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48 OAKS TS at ABBEYDORNEY  –  With permission of the ICC, the Oaks Trial Stake at Abbeydorney will now be for 48 bitch pups and will be run over three days Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2017. The draw takes place on Sunday 15th October.

48 DERBY TS at EDENDERRY –  With permission of the ICC, the Derby Trial Stake at Edenderry will now be for 48 dog pups and will be run over three days Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2017. The draw takes place on Saturday 14th October.

48 OAKS TS at LOUGHREA  –  With permission of the ICC, the Oaks Trial Stake at Loughrea will now be for 48 bitch pups and will be run over three days Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2017. The draw takes place on Sunday 15th October.

CHAMPION STAKES POINTS  –  A number of people have been in touch asking us to refresh their memory of the new Champion Stakes points structure which was introduced last season and will be in operation again in 2017/18. It means of course that Desmond Cup winner Portane Ash (pictured) is the early leader on the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes leaderboard with 9 points.

16 ALL AGE PRIZEMONEY WINNER RUNNER UP SEMI FINALIST
€1000-€1499 4 2 0
€1500-€1999 5 2.5 0
€2000-or > 6 3 0
32 ALL AGE PRIZEMONEY WINNER RUNNER UP SEMI FINALIST
€2000-€2999 7 4 2
€3000-€3999 8 5 2.5
  €4000- or > 9 6 3

 

TESTING NOTICE –  Owners and Trainers please be advised that a public draw will take place after the last final at all provincial coursing meetings this season. The Winners of Two of the following events will be selected for testing as per Rule 88 of the ICC:

  • All Age Dog winner
  • All Age Bitch winner
  • Derby Trial Stake winner
  • Oaks Trial Stake winner
  • Other prominent stake as decided by Executive Committee

VOTING RIGHTS FOR COURSING GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR AWARDS – Similar to last season, voting rights will be extended to all subscribed members of the ICC Web Site. To have a vote you must be a subscribed member by December 31, 2017.  Watch out too for our 2018 National Meeting Tipster Competition which will be confined to subscribed members.