Peter Farrell

This Saturday will see some superb action on offer at Limerick Greyhound Stadium as the final of the €20,000 to the winner TIME Greyhound Nutrition Confined A4 Derby features on what is a stacked twelve race card.

Kindly sponsored by TIME Greyhound Nutrition, the final itself is a wide-open affair and connections of all six finalists can be entitled to dream of landing the incredible €20,000 first prize on offer. One connection in particular however, happens to be John Fox who, along with Maria Ryan is the joint owner of Sunnybank Mia.

Drawn to run from trap three in the decider, John, who is involved in the sponsorship, has made the exceptional gesture of donating his share the winnings to UNICEF should his charge go on to land the spoils.

John Fox said: “TIME Greyhound Nutrition are delighted to be sponsoring the TIME Confined Derby, which has given owners and trainers of A4 dogs the opportunity to compete for a prize pot that was never before available to them. The event has been a fantastic success so far, with a huge entry and terrific racing and excitement over the past 4 weeks. I am lucky to be part of that excitement, being co-owner of one of the finalists, Sunnybank Mia. I think most people will agree that it is an extremely open final and any of the six could win on the night”.

“To win the TIME Confined Derby would be a dream for me, as it would for the other finalists. However, I am mindful of the suffering of children around the world, and especially in Gaza at this time. In light of this, if Sunnybank Mia was lucky enough to win on Saturday night, I will donate my share of the prize money to UNICEF, an exceptional charity, to support their vital relief efforts in the region”.

“On behalf of TIME, I want to wish all the finalists of the Confined Derby the very best of luck”