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Ladbrokes Easter Cup

Ladbrokes Easter Cup returns for 2019

Congratulations to the connections of our 2019 Ladbrokes Easter Cup winner, Clona Blaze. Well done and a huge thank you to all involved



Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final
Saturday 9th March 

Be there on Saturday for the Final of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final - €25,000 to the winner!

Doors open 6pm
Music from 7.40pm








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Video: 2019 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Semi-Finals

Catch up before the Final with a look back at last weekend's Semi-Final action and see how 12 became 6!

For racing updates, stay tuned to Talking Dogs for the latest news.

Be there for all of the action

Join us in Dublin for the Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final on Saturday 9th March. 

Adult Admission: €10, including race programme
OAP & Students: €5 (Valid ID required)
Admission is available to pre-book online or you can pay on the night

Restaurant Packages available from €35 per person. Group discount packages available from only €10 per person. 

Book your Restaurant or Group night out at Shelbourne Park now

Be there for the excitement of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup in Dublin's Shelbourne Park this February and March. Great racing, food and entertainment under one roof

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Video: 2019 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Semi-Finals

For racing updates, stay tuned to Talking Dogs for the latest news.

Prize fund of over €50,000

The Ladbrokes Easter Cup is set to return to Shelbourne Park, marking 91 years of the competition at Ireland’s premier greyhound stadium.

The competition, ran over 550 yards, traditionally attracts the top Irish greyhounds in training, with this year’s winner receiving €25,000.

Ladbrokes has a long history with racing at Shelbourne, having previously sponsored two other Classic events, the Ladbrokes Open 600 and the Irish Greyhound Derby.

For racing updates, stay tuned to Talking Dogs for the latest news.

Ladbrokes Easter Cup 2019 - Dates for your Diary

First Round Heats - Saturday 16 February
Second Round Heats - Saturday 23 February
Semi-Finals - Saturday 2 March
Final - Saturday 9 March

Prize money breakdown:
Winner - €25,000
Runner-up - €7,500
Third - €5,000
4th, 5th & 6th in final - €2,500 each
4th, 5th & 6th in semi finals - €1,500 each
2nd round - €200 (x12)
All heats - €250 (x12)

Speaking at the event’s launch, Patrick Flynn, Sales, Commercial & Operations Manager at Shelbourne Park, commented: “Ladbrokes have always had a strong affinity to greyhound racing here at Shelbourne Park. Their sponsorship of the prestigious Easter Cup demonstrates their continued support for the Irish greyhound racing industry. The Ladbrokes Easter Cup provides the perfect platform to continue to build on previous sponsorship partnerships. We’re looking forward to some high quality racing action over the four weekends of competition, and I’m sure the excitement will continue to build until we reach the final on March 9.”

Jackie Murphy, Director for Ladbrokes Ireland, added: "Ladbrokes are delighted to
continue our long standing relationship with Shelbourne Park. The Easter Cup is the
ideal event for us to be involved with and we look forward to sponsoring this
prestigious event guaranteed to produce four great nights of greyhound racing.”

History of the Easter Cup

The Ladbrokes Easter Cup was first run in Shelbourne Park in 1928, the first ever open event in Ireland. It has run almost every year since, with two exceptions in 1953 and 2017, and established itself as one of the great competition in greyhound sport.

The Easter Cup, run over the 550 yard distance, has traditionally attracted the top greyhounds in training and through the years some of the most famous names in the sport have competed. The original Easter Cup in 1928 was won by Odd Blade in 30.64. He also went on to win the second running of competition in 1929, beating Mick the Miller by half a length. Spanish Battleship won in 1954 and 1955 in the middle of his Derby hat-trick.