NO HARD LUCK FOR JAMES THIS TIME IN WHITEWOOD

Michael Fortune

So impressive when winning his first round heat, Henry Kelly’s Hard Luck James came back to top form when winning the €2,400 Whitewood Unraced Stake final at Enniscorthy on Monday night.


THE WELL-BACKED FOXS LANE A RUNAWAY WINNER IN YOUGHAL FOR LOCAL TRAINER JOHN HICKEY

Barry Drake

Monday's 10-race card attracted a large crowd and it was the locally-trained Foxs Lane (Droopys Cain-Rubik Ruby) who grabbed the headlines.


A FINAL 1-2-3 FOR MURRAY AND WALLACE

Michael Fortune

It’s not often that a kennel supplies the first three home in a sweepstake final but that is just what happened in the decider of the €1,200 Gain Greyhound Nutrition A5/6 at Shelbourne on Thursday night when Gentle Storm led home her kennel companions Make Merry and Rob Roy in 29.02.


EXPLORER AGAIN THE WHITEWOOD STAR

Michael Fortune

Trained by Peter Cronin for Paul James, Masterexplorer made it three from three when he was a convincing winner of the opening semi-final in the Whitewood Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy on Monday night.


YOUGHAL A HAPPY HUNTING GROUND FOR KEHOE AS HE LANDS A FOUR TIMER

Barry Drake

Thurles-based trainer Derek Kehoe stole the show in Youghal on Monday night as he posted no fewer than four winners.


ANOTHER MURRAY SHELBOURNE HAT-TRICK

Michael Fortune

For the second Thursday in a row trainer Francie Murray had a hat-trick and he set it up when he had the two favourites in the first heat of the A5/6 525 and both qualified.


CRONIN’S EXPLORER ON THE MARK

Michael Fortune

A great crowd turned up for the second round of the Whitewood Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy on Monday with the Peter Cronin trained Masterexplorer (Razldazl Billy/ Satin Diva) the fastest winner when taking the opening heat in 29.18.


A BRILLIANT WALLACE/ MURRAY HAT-TRICK

Michael Fortune

There were some promising pups on show in the Gain Greyhound Nutrition A5 525 at Shelbourne Park on Thursday night and as it happened most of them were representing the Francie Murray/ Howard Wallace combination.


HENRY ON THE DOUBLE IN WHITEWOOD UNRACED

Michael Fortune

Bagenalstown owner/ breeder Henry Kelly has been enjoying great success with his Karlow prefix in the past few years and he can look forward to further success with two youngsters which completed an impressive double in the first round of the Whitewood Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy on Monday.


TREBLES FOR KEHOE AND TWOMEY AT YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

The kennels of Derek Kehoe and Liam Twomey both recorded superb trebles on Monday night's 10-race card SIS meeting at a sunny Youghal track.


A RANGEFIELD TREBLE FOR THE TWO MICHAELS

Michael Fortune

Michael O’Callaghan and Michael McCormack had a night to remember at Shelbourne Park on Tuesday as, apart from taking the feature, they recorded a wonderful treble with litter comrades, Rangefield Rambo, Rangefield Barry and Rangefield Lass.


DOUBLE FOR PAT MOLONEY BUT BANNER THE HEADLINER AGAIN FOR REGAN

It's not very often we see the 29-second barrier broke in Youghal, but Ardera Banner (Royal Impact-Talitas Girl) accomplished that on Monday night with a magical performance in the closing race, an A1 contest.


VIC REMAINS UNBEATEN

Michael Fortune

After a wonderful debut seven days earlier, Helen and Michael O’Dwyer’s Rural Vic was once again the star in the Jaytee Jet @ Stud Open Unraced at Shelbourne Park on Thursday as he made virtually every inch to win his semi in 28.96.


VINCIE HAS IT EASY AT SHELBOURNE

Michael Fortune

Owned by the Cavan Vikings Syndicate, Our Mate Vincie (Oaks Road/ Billis Weasel) was a convincing winner of the €700 A5 525 final at Shelbourne’s Tuesday card.


DOUBLE FOR MOTHERWAY BUT ARDERA BANNER RETURNS TO TOP FORM

Barry Drake

In the care of Jonathan O'Regan, Ardera Banner (Royal Impact-Talitas Girl) was the star on Monday's 10-race SIS meeting at Youghal as the well-backed 15-8 chance posted a superb winning performance.


PLENTY TO ENJOY AT HQ

Michael Fortune

Thursday’s card at Shelbourne Park provided some quality racing with much to talk about including three graded finals as well as the opening round of both an open unraced stake and a competitive A4 competition.


OXTAIL CLAIMS HER OSCAR IN BYRNE MEMORIAL

Michael Fortune

James Whelan’s Oxtail Oscar (Storm Control/ Tyrur Joleen) justified 2-1 favouritism when winning the €2,000 Dinny Byrne Memorial A5/6 final at Enniscorthy track on Thursday night.


BIG MIKE STRIKES AGAIN FOR TONY AND MARY

Michael Fortune

The Tony and Mary Walsh owned Newlawn Big Mike (Tyrur Big Mike/ Knockanree Issue) is proving a prolific performer and he was an impressive winner of the opening semi-final of the Greyhoundsaspets.ie A3 at Shelbourne on Thursday night.


DOUBLES FOR KEHOE AND THE SEAVIEW KENNELS AT YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

An above average crowd turned out at Youghal track for Monday night's 10-race meeting, on what was a beautiful summer’s night.


CLOSE ACTION IN DINNY BYRNE MEMORIAL

Michael Fortune

Only a few spots separated the two semi-final winners in the Dinny Byrne Memorial A5/6 Stake at Enniscorthy on Thursday night and marginally the fastest was the Andrew Sinnott owned Nothingtosay (Piercestown Sand/ Tierneys Fault) which won the opening heat in 29.38.


RONNIE’S BEAR TAKES THE BARKING BUZZ PRIZE

Michael Fortune

Top race at Shelbourne on Thursday night was the €800 Barkingbuzz.ie A3/4 and it produced a career best run from the Ronnie Craven owned Lolos Bear which took over at the opening bend and ran out a deserving winner.


A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE FROM CORRIN TULIP

Barry Drake

Corrin Tulip (Zero Ten-Corrin Nell) was the star performer in Youghal on Monday night as the May youngster posted a wonderful performance to win race seven, an A4 contest.


GERONIMO LEADS HOME AN APRIL 1-2 FOR HENNESSY

Michael Fortune

Paul Hennessy and John Turner combined to win the €3,000 April Stakes final at Enniscorthy on Thursday when Jaytee Geronimo (Ballymac Vic/ Wee Bassitt) flew to the bend and led all the way for an easy win in 28.96.


VIXEN HAS IN EASY IN DGOBA FINAL

Michael Fortune

Early pace is a great attribute and its value was well displayed by the Pauline Milne owned Crinkill Vixen at Shelbourne on Tuesday when she ran out a convincing winner of the €1,500 DGOBA A7/8 final.


TREBLE FOR KEHOE IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

Thurles based owner/trainer Derek Kehoe recorded a brilliant treble on Monday's 10-race card at Youghal.


HENNESSY DOUBLE IN APRIL STAKES SEMIS

Michael Fortune

Paul Hennessy has enjoyed considerable success at Enniscorthy track over the years and he is hot in pursuit of the April Stake final after supplying both semi-final winners on Thursday night.


FRANK GALLOPS TO 600 VICTORY AT SHELBOURNE

Michael Fortune

Feature race of the night at Shelbourne on Thursday was the final of the €1,000 A2/3 600 and it was a pretty eventful affair.


DEVANEY CHARGE MAKES IT THREE FROM THREE

Michael Fortune

The feature race at Shelbourne on Tuesday was the final of the €1,500 DGOBA A5 and the red-hoot favourite Cushie Change took the spoils in a time of 29.25.


FOUR IN A ROW FOR THE VERY EXCITING ARDRATH

Barry Drake

A top-notch 29.04 run in the closing race by the locally owned Ardrath Alfred (Kinloch Brae-Prima Vera) was very much the highlight on Monday night's 10-race SIS card at Youghal track.