XTRA SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AT THURLES PARK

Peter Farrell

Next week’s opening round of the Centenary Tipperary Cup will be hotly anticipated based on some of the fantastic performances put on show last night at Thurles Park. Boylesports Xtra was the star over the four bends but Azzabi gave the clock a real scare over the sprint distance.


HAT TRICK FOR TYRUR AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

It was an all graded affair at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night but there was an extra special performance from Cloncunny Tyrur in race nine as the Nora O’Malley owned greyhound made it three wins on the spin.


MINGLERS POPEYE ONE TO FOLLOW GOING FORWARD

Barry Drake

Minglers Popeye (Sparta Maestro-Minglers Suarez) confirmed his status as a very promising youngster with another brilliant performance in Waterford on Saturday night.


PACEMAKER TED STAR PERFORMER AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

There was one performance of note from Curraheen Park on Saturday night with Pacemaker Ted (Laughil Blake-Droopys Harbour) making the most of the drop-in class to win the closing race on the card.


DAITNI & MOUSE SET THE BUMBLEBEE STANDARD

Peter Farrell

The first round of the €1,400 to the winner, ‘Bumblebee Kyne A2/A3 550’ took centre stage at Galway last night and despite the best efforts of Storm Jorge, Bumblebee Daitni and Springwood Mouse turned in two quality performances.


UNTOUCHABLE FLOYD MAKES IT EIGHT FROM EIGHT

Peter Farrell

Burnpark Floyd holds the mantle of the most in-form greyhound in the Country at present and last night at Galway, the pocket sized black made it eight wins from eight starts as he landed another sprint contest for owner, Michael Browne.


BIG FUTURE FOR MAGICAL BUDDY AS VALOR MAKES A WINNING RETURN

Peter Farrell

With the ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 2020’ not too far away, last night’s Limerick card featured the final of the ‘Upcoming Kirby Unraced 525’ and team Guilfoyle look to have unleashed another potential star as Magical Buddy ran out an easy winner of the €800 to the winner feature.


GANGSTER STEALS THE SHOW IN DUBLIN COACH DECIDER

Peter Farrell

With €1,800 on offer for the winner, the ‘Dublin Coach A3’ final was the feature at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was the Johnny O’Sullivan trained, Killahan Gangster who got back to winning ways on the night that mattered.


HEADFORD HOE CONTINUE TO PRODUCE AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Galway Greyhound Stadium hosted an eleven race program last night and it was a dam who caught the eye as Headford Hoe accounted for two winners in the shape of Annaghdown Patsy and Headford Sabbath.


A HOTLY CONTESTED BITCH STAKE AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The opening round heats of the ‘Thurles Track Supporters A3 Bitch 525’ took centre stage at Thurles Park last night and there were a number of eye catching performances on the night.


BOOM FOR OWNER MICHAEL HENDERSON

Barry Drake

The feature race on Saturday night's Waterford card was the final of the €1,300 George Roche & W.T.S.C A3 Final, with the well-named Walking Boom coming home in front for Michael Henderson.


FITZGERALD ON THE DOUBLE

Barry Drake

Local east Cork trainer Denis Fitzgerald enjoyed a fine night at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


LITTLE EMIR PERFORMS WELL IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

The opening round of the WWW.IGB.IE 525 Unraced Stake got underway in Waterford on Saturday night and Little Emir (Coolavanny Jap-Little Satin) delivered the performance of the opening round with a wide-margin victory in heat four.


ELECTRIC EARLY GEARS FROM SATIN JUNO

Barry Drake

Satin Juno (Zero Ten-Satin Jessie) was the star performer on Saturday night's programme at Curraheen Park.


A FAST FIT DOUBLE AS ABBY GOES FASTEST AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Last night’s Galway card featured eleven competitive races, the highlight of which coming from Quinn kennels as they recorded a double with their greyhounds, Fast Fit Limit and Fast Fit Buddy.


MAKE THAT THREE FROM THREE FOR CASH READY

Barry Drake

Cash Ready (Crash-Billis Weasel) made it three wins from as many starts with another smooth victory in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SIX FROM SIX FOR BURNPARK FLOYD AS DAISY SCORES A HAT-TRICK

Peter Farrell

Two greyhounds took the headlines at Galway Greyhound Stadium last night as Burnpark Floyd maintained his flawless record to land a sixth victory, while Moanteen Daisy recorded a hat trick of wins for owner, Michael Rafferty.


BARRACK DOUBLE AT LIMERICK AS WEATHER FORCES AN EARLY STOPPAGE

Peter Farrell

Freezing weather conditions meant that Limerick’s twelve race card was halted at race eight but this was not before Shane Curtin recorded a nice double with his ‘Barrack’ Greyhounds.


ANOTHER MAGICAL DISPLAY FROM JASPER

Peter Farrell

Not for the first time in his short career, Magical Jasper put on a breathtaking performance at Galway on Saturday night as he produced a demolition job in A1 company.


ANUBIS LEAVES RIVALS COLD

Ian Fortune

Nametab Anubis was pretty prolific around Shelbourne Park earlier in the year and a return to HQ saw Geoff Bateman’s professional son of Laughil Blake and Nametab Gigi return to his very best form on Saturday night.


ALMIGHTY PADDY PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS TO LAND WATERFORD FEATURE

Barry Drake

The €600 final of the Happy New Year ON2 Unraced Stake produced a very exciting finish at Waterford Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


DROOPYS OUTCOME OFF THE MARK IN STYLE

Barry Drake

There were a couple of very nice performances in Curraheen Park on Saturday night but none more so than the winning run of Droopys Outcome (Droopys Roddick-Droopys Fantasy).


QUALITY THROUGHOUT IN LIMERICK & CLARE GOBA NIGHT OF FINALS

Peter Farrell

The Limerick & Clare GOBA hosted their annual ‘Night of Finals’ at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it proved to be another huge success with no shortage of quality on display.


CLONKELLY LANDS FIRST STAKE OF 2020 AT THURLES PARK

Peter Farrell

The first sweepstake final of 2020 at Thurles was the main attraction to the Tipperary circuit last night with the ‘Thurles Sales ON2/ON3 525’ down for decision, worth €670 to the winner.


GALWAY CAP OFF 2019 IN STYLE AS EXCHANGE LANDS THE FEATURE

Peter Farrell

There were no fewer than eight sweepstake finals up for grabs last night at Galway Greyhound Stadium and the standard of racing did not disappoint with several top class displays on the night.


LUCILLE LANDS LIMERICK UNRACED AS SWEEPSTAKES REACH CLOSING STAGES

Peter Farrell

Last night’s Limerick card was made up entirely of sweepstake action and the feature was the final of the ‘Irish Retired Greyhound Trust ON3 525’ which boasting a prize pot of €800.


JEWEL IN THE CROWN FOR CAMPION AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The €1,570 to the winner ‘Track Supporters A3/A4 525’ was the first of two sweepstake finals down for decision at Thurles Park last night and there was an upset on the cards as Live Jewel produced her first career win to land the spoils for trainer, Paraic Campion.


BOHERNA THE DONAL SCANLON KING AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

The final of the €900 to the winner ‘Donal Scanlon Memorial A2 525’ was the main attraction to Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and there were no shocks as Boherna King justified heavy favouritism to land the spoils.


WOLF AND LILLIE PROVIDE PLENTY OF DRAMA IN THURLES FEATURE

Peter Farrell

It was Christmas Party night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium last night and the eleven race card didn’t lack in quality either with a series of eye catching runs on the night.


BLACK KNIGHT IS A BRIGHT PROSPECT AS HE EASES TO O’NEILLS UNRACED GLORY

Peter Farrell

There were three finals down for decision at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night with the feature of those the ‘O’Neills Dog Food Supporting Greyhound Racing Unraced 525’ worth €1,100 to the winner.


PERFECT TIMING FOR HOUR IN THURLES 570 DECIDER

Peter Farrell

With €1,400 up for grabs to the winner, the final of the ‘Thurles Sale A3/A4 570’ was the main attraction to a rain soaked Thurles Park and it was John O’Neill’s youngster, Down An Hour who landed the spoils.


VETERAN WIN FOR WRITTEN AS KNIGHT IMPRESSES AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

Clearly Written has been an ever present on the Limerick winner’s podium over the past number of years and despite entering veteran status last month, the Denis P O’Malley trained black is showing no signs of any decrease in ability as he landed his 14th career win last night.


20 NOT OUT FOR BOYHERO AS CHUBBYS OUTLINES POTENTIAL

Peter Farrell

After holding the final sales auction of 2019 earlier in the day, Thurles Park hosted a ten race card last night with the semi finals of the ‘Thurles Sales A3/A4 570’ sweepstake among the highlights.


JET FASTEST AS ROCHE NOTCHES DOUBLE AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

A week has passed since the final of the ‘Irish St. Leger’ at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and on last night’s ten race affair it was the Rachel Wheeler trained, Southwood Jet who broke his duck in style and take the honours of fastest time of the night.


ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE FROM FLEETWOOD CON

Barry Drake

THE four second-round heats of the Cork GOBA Past Presidents A3 Stake were completed on Saturday night's program at Curraheen Park.


THREE ON THE BOUNCE FOR BRADY

Barry Drake

Knockane Brady came out on top on Saturday night's feature at Tralee track, the valuable final of the Steve Kennedy Memorial A5, which carried a winner’s prize of €1,450.


VIC EDGES OUT ALI IN THURLES UNRACED FINALE

Peter Farrell

The highlight on last night’s Thurles Park card was the final of the ‘Track Supporters ON2/ON3 Unraced’ and it resulted in a grandstand finish with Curious Vic edging out the persistent Get Up Ali to claim the €1,200 top prize.