BALE LIKELY TO REAPPEAR IN SHELBOURNE GOLD CUP

Michael Fortune

19 December 2018

Magical Bale, runner-up in this year’s BoyleSports Irish Derby final to Ballyanne Sim, is likely to contest the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park in February.


IGB STADIA POST-CHRISTMAS RACING DATES

IGB

18 December 2018

The following are the dates where post-Christmas racing will go ahead as scheduled in IGB stadia, along with the first race meetings of 2019.


DOMINICK RENNICKS

18 December 2018

The Dublin greyhound fraternity lost a great friend on Sunday evening with the passing of Dominick Rennicks from Shankill.


BEACH THE FAVOURITE FOR COMERFORD CAKES FINAL

Michael Fortune

18 December 2018

Liam Dowling’s bitch Ballymac Beach has been introduced as the 5-4 favourite by BoyleSports for Saturday’s Comerford Cakes Puppy Stake at Shelbourne.


DUNDALK WEIGH-IN TIMES

Michael Fortune

18 December 2018

The weigh-in time for both the Wednesday and Friday night meetings at Dundalk will be between 7.10pm and 7.40pm.


CHARM IN OAKS FINAL AS DONATION CRASHES OUT

Michael Fortune

17 December 2018

The Gerry Holian trained Jumeirah Charm qualified for next weekend’s English Oaks after finishing third behind Kevin Hutton’s Magical Vera in the first semi-final at Swindon on Saturday.


LIGHTFOOT PRINCE A GREAT WINNER OF GREYHOUND & PETWORLD LUXURY IRISH GRAND NATIONAL CLASSIC FINAL

Barry Drake

17 December 2018

Lightfoot Prince (Candlelight King-Droopys Knox), who is trained by Pat Kiely for Roy Bly, came out on top in Saturday night's final of the 2018 Greyhound & Petworld Luxury Irish Grand National Classic Final at Curraheen Park.


SHELBOURNE FOUR-TIMER FOR LIAM DOWLING

Michael Fortune

16 December 2018

Despite the inclement weather it was quite a session at Shelbourne Park on Saturday where a huge festive crowd witnessed some high class racing.


BALLYKETT PROVES A REAL BEAUTY FOR LOUGHNANE

Michael Fortune

15 December 2018

Ballykett Beauty maintained her domination of the Best Car Park Marathon at Shelbourne on Friday night as she collected the €6,000 prize with another authoritative all the way performance.


A LIKELY LENNON MEMORIAL WINNER AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

15 December 2018

Likely Gift was a 4-6 favourite for the final of the Pauline Lennon Memorial A3 at Kilkenny on Friday night and the daughter of Droopys Cain and Luminous Flower made the most of her inside draw to take the €1,700 prize in 29.35.


BOBBY AND JAKE STAR IN KINGDOM

Barry Drake

15 December 2018

Braveheart Bobby (Secreto-Leigh Fancy) set the standard in the semi-finals of the Tilemaster Kingdom Derby at Tralee on Friday night.


“POSITIVE RESPONSE” TO EARLY MORNING RACING AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

14 December 2018

Kilkenny Track manager Tom Kinane reports that there was “a positive reaction” to the opening early morning SIS meeting at Kilkenny on Wednesday.


TOTE BETTING ON HORSE RACING MEETINGS

14 December 2018

There will be Tote betting available this weekend from:


EXPLAINER: WHAT SIS MEANS FOR THE IRISH GREYHOUND INDUSTRY

IGB

14 December 2018

When morning racing began in Kilkenny this week, it was the 8th Irish SIS greyhound meeting to get underway. Waterford will follow suit with morning meetings in January, adding to current SIS meetings in Mullingar, Limerick, Cork, Tralee (twice) and Youghal (twice) on a weekly basis.


NOTTINGHAM TO STAGE 2019 ENGLISH DERBY

Michael Fortune

13 December 2018

Nottingham will be the venue for the 2019 English Derby with sponsorship provided by a combine which includes Star Sports, Arena Racing Company and Local Parking Security Ltd while RPGTV will support the Derby Plate.


DID YOU GRAB THE SAVANA WINNER VALUE BET?

Michael Fortune

11 December 2018

Last week we mentioned the record of Savana Winner and suggested that she “could be a real value bet for the Ladbrokes TV Trophy final at Crayford on Saturday.


FIRST THURLES SALES AUCTION OF 2019 ALMOST FULL

Peter Farrell

11 December 2018

The Thurles sales auctions have hit the headlines on more than one occasion this year with the ‘2018 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby winner’, ‘Ballyanne Sim’ and more recently, the ‘Ladbrokes TV Trophy’ champ, ‘Savana Winner’ being the most recent high-profile products of the sales.


CONSULTATION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RACING REGULATIONS & GRADING RULES

IGB

5 December 2018

This is a public consultation and Bord na gCon seeks views from those involved in the greyhound industry on practicalities of implementing suggested amendment to the regulations and grading rules as outlined in the submission tendered. The consultation period will run for a four week period to 3rd January 2019.


LONGFORD CLOSING FOR IMPROVEMENTS

Michael Fortune

28 November 2018

Longford Track will close for racing for the month of December but the track will re-open for business at the start January.


IGB FINALISES CLASSIC & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2019

IGB

19 October 2018

The IGB has finalised the Classics & Feature Events Calendar for 2019 following the consideration of a number of detailed submissions during the two stage consultative process. The calendar will apply for 2019 on a trial basis.