Please note the Derby Trial Stake at Glin is now oversubscribed and no further entries can be taken for this stake.
Please note a small number of Fixture changes have been made. See drop-down menu under Coursing on top tool bar (near draws, results etc). In Week 2 the Glin meeting will include the Galway & Oranmore trial stakes and Galway & Oranmore will not be running their meeting in Week 7. New Ross have moved from Week 5 to Week 6 which is back to where they were last season. Rathkeale will now host Limerick City at a joint meeting in Week 9.
Please note that both Trial Stakes at Kilflynn are now oversubscribed and no further entries can be taken for these events.
The following is the list of Reserve Trial Stakes for the 2023/24 season. Under the rota system it is Liscannor’s turn to run a Reserve Oaks Trial Stake this season. Also Glanworth, Dundalk & Mooncoin.
A huge thank you to all 320 guests who attended our Coursing Awards and Dinner Dance last Sunday. You helped to create a lovely atmosphere and we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
These Awards could not happen without the support of our wonderful sponsors: Dominic, Kathleen & Liam of Greyhound & Pet World Abbeyfeale; Jimmy Flaherty & family, Galway; Billy & Marie Roche and family Clonmel Cabins; Bridget Byrne, Surrey & Duagh; The National Meeting Bookmakers; Michael & Maura Horgan, Mitchelstown. Thank you all sincerely.
Congratulations to our Award winners and other prize recipients. Thank you for joining us on Sunday night with family and friends. This week’s Sporting Press has a full report with photos from the Coursing Awards.
Front photo – Bridget Byrne presents the Hall Of Fame Award to Jackie Murphy and his wife Kathleen.
Below Anne Marie O’Brien makes a presentation of behalf of the Sporting Press to the connections of Classic winners Excelerate (trainer Kevin Barry), Masonbrook Ger (members of the Griffin Harte syndicate) and Cool Spirit ( Damien Matthews & Seamus Kelly)
Below Michael Sheil (Chairman Classics Club) and John Egan (President ICC) make a presentation of the first prize cheques in the Classics Club Draw to Evan & Conor Comerford (representing their dad Fintan) and to Dermot McCarthy and his mam Martha .
Below Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing winner Sean Doyle accompanied by his daughter Sarah Jane accepts his prize from Anne Marie O’Brien.
Below DJ Histon (CEO Irish Coursing Club) and Damien Matthews (Treasurer ICC) make a special presentation to Imelda Grauer who has been taking photos for the Sporting Press & ICC since 1984.
The votes have been counted and we can now announce the Coursing Greyhounds of the Year for 2022/23. We are also delighted to announce that the Coursing Hall of Fame Award for 2023 goes to Mr Jackie Murphy, Mallow. All our winners will be honoured at the Irish Coursing Clubs award ceremony to be held on April 30th . Huge thanks to our Award Sponsors without whom we would not be able to hold this great night of celebration.
Greyhound & Pet World Abbeyfeale Coursing Dog of the Year
Flaherty Family, Galway Coursing Bitch of the Year
Clonmel Cabins Coursing Brood Bitch of the Year
National Meeting Bookmakers Coursing Stud Dog of the Year
A most enjoyable Dublin Coach Irish Cup meeting hosted by Co Limerick CC finished this afternoon with a clean sweep for the pups, 2021 whelps winning all five stakes. In fact eight of the ten finalists were pups with Go Home Ourthat (2019) and Annual Friendly (2020) the exceptions.
The ante post betting got it very right with greyhounds at the top of market contesting the final of the Irish Cup itself and also winning the Purse & Plate. The bookmakers will not remember the 2023 National Meeting & Irish Cup with any great fondness but no doubt they will recoup the losses next season. It is a good sign of both meetings that the cream came to the top and hard luck stories were few & far between.
Our 2023 Dublin Coach Irish Cup champion is Cool Spirit, owned by a syndicate of Newcastlewest & Newry based members and trained in Newry by the maestro himself Brendan Matthews, winning his 9th Irish Cup. Cool Spirit met some formidable opponents along the way, not least Go Home Ourthat, and for a pup he really impressed and is a worthy winner. He is a son of Irish Cup winner Newinn Wonder and Oaks winner Foxhollow Queen.
Montpelier Hulk, owned by the Jimmy Buckley led Top Class Syndicate (Athenry) and trained by Gerry Holian proved why he was so short in price for both the Derby & Irish Cup by running out a very good winner of the Bill Chawke Irish Plate. He is a first big stake success for his Derby winning sire Upper Hand and a son of Jumeirah Glory.
Although coming into the Irish Cup without a success to his name Drive On Lesley was the subject of a big gamble on Friday. Unfortunately he lost sight temporarily in RD1 but it was all plain sailing in the Dick Fitzgerald Irish Purse. The son of Boylesportsmagic and Kilty Candy is an exciting All Age prospect next season for his connections incl trainer Denis O’Driscoll.
Greenmount is proving to be a lucky venue for Paul Horig (Bahamas) and 12 months after his Irish Cup success with Berlin Station he was back in the winner’s enclosure following the success of the Kevin Barry trained Coffee Queen in the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stakes. This daughter of Newinn Wonder and Tree Top Kerry is a litter sister to Tree Top Tyson which put Cool Spirit out of the Derby in the third round.
What a few weeks it has been for Michael Sweeney, receiver of entries for Glin. His Doomore Diva today added the Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members to a similar stake she won at Sevenhouses. The daughter of Newinn Wonder & Silent Belle is a litter sister to Silent Seanie Se and Silent Fraya which ran in Clonmel.
And so we bid farewell to the 2022/23 coursing season. We enjoyed some fantastic coursing and great hares throughout the season and we were blessed with spring-like conditions particularly at Clonmel and Limerick. The voluntary work that goes on behind the scenes at every club meeting especially in the areas of hare husbandry and field preparation has to be seen to be believed. We will conclude our piece with a heartfelt thank you to all those Working Members and also a special word of thanks to our most generous sponsors at Club and National level. Have a great summer. See you in September PG.
A most enjoyable second day at the Dublin Coach Irish Cup meeting hosted by Co Limerick CC sets everything up nicely for a great finale tomorrow and also the conclusion of the 2022/23 season. The ante post favourite Go Home Ourthat may be still the one they have to pass but there was much to like about some of the other performances this afternoon also. Once again the clock of Go Home Ourthat in the very first course of the day set the standard and was not beaten.
We are left with three All Ages, two of whom contested the final of the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes earlier this month, Express Razor & Aghadown Wonder. Go Home Ourthat is the third and possibly the freshest as he was last seen winning the Munster Cup at Newcastlewest in mid December.
The five pups which remain include two recent Derby quarter-finalists (Ballymac General & Boylesports Team), Cool Spirit which departed from the Derby in the third round, Fireproof which won one round of the Derby and the Cuine Gambler which made an early exit in Clonmel.
Clocks & betting would suggest that Go Home Ourthat, Express Razor, Cool Spirit and Ballymac General will make it to the semi-finals although Fireproof will push Cool Spirit all the way. With four of the last eight carrying the hopes of Limerick connections (1 x Cork, 2 x Kerry, 1 x Down) there will be plenty of cheering from the stands.
Arena Rose can maintain her remarkable unbeaten record in the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stakes with Aghadown Berry her likely opponent in the final. All eyes will be on Drive On Lesley in the Dick Fitzgerald Irish Purse and he has a great chance of reaching the final where he should come up against another pup, Blue Knight or Jeru Hope. The Bill Chawke Irish Plate could be at the mercy of Montpelier Hulk. See Quick Results for Clocks & Latest Betting.
Ante-post favourite Go Home Ourthat got the 2023 Dublin Coach Irish Cup off to the best possible start at Limerick Racecourse this morning. Connections could not have asked for a more straight-forward course and his clock of 11.41 would not be bettered for the rest of the day. He has now shortened to 3/1 and is the one they all have to beat.
The two big talking points came in quick succession. First the heavily gambled Drive On Lesley (started joint favourite with Go Home Ourthat) appeared to lose sight when well in command. Then the eagerly awaited buckle between the two Champion Stakes winners at Clonmel resulted in a thriller with Express Razor wiping out early arrears (possibly two lengths behind early) to go past Excelerate in the last 50 yards. Excelerate later appeared in the Irish Purse and won her course handsomely.
Rossmore Dazzler which ran up the Irish Purse 12 months ago got the second half of the stake off to a great start also, romping away from his litter brother in 11.46. As in many courses today, the pup Cool Spirit raced wide apart from his opponent and it was hard to judge how much he had in hand but his clock 11.50 was very decent and bookmakers have installed him as their new second favourite. Boylesports Team and Kyle Honour look destined for a very interesting third round encounter and the meeting of Montpelier Hulk & Ballymac General could be the highlight of RD2. The buckle between Express Razor & Catunda Zeus is another one to look forward to.
The unbeaten Arena Rose certainly caught the eye in the opening round of the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake and Oaks r-up Ballymac Pippin will have to improve on today’s run if she is to get the better of her tomorrow morning. Likewise down in the bottom half Ballymac Wonder has a battle on her paws against Aghadown Berry in RD2 but the winner could then go a long way in this competition. Shutdafrontdoor, Coffee Queen, Central Dolly and South Carolina were the others that stood out but the last named gave the escape a good rattle.
The action gets underway on Day 2 with the second round of Dublin Coach Irish Cup and what could be a tough enough course for our favourite against Kilkeale Gold. Don’t be late !!!. See Quick Results for clocks and latest betting.
For all the previews and predictions ahead of the Dublin Coach Irish Cup make sure to read the Sporting Press this week. Available online from 8pm on Tuesday evening and in most shops on Wednesday morning.
Irish Cup Feb 24 to 26
The 2023 renewal of the Dublin Coach Irish Cup (winner €35,000) will take place at Limerick Racecourse from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February. The meeting will also feature the Patsy Byrne Select All Age Bitch Stake, the Bill Chawke Irish Plate, the Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Irish Purse and the Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members Stake.
National Coursing Meeting 2023 – Important Notices
Finals Day at Clonmel
The Fields Of Athenry rang around Powerstown Park this afternoon as friends and supporters of Tom Griffin, his daughter Jenny & her husband Matt Harte from Gort and trainer Gerry Holian celebrated the Boylesports Derby success of Masonbrook Ger. The son of Newinn Wonder & Laurina (representing Loughrea CC) had impressed from the opening round and was a truly worthy winner. His toughest call came in the semi-final against Tree Top Tyson which was one of many exciting courses today. Credit also to the runner-up Ballymac Major who came from behind in the quarter-final & semi-final but just couldn’t bridge the gap in the final.
They may have lost the Derby but it was another memorable National Meeting for Liam Dowling & family. As expected ante post favourite Ballymac Zena and her kennelmate Ballymac Pippin reached the final of the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks but not without a few worries. In her first course this morning Zena clipped the escape hard as she drove in and then three courses later Pippin got plenty of work. Zena’s semi-final against Catunda Lauren was without doubt the most exciting course of the entire three days and the stands erupted as the lead changed a number of times. However marking her out as an outstanding greyhound she shouldered her opponent at a vital time to take the opening turn. Pippin did recover from her exertions to win her semi-final against Silent Angel but following veterinary advice she was then withdrawn and Zena (representing Castleisland CC) was declared the winner. The daughter of Boylesports Magic – Silent Wonder joins Ballymac Enya (2019) and Ballymac Floral (2021) on the Oaks Roll of Honour.
The O’Connor family from Tarbert were back on the podium at a National Meeting when Express Razor (a Cup winner at Ballyduff and East Donegal) won the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes, coming from behind a gallant Aghadown Wonder in the final. The son of Drive On Smokey – Following Lights is trained by Patrick for his mam Christina. Excelerate (a Cup winner at Johnstown & Urlingford) gave one of the performances of the day throughout the Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes. A late withdrawal before last season’s Oaks got underway, the daughter of Needham Danger – Annual Time made up for lost time much to the delight of Fintan & John Comerford, Kildare Town and trainer Kevin Barry. (Incidentally Fintan also drew Ballymac Zena in the Classics Club Draw so a great day all around for him). Ocean Kerrie ran exceptionally well to reach the final and gave the winner the most to do.
When Amarite was drawn to meet Ballymac Zena in the first round of the Oaks her owners Ray Conroy and Ollie Dunne (Portlaoise) were despondent. However she lost nothing in defeat and it was no surprise to see this litter sister of our Derby winner (Newinn Wonder – Laurina) win the Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes four years after her dam won the same event. Sore Loser (Drive On Smokey – Sullane Erin) was also handed a tough opening draw in the Derby against Tiktok Tony and was one of the big outsiders. Owners David Manning & Katie Kelleher will be over the moon heading back to Macroom this evening with the trophy for the Stockproof Fencing Products TA Morris Stakes.
And so concluded the 97th National Coursing Meeting which was blessed with probably the best weather ever for the full duration of the event. We were also blessed with some fantastic coursing and behalf of all coursing supporters we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Team Powerstown. After all the anticipation it is hard to believe that it is all over but wonderful memories were made and no doubt the celebrations in Gort, Tralee, Tarbert, Kildare Town, Portlaoise and Macroom will continue for many days and weeks to come. Long Live Coursing.
Day 2 at Clonmel
Liam Dowling’s eight qualifiers graced the front page of last week’s Sporting Press and remarkably six of them are still in Derby & Oaks contention after three rounds and two days of great coursing at the 97th National Coursing Meeting. The betting this evening would suggest that Ballymac Zena and Ballymac Pippin will divide the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks which would give the Dowlings a remarkable third success in this Classic in five years. A Derby success would be the first up the field for the Ballymac kennels but it will be harder to achieve despite having half of the remaining runners.
The Boherlode Syndicate (Limerick) owned Boherlode Zoey which only came in as a runner-up last week has run brilliantly to reach the last eight of the Oaks. The Curtin family, Tournafulla, Limerick have brought many a fast qualifier to Clonmel over the years but perhaps without the success they deserved. With Barrack Bubbles (Oaks) and Barrack Boru (Derby) they now have two live chances, the latter in particular. Some of the loudest cheers were heard today from the Kilmardinny Syndicate (Imelda Byrne & family, Dublin) when Catunda Lauren won her two courses impressively. Gooleen Magic & Silent Angel make it three from the Boylesportsmagic – Silent Wonder litter into the last eight of the Oaks joining their sister Ballymac Zena. Gooleen Magic is owned by Eilish O’Sullivan & her son Dermot, from Labasheeda, Co Clare, mam and brother to Irish Cup and Kitty Butler sponsor John O’Sullivan. Father & son Tom & Jack Nolan, Abbeyfeale of the Silent prefix need no introduction and will be thrilled to see the great Silent Wonder produce such a litter. Twelve months after losing an Oaks final by the narrowest of margins Tom Lawler & his family, Carlow are back in an Oaks on Finals Day. Their Mungos Blossom has won many admirers and won’t make things easy for Ballymac Pippin.
The third round of the Boylesports Derby was bookended by two courses which were expected to be very close. The manner of the victory of both Ballymac Major and Tree Top Tyson (David Lonergan, Cahir & Kevin Barry, Rosegreen) over Iron Born and Cool Spirit respectively makes them serious contenders but such is the quality of this season’s Derby that they might not even reach the final. Major was actually nine spots slower than his brother Ballymac General who he now takes on in the quarter-final. The honour of fastest clock in the third round went to the aforementioned Barrack Boru and he meets Simply Glorious running for Ray Conroy & Ollie Dunne, Portlaoise who won a Kitty Butler with his dam in 2019 and also the Champion Bitch Stakes last season (Shes Invincible). Jenny Griffin and Matt Harte (Gort) got a brilliant run in the older Oaks 12 months ago and now their Masonbrook Ger (litter brother to Simply Glorious) is the fancy of many to go one better in the Derby. His next opponent is possibly the least fancied of the Liam Dowling runners but Ballymac Devito appears to have plenty luck on his side and we all know how important that is in coursing. He also happens to be a son of Ballymac Enya which gave Liam his first Clonmel success. Finally we come to Boylesports Team, the Corn Na Feile winner and running in the name of one of our sports most generous ever sponsors, John Boyle (Rostrevor) and trained in the Ballymac kennels. It would be another wonderful story but it won’t be easy, especially taking on Tree Top Tyson.
We began by mentioning the eight ‘Ballymac’ stars on Page 1 of the most recent Sporting Press. Will we see two or three or even possibly four of them on this week’s front cover once again ?. The bookmakers think we will and no doubt they will have some hefty doubles to pay out if it comes to pass. However the Clonmel dream is still alive for many other coursing families tonight and we wish them all the very best as we look forward to the third and final day of Clonmel 2023.
Day 1 at Clonmel
After a 30 minute delay due to overnight frost, Ballymac Wonder got the 97th National Meeting off to a great start with a 12.50 run in the opening course of the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks. However it wasn’t long before her kennelmate and long odds favourite Ballymac Zena bettered it by 12 spots (12.38). This would remain the best time of the day until Tree Top Tyson stopped the clock at 12.36 in the very last course of the Boylesports Derby.
Others to catch the eye in the Oaks were Gooleen Magic & Silent Angel (both litter sisters of Zena), Frenchfort (litter sister of Ballymac Wonder), Marvelous Model (daughter of 2020 Oaks winner), and the very well drawn Ballymac Pippin (same dam as 2019 and 2021 Oaks winners). The only big upset was the elimination of All Glamour which went temporarily offline and handed the advantage to Cloncunny Flare.
The Ballymacs were also very much to the fore in the Boylesports Derby with Ballymac Ida the only one of eight runners from the Dowling kennels to taste defeat today after a sluggish start. Ballymac Major was probably the most impressive although sponsor John Boyle will have been delighted with the all the way success of Boylesports Team (trained by Liam Dowling). The aforementioned Tree Top Tyson finished the first round in style and others to show Derby winning potential were Iron Born, Masonbrook Ger, Cool Spirit and both of the Barrack dogs Boru & Ice. However no less than 15 dogs came in under 12.60 so it really is wide open still.
It was a glorious day weather wise and the atmosphere and excitement was the best seen at an opening day in Clonmel for a long time. Please God it augurs well for the next two days. The action resumes tomorrow morning at 11am with the first round of the Stockproof Fencing TA Morris Stakes. (see Quick Results for clocks and betting).
The Waiting Is Over
In less than 24 hours the 97th National Coursing Meeting will get underway at Powerstown Park, Clonmel. It is very doubtful if we will have anyone attending who was present at that first National Meeting back in 1925 but for sure there will be someone proudly celebrating their 50th, 60th or even 70th Clonmel. We all remember our first Clonmel and we hope that for those making their maiden trip this year it is the first of many.
Safe travelling to all over the next three days. Best wishes to everyone connected to a runner and we hope your dream comes true. A huge thank you to all involved with hare husbandry at Powerstown Park and we hope your dream of a clean sheet comes true also. We know you can do no more. Sincere thanks to our sponsors, Boylesports, The Horse & Jockey Hotel, Dublin Coach, Stockproof Fencing Products, The 802 Classics Club Members and the families of the late Kevin Smith and Grace & Matt Bruton. This event could not happen without your support.
At 11am this Sunday morning Breska Code and Ballymac Wonder will be placed in the capable hands of Brian Doyle or Richard Quinn. 202 courses later Liam Kelly or John O’Connell will pull the final flag for this season’s National Meeting and the Clonmel Roll Of Honour will have six new names or possibly even more in the event of a divide !!. It’s our All Ireland, Superbowl, Cheltenham, all rolled into one and whether it’s our 50th or our 1st the excitement never diminishes.
OFFICIAL NON RUNNERS
National Meeting 2023 – Non Runners
Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks
Hiho Lets Go (First Quarter)
Lucarelli (First Quarter)
Ta Ellen (Fourth Quarter)
Tullig Seal (First Quarter)
Sminky Sharp (Reserve)
Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch
Kevin Smith Champion Stakes
Rossmore Champ (reserve)
For anyone travelling to Clonmel from the Waterford or Wexford direction on Tuesday (Sunday & Monday should be ok) please note there are long delays in Carrick On Suir due to roadworks. The full details are below.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: N24 Eastbound Lane, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary. From O’Mahony Avenue to Ash Park Junction with N24. PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 00:00hrs on Monday 30 January 2023 to 23:39hrs on Friday 01 September 2023. ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: R696 New Road, L-2701-1 Ard Mhuire, L-2702-1 Greenside North, R697 Park View, L-2703-1 Ash Park. (L-27032-1 Townparks will also to be used when required).
NM SPORTING PRESS SPECIAL
Congratulations to Anne Marie O’Brien and her team on another great National Meeting special. A must read before you head to Clonmel this weekend. Available to view online Tuesday evening and should be in most shops on Wednesday.
Consolation Stakes at National Meeting
At the 2023 National Coursing Meeting there will be two Consolation Stakes. The Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes for 32 bitches eliminated in the first round of the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks. Winner: €7,000. Runner Up: €2,000. The Stockproof Fencing Products T. A. Morris Stakes for 32 dogs eliminated in the first round of the BoylesSports Derby. Winner: €7,000. Runner Up: €2,000.
the event of these stakes not being filled by those eliminated from the first
round of the Oaks/Derby the remaining places will be allocated to reserves in
the Oaks/Derby which did not get called to run in those stakes. These
reserves must have run a non-competitive course at the end of the first round
of the Oaks/Derby.
A new draw will be made to determine which reserves are to receive the remaining places in the Consolation Stakes and which reserves are to be listed as Reserves A,B,C and D for the Consolation Stakes. The
draw for the Consolation Stakes will then take place.
The first round of the Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes will take place at the end of coursing on the first day of the National Meeting and the second round will take place immediately after the interval on the second day of the National Meeting. The first round of the Stockproof Fencing Products TA Morris Stakes will take place at the start of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting and the second round will take place at the end of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting. Both
stakes will then be completed on the third day of the National Meeting.
NATIONAL MEETING TRIALS
The second hare schooling session for the National Meeting took place on Saturday and the quickest clocks were 12.67 and 12.72. The first hare schooling session for the National Meeting took place on Friday and the quickest clocks were 12.62 and 12.64
THE DUBLIN COACH COURSING BUS
We are delighted that John O’Sullivan is once again providing this wonderful service on three different routes. The coaches will leave each morning from Galway, Dundalk and Tralee with strategic pick-ups along the way. All who travelled this way in recent years have had nothing but the highest of praise for the service so early booking is advisable.
The following is the draw for the Irish Cup meeting to be hosted by Co Limerick CC next weekend. Ballymac Zena and Busy Man were two late withdrawals but the pairing of the two recent Champion Stakes winners Express Razor and Excelerate in the first round will justify the entrance fee alone on Day 1. Drive On Lesley is another very interesting runner in that second quarter.
Leading fancy Go Home Ourthat was first out of the hat and will wear the red collar six times if he claims this time-honoured classic. 2021 Derby runner up Carrowkeal Shane, recent Champion Stakes runner-up Aghadown Wonder and triple Cup winner Dresden Dingo will make life difficult though for him in that opening quarter.
Clocks from Clonmel would suggest that the pups Cool Spirit and Jeru Hope will have a great buckle in the third quarter where Benny Treanor was unlucky to have his two ‘Rossmore‘ dogs drawn against each other and where Champion Stakes runners Hermes and Derby Wonder should have a big say.
Liam Dowling’s two runners Boylesports Team & Ballymac General and Kyle Honour look the ones to beat in the fourth quarter although Charlie Chip could be a dangerous opponent early and Montpelier Hulk is another pup to be seriously considered if back to himself.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 24th, 25th
& 26th February
Judge: Paul Horan
Slipper: Richard Quinn Jnr
Start 11.30am all three days.
through Dublin Coach Irish Cup. Interval. Once through Patsy Byrne
Select Bitch Stake and Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Irish Purse.
Twice through Dublin Coach Irish Cup. Once through Patsy Byrne Select Bitch
Stake and once through Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Irish Purse (before interval).
Once through Bill Chawke Irish Plate and once through Kyle Invitational Working
Members Stake (after interval).
with Kyle Invitational Working Members Stake, Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake,
Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Irish Purse, Bill Chawke Irish Plate, Dublin Coach
Irish Cup and complete card.
We have now added the runner beside each Member who was lucky to be drawn from the drum for the Classics Club. Best of luck to all and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Classics Club this season.
The prize fund for draw on the Boylesports Derby and the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks will be as follows: Winner: €10,000 Runner-Up: €3,000 Semi-Finalists: €1,000 each. Quarter-Finalists: €500 each. Due to the great response we received we are also giving out the following extra prizes: If the greyhound you draw in the Derby or Oaks wins the Stockproof Fencing TA Morris Stakes or Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes you will receive €1500 and the runner-up receives €500. In the new draws on the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes and Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes the winner of both will receive €2,000 and runner-up €500. This gives a Total Prize-fund of €43,000.