GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 82 S2

IGB

4 August 2020

This 2006 Greyhound View episode includes Semi-Finals from Dundalk, Easter Cup Semi-Finals and Vetsearch 575 from Shelbourne Park and the Cesarewitch Final from Mullingar.


LIMERICK OPEN ENTRIES REQUIRED

Peter Farrell

4 August 2020

Owners and Trainers please note that Limerick are appealing for entries for an AO 525 which is scheduled for this Saturday night.


BOYLESPORTS LAUNCH 2020 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

IGB

4 August 2020

The countdown to the 2020 BoyleSports is well and truly underway after this year’s event was launched at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin.


KINGDOM FOR DERBY BUT INSPEED SKIPS SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

4 August 2020

Last weekend’s Corn Cuchulainn champion Ballymac Kingdom will step back in trip for a crack at the Boylesports Derby which gets underway on Friday week.


KILKENNY NEWS

Ian Fortune

4 August 2020

It’s not long before Kilkenny’s year really kicks into top gear.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 81 S2

IGB

3 August 2020

This 2006 Greyhound View episode includes the Kennedy Cup Final in Limerick, the Easter Cup Quarter Finals in Shelbourne Park, Cesarewitch Semi-Finals in Mullingar and the Final of the Tyrur Ted Champion Bitch Stake in Galway.


LOOKING AHEAD TO THE BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

IGB

3 August 2020

BoyleSports' Leon Blanche and IGB CEO Gerard Dollard chat about the upcoming BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby which gets underway in Dublin on 14th August.


VIDEO: 2020 CORN CUCHULAINN FINAL

IGB

3 August 2020

Look back at Ballymac Kingdom's Corn Cuchulainn victory now with Ian Fortune.


PRODUCE STAKES GLORY FOR UNDEFEATED NEWINN TAYLOR

Peter Farrell

3 August 2020

All eyes were on Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night as the final of the €17,000 to the winner Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes took centre stage and with the pressure very much on the 4/5 favourite Newinn Taylor, the sensational unbeaten black duly took home gold.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 80 S2

IGB

2 August 2020

This 2006 Greyhound View episode includes the Cesarewitch Quarter Finals in Mullingar, a Benefit Night in Kilcohan Park, the Kennedy Cup Semi-Finals in Limerick and the 3rd Round of the Tyrur Ted Champion Bitch Stake in Galway.


A VICTORY FOR THE KINGDOM IN CORN CUCHULAINN

Ian Fortune

2 August 2020

Ballymac Kingdom raced to a wonderful success in the Corn Cuchulainn at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, again displaying his massive four-bend speed to burn off the challenge of many of his rivals before they ever really got going.


BALE AND TEN REMAIN UNBEATEN AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

2 August 2020

All the signs are pointing to an epic decider in the Bar One Irish Sprint Cup as most of the big names safely secured their passage through Saturday’s quarter finals on Saturday night.


CHICK BREAKS DUNDALK RECORD

Ian Fortune

2 August 2020

While her litter brother Swanley Bale was taking headlines in the Bar One Irish Sprint Cup on the same night, Swanley Chick was also doing her family proud as she posted a brilliant 28.14 in the opener, taking .03sec off the previous 525yd track record of Burnt Beans.


DOOMIE CONTINUES HOVE LOVE AFFAIR IN SUSSEX

Ian Fortune

2 August 2020

Hove was the focus of attention across the water on Saturday night as two feature competitions, the Coral Regency and the Sussex Cup, came to a conclusion and Bockos Doomie took the headlines as he maintained his unbeaten record around the southern venue in the Sussex Cup.


THREE ON THE TROT FOR SCOOBY PRINCESS

Barry Drake

2 August 2020

SCOOBY PRINCESS (Ballymac Eske-Mountaylor Queen) ran out a most deserving winner of Saturday night's feature at Curraheen Park, the final of the €4,500 Shelley Fennelly Memorial Open 550.


MISS JOSS AND AMAZING ALICE LIGHT UP GALWAY

Peter Farrell

2 August 2020

The twenty-nine second barrier at Galway is a tough to crack at the best of times even for seasoned performers but there were two sensational displays to take from last night’s ten race card at the Connacht venue as Miss Joss and Amazing Alice both produced scintillating displays to land their respective contests.


SHOCKS GALORE IN TIPP CUP SEMI FINALS

Peter Farrell

2 August 2020

The two semi finals of the Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup took centre stage at Thurles Park last night and there was to be upsets in both semi finals as both Laughil Josh and Riverside Leo had to settle for the minor placings.


DOOLIN DELIVERS TO SAIL INTO TOBIN DECIDER

Peter Farrell

2 August 2020

The highlight on last night’s Limerick card was the three semi finals of the ‘Michael Tobin Memorial Tri Distance’ and after a brilliant first round display from Doolin Princess, the classy bitch put in another excellent performance last night to gallop into next week's final.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 78 S2

IGB

1 August 2020

This 2006 Greyhound View episode includes highlights of the 1st Round of the Tyrur Ted Champion Bitch Stake in Galway and the Tote Gold Cup Semi-Finals in Shelbourne Park.


YOUNGSTERS SHINE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

1 August 2020

There was some tremendous racing on offer at Shelbourne Park on Friday with the youngsters taking their chance to shine in the semi finals of both the Salute To Our Industry Open Unraced and the Oran Kennels Puppy Oaks.


RAZLDAZL MONARCH ON TOP ONCE AGAIN

Barry Drake

1 August 2020

RAZLDAZL MONARCH (Makeshift-Razldazl Pru) put in the kind of performance that would delight any owner or trainer when taking home the €3,000 John & Mary Killeacle Dowling Memorial at Tralee track on Friday night.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 77 S2

IGB

31 July 2020

This 2006 Greyhound View episode includes the Tote Gold Cup Quarter Finals in Shelbourne Park and the Shelbourne Stud 2yo Final in Limerick.


IGB ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TESTING REGIME

IGB

31 July 2020

The IGB has in recent years been introducing ongoing enhancements in its procedures and processes regarding detection of banned substances and misuse of medication within the sport.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 65 S2

IGB

30 July 2020

This 2005 Greyhound View episode includes the Semi-Finals of the Shelbourne Tote Open 525, the Munster Puppy Cup Final in Clonmel and the Newbridge Oaks Final and some Kiwis pop by for a night of racing!


WELCOME TO TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY PODCAST

IGB

30 July 2020

First episode of our new weekly podcast, hosted by Barry Drake, is now live. Have a listen!


EXCLUSION ORDERS UNDER THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

IGB

30 July 2020

The IGB has been utilising powers under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, regarding the issue of Exclusion Orders in respect of individual parties where, following an investigation, the Board considers that the issue of an Exclusion Order is appropriate.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT WATERFORD

Barry Drake

30 July 2020

Kilcohan Park is no stranger to unraced events and there's another upcoming at the Waterford track.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 64 S2

IGB

29 July 2020

This 2005 Greyhound View episode includes the Semi-Finals of the Munster Puppy Cup from Clonmel and the Newbridge Oaks, the Final of the Tote Gold Collar in Harold's Cross and the Waterford Masters in Kilcohan Park.


SARAH & DEREK CHAT ENTRIES & HOPEFULS

IGB

28 July 2020

With the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby just weeks away, we caught up with BoyleSports' Sarah Kinsella and Racing Manager Derek Frehill to chat about the 2020 competition & who to watch as we look forward to entries rolling in.


ADDITIONAL SALES MEETING

IGB

28 July 2020

Due to the current demand for Greyhound Sales the Board has allocated an additional Sales fixture for Thurles Greyhound Stadium


PESTANA ‘BOUNCING’ AS MCKENNA REFLECTS ON CHAMPION STAKES VICTORY

Ian Fortune

28 July 2020

Owen McKenna has reported his Boylesports Champion Stakes winner Pestana to be in ‘great order’ and ‘bouncing’ after his heroics on Saturday night.


BOCKO STILL FAVOURITE TO DEFEND DERBY CROWN

Ian Fortune

27 July 2020

After an eventful weekend in which Pestana was the standout performer as he raced to Boylesports Champion Stakes glory, the Derby market hasn’t changed too drastically.


THE STORY SO FAR

IGB

27 July 2020

Relive the magic of Derby's past as we look back at the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby story so far, 2014 to 2019.


VIDEO: 2020 BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES FINAL

IGB

26 July 2020

Look back at Pestana's victory in Shelbourne Park last night.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY WITH BARRY DRAKE

IGB

24 July 2020

Talking Dogs to expand to include weekly podcasts.


IGB PROTOCOL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IGB

23 July 2020

As part of the continuous review of protocols in relation to COVID-19, IGB have implemented a number of measures in place to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.


IGB NOTICE: CARING FOR THE GREYHOUND IN HOT WEATHER

IGB

23 July 2020

Be vigilant in warm weather.


COVID-19 UPDATE

IGB

22 July 2020

The IGB is continuously reviewing its protocols in relation to COVID-19 and is acutely aware of the apparent national increase in positive COVID-19 cases in recent days. The arrangements introduced to date, while resulting in some inconvenience for all parties, have worked well and have ensured a robust system to combat the spread of COVID-19.


JULIE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Ian Fortune

21 July 2020

Julie Sharp is one of the unsung heroes of Irish greyhound racing. For many years she has aided your love for the sport of greyhound racing by providing much of the design work for the IGB, Talking Dogs and basically anything that needed to look nice.


CASEYS CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK CONFIRM THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF IRISH SPORT

Barry Drake

16 July 2020

Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium are delighted to announce the continued sponsorship of Irish Greyhound Racing by Dan Casey of Caseys Caravan & Camping Park.


NOVICE RACING

IGB

15 July 2020

Arrangements regarding novice racing.


RPGTV TO SHOW IRISH DERBY ACTION

Ian Fortune

12 July 2020

This year’s Boylesports Derby will benefit from extra coverage with Racing Post Television committing to showing the competition from the third round onwards.


MULLINGAR OFFICIAL TRIALS CHANGE

IGB

10 July 2020

Mullingar have amended their trial schedule effective from 21st July. Next week's trials are not affected.


YOUGHAL SALES AUGUST 11th

Barry Drake

10 July 2020

News on Youghal Sales: the sales will take place at Youghal track on Tuesday, August 11th.


SALES FIXTURES AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2020

IGB

3 July 2020

Sales Fixtures August to November 2020:


OWNER AND TRAINER PROTOCOLS WHEN ATTENDING GREYHOUND STADIA FOR RACING.

IGB

3 July 2020

A number of measures are in place at IGB Licensed Stadia to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the Covid-19 virus.


SHARE THE BIRTHDAY LOVE

IGB

2 July 2020

We all love to get treats for our birthday, but sometimes it’s just as rewarding to give something too.


FOLEY IMPRESSED BY SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

1 July 2020

It was most refreshing to read the words of Derek Foley in the Daily Star this morning as he painted a wonderful picture of Tuesday night’s action at Shelbourne Park.


JAG BUILDING SERVICES ANNOUNCE 3 YEAR SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP FOR GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

29 June 2020

EVENTS IN KILKENNY & KILCOHAN PARK GREYHOUND STADIUM GET A €90,000 BOOST.


TRIALLING OF GREYHOUNDS AT GREYHOUND STADIA AS AND FROM MONDAY, JUNE 29TH 2020

IGB

25 June 2020

Schedule of Official trials for next week is now available.


ENGLISH DERBY DETAILS RELEASED

Ian Fortune

25 June 2020

Nottingham released a statement yesterday regarding the English Derby.


ATTENDANCE AT GREYHOUND TRACKS FROM 29TH JUNE 2020

IGB

24 June 2020

The IGB has given consideration to the latest government advice and the ongoing implementation of the government’s Roadmap for Re-opening Society and Business. Racing behind closed doors is now in operation at all of our sites and operational arrangements are being adjusted with effect from 29th June to take account of the latest guidance regarding indoor/outdoor gatherings.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD TAKES DELIVERY OF DOG AMBULANCE UTILITY VEHICLE

IGB

22 June 2020

The Irish Greyhound Board has received delivery at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium of the first greyhound ambulance utility vehicle which will assist in the transportation of injured greyhounds from the greyhound track.


LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM DONATE TO UL HOSPITAL INTERIM CARE FACILITY

IGB

22 June 2020

The team at Limerick Greyhound Stadium supported the HSE frontline workers with a donation of radios for the UL field hospital which was opened to cater for non-coronavirus patients, including those who may have recovered from Covid-19.


ONLINE TRIAL BOOKINGS AND ONLINE RACE ENTRIES

IGB

18 June 2020

With the return to trialling and the re-introduction of racing many people have been taking advantage of online booking for trials. We’ve put together a simple outline of the process of booking both Official and Unofficial Trials and entering greyhound for racing online.


NEWBRIDGE DETAILS

Ian Fortune

18 June 2020

Those looking to enter dogs for racing at Newbridge should now be aware that the text number has now changed to 085 8050419, while you can also enter online through igb.ie.


IGB FINANCIAL UPDATE

IGB

12 June 2020

Update following a special meeting yesterday of the Board of Bord na gCon .


IMPORTANT NOTICE RE TRIALS

IGB

5 June 2020

Ahead of the resumption of trials, here's a reminder of what to bring with you.


RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA SHOWS FURTHER REDUCTION IN 2019

IGB

2 June 2020

Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Board, today published details of injury data for 2019.


RACING SCHEDULE - JUNE TO DECEMBER 2020

IGB

29 May 2020

The IGB is currently operating on the basis of a resumption of trialling activity with effect from 8th June and a resumption of racing activity behind closed doors from 29th June 2020. In the event that racing activity resumes earlier than 29th June, the Board will be in a position to accommodate same. Significant work has been done on the compilation of a racing calendar for the remainder of 2020.


COVID -19 - OWNERS AND TRAINERS PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDING STADIA

IGB

28 May 2020

For the safety of the racing public, our staff and the wider community a number of changes will be in place when we return to trials and racing. Please familiarise yourself with the COVID-19 Owners and Trainers Protocol to understand your role and what changes you may need to make.


IRGT LAUNCH NEW FOSTER TO ADOPT SCHEME

IGB

19 May 2020

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) have launched their new Foster to Adopt scheme today, with the aim of offering would-be adopters the chance to experience life with a retired greyhound.


INDECON REPORT ON SUBMISSIONS RE STRATEGIC REVIEW OF GREYHOUND STADIA

6 May 2020

The IGB has received from Indecon the Independent Indecon Assessment of Issues Arising on Consultation Submissions made on Indecon Strategic Review of Irish Greyhound Racing Stadia to Underpin a Viable Long-Term Sustainable Industry.


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE ON THE FRONTLINE

IGB

20 April 2020

A reminder to all of you on the frontline that we continue to appreciate your work.


INTERIM 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR BORD NA GCON

IGB

3 March 2020

The IGB has finalised its draft 2019 annual accounts (unaudited) and the preliminary indications from the accounts indicate an overall surplus in 2019 of €1.46M. This represents a reduction on the returned surplus in 2018 of €1.85M.


IGB TO RECEIVE QUANTUM™ SYSTEM UPGRADE FROM SPORTECH

IGB

6 February 2020

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced that its Sportech Racing and Digital division have secured a new contract with the Irish Greyhound Board that both extends their Tote Services agreement for a new multi-year term and upgrades IGB’s current Series 7 Tote to Sportech’s state-of-the-art Quantum™ System.


TRACEABILITY SYSTEM PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEGINS AS IGB CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT CARE & WELFARE MEASURES

IGB

14 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has announced the commencement of a tender process for a greyhound traceability system which will monitor and record key life events for all registered greyhounds throughout their life.


NOTICE FOR GREYHOUND OWNERS/TRAINERS/KEEPERS/KENNELHANDS

IGB

21 October 2019

In the interests of greyhound welfare, it is important that any greyhounds injured during a race or showing any signs of distress or injury after a race are presented to the track veterinarian for immediate assessment.


IGB CARE & WELFARE INITIATIVES UPDATE - 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

IGB

26 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The racing greyhound continues to be the most regulated of all canine breeds in Ireland. The following is an update on our care and welfare measures:


IGB WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


NEW CARE FUND FOR GREYHOUNDS ANNOUNCED BY IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD

IGB

6 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the establishment of a separate Care Fund dedicated to funding a variety of initiatives for the care and welfare of the greyhound including re-homing initiatives, greyhound support scheme, care centres, traceability system and other actions all designed to support the care and welfare of the racing greyhound.


GREYHOUND CARE – IGB INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.


IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT TOWARDS PRIVATE REHOMING AGENCIES

IGB

11 July 2019

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT), established and operated by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), has today pledged to maintain and enhance its support to a number of private rehoming agencies across the country.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD INCREASES SUPPORT FOR FOSTER CARE SCHEME AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DOMESTIC REHOMINGS

IGB

3 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for the rehoming of retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the IGB Scheme for Foster Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds, with the schemes coming into effect immediately.