Towcester will be staging the Star Sports Shootout on 29th November along with the TV Trophy Final and British Bred Derby.
We hear from Catriona ni Duill that she has acquired a new stud dog from Australia, Tommy Brislane, and he will be standing at her Kuma Kennels in Killucan.
We hear from Ollie Hester in Galway that they have been celebrating more than the All-Ireland success down in the western county.
Yesterday we reported that Margaret Bolton would be having her first runners as a Public Trainer at Shelbourne last night.
Our birdie friend has been missing for some time but he returned last night with a little piece of slightly belated news.
We hear from Kathleen Browne that the very useful bitch Princess Mel has been retired to the breeding paddocks as a result of a nasty injury sustained when favourite to win the concluding race at Limerick Stadium on Friday night.
Leading Irish owner PJ Fahy has agreed to sponsor the UK Puppy Derby which will be run at Towcester in November.
PJ Fahy’s recent purchase Badminton Ciaran is now known as Tyrur Harold and he had a spin around Shelbourne in a trial on Saturday.
Australian sires have made a huge impact in Ireland over the past twenty years and another cracking former star will be commencing stud duties shortly in County Cork.
Pat Buckley has bought the flying bitch Tibet on behalf of Mark Lowther but she will contest the final of the Peugeot A1/2 at Clonmel on Sunday.
Our old birdie friend dropped in again with the news that Sheena Murphy celebrates her 21st birthday this weekend.
Nenagh breeder Denny McGrath appears to have a useful litter with the first two members scoring impressive debut victories at Galway in recent weeks.
News from Kilkenny is that the very promising young bitch Hillview Honey has been sold and will be continuing her racing career across the water.
I understand one of the happiest men at Limerick track last Saturday was Jimmy White as he celebrated the run of successes enjoyed by the progeny of the unraced bitch Black Hopit (Droopys Scolari/ Black Bick).
A little birdie arrived on the desk this morning and whispered, “did you know that Deborah O’Rourke is celebrating her 18th birthday today?”.
Luxury transport provider Dublin Coach has become a major sponsor of greyhound sport over the years but it has also been changing the commuter`s travel experience since the company was founded in 2003.
Could we have seen a lively Kirby Memorial contender when Ivy Hill Blitz ran away with the Dinny Gould 525 final at Limerick last Saturday?
Pat Buckley reports that his flying young bitch Bockos Twirl has been retired to the breeding paddocks and he picked out a very interesting new stud dog for her first mating!
We had a surprise visitor to the Talking Dogs kennels yesterday when a little birdie landed on our desk and imparted the news that leading trainer John McGee is celebrating a special occasion today.