SOMETHING NEW IS COMING

IGB

30 September 2020


TALKING DOGS & WEBSITE CONTENT FREEZE

IGB

30 September 2020

Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no new stories posted for the remainder of today


BARRY STILL HEADS JUVENILE MARKET

Ian Fortune

30 September 2020

Skywalker Barry remains the favourite with Boylesports for Juvenile Derby glory at 4-1. In truth the betting changed very little after the second round with scarcely a single big name making their exit from the €20,000 to the winner competition.


IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

30 September 2020

The latest renewal of the Irish Focus will feature on RPGTV this evening and the action will be focused on the Juvenile Derby and Laurels, while there will also be chat about the English Derby with extra attention on the Irish contenders.


2008 GOLDEN JACKET FINAL LIVE TV PROGRAMME FROM GALWAY

IGB

29 September 2020

Michael & Ian Fortune present this programme which aired live in December 2008 on Setanta Sports


SELACHII LEGAL TO SPONSOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP

Peter Farrell

29 September 2020

Clonmel received a boost over the past number of days with the announcement that Selachii Legal have stepped in to sponsor one of the most prestigious puppy events on the greyhound racing calendar, the Munster Juvenile Cup.


PESTANA FEELING GOOD AND LOOKING GREAT

Ian Fortune

29 September 2020

Just a few minutes before 8pm on Monday evening, the phone buzzed beside me. I was just about to put the kids to bed when a rush of emotion swept over me as I watched a short video of a greyhound walking on grass.


ROANNA WINS BUT RODDICK FASTER AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

29 September 2020

After a stunning debut seven days earlier, Roanna Mizzuna maintained his unbeaten record in the semi-finals of the Autumn Unraced although honour of going fastest went to Roddick Be Slick as he dominated in the final heat.


IF YOU MISSED LAST WEEK’S PODCAST HERE IT IS AGAIN

Barry Drake

29 September 2020

This week Barry Drake chats with Jimmy Barry Murphy


TALKING LAURELS EPISODE 1

IGB

28 September 2020

The first installment of Talking Laurels is here with Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons & Barry Drake


LOOK BACK ON THE 1998 IRISH ST. LEGER FINAL

IGB

27 September 2020

Highlights of the 2008 Irish St. Leger Final night from Limer


JIMMY GEOGHEGAN

27 September 2020

One of the most recognizable faces at Harold’s Cross and Shelbourne Park for many years was that of Jimmy Geoghegan.


NAME THAT JOINS SOME GREATS

Ian Fortune

27 September 2020

Great Name That became the first greyhound in 2020 to break the 28 second barrier at Shelbourne Park when racing to a brilliant standard-setting victory in the second round of the Juvenile Derby on Saturday night.


SESSION’S TOUGH TEST IN ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

27 September 2020

Noel Hehir’s Droopys Lullaby was withdrawn from the Star Sports & ARC English Derby prior to the draw for the opening round yesterday afternoon leaving a team of fourteen representing these shores.


CORK TRAINERS LINEHAN AND LYNCH DOMAINTE IN OPENING ROUND OF THE IRISH LAURELS

Barry Drake

27 September 2020

CORK trainers Johnny Linehan and Kieran Lynch dominated proceedings at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the 2020 Irish Greyhound Laurels got underway.


KNOCKBOY TAKES FLIGHT IN KASKO UNRACED

Peter Farrell

27 September 2020

Knockboy Flight was the star in the opening round of the Kasko Dog Foods Unraced 525 at Thurles Park and he looks to have carried on where he left off with another polished display in last night’s second round.


WATCH 2009 IRISH CESAREWITCH FINAL - GREYHOUND VIEW LIVE

IGB

26 September 2020

Greyhound View live programme featuring the Final of the 2009 Irish Cesarewitch in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium.


NESTOR THE JAG CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

26 September 2020

The Gavin O’Mahoney sponsored Jag Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby was a real success at Kilkenny over the past few weeks and the valuable event went to a worthy winner as Andrew Murray’s Gortkelly Nestor overhauled Elite Black in a thriller on Friday evening.


SALES TRIAL RESULTS FROM THURLES - SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER: HEATS 1 TO 12

IGB

26 September 2020

Sales Trial Results From Thurles - Saturday 26th September: Heats 1 To 14:


WATCH 2004 CHAMPION STAKES FINAL LIVE RTE PROGRAMME

IGB

25 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune, Ian Fortune and Tracey Piggot bring you all of the action from the 2004 Champion Stakes Final in Shelbourne Park as broadcast live on RTE. It also included racing action from Galway for Race W


RUNNER UP SPOT FOR MIND MY LADS ON DEBUT

Barry Drake

25 September 2020

Mind My Lads made his debut in Curraheen Park on Thursday night with the son of Kinloch Brae running a fine race to finish second.


WATCH 2003 OAKS FINAL LIVE PROGRAMME

IGB

24 September 2020

Axel Grease won the 2003 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Final in Shelbourne Park. Look back now on her victory in this live programme aired in July 2003 on RTE. Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Ian Fortune bring you all of the action.


DES THANKFUL AFTER PESTANA OP

Ian Fortune

24 September 2020

Des Grace was one of the stars of the Boylesports Derby.


WATCH 1993 SPORTING PRESS IRISH OAKS FINAL LIVE RTE PROGRAMME

IGB

23 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Des Scahill bring you all the action from the 1993 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Final.


PESTANA DOING WELL AFTER OP

Ian Fortune

23 September 2020

Owen McKenna sounded like a very relieved man as he confirmed this morning that Pestana had been operated on by Shane Guerin on Tuesday afternoon.


VIDEO: 1995 IRISH OAKS FINAL LIVE BROADCAST

IGB

22 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune & Des Scahill bring you all the action in this classic racing programme, the 1995 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Final. Of course it was a special one for Michael, not only working on the night but also co-owner of the winner! This programme aired live on RTE.


WELCOME RETURN TO RACING AT THE BRANDYWELL

Peter Farrell

22 September 2020

Last night saw a welcome return to racing in the North of Ireland as the Brandywell track in Derry resumed racing after a six month closure due to Covid-19.


WATCH THE 2006 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

IGB

21 September 2020

Tonight's 8pm classic programme slot looks back on the 2006 Irish Greyhound Derby Final


TALKING DERBY - THE FINAL EPISODE

IGB

21 September 2020

As the dust settles on the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby, Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and this week's star guest Jonathan Kay reflect on Newinn Taylors win and the competition that was.


TAYLOR IN GREAT ORDER

Ian Fortune

21 September 2020

Graham Holland described Newinn Taylor in “great order” on Monday morning after his heroics in the final of the Boylesports Derby just a couple of days earlier.


VIDEO: 2020 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

IGB

20 September 2020

Ian Fortune and Kevin Hennessy look back on the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final


PESTANA COMFORTABLE AND GETTING BEST CARE

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

Following the dreadful news of Pestana’s injury on Saturday in the final of the Boylesports Derby, there was some good news on Sunday afternoon with the brilliant son of Ballymac Best described as very comfortable.


NEWINN TAYLOR JOINS THE GREATS

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

Newinn Taylor confirmed his standing as one of the great greyhounds of recent times with an incredible display of pace, class and pure determination to win the 2020 Boylesports Irish Greyhound at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


BRILLIANT PARACHUTE LANDS PLATE

Ian Fortune

20 September 2020

For the second year running Graham Holland recorded a famous double on the night adding the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate to his Derby success with Black Parachute justifying odds-on favouritism in fine style.


LOOK BACK AT LENSON BOCKO'S 2019 DERBY WIN

IGB

18 September 2020

Lenson Bocko, our reigning champion for the next 25 hours, claimed the title in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium on 21st September last year.


NEW LIMERICK TRIAL SCHEDULE

IGB

18 September 2020

A new trial schedule will come in to effect for Limerick from 28th September.


LOOK BACK AT BALLYANNE SIM'S DERBY WIN

IGB

17 September 2020

In 2018 it was Ballyanne Sim's turn to add their name to the Derby Roll of Honour. Look back now on the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final from 2018 now


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING YOUR LOCAL STADIUM THIS WEEKEND – OUTSIDE DUBLIN

IGB

17 September 2020

As per the Governments recently announced “Living with Covid” Plan, restrictions remain in place in relation to indoor and outdoor events. All IGB venues outside of Dublin are operating at LEVEL 2 which is limited to 100 spectators outdoors and 50 Indoors.


GOOD NEWS WINS THE 2017 DERBY

IGB

16 September 2020

𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗦𝗧 𝗣𝗢𝗣𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗥 𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗢 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥! In 2017, Good News delivered some great news for this connections as he secured his place in the record books as the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby champion.


COVID-19 UPDATE 16TH SEPTEMBER

IGB

16 September 2020

The IGB has given consideration to the plan published yesterday by Government. The effort to combat Covid-19 is an ever changing situation and whilst there is some further clarity required we have outline the arrangements to apply from today.


RPGTV’S GREAT WORK

Ian Fortune

16 September 2020

It was exciting news when it was announced that RPGTV would be covering the Boylesports Derby from the third round onwards, but little did we know at the time how valuable the service would become given the current Covid-19 crisis.


LOOKBACK ON RURAL HAWAII'S DERBY WIN

IGB

15 September 2020

For Derby Final week, our 8pm classic slot will be all things Derby. Look back on the 2016 Final now.


LOOK BACK ON THE 2015 DERBY FINAL

IGB

14 September 2020

It's Derby Final week so we're looking back on Derby Finals past. Up tonight, it's 2015 and the victory of Ballymac Matt.


INDECON REPORT - ENNISCORTHY AND YOUGHAL GREYHOUND TRACKS

IGB

14 September 2020

The IGB has announced that, following extensive engagement with representatives of Enniscorthy and Youghal Greyhound Tracks, individual agreements have been concluded with both tracks to continue in operation to end of 2022 subject to a review in quarter 4 of 2021.


ON THIS DAY 2014: LOOK BACK AT THE DERBY FINAL

IGB

13 September 2020

For the week that's in it, we're going to continue our 8pm lookback at Derby Finals past.


WATCH: COLLEGE CAUSEWAY'S ROUTE TO DERBY VICTORY

IGB

12 September 2020

On this day in 2009, College Causeway was crowed the Irish Greyhound Derby champion. A very popular winner, this greyhound captivated fans throughout the competition. Look back at his route to victory now.


SHELBOURNE PARK PRIZE MONEY AND ENTRY FEE RESTRUCTURE

IGB

12 September 2020

The IGB has announced the restructuring of prize money and entry fees for its regular racing model at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. The purpose of the restructure is to further promote and incentivise high quality racing at the premier greyhound racing venue.


VIDEO: 2020 LAURELS LAUNCH

IGB

12 September 2020

The 2020 Irish Laurels has been officially launched in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. Cork's biggest Greyhound Racing event gets underway on Saturday 26th September running over 5 weekends to the Final on Saturday 24th October.


WATCH: DERBY 90 V 00

IGB

11 September 2020

We took a look at the 1990 Final and the 2000 Final, which of these do you think would win in a match race today? The Other Toss or Judicial Pride?


WATCH: 2005 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

10 September 2020

Look back on the 2005 Irish Greyhound Derby Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium as He Said So claimed the biggest prize in Irish Greyhound Racing. They also look back at the 2004 Final, won by Like A Shot. Ger Canning, Michael Fortune, Tracey Piggot and Ian Fortune present and commentate on this programme, aired live on RTE.


WATCH: 2003 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL LIVE SKY PROGRAMME

IGB

9 September 2020

Another gem from the video archives - the live broadcast from SKY Sports for the 2003 Irish Greyhound Derby Final in Shelbourne Park. Look back now as Climate Control claims the biggest prize in Irish Greyhound Racing. Dave Smyth, Jonathan Hobbs, Errol Blythe & Darrell Williams present and guest on this programme live from Dublin.


WATCH: 1994 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

8 September 2020

Look back on the 1994 Irish Greyhound Derby Final with Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Des Scahill live on RTE Sport from Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin.


WATCH: 1994 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS LIVE PROGRAMME

IGB

7 September 2020

Ger Canning, Michael Fortune and Des Scahill present and commentate on this 1994 RTE Sport programme featuring the Semi-Finals of the Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park.


WATCH THE 1992 IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LIVE TV PROGRAMME

IGB

6 September 2020

Look back now on the full RTE live TV programme from the 1992 Irish Greyhound Derby


WATCH THE 1990 DERBY FINAL

IGB

5 September 2020

Over the coming days, instead of your classic Greyhound View episodes, we've got some great Derby memories to relive, starting tonight with the 1990 Final, plus the Oaks & Champion Stakes of the same year.


IRISH RUNNERS TO GET DISPENSATION FOR ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

5 September 2020

The GBGB yesterday announced that Irish runners would be given some dispensations ahead of the English Derby, although there are one or two sticking points that could yet need to be looked at in the coming weeks.


ENGLISH GREYHOUND DERBY – NOTICE TO IRISH OWNERS & TRAINERS

IGB

4 September 2020

The GBGB have advised of a rule dispensation to facilitate international entries and participation in the upcoming English Greyhound Derby


COVID-19 UPDATED TRAP LOADING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

2 September 2020

As part of its ongoing review of COVID-19 protocols, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) proposes a change to the trap loading procedure.


THE EVOLUTION OF THE SHELBOURNE 550YD RECORD

Ian Fortune

26 August 2020

Pestana became the latest greyhound in an illustrious list to hold the Shelbourne Park 550yd record after posting a scarcely believable 28.99 on Saturday night.


VIDEO: PESTANA'S RECORD BREAKING RUN - FULL RACE WITH COMMENTARY

IGB

25 August 2020

On Saturday 22nd August, Pestana became the first greyhound in Ireland to run 550yds in less than 29 seconds. The historic moment took place as Pestana competed in Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin. Ian Fortune provides the commentary.


28.99 - AN HISTORIC RUN FROM PESTANA

Ian Fortune

23 August 2020

There is no doubt Shelbourne Park is a special place and over the past 92 years has provided many of the greatest moments in greyhound racing history.


UPDATE REGARDING EXISTING GENERAL ADMISSION BOOKINGS

IGB

19 August 2020

IGB Sales Centre will be in contact with customers who had made general admission bookings.


IGB ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TESTING REGIME

IGB

31 July 2020

The IGB has in recent years been introducing ongoing enhancements in its procedures and processes regarding detection of banned substances and misuse of medication within the sport.


EXCLUSION ORDERS UNDER THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

IGB

30 July 2020

The IGB has been utilising powers under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, regarding the issue of Exclusion Orders in respect of individual parties where, following an investigation, the Board considers that the issue of an Exclusion Order is appropriate.


THE STORY SO FAR

IGB

27 July 2020

Relive the magic of Derby's past as we look back at the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby story so far, 2014 to 2019.


IGB PROTOCOL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IGB

23 July 2020

As part of the continuous review of protocols in relation to COVID-19, IGB have implemented a number of measures in place to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.