“DOG IN A MILLION” IS RETIRED TO STUD

26 September 2017

Paul Hennessy refers to his kennel star Jaytee Jet as “a dog in a million” but the great tracker has run his last race as connections have decided to retire him following his appearance in Saturday’s BoyleSports Irish Derby final at Shelbourne.


KILKENNY’S GAIN STAKE CLOSES TODAY

26 September 2017

Tom Kinane reports that entries are “pouring in” for the Gain Dog Nutrition A3 / A4 525 Stake which starts at Kilkenny Track on Friday night.


NIGHT OF STARS NEXT FOR DERBY HERO GOOD NEWS

25 September 2017

Pat Guilfoyle admitted yesterday that it hadn’t even “sunk in yet that we have won the Derby”. However the young Tipperary handler was yesterday morning up bright and early looking after his greyhounds.


BOYLESPORTS DERBY FINAL A SPECTACULAR SUCCESS STORY

25 September 2017

IGB CEO Ger Dollard has described Saturday night’s BoyleSports Irish Derby final meeting as a “spectacular success”.


KERRY AGRIBUSINESS SPONSOR IRISH ST LEGER AGAIN

25 September 2017

Next major event on the Irish greyhound calendar will be the Kerry Agribusiness St Leger and the 2017 event was launched at Limerick Stadium.


ST LEGER TRIAL SESSION

25 September 2017

A special set of official trials will be run next Friday for St Leger dogs only between 4.45 & 5.45pm bookable only by contacting racing office on 061 448038.


BUCKLEY SETS UP AUSSIE BREEDING/ RACING ESTABLISHMENT

25 September 2017

Trainer Pat Buckley and leading kennel patron Austin Whelan are combining to set up a breeding and training establishment in Australia.


MIKE A DOUBT FOR JUVENILE DERBY

25 September 2017

Pat Buckley reports that Drive On Mike is doubtful for Friday’s second round of the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby at Shelbourne.


Video - BOYLESPORTS IRISH DERBY FINAL

25 September 2017

Video - BOYLESPORTS IRISH DERBY FINAL


GOOD NEWS IS MAJESTIC IN BOYLESPORTS IRISH DERBY FINAL

23 September 2017

If ever a dog was well named it was Good News and he lived up to his title in truly majestic style as he captured the 2017 BoyleSports Irish Derby at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


REBELLION SPRING’S 8-1 UPSET IN LANGTON HOTEL FINAL

23 September 2017

There was a major upset in the final of the Langton Hotel/ TSC Derby at Kilkenny on Friday night when the Karol Ramsbottom trained Hey Rebellion (Scolari Me Daddy/ Hey Ruby) ran out a convincing winner of the stake.


BUCKLEY PURCHASES FALCON BAY

23 September 2017

Pat Buckley reports that he has bought Falcon Bay from Aidan Comerford on behalf of owner Billy Thompson from Edinburgh.


TWENTY ONE SIZZLES AS THE JUVENILE DERBY GOES ALIGHT

23 September 2017

Eve of Derby night is always special in Dublin and the switch to Shelbourne Park this year certainly did not diminish the occasion.


HARBOUR DOCKS IN FASTEST TIME IN THE OAKS OPENING ROUND

22 September 2017

The Derby Festival got off to a good start at Shelbourne on Thursday night with eleven heats of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks and two semi-finals of the Red Mills/ Frightful Flash Kennels Open Unraced Stake.


NOW ACE IS ON THE SIDELINES

21 September 2017

It has been a memorable year for the Buggy family from Bagenalstown as they have experienced life in many of the major finals but suddenly they find their top three dogs all sidelined with injury.


JIMMY MAGEE PASSES AWAY

20 September 2017

The death occurred overnight of legendary sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee who had frequented Shelbourne Park many times over the years.


O’ROURKE TO SPONSOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP AGAIN

20 September 2017

Eddie Anderson reports from Clonmel that Larry O’Rourke will again sponsor the Munster Juvenile Cup at Clonmel this year.


IGB ANNOUNCE 25% INCREASE IN PRIZEMONEY FROM OCTOBER 1ST

19 September 2017

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has today (Tuesday 19 September) confirmed the planned increase in prize money through an equivalent of a 25% increase in ordinary race grants will take effect from 1 October 2017.


RED MILLS FUTURE CHAMPION UNRACED DETAILS

15 September 2017

Barry Goff has been in touch from Enniscorthy with news of this year’s Red Mills Future Champion Unraced.


LAURELS HERO CLONBRIEN TESTS POSITIVE

13 September 2017

The Irish Greyhound Board yesterday announced that Clonbrien Hero, winner of the Irish Laurels at Curraheen, tested positive on three occasions during the classic.


AGRI STORES FAIR WARRIOR AT MULLINGAR

13 September 2017

Orlaith Farrelly has taken over at Mullingar Track and she has been in touch regarding the track’s traditional post-Derby sprint event, the Agri Store Fair Warrior 400.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL CONFIRMED FOR 2018

12 September 2017

The Irish greyhound industry received a welcome fillip with the confirmation that Noreen and JP McManus will again sponsor the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick next year.


IGB’S STRATEGIC PLAN SUBMISSION

12 September 2017

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) is in the process of preparing a strategy for the Greyhound Industry for the period 2018-2023.


PRESENTATION/HANDLING/PARADING OF GREYHOUNDS AT LICENSED STADIA

8 September 2017

Pursuant to the Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, the following persons are authorised to present, handle and parade greyhounds at Licensed Stadia.


LIMERICK’S EXTRA NIGHT OF RACING

8 September 2017

Limerick will hold an extra night’s racing on Thursday, September 28th. It will be a college night with a ten race programme.


VALUABLE GAIN EVENT LAUNCHED AT KILKENNY

5 September 2017

The Gain Dog Nutrition A3/4 525 was officially launched at Kilkenny Track yesterday and the event will have a prize fund of €10,000.


BOYLESPORTS’ BOOST FOR SHELBOURNE PRIZEMONEY

30 June 2017

Leading greyhound sponsors BoyleSports have given prizemoney at Shelbourne Park a welcome boost with news that they are to host 40 dedicated races and 12 Sweepstakes during the remainder of the year.