YOUNGSTER CAVIES BILKO WINS BY A LONG LONG WAY

Barry Drake

Cavies Bilko (Romeo Recruit-Creamery Abbey) looks a youngster with a very bright future after posting a superb winning performance in Friday night's closing race at Curraheen Park.


JET LIVES UP TO NAME IN FINAL AS O'LEARY'S LOHER DOGS DO IT AGAIN

Barry Drake

Cosard Jet (Droopys Jet-Dunquin Bound) came with a late quick run to win the final of the €1,000 to the winner Listowel Coursing Club Buster Stakes final at Tralee on Friday night.


REILLY CLEARS UP THE CONFUSION AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

He may have won Open races at Galway in the past but when he was doing so, Gerry Manley’s Confused Reilly was in fact an A1 runner whose early paced racing style had seen him immensely consistent while capable of taking on and beating rivals in that top grade.


LIAM’S SMASHING CUIL DOUBLE

Michael Fortune

Liam Hughes has been enjoying a fine run with his Cuil dogs and they scored a great double last night at Shelbourne when landing the two semi-finals of an A2 525.


VETERANS BOLT & BUTTSY REMAIN IN BRILLIANT FORM AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

A number of weeks ago, we highlighted the wonderful career of Brian & John O'Connell’s Wilrose Bolt (Capoola Willrose-Mc Hugh Sonia) on the occasion of his fourteenth race victory which came beyond six years of age.


FINE WINE LIVES UP TO NAME IN UNRACED SEMIS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The semi-finals of the Suirside Restaurant Unraced Bitch 525 Yard Stake were the feature of the Friday programme at Clonmel and the second heat returned the fastest effort when John Franklin’s Fine Wine (Tullymurry Act-Diva Express) produced a brilliant display of early pace when progressing from her first round third.


MORE EXCITING YOUNGSTERS IN ACTION AT KILCOHAN PARK AS CRONIN LANDS A TREBLE

Barry Drake

There were plenty of smart youngsters in action below in Kilcohan Park on Friday night as the Peter Cronin Racing Open Unraced Stake got underway.


HONTHEHILL IS ON A HIGH IN GOBA SEMIS AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The semi-finals of the Limerick & Clare GOBA A2 525 Yard Stake appeared warm contests on the Friday card at Limerick and proved just that when Norma & Liam Lenihan’s Honthehill (Droopys Cain-Black Hopit) bounced back to his best form to claim the opening heat in impressive fashion.


MIKE GOES BALISTIC IN FRIDAY FINAL AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

The Christmas Party Bookings A7 525 Yard Stake Final was the feature of the Friday programme at Galway and it proved a thrilling, eventful showdown for the €900 winner’s prize when gamely claimed by Pat O'Donohue & Donal Cooney’s Balistic Mike (Kinloch Brae-Balistic Nina), in a three-way photo-finish!


HOWTH MAKES IT FOUR FOR LIAM

Michael Fortune

Liam O’Rourke has his string firing on all cylinders at the moment and he had a night to remember at Shelbourne on Friday as he sent out four winners including Howth Head who posted a fastest of the night 28.58 in the finale.


PADDY ON TOP IN A VERY TIGHT FINISH

Barry Drake

Hillview Paddy (Scolari Me Daddy-Droopys Axis) came out on top in Friday night's final of the Steve Kennedy Memorial A5 stake at Tralee.


NO KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’S AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

It could hardly be labelled a rare occurrence at Galway but the Friday action brought another double achievement for the Cloughjordan kennels of Liam & Mary Jones when claiming the concluding events on the card with a brace of comrades from their April 2015 litter by Kinloch Brae out of Lingrawn Cracker.


LARRY LANDS SPOILS IN HOT UNRACED STAKE AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

A renowned venue for unveiling future stars with a host of unraced sweepstakes throughout the season, Clonmel has seen some scintillating action in a brace of such events over the past month and completing his consistent passage through the Kilsheelan Gallop & F.O.C.T.L. Unraced 525 Yard Stake on Sunday, Larry O’Rourke’s Riverside Larry (Kinloch Brae-Ballydoyle Honey) returned a dominant winner when displaying his click early pace to lead throughout his final showdown.


WANGANUI A STAYING STAR A CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

A brace of 750 yard sweepstakes have returned sizzling staying action at Clonmel over the past two weekends and two brilliant final showdowns illuminated last Sunday’s programme as John Quinn’s Wanganui (Droopys Cain-Sparkle Opal) again led the way when gamely claiming victory in the Friends Of Clonmel Track Lotto D4 750 Final.


BEN MAKES FANTASY DEBUT AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

An all graded programme at Clonmel on Friday this week was set alight in the N1/A6 525 Yard contest where Leslie Coveney’s Fantasy Ben (Kinloch Brae/Rushmoorbeatrice) returned a wonderful display on debut for a fastest of the night, 28.86 (-10).


BALLYMAC HEATHER QUICKEST IN TRALEE FEATURE

Barry Drake

The Liam Dowling-trained Ballymac Heather went quickest in the semi-finals of the Steve Kennedy Memorial in Tralee on Friday night.


WANGANUI LEADS WAY ON WARM STAYERS NIGHT AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

Sunday night brought the welcome return of six bend racing to Clonmel with semi-finals in a brace of twelve runner events and setting the standard amidst some sizzling displays was John Quinn’s highly progressive youngster Wanganui (Droopys Cain/Sparkle Opal) when leading throughout her heat in the Friends Of Clonmel Track Lotto D4 750.


SAMMIE THE GAIN HERO AS TUCKER SCORES A 25TH

Michael Fortune

Just five spots separated the four second round heat winners in the €5,000 Gain Dog Nutrition A3 at Kilkenny on Friday and the quickest run was the 29.25 from the Murt Leahy trained Sawdust Sammie (Tullymurry Act/ Lemon Lucy) in winning the opening heat.


DECLAN DOMINANT IN SLICK SPRINT SUCCESS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

An attractive graded programme at Clonmel returned many impressive displays throughout Sunday’s action but stealing the show in the S1 300 yard contest was Patrick & John Doyle’s Knockduff Declan (Romeo Recruit-Whiteys Jewel) when producing a sizzling 16.07 in a powerful display of early pace.


FRANK FASTEST OF NOVICE ACTION ON FRIDAY AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

Second round action in the Kilsheelan Gallop & F.O.C.T.L. Unraced 525 Yard Stake saw the complexion of the event change markedly with no repeat winner from a week ago and some shock eliminations on an eventful Friday programme.


A BARTLEMY DOUBLE AT YOUGHAL AND ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE FROM BALLYDORGAN SHAQ

Barry Drake

The Chester-Pool-Syndicate, Fermoy, introduced two smart newcomers to racing action at Youghal track on Friday night, both of whom were well-backed.


LARRY LEADS WAY IN WARM UNRACED STAKE AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The Kilsheelan Gallop & Friends Of Clonmel Track Lotto NO Unraced 525 Yard Stake commenced at Clonmel on Friday and having intimated last week that the standard of entry was extremely high, racing manager Eddie Anderson was proved to be correct with some sizzling action in the opening round heats.


MIGHTY MACKEY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER WATERFORD SUCCESS

Barry Drake

The feature race in Waterford on Friday night was the final of Anthony Horgan Memorial Dual Dist Final with the €750 first prize going to Philip Gaffney's Gaffers Mackey (Droopys Cain-Horgans Lady) who posted a classy winning performance.


FITZGERALDS EXPRESS STORMS TO VICTORY

Barry Drake

The standout performance in Curraheen Park on Friday night went to the Denis Fitzgerald-trained Mumhan Express who posted a top-class winning performance in race eight, an A2 race.


BEGLEYS YOU KNOW A BRAVE WINNER

Barry Drake

You Know (Laughil Blake-Maries Peer) caused a bit of an upset when winning Friday night's final of the A3 Castleisland Tyre Centre Stakes at Tralee greyhound stadium.


LOUIS LEADS THE WAY IN O’SULLIVAN FINAL AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The Mickey O’Sullivan Memorial A5 525 Yard Stake offered €1400 to the winner of what had appeared an open contest ahead of Sunday’s final at Clonmel but Barbara Rees-Jones’s Keeperhill Louis (Tyrur Big Mike-Ruby Lou) found further progression in his short career start to register a dominant success in hugely impressive fashion.


HUGE CROWD AT YOUGHAL TRACK AS MOLONEY LANDS A TREBLE

Barry Drake

St Catherines GAA & Camogie Club were the visitors to Youghal track on Friday night where a large crowd turned out. Amposwhere was sky high and patrons witnessed some fantastic racing action.


MAY GIVES NEWHALL A TIMELY BOOST IN PIGGOTT/MURPHY MEMORIAL

Paul Cooney

Derby fever has well and truly gripped all around the country at present and patrons at Galway Greyhound Stadium will all be sending best wishes ahead of the semi-finals to the connections of Newhall Missile who are all Sportsground regulars.


ALARM SOUNDS IN TIMELY FASHION FOR LAGANORE FINAL SUCCESS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The Laganore Kennels A2 550 Yard Stake has provided some exciting action at Clonmel over the past weeks and the final showdown for the €1700 winner’s prize saw the Holders, McMunn, Barry, Sheratt Syndicate’s Ballydoyle Alarm (Kinloch Brae-Fear Emoski) produce an improved performance for a first career win in timely fashion to land a competitive decider on Sunday.


CONOR ONE FOR THE FUTURE AND LITTER TREBLE FOR LOHER

Barry Drake

Rattling Conor (Azza Azza Azza-Bockos Twirl) looks a youngster going places after a most impressive winning debut in Tralee on Friday night.