MICHAEL FORTUNE: Fahy has staggering 19 Derby entries

IT is every greyhound person’s dream to have a runner in the Ladbrokes.com Irish Derby but Galway owner P.J. Fahy is not the typical owner.

When the draw for the premier classic in the greyhound world is made at Shelbourne Park on Tuesday next there will be no fewer than 19 dogs in the hat bearing the famed Tyrur prefix used by Fahy.

The huge Fahy entry yesterday morning brought the total of entries in the book for the Derby to 120 with a day and a half to go before the closing date this evening.

The leading fancies among the team of Tyrur dogs are Big Mike, Enda, Lohan, Brennan, Bucko, McGuigan and Dylan.

Owen McKenna yesterday entered six headed by Thurlesbeg Joker and the Farley duo while Dolores Ruth also has a half dozen runners headed by her Champion Stakes winner Makeshift. Add in five from Paul Hennessy and five from Fraser Black and the total is getting ever closer to the advertised figure of 144.

The draw will be made on Tuesday morning at 10 am and the first round will then be run next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

By the way, a special meeting will be staged at Tralee on Thursday week, August 12th to accommodate some Limerick entries. The meeting will be run in conjunction with the second round of the Irish Derby at Shelbourne so the extra meeting will give people in the Kerry and Limerick region the chance to come and enjoy the action on Inter Track. The Restaurant will not be open on the night. Entries for the Tralee meeting are now being taken by contacting the Limerick Racing Office on 061 448041.

On the subject of Tralee, a classically bred sapling will be auctioned during Saturday’s big benefit meeting at Tralee track courtesy of Derby winning owner Mike McKenna. The sapling is by McKenna’s fantastic Derby winner College Causeway out of Droopys Abigail, a daughter of Yeah Man and Droopys Azaliea.

Derby entries [Received up to lunchtime Thursday]

Corporate Attack, Fleetwood Nick, Clonkeen Stan, Cookies Fantasy, Shaws Dilemma, Boherash Torres, Ballyvadd Hawk, Ballyfidora One, Big Shuffle, Baytown Boss, Lough View Gem, Mileheight Crash, Kinda Ready, Wise Signal, Ashley Agger, January Breeze, Millie Marina, Headleys Jake, Brave Blake, Hold On Buddy, Monlesa Alsation, Movealong Tony, Jim Said So, Definate Opinion, Joey Jojo Junior, Royal Tornado, Thorn Brae Brett, Broadstrand Lad, Kiowa Myth, Skywalker Queen, Skywalker Cindy, Nighthawk Boy, Forest Squire, Local Dee Jay (ex Local Flawless), Makeshift, Razldazl Lord, Cartiers Dazzle, Black Paws Down, Kingo, Colorful Champ, Barefoot Bullet, Barefoot Admiral, De Ex Factor, Tranquil Time, Hurry On Black, St Louis Spirit, Dromore Hero, Jacks Dynamite, Whatsupjack, Must Be Chaos, Cabra Legend, Carib King, Frisky Fantasy, Oran Legend, Belvedere Champ, Judicial Academy, Local Gaffer, Marked Urgent, Olivers Twist, Oran Jaguar, Clontarf Hero, Dalcash Cardoza, Fatboyz Tyson, Fatboyz Nodrog, Westmead Bolt, Westmead Grant, Must Be Keano, Krug Ninety Five, Thurlesbeg Joker, Farloe Blitz, Farloe Turbo, Oceans Crash, Burn Em Up, Pablo Supreme, Ardera Monarch, Westmead Logan, Tyrur Lohan, Tyrur Big Mike, Tyrur Enda, Tyrur Brennan, Tyrur Dylan, Tyrur Noone, Tyrur Biggs, Tyrur Bucko, Tyrur Richie, Tyrur Gerado, Tyrur McGuigan, Tyrur Valdez, Tyrur Dougie, Tyrur Tadgh, Tyrur Thursday, Tyrur Lucky, Tyrur Leo, Tyrur Heavey, Tyrur Clint, Forest Rover, Big Ego, Highview Shadow, Slippery Dave, Hee Haws Arazi.

Trial Stake Winners: Welesbourne Dan, Hipower Turbo, Mesedo Blue, Johnny Whitesox, Monks Patriot, Greenwell Viper, Lassa Extreme, Blazers Black, Monleek Bay, Skywalker Kim, Dartrey Spring, Crash Bandit, Ballymac Tipp, Huckabees Kid, Foyle Storm, Yeah Me, Frisky Fantasy, Guitar Moment, Romeo Impact.


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