Shelbourne Park continues to be deprived of racing, as news of the sale of Harold’s Cross, and unconfirmed rumours that an industry currently in debt to the tune of more than €20m could be set to continue debt-free, has failed to raise the spirits of protestors, who mourn the loss of an historic stadium and despise the manner in which it was whipped from under their feet.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
The trainer of champion greyhound Clares Rocket, who was dramatically found alive and well after been kidnapped and held for a ransom, broke down in tears of joy having been reunited with the dog, and declared: “It’s like winning the Derby again.”
Thu, 08 Dec, 2016
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Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
Not only did Hee Haws Sheriff claim the scalp of kennel companion Quietly in the opening quarter-final of the Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint on Saturday night at Curraheen Park, the Ian Reilly-trained runner also knocked nine spots off the track record which his kennelmate set just seven days previously.
Mon, 29 Feb, 2016
The late absence of reigning champ Laughil Blake was the only disappointment in the first round of the Boylesports.com Irish Greyhound Derby, from which Ballymac Matt emerged with reputation most enhanced following his scintillating 29.43 success on Thursday.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
The Red Mills Unraced Bitch Stake series, run in conjunction with the individual track supporters’ clubs, continues be a great success, and last Friday night’s victory for Badminton Rossa, in the Youghal renewal, was further testament to that.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
Ballydoyle Honey’s domination of the bitches’ division continued on Saturday night as Alison Coxon’s remarkable racer broke 28.00 for the second time, when running away with her quarter-final heat of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks at Shelbourne Park.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
The Laurels final went off well, with a performance befitting a champion, and now the Curraheen wagon rolls on to the Barry’s Tea, which starts in little more than a week. Entries for that stake close next Tuesday, May 19, with the heats four days later.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
Late last year, when the movement of the dates for the Laurels was first mooted, there was some talk of the possibility of a bonus being put in place to reward any greyhound which could win the newly arranged Curraheen Classic and go on to land the English Derby.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
Derby champ Laughil Blake and the immensely talented Droopys Nidge gave further credence, if it were needed, to the ‘Night of Stars’ moniker as they produced stellar performances on Saturday at Shelbourne Park.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2014
We’re still in the exploratory zone for what television can do for Irish Greyhound racing, but Tuesday night’s programme from Wimbledon, which aired on Sky Sports, was another good example of how high-quality racing and a good production can showcase much of what’s great about the sport.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
There were very few upsets in Saturday’s second round of the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St Leger at Limerick but Droopy Nidge, a runaway winner in a record time in the opening round, had a very different experience in trying to justify odds of 1-5 in heat five as he was forced to pull out all the stops to see off the determined Burgess Oscar.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
The 2014 Connolly’s Red Mills Irish Laurels got underway with some terrific performances in last Saturday night’s opening round and, based on those runs alone, it looks like we’ll be seeing some sub 28.00 runs this year.
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
We’d all like to see six dogs line up for the Derby — not least connections of Kereight King — but there are five great stories with those still standing and I don’t suppose whoever is lucky enough to pick up the trophy and the €125,000 cheque on Saturday night will worry about how many rivals his/her greyhound beat in the final.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
Racing Post Greyhound TV goes from strength to strength and must be applauded for its efforts and success in doing so. Such has been the quick take-up on the programme, they are currently doing a trial period of five shows per week.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013