SUPER SIX ENTRIES REQUIRED

Peter Farrell

28 January 2020

A reminder to Owners & Trainers that the first of Limerick’s Super Six one-off races is set to commence on Saturday, February 1st with the Open 350.


BETTING AVAILABLE ON HORSE MEETINGS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

IGB

28 January 2020

Betting Available On Horse Meetings For This Coming Week:


SWEEPSTAKE CHANGE AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

27 January 2020

Please note a change to the following sweepstake at Clonmel


FIRE THE BIG WINNER AT GBGB AWARDS

Ian Fortune

27 January 2020

Almost 350 people crammed into the main suite at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Sunday evening for the annual GBGB Awards and the big winner was Jimmy Fenwick’s Ice On Fire as he was named the Standard Greyhound of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and the overall Greyhound of the Year.


TONY CUSACK

27 January 2020

Greyhound racing lost another great stalwart in recent days following the passing of Tony Cusack.


LITTER BROTHERS STEAL THE SHOW IN RURAL HAWAII OPENER

Peter Farrell

27 January 2020

Kindly sponsored by John & Helen O’Dwyer, the first round heats of the €6,000 to the winner ‘Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced’ got underway at Clonmel last night and two litter brothers stole the show with sensational debut performances.


JANEY AND POLLY THE BECTIVE STARS

Ian Fortune

26 January 2020

The field for the Bective Midlands Derby was halved for the final time at Mullingar on Saturday night and the two semi-finals didn’t exactly go to script.


HOWS THE HEAD LEADS THE WAY IN DUBLIN COACH SEMI FINALS

Peter Farrell

26 January 2020

The semi finals of the €2,000 to the winner ‘Dublin Coach A3 525’ took pride of place last night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and local trainer Denis O’Malley led the way as his greyhound, Hows The Head marched into next week’s decider as the fastest semi final victor.


MORE GOLDEN DISPLAYS IN CUP

Ian Fortune

26 January 2020

This year’s Best Car Parks Gold Cup is threatening to provide an epic finish with many of Ireland’s finest trackers performing at the peak of their powers even at this early stage in the season.


ALONSO QUICKEST IN MICHAEL KENNEDY MEMORIAL OPENER AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

25 January 2020

The first round heats of the ‘Michael Kennedy Memorial A3/A4 Guys & Dolls’ sweepstake dominated last night’s card at Clonmel with 48 greyhounds bidding to land the €2,000 winner’s prize.


SEAMUS MALLON

24 January 2020

The Chairman, Board and staff of Bord na gCon have expressed their sympathy to the family of the late Seamus Mallon who passed away today.


DRUMBO PUPPY CUP PUSHED BACK A WEEK

Ian Fortune

24 January 2020

After failing to receive the necessary 24 entries for the Gourmet Island Ltd 2020 Puppy Cup 525, the event will now commence on Saturday, February 1st and be run as a twelve-dog event with a winner’s purse of stg£1,250.


GET READY FOR NOTTINGHAM

Ian Fortune

23 January 2020

With the European Championships on this summer, the English Derby has a far earlier slot than normal. In fact, the 2020 renewal hill have the earliest start in the history of the event with proceedings getting underway on April 10th.


SHELBOURNE NIGHTS TO RETURN SOON

Ian Fortune

21 January 2020

As the end of January draws closer, it’s a good time to remind owners, trainers and punters that Thursday night racing will be returning to head quarters soon.


SHEM BAGS A NOTABLE HAT TRICK

Ian Fortune

18 January 2020

An A3 525 run at 10.18am on a Wednesday morning around Kilkenny wouldn’t normally be the starting point of a good story but that’s exactly where we start our tale.


2020 GREYHOUND & PET WORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC

Barry Drake

8 January 2020

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are proud to announce Greyhound & Pet World as the sponsors of the 2020 Juvenile Classic. This prestigious event has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007.


2020 CLASSICS AND FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

IGB

7 January 2020

2020 Classics and Feature Events Calendar:


NOTICE: PRIZEMONEY REMITTANCE ADVICE

IGB

7 January 2020

Changes to the issuing of remittance advice to come into effect this month.


VACANCY: BOARD OF BORD NA GCON (IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD)

IGB

7 January 2020

The Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a position on the Board of Bord na gCon.


IGB UPDATE: INDECON REPORT CONSULTATION PERIOD

IGB

20 December 2019

Earlier this month, the IGB released the independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: 16TH DECEMBER, 2019

IGB

16 December 2019

The IGB has been made aware this afternoon of an incident at Dublin Port and our welfare department has begun a full investigation.


IGB STATEMENT: RESTRUCTURING OF SUBSIDIARY COMPANY STRUCTURE

IGB

16 December 2019

As part of the IGB's approach to securing cost efficiencies we have undertaken a restructure of our subsidiary company structure. We have constituted one operating company - Greyhound Racing Operations Ireland Ltd. - to cover operations at tracks.


IGB STATEMENT: BAI COMPLAINT

IGB

12 December 2019

In August 2019, the IGB submitted a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) regarding the RTE Investigates programme ‘Greyhounds: Running For Their Lives’, broadcast on June 26.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD MEDIA STATEMENT - INDECON REPORT: DECEMBER 6TH, 2019

IGB

8 December 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today released an independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants, which reviewed the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia and made recommendations regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IGB APPROVES 2020 BUDGET ALLOCATION WITH €3.4M SPEND ON WELFARE AND REGULATION

IGB

26 November 2019

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the Budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.


UPDATE: INDECON REVIEW INTO FUTURE NEEDS AND INDUSTRY FOOTPRINT

IGB

15 November 2019

Indecon Economic Consultants yesterday updated the Board of Bord na gCon, at its monthly Board meeting, on the progress of its independent review into the future needs and industry footprint for greyhound racing in Ireland.


2020 SALES FIXTURES AND DATES

IGB

14 November 2019

The following are the fixtures and dates for greyhound sales in 2020:


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.


Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Address by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon

12 November 2019

Address delivered by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon to Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 12th November 2019


IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

IGB

6 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board is encouraging all of its betting customers to gamble responsibly as Responsible Gambling Week 2019 gets underway.


IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2018

IGB

23 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board’s annual accounts have now been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Irish Greyhound Board is therefore in a position to publish its Annual Report for the year 2018.


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 REGULATION AND WELFARE UPDATE: OCTOBER 2019

IGB

16 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022.


IGB STATEMENT: THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM PROTEST

IGB

14 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) is aware of a protest that took place outside Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD WELCOMES FUNDING ALLOCATION IN BUDGET 2020

IGB

9 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the allocation of €16.8m to the greyhound industry in Budget 2020 from its allocation of the Horse & Greyhound Fund.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: FAILTE IRELAND & TOURISM IRELAND

IGB

30 September 2019

The IGB has expressed its shock and disappointment at the decision of Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland to suspend the promotion of greyhound racing to the national and international tourism market.


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:


UPDATE ON SYNDICATION PROGRAMME

IGB

18 September 2019

As part of the Irish Greyhound Board’s continued effort to promote sponsorship and syndication ownership within Irish greyhound racing, the IGB has sought expressions of interest from all active trainers for the new syndication programme.


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.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD AND LONGFORD

IGB

27 August 2019

Following discussions with representatives of Lifford and Longford stadia, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that racing will not proceed at either track in the coming period.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD & LONGFORD

IGB

15 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has today indicated to the owners and management of Lifford Greyhound Stadium that race cards of a maximum of 12 races can be maintained at the track until the completion of the Indecon report.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LONGFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

9 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes today’s announcement that Longford Greyhound Stadium is to cease operations.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

8 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes the decision of Lifford Greyhound Stadium to cease 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 UPDATE - 24TH JULY 2019

IGB

24 July 2019

Recent weeks have presented significant challenges for the greyhound racing community and the wider industry. The following is an Irish Greyhound Board update in relation to current items.


IGB CEO: GREYHOUND RACING IS PART OF IRISH SOCIETY AND MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SPORT

IGB

15 July 2019

IGB CEO Gerard Dollard this week wrote an opinion piece for the weekend's edition of the Sunday Independent, which was published on July 14th, 2019.


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.


JOINT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE BORD NA GCON ADDRESS

9 July 2019

Opening address delivered by the Bord na gCon (Irish Greyhound Board) Chairman, Frank Nyhan, to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 9th July 2019.


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.