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.


Video - 2019 IRISH LAURELS FINAL

IGB

21 October 2019

Video - 2019 Irish Laurels Final


Video - THE 2019 DUBLIN COACH JUVENILE DERBY 525 FINAL

IGB

21 October 2019

Video - The 2019 Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby 525 Final


ACT SETS THE PACE IN CLONMELS MUNSTER CUP OPENER

Peter Farrell

21 October 2019

With a winner’s prize of €5,000, the first round heats of the ‘Friends of Clonmel Track Lotto Munster Juvenile Cup’ got underway at Clonmel Greyhound stadium last night and it was Airmount Air who set the bar with a fastest of the session 28.78 in heat four.


A MANIC MONDAY AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

21 October 2019

Enniscorthy is the place to be this evening with semi-finals in both the Future Champion Unraced Stake and the Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger expected to provide some tremendous action in the sunny south east.


PUMA POUNCES

Ian Fortune

20 October 2019

A week on from posting a sensational 41.07 in his six-bend debut, Lightsaber Puma had to work considerably harder at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night to win his semi-final of the Track Bookmakers Novice 750.


MYLA A BULLET IN FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

20 October 2019


UNPRECEDENTED LAURELS CROWD ENJOY FAIRYTALE WIN FOR FOLEY AT CURRAHEEN PARK

IGB

20 October 2019

A huge capacity crowd at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium witnessed history last night, as local greyhound Rockybay Foley became Irish Laurels champion for the second year in a row.


AMAZING SCENES AS ROCKYBAY FOLEY WINS BACK TO BACK LAURELS

Barry Drake

20 October 2019

Saturday night’s final of the 2019 Irish Greyhound Laurels had it all. Another massive crowd gathered at Curraheen Park, with top-class racing action throughout the night.


BORIS THE GAIN LEADER

Ian Fortune

19 October 2019

Lemon Boris was the star of proceedings at Kilkenny on Friday night as he dipped under 29 seconds in the semi finals of the valuable Gain Dog Nutrition A3.


BROADSTRAND BONO IN TUNE IN JUVENILE DERBY

Ian Fortune

19 October 2019

Broadstrand Bono fully justified his billing as the one to beat in the final of the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby at a wet Shelbourne Park on Friday night.


Video - 2019 FRIENDS OF LIMERICK GREYHOUND SUPPORTERS IRISH ST. LEGER

IGB

18 October 2019

Video - 2019 Friends Of Limerick Greyhound Supporters Irish St. Leger


COUNTDOWN TO LEGER UNDERWAY AS EVENT LAUNCHED AT LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

18 October 2019

The countdown to one of the most prestigious races in the Irish greyhound calendar is underway after the 2019 Irish St Leger was launched at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


BLUE IS THE CHEESE AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

18 October 2019

Janefield Angel, Jaytee Spirit and Clares Tavern all won for the fairer sex in the second round of the Boylesports Enniscorty Leger on Thursday evening, but it was Blue Cheese, for the dogs that took the headlines as he posted a fastest of the round 30.30 in the final heat.


PETSY ONE FOR THE FUTURE

Ian Fortune

18 October 2019

Ballymac Petsy lit up proceedings at Shelbourne Park on Thursday night as she posted a sensational 28.23 to bring her career tally to three wins from three starts.


LIMERICK LAUNCH 2019 ST. LEGER ON A NIGHT OF SOME QUALITY RACING

Peter Farrell

18 October 2019

Prior to last night’s SIS meeting at Limerick Greyhound stadium, the launch of the ‘2019 Friends of Limerick Greyhound Supporters Irish St. Leger’ took place and with the event set to kick-off on November 2nd, a large crowd turned out to kick-off the Classic in style.


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.


HORNET CREATES A BUZZ IN FUTURE CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

15 October 2019

As predicted, a number of greyhounds took a giant leap forward for their debut in the Future Champion Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy and Monday’s second round featured some superb performances, most notably from Jaytee Hornet as he clocked a rapid 28.84 in Heat 3.


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.


EARLY ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

13 October 2019

Irish preparations for the 2020 English Derby will need to get underway sooner than some expected following the news that the British blue riband will have the earliest finishing date in the history of the event with a view to avoiding a clash with the European Championships and a local music festival.


PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR ENNISCORTHY’S GALA

Ian Fortune

11 October 2019

The Future Champion Unraced got off a flying start at Enniscorthy on Monday and preparations are already being made for the Gala final night which will be on Sunday, October 27th.


UPDATE: INDECON STUDY ON FUTURE FOOTPRINT OF GREYHOUND INDUSTRY

IGB

10 October 2019

The IGB has been advised by Indecon that the report commissioned by the IGB for a systematic review of the footprint of the greyhound industry is entering its final stages.


LEGER WINNING PRIZE MONEY TO BE INCREASED WITH FURTHER ADDITIONS TO CARD PLANNED ON FINAL NIGHT

9 October 2019

Prize money for the winner of this year’s Irish St Leger, to be held in Limerick Greyhound Stadium next month, will be increased to €30,000.


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.


'FRIENDS OF LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM' GROUP LOOKS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE TRACK

7 October 2019

A newly formed committee is looking for funding and support for the 2019 Irish St Leger and other key events to be held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


WE’RE PROUD OF OUR JULIE

Ian Fortune

4 October 2019

Julie Sharp is one of the unsung heroes of Irish greyhound racing.


DECLAN DOWLING ON RADIO KERRY

Barry Drake

2 October 2019

Declan Dowling On Radio Kerry


TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR RESPONDS TO QUESTIONING ON GREYHOUND RACING IN THE DAIL

1 October 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today responded to questioning from Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath regarding greyhound racing.


Video - LAUNCH OF THE REGIONAL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

30 September 2019

The Regional Friends and Supporters of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium initiative was officially launched by the legendary Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh last Friday evening.


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.


ALL DERBY SAMPLES TEST NEGATIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES

27 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) can confirm that that all tests on greyhounds involved in the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby have proved negative for banned substances.


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:


Video - 2019 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

IGB

23 September 2019

Video - 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Final


BRAVE BOCKO EARNS HIS PLACE IN DERBY HISTORY

Ian Fortune

22 September 2019

Lenson Bocko is the 2019 Boylesports Derby champion.


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.


MEDIATION PROCESS - IGOBF

IGB

22 August 2019

Last month, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) issued an open invitation to the two groups who are currently claiming to be the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF).


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.


IGB REMINDING OWNERS AND TRAINERS TO ENSURE GREYHOUNDS ARE CARED FOR DURING WARM TEMPERATURES

IGB

25 June 2019

With warm temperatures expected over the next number of days, the IGB is reminding greyhound owners and trainers on how to ensure your greyhound receives the best care during the warm weather.