BETTING AVAILABLE FOR HORSE MEETINGS FOR THIS COMING FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

IGB

11 December 2019

Betting available for Horse Meetings for this coming Friday and Sunday


YOUGHAL TRACK SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING ON THURSDAY NIGHT 8PM

Barry Drake

10 December 2019

The Youghal Track Supporters Club are holding a special meeting at the Youghal Greyhound Track on Thursday night December 12th at Youghal Greyhound Track.


SHELBOURNE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Ian Fortune

10 December 2019

Shelbourne Park will be a very busy venue over the next week and a half with the Festive period well upon us. There will also be plenty of action on the track with a number of competitions underway at present.


MARIE DEVLIN

9 December 2019

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of Marie Devlin over the weekend.


GERONIMO TOP GUY IN MICHAEL KENNEDY MEMORIAL AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

9 December 2019

The final of the €2,000 to the winner Michael Kennedy Snr Memorial Guys & Dolls 525 was very much the main attraction to Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and there was a shock on the cards with Whiteys Geronimo landing the spoils for Waterford connections, Catherine Tuohy and Declan Byrne.


PERIOD OF CONSULTATION: INDECON REPORT

IGB

8 December 2019

The IGB today released the independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD MEDIA STATEMENT - INDECON REPORT: DECEMBER 6TH, 2019

IGB

8 December 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today released an independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants, which reviewed the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia and made recommendations regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


REDZER ARDFERT POWERS HOME TO WIN BATTLE OF THE LEGER CHAMPIONS

Barry Drake

8 December 2019

The battle of the English and Irish Leger champions which took place at Tralee Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night had it all.


BRILLIANT TAYLOR REMAINS UNBEATEN

Ian Fortune

7 December 2019

Newinn Taylor had to work harder than ever before to win the final of the O’Neill Dog Food Open Puppy 525 at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, but ultimately the brilliance of the Graham Holland trained star saw him maintain his unbeaten career record.


WISDOM CLAIMS GOLD

Ian Fortune

7 December 2019

Liam Dowling recorded a wonderful one-two in the final of the Gold Collar at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening with Ballymac Wisdom leading home Ballymac Brayden.


HONEY SMASHES MARATHON CLOCK AT SHELBOURNE PARK

Ian Fortune

7 December 2019

After desperate luck denied her a famous victory in the TV Trophy across the pond, Riverside Honey stands out as the one to beat in the Shelbourne Open Marathon over the gruelling 1025yd trip after smashing the track record in Friday’s opening round at Shelbourne Park.


VIDEO: 2019 MICHAEL FORTUNE NIGHT OF STARS

2 December 2019

Watch the highlights of Saturday night's Night of Stars in Shelbourne Park.


AN EPIC NIGHT AS THE STARS ALIGN

Ian Fortune

1 December 2019

The Night of Stars story is a simple one. A man came up with an idea, a man pitched and idea and the idea was given the green light.


XTRA NOW RUNNING FOR €10K AS MUSIC IS OUT

Ian Fortune

30 November 2019

There will be a change in the line-up for the Lenson Bocko Irish Derby Champion Night of Stars 525 this evening following the news that Music Toour Ears has been withdrawn.


IGB APPROVES 2020 BUDGET ALLOCATION WITH €3.4M SPEND ON WELFARE AND REGULATION

IGB

26 November 2019

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the Budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.


UPDATE: INDECON REVIEW INTO FUTURE NEEDS AND INDUSTRY FOOTPRINT

IGB

15 November 2019

Indecon Economic Consultants yesterday updated the Board of Bord na gCon, at its monthly Board meeting, on the progress of its independent review into the future needs and industry footprint for greyhound racing in Ireland.


2020 SALES FIXTURES AND DATES

IGB

14 November 2019

The following are the fixtures and dates for greyhound sales in 2020:


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.


Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Address by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon

12 November 2019

Address delivered by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon to Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 12th November 2019


IRISH GREYHOUND REVIEW - JET NAMED TOP STUD AS BARRY AND LYNCH ARE TOP PERSONALITIES

Ian Fortune

12 November 2019

Volume 42 of the Irish Greyhound Review was launched at Shelbourne Park on Monday night and, as always, they announced their Stud Dog of the Year and the Irish Greyhound Review Personality of the year.


IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

IGB

6 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board is encouraging all of its betting customers to gamble responsibly as Responsible Gambling Week 2019 gets underway.


IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2018

IGB

23 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board’s annual accounts have now been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Irish Greyhound Board is therefore in a position to publish its Annual Report for the year 2018.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.