It was easy to glance through the results at Newbridge on Thursday evening and skip past the success of Master Risk in the third race of the card, an S7 sprint, but on further inspection it was certainly worthy of a line or two.
Christine Crummey’s son of Romeo Recruit and Bayside Cheetah was some three years and a month older than the next eldest in the race. At almost six and a half year of age, the January ’15 whelp must be one of the oldest greyhounds to win on the tracks of Ireland recently.
In what was his fifty third career start, Master Risk led into the corner before being headed. He stayed tight to the fence, however, and was back in front by the time they straightened for home. It was great to see the old fella enjoying himself and well done to all involved. If you see any older greyhounds winning in the future, why not drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.