CHURCHTOWN BUCKS SETS THE STANDARD IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

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

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

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.


BLAKE SETS THE STANDARD IN BALLYMAC @ STUD STAKE

Peter Farrell

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

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.


BALLYMAC CASEY QUICKEST IN DONAL SCANLON SEMIS AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

The semi finals of the Donal Scanlon Memorial A2 525 were the highlight on last night’s Limerick card and although the three semi finals were closely matched on the clock, it was Ballymac Casey who continued to impress as she went quickest.


MAGNIFICENT MAISEY LANDS NIALL BOURKE FEATURE AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

Sweepstake finals dominated last night’s Thurles action and it was a man in form, Liam Peacock, who landed the feature on the night as Bogger Maisey proved too strong for her rivals in the final of the Niall Bourke Tiling 525.


SHERIFF SETS THE STANDARD IN DONAL SCANLON OPENER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

Limerick has played host to some top-class racing in recent months and the standard showed no signs of dropping last night as the opening round heats of the Donal Scanlon Memorial A2 525 got underway.


LEAHY DOUBLE THE HIGHLIGHT AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Last night’s ten-race card at Galway Greyhound Stadium saw a number of smart performances throughout the night and the highlight was a double for Seamus Leahy as both Headford Evan and Headford Honey claimed victories.


SEANIE ON TOP AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

Last night’s Thurles racing may have been dominated by sweepstake action but it was the one-off graded contests which caught the eye most as both Bogger Seanie and Rising Castle produced first-class performances.


A SUPERB WINNING DEBUT FOR SERENE TIGER IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

SERENE TIGER was the star of the show in the semi-finals of the Peter Cronin Racing & W.T.S.C ON2/ON3 unraced stake at Waterford on Saturday night.


STUNNING FROM BOWER ELIZA ON DEBUT

Barry Drake

We are always on the lookout for the next big star and BOWER ELIZA is a lady worth following for the months ahead.


RUNNINTA YORK SETS THE STANDARD IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

RUNNINTA YORK, trained by Johnny Linehan for owners the Runninta-Syndicate, set the standard in Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the 6-4 joint-favourite clocked 28.58 when winning the fifth race of the night, an A1, in 28.58.


A PINNACLE DOUBLE AS JASPER IMPRESSES AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

There was some really smart action on display at Galway greyhound stadium last night and it was Michael Costello who enjoyed a successful night as he accounted for two winners in the shape of Pinnacle Rio and Pinnacle Abbie.


ABIGAILS QUICKEST IN BONUS BALL STAKE AS CABRA SEALS A THREE-TIMER

Peter Farrell

The semi finals of the Bonus Ball A2/A3 525 were the main attraction at Thurles Greyhound Stadium last night but it also proved a fruitful night for the Scally kennel as they notched a hat-trick of wins on the night.


SEANIE SETS THE STANDARD IN BONUS BALL OPENER AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The opening round heats of the Bonus Ball A2/A3 525 got off and running at Thurles Park last night and it was Bogger Seanie who set the early standard with a strong finish to land the opening heat in style.


DRIVE ON SCAMP LEADS THE WAY IN DAVY O'BRIEN MEMORIAL

Barry Drake

DRIVE ON SCAMP went quickest in the semi-finals of the Davy O'Brien Memorial A2 stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SENSATIONAL FROM SKYLIGHT BLAKE

Barry Drake

Fresh from his top-class performance in Youghal on Monday night, Skylight Blake delivered another sensational performance in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


DORIS DELIVERS IN LIAM BRUSSELS DECIDER AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

The final of the €1,400 to the winner Liam Brussels Memorial 525 was the highlight on last night’s Galway card and it was Croaghill Doris who landed the spoils for Patrick and John McDonagh.


THREE-WAY DEAD HEAT IN ERRILL SCHOOLING TRACK DECIDER AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The final of the Errill Schooling Track A3/A4 525 was the main attraction at Thurles greyhound stadium last night and patrons were treated to a terrific decider with a three-way dead-heat the result of the feature.


FIRMINO SCORES IN SEAN BYRNE FEATURE AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The final of the €1,000 to the winner Sean Byrne Painting & Decorating A1/A2 525 was the highlight of last night’s Thurles card and it was Firminos Ruby who made it back-to-back wins in the stake to land the spoils.


HAVANA QUICKEST AS STAKES GET UNDERWAY AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

It was a busy night at Thurles Park last night as two competitions got off and running and it was Tarsna Dettori who went quickest on the night in the heat two of the Errill Schooling Track A3/A4 525.


TWO FROM TWO FOR EXCITING YOUNG TRACKER MAKE NOISE

Barry Drake

Exciting January puppy MAKE NOISE (Confident Rankin-Tibet) made it the perfect two wins from two career starts in the €700 final of the RCETS APP ON2 unraced stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


OWEN SCORES IN HEATHLAWN DECIDER AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

The final of the Heathlawn Kennels A3/A4 575 was the main attraction to Galway greyhound stadium last night and it proved an exciting contest as Kilballyowen Boy saw off Knoppogue Rose by a neck at the winning line.


STUNNING FROM MINAUN FLYER AS JIM GOES QUICKEST IN 575 SWEEP

Peter Farrell

The semi finals of the Greyhounds Make Great Pets A3 575 highlighted a twelve-race Limerick card last night and it was Vigorous Jim who stole the show with a terrific performance in the second semi final.


SUPER SYDNEY CONTINUES TO IMPRESS IN KASKO UNRACED

Peter Farrell

After two very nice opening round wins in the Kasko Dog Roods Unraced at Thurles Park, both Cashen Ubari and Boherna Sydney were hoping to maintain their unbeaten records and they did so in good style in last night’s semi finals.


HOUR & EXILE UPSET THE ODDS IN LIMERICK 600 SEMIS

Peter Farrell

The semi finals of the Limerick A1 600 was the feature on last night’s card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and upsets proved the state of play as both Down An Hour and Glowing Exile stepped up to land their respective contests.


SYDNEY SET THE STANDARD IN KASKO UNRACED AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

The four opening heats of the Kasko Dog Foods Unraced ON2/ON3 were the main attraction to Thurles greyhound stadium last night and it was Boherna Sydney who went narrowly quickest in heat three.


BRICK BUILDS MOMENTUM IN LIMERICK 600

Peter Farrell

The second round heats of the Limerick A1 600 took precedence last night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and after an eye-catching performance in last week’s opening round, the Francis Murray-owned Yellow Brick produced a fine display to go quickest.


A CHESTNUT AND BOGGER DOUBLE AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

There were a number of electric performances at Thurles Park last night and the highlight of the night were doubles for Liam Peacock’s ‘Bogger’ kennels and local handler Paraic Campion.


LOCAL HANDLERS COME TO THE FORE AT THURLES PARK

Peter Farrell

Thurles hosted a twelve race all-graded affair last night and it was local handlers in the shape of Paddy Scally and Paraic Campion who both sent out doubles for their respective kennels.


ALL THE WAY FOR TOKER HIGHWAY IN SIS WATERFORD GUINEAS

Barry Drake

Toker Highway (Toker Forest-Toker Island) brought his winning tally to nine with a brilliant performance in the feature of the weekend at Kilcohan Park, the final of the €1,000 to the winner SIS A1 550 Waterford Guineas.


HAT-TRICK FOR SCALLY AS TIBET LOOKS SPECIAL AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

It’s a rarity that a Thurles race meeting goes by without a winner from the Paddy Scally kennel and last night was no exception as the young handler accounted for no fewer than three winners on the night.


JERRY EXCELS IN SLIPPY CIAN UNRACED

Peter Farrell

With all things BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park, there were a few future stars being blooded down in Limerick and it was Jerrys Stag who set the standard in the opening round of the Slippy Cian @ Stud ON3 525.


THREE ON THE BOUNCE FOR MILLROAD RUBEN

Barry Drake

Millroad Ruben delivered a brilliant front running display in the final of the Greyhound Make Great Pets A3 550 at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.