COLIN BARRY

7 July 2020


NEWS FROM TRALEE

Barry Drake

7 July 2020

The annual John and Mary “Killeacle” Dowling memorial will take place in Tralee on Friday. Last call for entries with the draw taking place this afternoon.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 140

IGB

6 July 2020

This Greyhound View episode from June 2004 includes Cool Performance Puppy 525 Final and the opening heats of the Islandbridge Sprint in Harold's Cross, fundraising and racing action from Thurles, the launch of the Irish St. Leger, Semi-Finals from Cork and the Olympic Bee Puppy Oaks in Shelbourne Park.


MAGNIFICENT WINNING DEBUT FROM KRANKY HOGGY

Barry Drake

6 July 2020

Kranky Hoggy (Jaytee Jet-Kranky Cathrina) was the headline maker at Curraheen Park on Saturday night with the debutant getting his racing career off to the perfect start.


JOE THOMPSON

5 July 2020


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 139

IGB

5 July 2020

This June 2004 Greyhound View episode includes the Lee Strand and Red Mills Finals, the Semi-Finals of the Olympic Bee Puppy Oaks and the 2004 English Derby Final in Wimbledon.


ORAN THE DON AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

5 July 2020

There was a good crowd on hand at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and those in attendance were treated to some wonderful action including a brilliant display from Oran Don in the feature race over 550yds.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 138

IGB

4 July 2020

This Greyhound View episode from May 2004 includes the Semi-Finals of the English Greyhound Derby, the Finals of the Barrys Tea 750 in Cork, Simon Kavanagh Memorial 550 in Enniscorthy, the Harold's Cross Oaks, the Lifford Champion Stakes and the Hondo Black Open 550 in Mullingar. They also feature a Match Race in Shelbourne Park, the Red Mills Champion Unraced Semi-Finals in Kilkenny and the Guineas Semi-Finals in Waterford.


SALES FIXTURES AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2020

IGB

3 July 2020

Sales Fixtures August to November 2020:


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 137

IGB

3 July 2020

This Greyhound View episode from May 2004 includes a visit to Galway, Cork, Newbridge, Lifford, Thurles and Mullingar.


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.


TOM CAFFREY

3 July 2020

It’s with real sadness we must report the loss of a great friend of greyhound racing following the passing of Tom Caffrey of Dungarvan Co. Waterford on Thursday.


2020 BAR ONE RACING IRISH SPRINT CUP NEWS

Peter Farrell

3 July 2020

Dundalk is the stage of the biggest sprinting competition on the Irish greyhound racing calendar in the shape of the ‘Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup’ and with only two weeks until the first round heats are scheduled to commence, entries are now being accepted.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 136

IGB

2 July 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from May 2004 includes highlights of Rd 2 of the English Derby plus racing from Enniscorthy, Youghal, the Red Mills Breeders Cup in Shelbourne Park and the Connacht Derby Semi-Finals in Galway.


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.


2020 NATIONAL PRODUCE STAKES ENTRIES URGENTLY REQUIRED

Peter Farrell

2 July 2020

With the 2020 Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes fast approaching at Clonmel Greyhound stadium, entries are urgently required for the €17,000 to the winner Classic event.


RPGTV TO DEDICATE A WEEKLY SLOT TO IRISH SCENE

Ian Fortune

2 July 2020

The Irish greyhound racing scene is to be the focus of a new weekly slot on Racing Post Greyhound Television from next week.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 135

IGB

1 July 2020

The 2004 Ladbrokes 600 Final is among the highlights of this 2004 Greyhound View programme. It also includes the Harold's Cross Open Sprint and Puppy Dual Distance, a look at the action from the Connacht Derby in Galway and highlights of the 2004 English Derby 1st Round in Wimbeldon.


RACING SCHEDULE WEEK COMMENCING 6TH JULY

IGB

1 July 2020

Click to view the schedule for racing next week.


TERRY GOLLOGLY

1 July 2020

Greyhound sport lost a great friend and supporter on Tuesday following the sad news of the passing of Terry Gollogly.


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.


NEWS FROM TRALEE

Barry Drake

1 July 2020

The annual John and Mary “Killeacle” Dowling memorial that was due to take place in March will now commence on July 10th.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 134

IGB

30 June 2020

This 2004 Greyhound View episode includes the Ladbrokes 600 Semi-Finals in Shelbourne Park, racing from Kilcohan Park in Waterford, a look at the Irish 2004 English Derby contenders and more highlights from the 2003 National Greyhound Racing Awards.


CHANGE TO NOTTINGHAM DERBY TRIAL SESSIONS

Ian Fortune

30 June 2020

The English Derby trial sessions scheduled in September for Thursdays have now been moved to Wednesdays following a change to their racing schedule.


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.


DRUMBO ACCEPTING ENTRIES

Ian Fortune

29 June 2020

John O’Connor was in touch from Drumbo Park to confirm that the racing office is now accepting entries for racing.


SIS RACING - UPDATED COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Mandy Lucas

26 June 2020

Message from Tote ahead of the return of SIS racing next week.


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.


BELLE VUE FUTURE IN MORE DOUBT

Ian Fortune

23 June 2020

The future of the oldest track in the UK, Belle Vue was thrown into further doubt yesterday with the announcement from their leaseholders, ARC (Arena Racing Company), stating that a consultation process is under way at the Manchester venue.


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.


UNRACED STARS TO SHINE AT HQ

Ian Fortune

18 June 2020

One of the new additions to the Shelbourne calendar is an Open Unraced stake and Derek Frehill yesterday confirmed the competition which boasts a €10,000 winner’s purse will start on the weekend of July 17th/18th.


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 PAYMENTS (PRIZEMONEY & COVID -19 CARE) UPDATE

IGB

17 June 2020

The IGB has this week made arrangements for the payment of the final Covid-19 Greyhound Care Payment (€52,368) for the period of the 4th June 2020 to 7th June 2020 (inclusive).


A GLIMPSE INTO FINN’S TIMARU BASE

Ian Fortune

17 June 2020

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much of Fionnuala Moloney Carey and her Timaru Kennels outfit ahead of the National Greyhound Awards in early March.


TRACK RESTAURANTS TO RE-OPEN

IGB

15 June 2020

We are happy to confirm that in line with Irish government recommendations, (and while we continue to race behind closed doors), we will re-open our restaurants nationwide from Tuesday 30th June (date dependent on local race schedule).


ENGLISH DERBY CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER

Ian Fortune

13 June 2020

As we predicted earlier in the week, the English Derby is set to be completed at Nottingham in the month of October after it was yesterday announced that the event will be jointly sponsored by Star Sports and ARC.


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.


DUNDALK STADIUM GOES 'VIRTUAL' FOR LADIES DAY

IGB

5 June 2020

Dundalk Stadium are taking their annual Ladies Day event online, find out how you can take part.


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.