NELLIES CAN BOSS IT AGAIN

Barry Drake

23 January 2019

Wednesday's 12-race program at Youghal track looks far from easy but Michael O'Driscoll's Nellies Boss should register a twelfth career success in race 10.


GALWAY KENNELLING AREA

Peter Farrell

22 January 2019

Starting from February at Galway, during racing events the kennel area access will be restricted following the weigh in process.


FOSTER MOTHER AVAILABLE IN KERRY

Michael Fortune

22 January 2019

A foster mother is available in County Kerry.


OPEN ENTRIES REQUIRED AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

22 January 2019

Limerick Greyhound stadium are seeking entries for the below races this coming Saturday night, 26th January.


CABRA HURRICANE SHORTENS IN GOLD CUP BETTING

Michael Fortune

22 January 2019

Following his brilliant 2019 debut last weekend Cabra Hurricane has shortened further as favourite to win the Best Car Parks Gold Cup at Shelbourne Park.


TOWCESTER STORY CONFIRMED FOR GOLDEN JACKET

Michael Fortune

22 January 2019

The Brendan Matthews trained Towcester Story had his first look at Crayford in a trial on Saturday and he has been confirmed as a definite starter for the valuable 714 metres competition.


MAGICAL BALE IN SCORCHING EASTER CUP SPRINT TRIAL

Michael Fortune

22 January 2019

Not having run since chasing home Ballyanne Sim in the final of the BoyleSports Irish Derby in late September, Magical Bale looked in special order when given a sprint trial at Shelbourne on Saturday in advance of the forthcoming Ladbrokes Easter Cup.


FOLEY IN GREAT ORDER FOLLOWING SENSATIONAL RUN

Michael Fortune

22 January 2019

As you would have read in the Curraheen Park report at the weekend, Irish Laurels winner Rockybay Foley made a sensational start to the new season at Saturday’s meeting.


HORSE MEETINGS ON TOTE

22 January 2019

The Horse Meetings available on the Tote this week are as follows:


UGANDA BOUND FOR THE ARMAGH FRIENDS OF AFRICA

Peter Farrell

21 January 2019

Sean Devlin is a popular and well-known figure throughout the Greyhound industry who has handled many a top hound over the years such as the cracking bitch, ‘Hi Queen Closure’ and more recently a ‘Fair Warrior’ sprint finalist in the shape of ‘Madabout Paws’.


LICKER RAISES THE BAR IN RURAL HAWAII UNRACED

Peter Farrell

21 January 2019

There was an action-packed card for patrons to enjoy at Clonmel last night with the feature being the second round heats of the ‘Rural Hawaii @ Stud Open Unraced 525’ and fastest of the round was the Shane Divilly owned ‘Da Window Licker’ in the concluding heat of the night.


CABRA BLOWS GOLD CUP RIVALS AWAY WITH EARLY PACE

Michael Fortune

20 January 2019

As anticipated the first round of the Best Car Parks Gold Cup commenced with a sizzling double from the Pat Guilfoyle star trackers.


MAGICAL RUN FROM LAURELS HERO ROCKYBAY FOLEY

Barry Drake

20 January 2019

Every now and again, a greyhound produces a breathtaking performance and on Saturday night at Curraheen Park, it was the turn of Laurels hero Rockybay Foley as he posted a performance of a lifetime when breaking the magical 28-second barrier.


€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.


LADBROKES TO SPONSOR EASTER CUP AGAIN

Michael Fortune

16 January 2019

Following a recent meeting with Ladbrokes the company’s continued support of the Easter Cup at Shelbourne was confirmed and long-standing Open 550 competition will be run on four consecutive Saturdays between February 16th and March 9th.


NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR PAT O'CONNELL IN TRALEE

Barry Drake

14 January 2019

Owner/trainer Pat O'Connell stole the show in Tralee on Sunday night as he registered a brilliant treble on the eight-race SIS program.


IGB WORKING WITH DUNDALK GREYHOUND STADIUM TO ADDRESS DRUMBO PARK CLOSURE ISSUES

IGB

14 January 2019

Following the news of the immediate closure of Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium on Friday, the IGB has been working with management at Dundalk Greyhound Stadium to address issues arising from the ceasing of operations at Drumbo Park.


SHRONEDRAUGH HAWK SETTLES INTO NEW HOME AFTER 144 RACES AT KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

14 January 2019

All good things must come to an end – and the career of Shronedraugh Hawk finished up after race number 144 in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium before Christmas.


CARA AND BRANDY PROVE AGE IS JUST A NUMBER AT LIMERICK ON SIS NIGHT

IGB

11 January 2019

There were two particularly special winners on the 12-race SIS card on Thursday night (January 10) at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


IGB STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF DRUMBO PARK

IGB

11 January 2019

The IGB notes today's news that Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium is to close with immediate effect.


MAJOR SHOCK AS DRUMBO PARK CLOSES

Michael Fortune

11 January 2019

Northern Irish greyhound followers were rocked this morning with the shock news that Drumbo Greyhound Stadium is to close with immediate effect.


PROPOSAL OF FURTHER 'VETERAN' RACES TO CONTINUE TO BE EXAMINED

IGB

10 January 2019

The IGB’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 targets ensuring that older, ‘veteran’ dogs become a recognised part of the greyhound racing fraternity.


TENDER FOR 'REVIEW OF INDUSTRY NEEDS' AT IRISH GREYHOUND STADIA AWARDED AS WORK BEGINS

IGB

8 January 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board has announced the appointment of Indecon Economic Consultants to undertake a comprehensive, strategic review into the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia following a competitive tender process.


PADDYS KYNE STILL BUZZING

Peter Farrell

8 January 2019

The Longevity of the modern day greyhound has been highlighted on more than one occasion in the past number of months. However, a special mention must go to team Burke and their fantastic hound, ‘Bumblebee Kyne’.


Video -2018 MEMORIES

IGB

23 December 2018

IGB Marketing Department have shared a video on the IGB Facebook page with some memories from throughout the year. Why not take a look back at them now.


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.