Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is pleased to announce that it will be offering an additional breeder’s bonus of €1,000 for selected Oaks & Bitch Stakes across various tracks over the coming year.

The races eligible for this bonus include:

1.           Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles

2.           Cork Oaks at Curraheen Park, Cork

3.           Limerick Oaks at Limerick

4.           Irish Oaks at Shelbourne Park

5.           Shelly Fennelly Memorial Oaks at Curraheen Park, Cork

6.           Munster Oaks at Kilcohan Park, Waterford

7.           Galway Oaks at Galway

8.           Christmas Oaks 525 at Shelbourne Park

This additional breeder bonus further demonstrates GRI’s commitment to supporting and promoting excellence in breeding, ultimately contributing to the overall growth and success of the sport.

Commenting on this initiative, Derek Frehill, Director of Racing at Greyhound Racing Ireland, said: "We are delighted to introduce this additional breeders’ bonus for selected races in the 2024 calendar. Breeders play a crucial role in the development and success of the greyhound racing industry, and we are committed to recognising their efforts. This bonus is a testament to our ongoing efforts to support and recognise breeding excellence in Irish greyhound racing."

The additional breeders’ bonus will be awarded on top of existing prize money for the races, providing an extra incentive for breeders to excel in these prestigious events.