TOWCESTER AIMING FOR GOLD IN JACKET

Michael Fortune

16 February 2019

Ireland’s hope of claiming a third Ladbrokes Golden Jacket remain alive following a superb semi final display from Towcester Story on Saturday afternoon as he made every inch to eventually dead-heat with reigning TV Trophy champ Savana Winner.


STARS ON SHOW IN TREMENDOUS EASTER CUP LINE-UP

Michael Fortune

16 February 2019

The quality of entry in the Ladbrokes Easter Cup first round tonight at Shelbourne is quite staggering and some magnificent racing is guaranteed.


NEIL PREVAILS IN SIZZLING NEWBRIDGE FINAL

Michael Fortune

16 February 2019

Owned and trained by Paddy Kehoe, Forest Neil (Laughil Blake/ Droopys Elite) claimed victory in the €2,500 Sizzler Open Unraced Stake at Newbridge on Friday.


IZZY IN TOTAL COMMAND IN PAT DUNNE UNRACED FINAL

Michael Fortune

16 February 2019

Slaneyside Izzy didn’t go off the anticipated favourite in the final of the Pat Dunne Track Vet Unraced at Kilkenny with that position being occupied by Goldmine Lily.


RED HOT GOD OF FIRE THE ONE TO BEAT IN GAIN CUP

Barry Drake

16 February 2019

It's round two of the Gain Cup at Curraheen Park on Saturday night, with the nap going to God Of Fire, who contests the opening heat for trainer Kieran Lynch and owners the O'Donovan-Ivers-Lawlors-Syndicate.


DOWLING TREBLE IN OPENING ROUND OF GMHD.ie INSURANCES JUVENILE CLASSIC AT TRALEE

Barry Drake

16 February 2019

Local Kerry trainer Liam Dowling was in treble form in Tralee on Friday night as the 2019 GMHD.ie Insurances Juvenile Classic got off to a flying start.


NOVICES READY FOR BLASTOFF AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

16 February 2019

Semi finals of both the ‘Open Novice 350’ and the ‘Blastoff Jet Open Novice 525’ are very much the headline acts at Limerick tonight with a wide variety talented youngsters bidding to follow up on some excellent first round performances.


LADBROKES MAKE CIAN THEIR EASTER CUP FAVOURITE

Michael Fortune

15 February 2019

Five of the six finalists in the 2018 BoyleSports Irish Derby figure in the draw for Saturday’s first round heats of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne. The sponsors have made the fifth placed finisher in the Derby decider, Slippy Cian, their 7-1 ante-post favourite.


NO GALWAY RACING THIS SATURDAY

Peter Farrell

14 February 2019

Galway will not be racing this coming Saturday due to the Connacht rugby match and owners & trainers should note that all trials will be on Friday night (15th).


EASTER CUP WITHDRAWALS

Michael Fortune

14 February 2019

Jaytee Yankee and Blastoff Jet are two high-profile withdrawals from the first round of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne on Saturday.


HORSE MEETINGS ON TOTE

14 February 2019

The following horse meetings will be available for betting on the Tote this week:


TOTE GUARANTEES AND INTER-TRACK SCHEDULE

14 February 2019

Tote Guarantees And Inter-Track Schedule:


SPICING UP HER LIFE - TREEL SPICE SETTLES INTO NEW LIFE AS FAMILY PET AFTER IRGT ASSISTS IN REHOMING

IGB

13 February 2019

Treel Spice, now known as Darcy to her new owners, was rehomed last year by the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust from her previous kennels in Roscrea to her new South Dublin home.


BUSY WEEKEND IN STORE AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

13 February 2019

It’s all systems go at Thurles Park this coming Saturday with the commencement of the ‘Red Mills/TSC Champion Bitch Stake’, the semi finals of ‘Track Supporters Club Open Novice stake’ and a re-scheduled sales auction which fell victim to the adverse weather conditions a fortnight ago.


IRISH GREYHOUND AWARD NOMINATIONS

13 February 2019

The voting took place last Wednesday for the Irish Greyhounds of the Year and there are few surprises in the list of nominations.


MAJOR EVENTS COMMENCING THIS WEEK

Michael Fortune

12 February 2019

With the Best Car Parks Gold Cup completed last weekend the major open action will move up a further step upwards with the commencement of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


ROLLING PICK 6 JACKPOT SET TO RETURN

12 February 2019

The Rolling Pick Six is back and will commence on Monday, February 18th with a €1,000 guarantee.


STUNNING RUN FROM SURE LOOK LISTEN IN SPARTA KENNELS OPEN UNRACED

Barry Drake

10 February 2019

The second round of the Sparta Kennels Open Unraced Stake took centre stage in Waterford on Saturday night.


KILLAHEEN THE DUBLIN COACH QUEEN AS FIRMINO MAKES SENSATIONAL DEBUT

Peter Farrell

10 February 2019

The €2500 to the winner ‘Dublin Coach A3 525’ final was Limerick’s feature race last night with many looking forward to an eagerly anticipated battle between in form trackers ‘Jirano Classic’ and ‘Killiaheen Queen’.


IGB WELCOMES PROGRESS AS BILL CONTINUES TO PASS THROUGH THE OIREACHTAS

IGB

7 February 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board welcomes the continued progression of the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 through the Houses of the Oireachtas.


GALWAY ANNOUNCE VETERANS DERBY

Peter Farrell

7 February 2019

With much talk of the lack of veteran races available at present, Galway are pleased to announce the below stake.


65 YEARS AND COUNTING FOR LIMERICK TRAINER DENIS O MALLEY

IGB

4 February 2019

Limerick greyhound trainer Denis O Malley shows no signs of slowing down after more than 65 years in the industry.


WORKING GROUP ON PRIVATE TRIALS AT SHELBOURNE PARK

IGB

2 February 2019

The provision of trials at Shelbourne Park formed part of an agreement between the DGOBA and the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the transfer of operations from the Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium to Shelbourne Park.


JOHNNY KELLY HALL OF FAME TRALEE

Barry Drake

1 February 2019

Tralee Track Honoued Johnny Kelly last week, and it was fitting that he is our first Hall of Fame recipient, after a career full of illustrious achievement and memories.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL FAST APPROACHING

Peter Farrell

28 January 2019

Firmly established as one of the leading feature events on the Irish Greyhound racing calendar, the 7th running of the ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525’ will commence at Limerick stadium on Saturday, 24th March.


€50,000 PRIZEFUND FOR LADBROKES EASTER CUP

Michael Fortune

18 January 2019

Earlier in the week it was stated that the total prize fund for the Ladbrokes Easter Cup would be €42,000.


NOVICE SWEEPSTAKES, JANUARY TO JUNE 2019

IGB

21 December 2018

The following are the Novice Sweepstakes which are to be run at stadia from January to June 2019 (stadia can be contacted directly for further information on the events):


SALES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

IGB

21 December 2018

The Irish Sales dates for 2019 are:


NOVICE GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

21 December 2018

In October 2018, the Irish Greyhound Board commenced a consultation process on suggested amendments to the existing process where novice (unraced) greyhounds compete at licensed stadia.


IGB FINALISES CLASSIC & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2019

IGB

19 October 2018

The IGB has finalised the Classics & Feature Events Calendar for 2019 following the consideration of a number of detailed submissions during the two stage consultative process. The calendar will apply for 2019 on a trial basis.