Barry Drake

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium launched it’s “100 Club” in recognition of the number of greyhounds now racing 100 races.

Presently there are six greyhounds at the Oakview venue that have raced one hundred times and a plaque has been erected in the downstairs bar area to mark this fantastic achievement. MILLRIDGE ZEPHYR and ROSIES RAMBLER had their names added to the plaque on Saturday night followed by COOLBOY BOB who ran his 100th race on Sunday evening.

Declan Dowling, Sales & Operations Manager, said “this statistic is testament to the great care that owners and trainers take of their greyhounds and also to the racing surface of the track.”

Racing Manager Kieran Casey, remarked “Now that we are racing four meetings per week I envisage a lot more greyhounds reaching this milestone and the stadium intends to recognise this going forward.”

Pictured (L) at the launch of the “100 Club” in Tralee following presentations to Millridge Zephyr and Rosies Rambler were Brendan Maunsell, Chairman KGOBA; Kieran Casey, Racing Manager KGS, Caoimhe O’Mahony, Stephen O’Mahony, Pat Griffin & Declan Dowling, Sales & Operations Manager KGS.

Pictured (R) Coolboy Bob’s owner Eric Prestage from Ventry receiving an award from Tralee Tote Manager Noreen Murphy & Commentator Mike Flaherty to mark his 100th race on Sunday night, with Eleanor Prestage and Michael O’Donnell.