MINNIE MOTORS TO SET THE PACE IN BUMBLEBEE OPENER

Peter Farrell

Kindly sponsored by local owner Paddy Burke, the four opening round heats of the ‘Bumblebee A1/A2 Tri-Distance’ got underway at Galway stadium last night and although all four heats were won in excellent style, it was Kevin Connolly’s Caislean Minnie who set the standard in heat three.


KEVINSFORT TIGER ROARS TO UNRACED SUCCESS AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

Owned by Peadar Kinane, April 18’ whelp Kevinsfort Tiger was flagged up late week as a potential star after a 28.91 debut victory around the tough Thurles Park circuit and that form was franked with a dominating display in the final of the ‘Track Supporters Club Unraced 525’ last night.


DEAD HEAT DRAMA IN BORNA FEATURE AT THURLES

A huge crowd descended into Thurles Park for the Golden Vale Hunt benefit night and they were treated to a brilliant nights racing were the feature event was the final of the ‘Borna Kennels A4/A5 525’, worth €905 to the winner.


KATE STARS TO LAND THURLES TRACK SUPPORTERS 570

Peter Farrell

With €1,200 to the winner, the ‘Thurles Track Supporters 570’ was the feature race at the Tipperary circuit last night and it resulted in the judge being called into action after a frantic finish.


GAMBLE PAYS OFF FOR COUSINS IN LIMERICK UNRACED

Peter Farrell

There was an upset in the final of the ‘Greyhounds As Pets Unraced’ at Limerick last night as Cousins Gamble lowered the colours of the 4/6 favourite Magical Carson to land the €600 main event.


LINEHAN'S REGATTA FAR TOO GOOD IN CURRAHEEN'S CLOSING RACE

Barry Drake

Cork trainer Johnny Linehan enjoyed a fine weekend with Droopys Pension winning his opening round of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby on Friday night and Droopys Legend also progressed on Saturday night.


TASTY DEBUT FROM TREAT

Ian Fortune

While Ireland’s best were in action at Shelbourne Park in the Boylesports Derby, George Hamill was unleashing a couple of potential stars in the opening round of the ON2 Unraced 400 at Dundalk on Saturday evening.


BOYHERO BACK TO HIS BEST AT THURLES PARK

Peter Farrell

With the 2019 Tipperary Cup dominating the past few weeks at Thurles Park, patrons in attendance at the track were still rewarded with some excellent performances on display from a number of runners.


NO SHORTAGE OF QUALITY ON SHOW AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

The talent acquisition at Lifford showed that it still had plenty to offer in terms of quality with a series of eye catching clocks at the North-West venue last night.


FANTASY RAF LANDS GALWAY UNRACED

Peter Farrell

After opening his account with a fine 29.17 effort last week, the Frank Seery trained Fantasy Raf dug deep last night at Galway to land the €750 to the winner ‘Galway Race Week Unraced 525’.


MEMORABLE DOUBLE FOR TRAINER JOHN QUINN AND OWNER JOHN JOYCE

Barry Drake

Trainer John Quinn and owner John Joyce enjoyed a wonderful night at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as connections landed an excellent double with litter siblings Tilly Blue and Tilly Dad.


LIFE’S A BEACH FOR LEVANTE

Ian Fortune

There was a superb display in the final of the Dundalk Stadium 0N2 Unraced final on Saturday night with Levanta Beach coming home clear in the style of one with a bright future.


CROARKIN AND WHITE NOTCH DOUBLES AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

There was just the nine races on show at Lifford last night but it didn’t subtract from the quality as there were some strong clocks on displays as well as doubles for the kennels of Vera Croarkin and Ray White on the night.


TIGER REEF IS DERBY BOUND AFTER SMART WINNING RUN

Barry Drake

Tiger Reef (Romeo Recruit-Ballyhealy Hawk) showed great early pace when putting on another fine display in Waterford on Saturday night.


BADMINTON DONAL SERVES UP A TREAT IN JAMES HORAN OPENER AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Following on from last night’s Corrib Plate, Galway hosted the first round heats of the €5000 to the winner ‘James Horan Memorial A3/A4 525’ and patrons were treated to quite a night as Badminton Donal delivered on his early promise to record the fastest time of the night and cement his spot as a leading hope to scoop the outright prize.


HOT CONFLICT LANDS DEADLY UNRACED AS BUSY BOOKS DERBY SPOT AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

There was an action packed card on show at Limerick stadium last night where the final of the ‘Deadly Kennels Unraced ON3 525’ was down for decision as well as the ‘Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Trial Stake’ and there were two very worthy winners of each respective event.


OH BOY COMES HOME ALONE IN WATERFORD FEATURE

Barry Drake

Oh Boy (Droopys Scolari-Hey Delilah) ran out a most impressive of the €1,100 IGB.IE Unraced stake at Waterford track on Saturday night.


DO IT QUICK LANDS THE LIFFORD FEATURE AS TAHINA NOTCHES ANOTHER TREBLE

Peter Farrell

There were two finals down for decision in the North West last night with the feature being the final of the ‘Track Bookmakers A4/A5 525’ worth €650 to the winner and the local kennel of Ray White landed the spoils with a game success with Do It Quick.


TREANMANAGH DOGS IN FINE FETTLE DOWN AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Last night Galway meeting proved to be a successful night for Margaret Ruane as she recorded a brace of wins with her ‘Treanmanagh’ greyhounds, the fastest of which being Treanmanagh Boss who raced to a super fast 18.89 success.


BLITZ THE STANDOUT PERFORMER IN CROHANE RONNIE SEMIS AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The two semi finals of the ‘Crohane Ronnie @ Stud A4/A5 525’ took centre stage at Thurles Park last night and the Michael Allen owned Crackling Blitz followed up last weeks first round win with another polished display to the second semi final.


SKY LANDS BARKING BUZZ FINAL AS MUCKINISH CAUSES RIPPLES IN LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

The ‘Barking Buzz App ON2’ sweepstake final was the main attraction at Limerick last night and the Michael Ryan owned Tullovin Sky caused a major upset in landing the €650 to the winner first prize at the expense of 4/7 favourite, Dairyhill Croft.


KIERAN LYNCH ON TREBLE FORM AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

Local trainer Kieran Lynch was in super form at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the Tracton man landed a brilliant treble on the 11-race card.


MORRISSEYS GREAT BLUE SHARK STRIKES TO LAND BUTLER 570

Peter Farrell

The ‘Butler School of Motoring A3 570’ was the star attraction to Thurles Park last night and while many would have expected some of the competition’s early pace setters to prevail, it was the Tina & Tommy Morrissey kennel who landed the spoils with Great Blue Shark.


CLEVERMAN THE STAR PERFORMER AT LIFFORD AS HE NOTCHES HIS HAT TRICK

Peter Farrell

Without doubt one of the star performers at Lifford for the month of June is the Ray White owned Cleverman and after two comprehensive victories, the talented black made it a hat trick of wins last night in fine style.


RIO LANDS LIMERICK & CLARE GOBA FINALE IN STYLE

Peter Farrell

The main attraction to Dock road last night was the final of the ‘Limerick & Clare GOBA A2 525’ and the Bernard Coffey trained O Garney Rio saved his best run for the final as he ran out a comprehensive winner of the €900 winning prize.


RANCHERS ARK LANDS JUST VAPE FINALE AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

With €1,400 up for grabs to the winner, the ‘Just Vape E-Cig Specialist A3/A4 525’ was the main attraction to the North-West last night and in a very open final, it was Derry owner Willie Mullan who landed the spoils with Ranchers Ark.


LITTLE TO SEPARATE RUNNERS IN JUST VAPE SEMIS AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

The main attraction to Lifford track last night was the two semi finals of the ‘Just Vape E-Cig Specialist A3/A4’ and next week’s decider is boiling up nicely with only two spots separating the two semi final winners.