURTHER REDUCTION IN 2019

IGB

2 June 2020

Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Board, today published details of injury data for 2019.


RACING SCHEDULE - JUNE TO DECEMBER 2020

IGB

29 May 2020

The IGB is currently operating on the basis of a resumption of trialling activity with effect from 8th June and a resumption of racing activity behind closed doors from 29th June 2020. In the event that racing activity resumes earlier than 29th June, the Board will be in a position to accommodate same. Significant work has been done on the compilation of a racing calendar for the remainder of 2020.


COVID -19 - OWNERS AND TRAINERS PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDING STADIA

IGB

28 May 2020

For the safety of the racing public, our staff and the wider community a number of changes will be in place when we return to trials and racing. Please familiarise yourself with the COVID-19 Owners and Trainers Protocol to understand your role and what changes you may need to make.


IRGT LAUNCH NEW FOSTER TO ADOPT SCHEME

IGB

19 May 2020

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) have launched their new Foster to Adopt scheme today, with the aim of offering would-be adopters the chance to experience life with a retired greyhound.


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE ON THE FRONTLINE

IGB

20 April 2020

A reminder to all of you on the frontline that we continue to appreciate your work.


IGB TO RECEIVE QUANTUM™ SYSTEM UPGRADE FROM SPORTECH

IGB

6 February 2020

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced that its Sportech Racing and Digital division have secured a new contract with the Irish Greyhound Board that both extends their Tote Services agreement for a new multi-year term and upgrades IGB’s current Series 7 Tote to Sportech’s state-of-the-art Quantum™ System.


TRACEABILITY SYSTEM PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEGINS AS IGB CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT CARE & WELFARE MEASURES

IGB

14 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has announced the commencement of a tender process for a greyhound traceability system which will monitor and record key life events for all registered greyhounds throughout their life.


NOTICE FOR GREYHOUND OWNERS/TRAINERS/KEEPERS/KENNELHANDS

IGB

21 October 2019

In the interests of greyhound welfare, it is important that any greyhounds injured during a race or showing any signs of distress or injury after a race are presented to the track veterinarian for immediate assessment.


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:


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.


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 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.


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.