GALWAY WELL IMPRESSED WITH RAIDER NICK IN HORAN MEMORIAL

Paul Cooney

The sweepstake action continued apace at Galway on Saturday where the commencement of the prestigious James Horan Memorial A3 525 Yard Stake, which offers a very attractive €4200 for the eventual winner, claimed top billing.


MOLLY MAKES NO MISTAKE IN LIFFORD FINAL

Paul Cooney

Again displaying the slick turn of early pace which brought victory on her debut over 575 yards a week ago, Johnny & Rory Duffy’s Alberta Molly (Alberta Blue-Lolos Beauty) extended her smart career start when a dominant winner of the Track Lotto A5 575 Yard Final at Lifford on Saturday.


AMY BOOKS HER TICKET FOR DERBY IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

Raytown Amy (Tullymurry Act-Market Glory) booked her place in this year’s Irish Greyhound Derby after posting a marvellous winning performance in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby trial stake in Waterford on Saturday night.


WINDSOR IS TOPS FOR PA AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The Saturday programme at Limerick promised exciting sweepstake action across various grades & distances as patrons were treated to competitive action throughout but it was Pa Fitszgerald’s Windsor Pa (Kinloch Brae-Hollys Secret) who stole the headlines with a brilliant display to land his semi-final of the Limerick Summer Stayers A2 Tri Distance Stake when bidding graded company farewell in a fastest of the night performance.


SATURDAYS UNDECARD RESULTS FROM CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

Rockybay Foley winning the Irish Independent Laurels at Curraheen Park on Saturday night was the headline story, but Johnny Linehan has another exciting prospect.


CLONBRIEN CLAIMS FIRST DERBY TICKET AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

Featuring amidst a busy night of sweepstake action at Limerick, the first of many regional Trial Stakes for the Boylesports.com Irish Derby was contested on Saturday where the Graham Holland trained Clonbrien Hero (Razldazl Jayfkay-Trout Or Salmon) became the first official name on the Derby entry list when battling to a hard fought success.


SWITHINS STRIKES IN FINALE

Michael Fortune

The highlight of Saturday’s low key card at Shelbourne Park was most certainly the finale over 550yds and Swithins Brae made the most of an inside draw to beat a top class line up.


JOE TIMES IT TO PERFECTION IN O’SULLIVAN FINAL AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

Competitive qualifying heats had left a very open complexion to the feature event of the Saturday card at Thurles and having threatened to produce a run in eye-catching places, Padjoe Doeney’s Anytime Joe (Rio Quattro/Hiphip Who Razor) reversed previous form to claim an emphatic final victory in the Mickey O’Sullivan Memorial A5 525 Yard Stake.


MIKE IS ALL GO IN LIFFORD SPRINT FINAL

Paul Cooney

Having posted the fastest semi-final victory a week ago, Ray White’s Go Mike duly completed a smart stake victory in Saturday’s Liffiord Silver S4 350 Yard final showdown but not before being made to pull out all the stops in a brilliant tussle which brought yet more progress in his short career start when posting a smart 19.19 (-20).


SKYLAR IS LEADING LADY AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

Featuring on the Saturday meeting at Thurles, a hugely competitive Track Supporters A3 525 Yard Bitch Stake reached final stage and timing her challenge to perfection, Colin Rafter’s Lemon Skylar (Droopys Jet/Lemon Belle) reversed heat form to emphatically claim the €1300 decider.


DENNY DIGS DEEP IN FEATURE EVENT THRILLER AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

Well, all good things must come to an end they say and the featured McClean Bookmakers A1 525 yard event at Lifford on Saturday did bring to a halt the wonderful winning streak of Tahina Freddie as a moderate start brought first bend trouble for the track favourite when forced to settle for fifth place behind Droopys Denny (Tullymurry Act/Greenwell Mo) who scored a thrilling success in a brilliantly competitive contest.


ABBIE ADVANCES IN STYLE AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

The Track Supporters Club A4 525 Yard Bitch Stake was the main attraction of the Saturday card at Thurles and saw a brace of smart pups advance to next week’s final with an unbeaten tag as Frank Dwan’s Boherna Abbie (Mall Brandy/Twice Over) remains fastest, just!


TED TAMES THE BOYS FOR LIMERICK DATE WITH ABBIE

Paul Cooney

Highly competitive semi-finals in the Vetsearch Guys & Dolls A4 525 Yard Summer Stake will ensure a tight final showdown next weekend as Theycallmeted came out on top in the “guys” section while Keeperhill Abbie emerged as leading lady in bitches side of the draw.


FREDDIE COMPLETES ELEGANT EIGHT AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

Well he made us wait a few weeks since registering a seventh straight win at Lifford five weeks ago but that wait would only serve to heighten anticipation for Tahina Freddie’s bid to record an eight-timer on Saturday last and yes, it was worth the wait!


DEL MAR’S FLYING RUN AT DUNDALK

Michael Fortune

The Martin Lanney trained Dorotas Del Mar showed once again that he will be a major force in this year’s Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup on the evidence of his flying run over the 400 yards trip on Friday night.


DYNAMIC IS SKY HIGH IN COOL LIMERICK SUCCESS

Paul Cooney

It may have been an all graded card at Limerick on Saturday but the concluding A1 525 yard event was by claimed a recent Open racer who could well be on her way back to the top flight following an impressive display by Kieran Nugent’s Dynamic Cool Sky.


ASK EDDIE WINS THE WATERFORD FEATURE IN GREAT STYLE

Barry Drake

Ask Eddie (Ballymac Vic-Noirs Peaches) posted a great performance to land the final of the John Clancy Electrician A2 stake at Waterford on Saturday night.


FANTASY CLAIMS THE FEATURE ON SATURDAY CARD AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

A series of double acts were the order of a busy Saturday at Galway for the Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club fundraising night but it was the Top Benefit Syndicate’s Fantasy Lane (Oaks Road/Fantasy Lady) who claimed the feature A0 Buster 550 Yard race in thrilling fashion.


ELAINE HAS FINAL SAY IN LIFFORD SPRINT DECIDER

Paul Cooney

A busy twelve race programme at Lifford on Saturday featured the final of the Lotto Lid Lifter S7 350 Yard Stake where Frank Barron’s Final Elaine (Droopys Jet/Final Gem) completed a flawless passage through the event when justifying her 1/1 favourite tag.


MOHANE HOLDS ON IN A SHELBOURNE THRILLER

Michael Fortune

There was a thrilling finish to the final of the €2,000 Sportingpress.ie A1/2 at Shelbourne Park on Saturday where Mohane Duchess flashed out of the two box and led up from the rapidly improving Boynepark King.


FIELD A VERY PROMISING DEBUTANT AT DUNDALK

Michael Fortune

There was an eye-catching run from a racing debutant at Dundalk on Saturday when Shuttle Field was an impressive winner in a very smart 21.36 for the 400 yards.


BOUNCING TO STAKE VICTORY AT LIFFORD ON SATURDAY

Paul Cooney

The Track Lotto is a continual source of essential sponsoring funds at Lifford Greyhound Stadium and the feature A6 Final on Saturday awarded €700 for two runs over 575 Yards where William Foley’s Bouncing Annie (Tullymurry Act/Shes Terrific) got up close home to deny the column selection in the shadow of the line.


NO SHOW LIKE A JOE SHOW ON A SATURDAY NIGHT AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

An all graded programme at Galway on Saturday saw a return to the Open race scene for some talented runners as the ten race programme produced some stunning displays throughout the night where Mary Jones’s Lingrawn Joe (Kinloch Brae/Lingrawn Cracker) returned a fastest win in a warm A1 525 yard Race 8.


CINDY DOES IT IN SYTLE

Barry Drake

As expected, Brynoffa Cindy (Shaneboy Lee-Emma Honey) took the final of the Tommy Widger Plumber Unraced final at Waterford on Saturday night.


ONCE WAS ENOUGH IN BUTLER MEMORIAL AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

The opening round heat of the Sonny Butler Memorial A4 525 Yard Stake featured amongst an eleven race programme at Thurles on Saturday where Padraig Clarke’s Run It Once (Superior Product/Kipper Star) just heads the pack having posted a very smart 29.33 (-30) in his opening round victory.


NOTHING SLOW ABOUT CONLON DOUBLE AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

Feature event of the Saturday programme at Galway, the Race Entries Open 525 sparked a double for trainer Paul Conlon when Be Slow Django (Vans Escalade/Hon The Dubh) was anything but slow as she added to her progressive profile with a most impressive display.


DARLING DARRIG CLAIMS FEATURE FINAL AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

The Kasko Kennel Krunch A3 570 Yard Stake Final formed the feature of the Saturday programme at Thurles and brought a welcome return to winning ways for the Patrick O’Connor trained Darrig Alainn (Droopys Jet/Saleen Kerry) when reversing semi-final form to claim a thrilling victory.


BOMMER COMES OUT ON TOP IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

Quickest on the clock last week, Tree Top Bommer (Droppys Scolari-Blue Aero) landed the W.T.S.C. " Split The Pot A3 stake final at Waterford on Saturday night.


SPONSOR BARNEY A WINNER AT DUNDALK

Michael Fortune

Barney O’Hare, sponsor of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk, was on the mark at the border track last Saturday when Young Willie Mc won the final of the Botanica International A3 Stake.


EASTSIDE CREATES QUITE AN IMPRESSION

Michael Fortune

Racegoers at Drumbo Park on Saturday got a glimpse of a potential young star when Eastside Flyer won the concluding A1 525 contest in a brilliant 28.40.


NEWINN WONDER STUD DOG OF THE YEAR FINAL GOES TO MARSHALS CROSS

Barry Drake

Marshals Cross (Newinn Wonder-Crossbound) took the €1,400 to the winner Newinn Wonder Stud Dog of the Year final at Waterford on Saturday night.


JET A GENUINE SPRINT PROSPECT AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

A bumper thirteen race Saturday programme at Lifford saw the best returns come over the sprint distance with an impressive headline grabbing display from Adrian McGee’s Ardnasool Jet (Droopys Jet/Kilara Jade) when confirming the promise shown in debut victory as he claimed the Trappers Bar Feature 350 Yard S1 in dominant fashion.


NOEL O LEARY'S LITTER SIBLINGS STAR IN TRALEE

Barry Drake

On Saturday night's Tralee meeting, litter siblings, Loher Honey (Laughil Blake-Loher Baby), Loher Girl and Loher Black all won, each taking a semi-final heat of the Lee Strand Protein Plus Milk A9 Stake.


HOME WINS WERE MUSIC TO LOCAL EARS ON BIG NIGHT AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The final night of action in the Con & Annie Kirby returned exceptional displays across the many Open events and while attempts were made to fill yet more Open class races on the night, it is debatable whether they would have added to the overall attraction.