A SPECIAL OFFER FOR WILBURY

Michael Fortune

Two years ago Droopys Wilbury looked a real star when winning the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby at Harold’s Cross and he then moved to Shelbourne where he won the Night of Stars 575.


BRYAN RETURNS TO FLORIDA

Michael Fortune

Leading greyhound owner Fr Bryan Dalton has returned to Florida following his short break in Ireland but he is hopeful that he can be back for the final of the BoyleSports Irish Derby.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA

Michael Fortune

Regular Shelbourne Park racegoer Rita Carberry will be having a special celebration at the Ringsend venue this evening!


TYRUR DOGS FLY AROUND TOWCESTER

Michael Fortune

The PJ Fahy owned stars clocked very satisfactorily around Towcester on Saturday evening in their pre-Derby trials.


HAROLD AT TOWCESTER

Michael Fortune

The PJ Fahy trained Tyrur Harold is due to have a pre-English Derby trial at Towcester today.


KARL BIDS FAREWELL AT SHELBOURNE

Michael Fortune

Karl Cooney was only a young lad when he first began to work at Shelbourne and last night he officiated at the track for the last time after ten years at the Ringsend venue.


BEST WISHES TO SEANIE

Michael Fortune

A birdie informs us that Seanie Maher is currently having a break in the Hospital of the Assumption in Thurles after a spell of ill-health and hospitalisation in Limerick.


MICHAEL HITS A BIG MARK

Michael Fortune

A birdie has whispered to me that Michael Dempsey celebrated a very special occasion on Monday of this week.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNEY

Our little birdie friend has returned and he passed over the news yesterday that legendary Bessbrook greyhound handler Barney Mooney is celebrating his birthday today.


CHAMPION TRACKER MAC PASSES AWAY

We hear from Liam Butler that his great tracker Large Mac passed away last week. He would have been fourteen years of age in May.


DERBY HERO ASTON IS PUT DOWN

Shelbourne Aston, winner of the Irish Derby back in 2008, was put down today for humane reasons.


YAIZA STRIKES FOR THE DROOPYS TEAM

Greyhounds and Dundalk Stadium go hand in hand but they rarely mix as well as last Friday when Princess Yaiza won a fillies maiden over seven furlongs and earned many plaudits.


PEARL PRODUCES A FEW DUKES AND DUCHESSES

We hear from Tina Finn that her smashing former track bitch Genuine Pearl has just produced a lovely first litter.


COULD IT BE TRUE?

A birdie dropped in to my office yesterday and tweeted into my ear that a “relatively young” Racing Manager has become engaged in the last week!


NEW AUSSIE DOG AT STUD IN KILLUCAN

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.


ROBBIE COMES OF AGE!

Our birdie friend has been missing for some time but he returned last night with a little piece of slightly belated news.


MISSILE TOUCHES DOWN IN MALLOW

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.


WHITE’S LITTER HOPS TO IT!

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).


DUBLIN COACH LAUNCH DUBLIN TO BELFAST NON-STOP SERVICE

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.