TRIALS & RACING OFF AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

19 January 2020

Due to the overnight freezing conditions, parts of the circuit at Clonmel Track are frozen over and a decision has been made to cancel the trial session planned for 5.00PM.


BYRNE WITH A MEMORABLE BECTIVE DERBY DOUBLE

Ian Fortune

19 January 2020

Dan Byrne had a memorable night at Mullingar on Saturday as he sent out a superb double in the second round of the Bective Midlands Derby with both Starcash Tiger and Panda Bawn winning in fine style.


BERTIE THE ONE TO BEAT IN CLONMEL NOVICE FINAL

Peter Farrell

19 January 2020

There are a couple of valuable Novice Sweepstakes up for grabs at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium tonight and the pick of the two is the €1,100 to the winner, ‘January ON3 Unraced’ where Crohane Bertie bids to maintain a faultless career start.


SUPER 6 AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

19 January 2020

Owners and Trainers should note that for the next six Saturday’s, Limerick Greyhound Stadium plan to hold an Open race over a variety of distances which range from 350 right up to 750.


A GOLDEN NIGHT FOR OWEN

Ian Fortune

18 January 2020

We’re in for a wonderful year of track action if Saturday’s Best Car Parks opening round is an accurate indication.


SHEM BAGS A NOTABLE HAT TRICK

Ian Fortune

18 January 2020

An A3 525 run at 10.18am on a Wednesday morning around Kilkenny wouldn’t normally be the starting point of a good story but that’s exactly where we start our tale.


ANTIGUA RUM’S CORONATION CUP SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

18 January 2020

Antigua Rum, a finalist in the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial last year, captured the Coral Coronation Cup at a busy Romford on Friday night.


GONZO ON HIS WAY TO BUCKLEY

Ian Fortune

17 January 2020

Perhaps the most impressive run this week was the display of the hugely promising Gonzo at Youghal on Monday night as he posted a rapid 28.88 on his way to winning an A3 525 by a wide margin.


ENTRIES INVITED FOR RURAL HAWAII UNRACED AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

16 January 2020

With only five days to go until entries close for the ‘Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced’ at Clonmel, Owners and Trainers are advised to enter any potential Greyhounds as soon as possible.


TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

16 January 2020

Once again there will be guaranteed tote pools throughout the co0untry over the coming days and, as you’d expect, Shelbourne Park will feature some impressive guarantees with the Best Car Parks Gold Cup getting underway on Saturday.


REMEMBER THE NAME "GONZO"

Barry Drake

14 January 2020

It was all about Gonzo at Youghal track on Monday night. The exciting June puppy producing a sensational winning performance in race eight, an A3.


BETTING AVAILABLE AT HORSE MEETINGS FOR THIS COMING FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

IGB

14 January 2020

Betting Available at Horse Meetings For This Coming Friday, Saturday And Sunday:


2019 GREYHOUND AWARDS AT TRALEE

Barry Drake

14 January 2020

The 2019 Greyhound Awards, kindly sponsored by Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Supporters Club and the Kerry Owners & Breeders Association will take place at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Saturday night, January 18th.


NEW BONUS ON OFFER FOR SPRINTERS

Ian Fortune

13 January 2020

Leading UK based owner Nic Brereton is backing the newly announced BresMed Sprint Triple Crown, which would see a £25,000 bonus paid to any greyhound that completes all three legs of the challenge.


PUPS TO SHINE AT DRUMBO

Ian Fortune

10 January 2020

Drumbo Park will welcome a few potential stars in the coming weeks with the 2020 Gourmet Island Ltd Puppy Cup starting on January 25th.


2020 GREYHOUND & PET WORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC

Barry Drake

8 January 2020

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are proud to announce Greyhound & Pet World as the sponsors of the 2020 Juvenile Classic. This prestigious event has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007.


2020 CLASSICS AND FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

IGB

7 January 2020

2020 Classics and Feature Events Calendar:


NOTICE: PRIZEMONEY REMITTANCE ADVICE

IGB

7 January 2020

Changes to the issuing of remittance advice to come into effect this month.


VACANCY: BOARD OF BORD NA GCON (IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD)

IGB

7 January 2020

The Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a position on the Board of Bord na gCon.


FREE ADMISSION AT DRUMBO

Ian Fortune

2 January 2020

Those involved in Drumbo Park are determined to get some extra bodies through the stiles this month.


MICHAEL FORTUNE TO RECEIVE GWA AWARD

28 December 2019

It has been announced that six months after his passing Michael Fortune will be posthumously recognised with the Greyhound Writers' Association award for services to greyhound racing at the annual GBGB Award Gala at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Sunday, January 26th.


IGB UPDATE: INDECON REPORT CONSULTATION PERIOD

IGB

20 December 2019

Earlier this month, the IGB released the independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: 16TH DECEMBER, 2019

IGB

16 December 2019

The IGB has been made aware this afternoon of an incident at Dublin Port and our welfare department has begun a full investigation.


IGB STATEMENT: RESTRUCTURING OF SUBSIDIARY COMPANY STRUCTURE

IGB

16 December 2019

As part of the IGB's approach to securing cost efficiencies we have undertaken a restructure of our subsidiary company structure. We have constituted one operating company - Greyhound Racing Operations Ireland Ltd. - to cover operations at tracks.


IGB STATEMENT: BAI COMPLAINT

IGB

12 December 2019

In August 2019, the IGB submitted a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) regarding the RTE Investigates programme ‘Greyhounds: Running For Their Lives’, broadcast on June 26.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD MEDIA STATEMENT - INDECON REPORT: DECEMBER 6TH, 2019

IGB

8 December 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today released an independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants, which reviewed the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia and made recommendations regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IGB APPROVES 2020 BUDGET ALLOCATION WITH €3.4M SPEND ON WELFARE AND REGULATION

IGB

26 November 2019

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the Budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.


UPDATE: INDECON REVIEW INTO FUTURE NEEDS AND INDUSTRY FOOTPRINT

IGB

15 November 2019

Indecon Economic Consultants yesterday updated the Board of Bord na gCon, at its monthly Board meeting, on the progress of its independent review into the future needs and industry footprint for greyhound racing in Ireland.


2020 SALES FIXTURES AND DATES

IGB

14 November 2019

The following are the fixtures and dates for greyhound sales in 2020:


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.


Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Address by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon

12 November 2019

Address delivered by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon to Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 12th November 2019


IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

IGB

6 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board is encouraging all of its betting customers to gamble responsibly as Responsible Gambling Week 2019 gets underway.


IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2018

IGB

23 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board’s annual accounts have now been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Irish Greyhound Board is therefore in a position to publish its Annual Report for the year 2018.


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 REGULATION AND WELFARE UPDATE: OCTOBER 2019

IGB

16 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.