ROCKYBAY FOLEY CAN KICK START 2019 WITH ANOTHER WIN

Barry Drake

19 January 2019

Laurels hero Rockybay Foley can start his 2019 campaign by landing Curraheen Park's eleventh race on Saturday night.


MADABOUT IN THE DRIVING SEAT IN DUBLIN COACH

Peter Farrell

19 January 2019

Second round heats of the ‘Dublin Coach A2 525’ get underway tonight at Limerick and selection of the four heats goes to the Johnny O’Sullivan trained ‘Madabout James’.


HURRICANE CAN BLOW AWAY GOLD CUP RIVALS AT SHELBOURNE

Michael Fortune

19 January 2019

Cabra Hurricane was guaranteed to go off ante-post favourite for the Best Car Parks Gold Cup which commences at Shelbourne tonight but his price contracted with news of yesterday’s withdrawal of the injured Jaytee Yankee.


YOUGHAL TRIAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY MORNING

Barry Drake

18 January 2019

Unofficial trials go ahead in Youghal on Saturday morning but there will no sprint trials due to essential maintenance.


YANKEE MISSES BEST CAR PARKS GOLD CUP

Michael Fortune

18 January 2019

Jaytee Yankee, winner of the last two runnings of the BoyleSports Champion Stakes, will miss the Best Car Parks Gold Cup first round at Shelbourne Park tomorrow night.


DERBY RUNNER-UP MAGICAL BALE FOR SHELBOURNE TRIAL

Michael Fortune

18 January 2019

Pat Guilfoyle confirms that his BoyleSports Irish Derby runner-up Magical Bale will have a trial before racing at Shelbourne tomorrow night.


€50,000 PRIZEFUND FOR LADBROKES EASTER CUP

Michael Fortune

18 January 2019

Earlier in the week it was stated that the total prize fund for the Ladbrokes Easter Cup would be €42,000.


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED IN THE MUNSTER AREA

Peter Farrell

18 January 2019

There is a foster mother urgently required in the Munster area.


FUTURE STAR DEX CHANGES HANDS

Peter Farrell

18 January 2019

Future Star Dex Changes Hands.


€10,000 HORSE & HOUND PICK SIX JACKPOT

18 January 2019

The Horse & Hound Pick 6 Jackpot will run tonight between the Dundalk Horse meeting and Shelbourne Park greyhounds.


LADBROKES TO SPONSOR EASTER CUP AGAIN

Michael Fortune

16 January 2019

Following a recent meeting with Ladbrokes the company’s continued support of the Easter Cup at Shelbourne was confirmed and long-standing Open 550 competition will be run on four consecutive Saturdays between February 16th and March 9th.


AVAILABLE HORSE MEETINGS ON TOTE

16 January 2019

The available Horse Meeting on the Tote for this week are:


NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR PAT O'CONNELL IN TRALEE

Barry Drake

14 January 2019

Owner/trainer Pat O'Connell stole the show in Tralee on Sunday night as he registered a brilliant treble on the eight-race SIS program.


IGB WORKING WITH DUNDALK GREYHOUND STADIUM TO ADDRESS DRUMBO PARK CLOSURE ISSUES

IGB

14 January 2019

Following the news of the immediate closure of Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium on Friday, the IGB has been working with management at Dundalk Greyhound Stadium to address issues arising from the ceasing of operations at Drumbo Park.


SHRONEDRAUGH HAWK SETTLES INTO NEW HOME AFTER 144 RACES AT KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

14 January 2019

All good things must come to an end – and the career of Shronedraugh Hawk finished up after race number 144 in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium before Christmas.


AN O’DONNELL TAKE OVER IN RURAL HAWAII UNRACED

Peter Farrell

14 January 2019

Kindly sponsored by John & Helen O’Dwyer and the friends of Clonmel track lotto, 8 first round heats of the €6500 to the winner ‘Rural Hawaii @ Stud Open Unraced’ got underway at Clonmel last night.


GRANGEVIEW TEN OFF THE MARK IN STYLE IN WATERFORD FEATURE

Barry Drake

13 January 2019

Grangeview Ten (Zero Ten-Portumna West) caused an 8-1 upset when winning Saturday night's final of the €3,500 to the winner All About Ya Open Unraced Stake in Waterford.


HONEY COLLARS THE GOLD AT SHELBOURNE

Michael Fortune

12 January 2019

Despite the absence of his perceived number one candidate Knight Rocker, Navan trainer Ollie Bray still collected the €3,000 prize for the DGOBA Gold Collar at Shelbourne on Friday when Brides Honey ran out a convincing winner of the prize.


CARA AND BRANDY PROVE AGE IS JUST A NUMBER AT LIMERICK ON SIS NIGHT

IGB

11 January 2019

There were two particularly special winners on the 12-race SIS card on Thursday night (January 10) at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


IGB STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF DRUMBO PARK

IGB

11 January 2019

The IGB notes today's news that Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium is to close with immediate effect.


MAJOR SHOCK AS DRUMBO PARK CLOSES

Michael Fortune

11 January 2019

Northern Irish greyhound followers were rocked this morning with the shock news that Drumbo Greyhound Stadium is to close with immediate effect.


TRACK WORKS CONTINUING TO PROGRESS AT SHELBOURNE PARK

IGB

10 January 2019

Essential upgrade works on the Irish Greyhound Board’s premier racing track, Shelbourne Park in Dublin, have been taking place since the beginning of this month and continue to progress.


PROPOSAL OF FURTHER 'VETERAN' RACES TO CONTINUE TO BE EXAMINED

IGB

10 January 2019

The IGB’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 targets ensuring that older, ‘veteran’ dogs become a recognised part of the greyhound racing fraternity.


ONLINE FIRMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO UK GREYHOUND RACING

Michael Fortune

10 January 2019

The Racing Post revealed today that major UK online bookmakers have agreed to make voluntary contributions to the British Greyhound Racing Fund on internet turnover which should mean an additional £3million to the sport a year.


TENDER FOR 'REVIEW OF INDUSTRY NEEDS' AT IRISH GREYHOUND STADIA AWARDED AS WORK BEGINS

IGB

8 January 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board has announced the appointment of Indecon Economic Consultants to undertake a comprehensive, strategic review into the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia following a competitive tender process.


PADDYS KYNE STILL BUZZING

Peter Farrell

8 January 2019

The Longevity of the modern day greyhound has been highlighted on more than one occasion in the past number of months. However, a special mention must go to team Burke and their fantastic hound, ‘Bumblebee Kyne’.


Video -2018 MEMORIES

IGB

23 December 2018

IGB Marketing Department have shared a video on the IGB Facebook page with some memories from throughout the year. Why not take a look back at them now.


NOVICE SWEEPSTAKES, JANUARY TO JUNE 2019

IGB

21 December 2018

The following are the Novice Sweepstakes which are to be run at stadia from January to June 2019 (stadia can be contacted directly for further information on the events):


SALES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

IGB

21 December 2018

The Irish Sales dates for 2019 are:


NOVICE GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

21 December 2018

In October 2018, the Irish Greyhound Board commenced a consultation process on suggested amendments to the existing process where novice (unraced) greyhounds compete at licensed stadia.


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.