Talking Dogs Stories January 2022


TOMMY THE STAR AS BEHIND THE TRACK RETURNS

Ian Fortune

31 January 2022

After the success of the opening series, Behind The Track returns this afternoon with their #OurGreyhoundsOurLives docuseries.


SENSATIONAL FROM SWORDS REX IN RURAL SEMIS AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

31 January 2022

The semi finals of the Rural Kennels ON2/ON3 525 took centre stage last night at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium and those in attendance were treated to something special as Swords Rex posted an unbelievable 28.01 to storm into next week’s decider.


CODY AND ACE SET GOLD STANDARD AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

30 January 2022

Early speed was predictably the difference between victory and defeat at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as twelve became six in the RCETS Gold Cup.


SUSIE GOES FAST BUT SCOOBY GOES FASTEST

Ian Fortune

30 January 2022

Derby champion Susie Sapphire continued her comeback with a fluent run in a 525yd trial at Shelbourne Park ahead of racing on Saturday night.


BACK TO BACK WINS FOR THE EXCITING MELODYS VIM

Barry Drake

30 January 2022

MELODYS VIM took the feature race of the night in Tralee on Saturday night as the Maurice O'Connor trained winner came home clear of his nearest rival in the €500 RCETS Traceability App Stakes Final.


BRILLIANCE FROM BEACH IN BALLYMAC COOPER DECIDER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

30 January 2022

The Ballymac Cooper @ Stud A3 525 has proved the perfect curtain raiser to 2022 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and the €3,000 decider was polished off in tremendous fashion last night as Toolmaker Beach built on his semi final victory with another brilliant performance for owner William Hyslop.


BELMULLET BRANDY THE STAR OF THE SHOW IN KILCOHAN PARK

Barry Drake

30 January 2022

BELMULLET BRANDY (Dorotas Wildcat-Yahoo Tina) ran out a convincing winner of the €1,100 to the winner final of the Geneva Kennels Unraced Stake at Waterford on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 29/01/2022

GRI

29 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 29/01/2022:


COMPETITION WINNERS

GRI

29 January 2022

Congratulations to our recent competition winners, did you guess the correct number?


NANNY GIVES DOLORES THE PERFECT RETURN

Ian Fortune

29 January 2022

Reckless Nanny gave Dolores Ruth the perfect return to the training ranks at Shelbourne Park on Friday night when displaying plenty of promise to set the standard in the semi-finals of the Barking Buzz App ON2/ ON3.


LYNCHY BOY THE STANDOUT STAR IN ELITE CANINE SEMIS AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

29 January 2022

The semi final stages of both the Horse & Hound A3/A4 525 and the Elite Canine Transport A1/A2 550 took centre stage at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Lynchy Boy who stole the show once again with a quality performance for TJ Campion.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 28/01/2022

GRI

28 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 28/01/2022:


SUSIE IN “GREAT ORDER”AND SET FOR ANOTHER TRIAL

Ian Fortune

27 January 2022

After impressing in a sprint trial at Shelbourne on January 15th, Susie Sapphire is set to have another spin at Shelbourne on Saturday evening with Owen McKenna confirming the superstar will be trialed over 525yds.


SUCCESFUL SALE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

26 January 2022

Another successful sale took place at Curraheen Park on Saturday.


DOLORES IS BACK

Ian Fortune

25 January 2022

Dolores Ruth yesterday confirmed that she had taken out a public license and is back training greyhounds at her Rathangan base.


WONDERFUL FOUR TIMER FOR DEREK KEHOE IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

25 January 2022

Trainer Derek Kehoe was in top form at Youghal last on Monday night, the Thurles based handler recording a brilliant four timer.


RPGTV SCHEDULE SHOWS REAL COMMITMENT

Ian Fortune

24 January 2022

Saturday’s statement on the RPGTV Irish dates shows a real commitment from those involved to give the best possible coverage of Irish racing.


A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Ian Fortune

24 January 2022

While Talking Dogs on a Monday will return to full service in the near future with the Easter Cup in the horizon, we took the opportunity to look back on times gone by for this evening’s installment.


DENIS HANNON

23 January 2022

It’s with great sadness we must report the passing of well-known breeder, owner and trainer Denis Hannon.


SHUNTERS BOBBY QUICKEST IN GENEVA UNRACED

Barry Drake

23 January 2022

SHUNTERS BOBBY went quickest on the clock in the semi-finals of the Geneva Kennels & W.T.S.C ON3 Unraced Stake at Waterford on Saturday night.


TOOLMAKER BEACH SHINES IN BALLYMAC COOPER SEMIS AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

23 January 2022

The two semi finals of the €3,000 to the winner Ballymac Cooper @ Stud A3 525 were the main attraction at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Toolmaker Beach who stole for the formidable team of William Hyslop and Robert Gleeson.


LUNA IMPRESSES ON A QUALITY NIGHT AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

23 January 2022

There were a number of excellent performances at Thurles Park last night as they hosted a ten-race card and one of the highlights was a second win from just three starts for Gaytime Luna as she sizzled in a 330-yard contest.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 22/01/2022

GRI

23 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 22/01/2022:


CURRAHEEN PARK SALES TRIAL RESULTS SATURDAY 22/01/22

GRI

22 January 2022

Curraheen Park Sales Trial Results Saturday 22/01/22:


GIZMO AND FLORENCE WORTH FOLLOWING

Ian Fortune

22 January 2022

It was a largely low-key affair at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening but a couple of displays stood out as both Florence Cake and Gizmo Smasher produced superb displays to enter the notebook.


REDZER SETS STRONG STANDARD IN SAVANA OPENER

Peter Farrell

22 January 2022

It was the start of a busy weekend at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night as each of the nine races featured sweepstake action and one of the most impressive performances came from Redzer Ruinart in the opening heat of the Savana Open 750.


DOUBLES FOR MULLINS & FAHY AS DUDE IMPRESSES AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

22 January 2022

There were some fine performances on display at Galway Greyhound Stadium last night and the highlight on the card were doubles for the kennels of both Albert Mullins and Martin Fahy.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 21/01/2022

GRI

22 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 21/01/2022:


RPGTV CONFIRM BUMPER IRISH SCHEDULE FOR 2022

GRI

21 January 2022

Racing Post Greyhound TV, in conjunction with Greyhound Racing Ireland, has announced a significant increase in coverage for 2022 with a minimum of 19 major meetings to be shown live.


WILLOW SOLD AND JOINS BUCKLEY

Ian Fortune

19 January 2022

Pat Buckley confirmed on Tuesday that Flashing Willow, who was so impressive at Dundalk on Saturday night, is to join his kennel with a potential Kirby challenge his immediate target.


PROMISING WILLOW LIGHTS UP DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

17 January 2022

There were some tremendous performances over the weekend, be it in the opening round of the RCETS Gold Cup at Shelbourne Park or the second round of the Rural Kennels Unraced at Clonmel but one that went under the radar somewhat was that of Flashing Willow at Dundalk on Saturday as he posted a brilliant 21.05.


NICE ONE EXCELS IN RURAL KENNELS UNRACED

Peter Farrell

17 January 2022

The six second round heats of the Rural Kennels ON2/ON3 Unraced took centre stage at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Droopys Nice One who built on her opening round win with a major statement in the penultimate heat of the night.


GOLDEN DISPLAYS AT SHELBOURNE AS BUDSIT SETS STANDARD

Ian Fortune

16 January 2022

With some of the sharpest greyhounds in training on show at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night in the opening round of the RCETS Gold Cup, it was no surprise to see the majority of the eight heats won off the front.


SUPER SUSIE IMPRESSES IN TRIAL

Ian Fortune

16 January 2022

It may have been almost four months since the last mark on her card, when capturing the Boylesports Derby, but Susie Sapphire was back in action at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and she flew around in a sprint trial ahead of racing.


CHURCHTOWN BUCKS SETS THE STANDARD IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

16 January 2022

Churchtown Bucks, trained by Denis Fitzgerald for owner Mick Crotty, set the standard in Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the well-fancied 4-5 favourite clocked a smart 28.64 when winning race 10, an A0 event.


HILLSIDE FLIER GOES QUICKEST IN BALLYMAC COOPER SECOND ROUND

Peter Farrell

16 January 2022

After a closely matched opening round of the Ballymac Cooper @ Stud A3 525, the second round action continued at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night as four heats went down for decision.


FLANAGAN & O’MEARA SECURE DOUBLES AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

16 January 2022

It was an all-graded, ten race card at Thurles Greyhound Stadium last night and the highlight of the evening were doubles for the kennels of David Flanagan and Laura O’Meara.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 15/01/2022

GRI

15 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 15/01/2022:


RONNIE LETS RIP AT HQ

Ian Fortune

15 January 2022

Friday’s feature at Shelbourne Park was the final of the RCETS A2 525 and Catunda Ronnie produced a career best display to leave his rivals standing.


RAPID CLUAIN SETS HORSE & HOUND STANDARD

Peter Farrell

15 January 2022

There were eight opening round heats of the Horse & Hound A3/A4 Guys & Dolls 525 down for decision at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Cluain Rapid who set the standard with a fine display in heat three.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 14/01/2022

GRI

15 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 14/01/2022:


LAUNCH OF THE GREYHOUND & PET WORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC

Barry Drake

13 January 2022

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are thrilled to announce that Greyhound & Pet World in Abbeyfeale are continuing their sponsorship of the prestigious Juvenile Classic in Tralee.


JERRY DUNNE

13 January 2022

It’s with tremendous sadness we must report the passing of a real greyhound enthusiast and regular visitor to the track, Jerry Dunne.


MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE FROM ARDRATH BENNY IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

11 January 2022

ARDRATH BENNY, trained by John Kiely for Richenda Kelly, Youghal, recorded a magnificent 28.97 when winning Youghal's feature race on Monday night, the Greyhound Make Great Pets A0-A1 525.


OWEN PLANNING TO BRING SUSIE BACK SOON

Ian Fortune

11 January 2022

Sensational 2021 Boylesports Derby champion Susie Sapphire will soon be back on the track after Owen McKenna reported his star performer in great shape this morning.


ARTEMIS UK BOUND

Ian Fortune

11 January 2022

After a magnificent runners-up performance in the Shelbourne Marathon over the grueling 1025yd trip ahead of Christmas, Nametab Artemis has been sold to the UK and will be campaigned over marathon distances.


BLAKE SETS THE STANDARD IN BALLYMAC @ STUD STAKE

Peter Farrell

9 January 2022

There were six opening round heats of the Ballymac Cooper @ Stud A3 525 down for decision at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Castleivy Blake who set the early standard in what proved a very competitive opening round.


GRANGEVIEWS DOUBLE UP AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

9 January 2022

Galway Greyhound Stadium hosted a twelve race card last night and it was the Grangeview greyhounds who sparkled on the night as they posted two flashy times on route to decisive victories.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 08/01/2022

GRI

9 January 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 08/01/2022:


NTSC & JERRY CONNORS BACK TO SPONSOR BITCH STAKE AT NEWBRIDGE

Ian Fortune

7 January 2022

Martin Sweeney was in touch to confirm that one of the great unraced competitions of the year, the Open Bitch Unraced, will return to Newbridge in March.


NICKY QUINLAN R.I.P.

6 January 2022

Kilcohan Park and greyhound racing in general lost one of the great characters over the Christmas period with the death of Nicky ‘Spinners’ Quinlan from William Street in the heart of Waterford City.


GOLD CUP COMMENCES NEXT WEEK

Ian Fortune

6 January 2022

Details of the 2022 RCETS Gold Cup were unveiled this morning.


BOYLESPORTS DERBY BETTING HIGHLIGHTS QUALITY

Ian Fortune

4 January 2022

2022 is now underway, it may be a strange start to the year with earlier starts due to the current government restrictions but there is so much to look forward to in the coming months.


A DECADE AT THE TOP FOR GRAHAM

Ian Fortune

2 January 2022

The exploits of Graham Holland and his Riverside Kennel team over the past number of years have been truly exceptional and the end of year rankings confirmed that he was, once again, the most prolific handler in 2021.


KAROL TOPS THE PRIVATE TRAINERS LIST

Ian Fortune

2 January 2022

After finishing third on the list over the past two years, Karol Ramsbottom ended 2021 as the top private trainer with 66 winners from just 238 runners.


DEREK TOP OWNER FOR SEVENTH TIME RUNNING

Ian Fortune

2 January 2022

Derek Kehoe was the most prolific owner for the seventh year running, recording a whopping 185 winners from 1074 runners.


17 WINS MEANS BLAKE ENDS THE YEAR ON TOP

Ian Fortune

2 January 2022

No greyhound won more races on Irish shores than Skylight Blake in 2021.


LASS LEAVES A REAL LEGACY

Ian Fortune

29 December 2021

It’s with sadness we must report that one of the most influential brood bitches of the past decade, Laughil Lass has sadly passed on.