The finalists for the WillWeGo.com Irish St Leger have been decided with six of the country’s finest competing for the €30,000 purse this Saturday night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.
The Graham Holland trained Clonbrien Treaty won the opening semi-final heat on Saturday night, maintaining his unbeaten record in this year’s competition. Winner of the 2023 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at the same track, this son of Pestana – Clonbrien Millie has been running superbly with a fast 29.43 recorded when winning his heat as the 6/4 favourite.
Ballinabola Una qualified two lengths back in second place for last year’s winning trainer Pat Buckley while Swords Rex was another half a length back in third place, giving trainer Graham Holland his second finalist.
Sober Glory won the second semi-final with this being his first heat win in the competition for trainer Karol Ramsbottom. This son of Droopys Sydney – Calzagne Jan won in a time of 29.40 with the Peter Cronin trained Mr Chelm a huge eight lengths back in second place while the Jack Kennelly trained Beepers Lariat grabbed third spot.
Limerick Greyhound Stadium were delighted to welcome Ray Quinn to the track on Monday morning ahead of the big final.
Ray Quinn, Head of Venues and Entertainment at willwego.com, said: “ We are delighted to sponsor the willwego.com Irish St Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. We are involved in entertainment events all over the country which include sports, music and fundraising events. It made sense for us to get involved with Greyhound Racing Ireland when the opportunity arose. We launched the website back in March and we are very busy at the moment with Santa events around the country, the tickets are flying, and we have big plans for next year.”
He continued: “We feel it’s a great fit for our business to sponsor this prestigious classic and we look forward to the final on Saturday as it promises to be a fantastic night with brilliant atmosphere. We would like to wish all the finalists the very best of luck and may the best greyhound win.”
Leon Blanche, CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) of Greyhound Racing Ireland, said: “The willwego.com Irish St leger Final looks a tremendous line-up with six greyhounds worthy of their place to try and win the €30,000 pot! I would like to thank willwego.com for their support in backing our tremendous industry. It is an eagerly anticipated competition with huge interest. We are really looking forward to the final at Limerick Greyhound Stadium this Saturday night with a lively crowd anticipated. Best of luck to all the finalists”.
The finalists for the WillWeGo.com Irish St Leger have been decided with six of the Ambassadog Sergio was joined by John Tuohey (CFO of Greyhound Racing Ireland) and Ray Quinn (Head of Venues and Entertainment at WillWeGo.com) to promote the final of the WillWeGo.com Irish St Leger this Saturday.
Trap draw for the final of the WillWeGo.com Irish St Leger
1 – Ballinabola Una
2 – Sober Glory
3 – Swords Rex
4 – Beepers Lariat
5 – Mr Chelm
6 – Clonbrien Treaty