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Irish Laurels Roll of Honour

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Connolly's Red Mills Irish Laurels (525) Cork – (500 Yards up to 1960)

Year

Winner

Time

2018

Rockybay Foley

28.37

2017

Clonbrien Hero

28.22

2016

Skywalker Manner

28.26

2015

Midtown Raffa

28.31

2014

Vimmerby

28.56

2013

Lassa Expedition

28.39

2012

Knockglass Billy

28.30

2011

Razldazl Rioga

28.32

2010

Tyrur Enda

28.42

2009

Sevenheads Bay

28.60

2008

Cashen Legend

28.44

2007

Catunda Harry

28.18

2006

Ardkill Jamie

28.35

2005

Tyrur Ted

28.33

2004

Boherduff Light

28.14

2003

Nikita Billie

28.34

2002

Annual Award

28.61

2001

Sonic Flight

28.41

2000

Barefoot Ridge

28.69

1999

Tigers Eye & Lumber Boss – (Dead Heat)

28.42

1998

Mr Pickwick

29.29

1997

Mr Pickwick

29.16

1996

Deerfield Bypass

29.12

1995

Standard Image

29.04

1994

Clounmellane Oak

29.44

1993

Lisglass Lass

28.97

1992

Market Rascal

29.58

1991

Terrydrum Tico

28.86

1990

Ardraville Bridge

28.78

1989

Airmount Grand

28.82

1988

Odell King

28.98

1987

Yellow Bud

29.28

1986

Big Oran

29.78

1985

Follow a Star

29.42

1984

Rugged Mick

29.09

1983

Back Garden

29.66

1982

The Stranger

28.95

1981

Knockeen Master

29.50

1980

Knockrour Slave

29.00

1979

Knockrour Slave

29.45

1978

Knockrour Girl

29.40

1977

Ashleigh Honour

29.15

1976

Nameless Star

29.30

1975

Moonshine Bandit

29.30

1974

Silent Thought

29.50

1973

Kilbracken Style

29.10

1972

Dublin Eily

29.70

1971

Ivy Hall Flash

29.15

1970

Gabriel Boy

29.25

1969

Skipping Tim

29.50

1968

Flaming King

29.25

1967

Philotimo

29.65

1966

Westpark Ash

29.40

1965

Boro Parachute

29.60

1964

Tanyard Heather

29.20

1963

Powerstown Proper

29.75

1962

Dark Baby

29.40

1961

Round Tower Rose

29.80

1960

Last Lap

28.15

1959

Celbridge Chance

28.50

1958

Brook Prancer

28.43

1957

Kilcasey Streak

28.80

1956

Rather Grand

29.00

1955

Spanish Battleship

28.35

1954

Come on Bella

28.90

1953

Templenoe Rebel

28.55

1952

Tragumma Dasher

28.70

1951

Knockrour Favourite

28.85

1950

Spanish Chestnut

28.70

1949

Spanish Chestnut

28.55

1948

Double Shadow

28.33

1947

Careless Border

28.80

1946

Ballinrea Express

28.80

1945

Munster Hotel

29.20

1944

Robeen Printer

28.98

 

 

A Brief History of the Irish Laurels

The Irish Greyhound Laurels dates back 70 years to 1944 when the Classic was first run at the old Western Road venue over the then distance of 500 yards.

Probably the most famous winner of the Laurels was Spanish Battleship who raced to glory in 1955. The great greyhound has a unique place in Irish greyhound history as a three-time winner of the Irish Derby, 1953, '54 and '55.