POPULAR WINNER AT CURRAHEEN PARK INCLUDING TRACK NEWS

Barry Drake

14 June 2021

THERE was a very popular winner in Curraheen Park on Friday night, Shournagh Blake winning the A3, in 28.76, for Billy O'Sullivan, Donoughmore.


DIVA AND AMANI FANCIED FOR OAKS GLORY

Ian Fortune

14 June 2021

After two incredible semi-finals displays on Saturday night, Boylesports have installed Billys Diva and Front Amani as their 7-4 joint favourites to land the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks.


BELLE BOWS OUT FOR NEW CAREER

Ian Fortune

14 June 2021

One of the most recognizable names on the Irish track scene over the past year and a half has been Right So Belle.


YOUGHAL LOTTO TONIGHT - €20,000 JACKPOT

Barry Drake

14 June 2021

Youghal Track Supporters Club lotto will take place tonight, Monday.


STAGE SET FOR INCREDIBLE OAKS DECIDER

Ian Fortune

13 June 2021

Front Amani and Billys Diva were the undoubted stars at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as they claimed their place in the final of the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks with both producing an exceptional performance in their respective heats.


A BETTER NIGHT FOR IRELAND AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

13 June 2021

Ireland had a disappointing Friday in the second round of the Star Sports & TRC English Derby but, thankfully, things were considerably better on Saturday as the round came to a conclusion with Ireland providing four of the eight heat winners including a brilliant fastest of the night return from Ballymac Wild, while defending champion Deerjet Sydney also won in style.


IRELAND’S DERBY CHALLENGE - SECOND ROUND BREAKDOWN

Ian Fortune

13 June 2021

There is no doubt the second round of the Star Sports & TRC Derby could have gone considerably better for Ireland with twelve Irish trained runners making their exit but Saturday’s action did help to ease the pain with four of the eight heats winners representing these shores.


BLASTOFF FOR HARRY IN GOLDEN MUZZLE DECIDER

Peter Farrell

13 June 2021

The Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle A1 550 was the star attraction at Limerick greyhound stadium last night and it was Blastoff Harry who produced a strong running display to land the €4,000 first prize for owner Paul Hynes


EXPLOSIVE BOY BREAKS TRACK RECORD IN THE KINGDOM

Barry Drake

13 June 2021

Fresh from his recent Larry O'Rourke National Produce Stakes success, Explosive Boy set the Kingdom track a light on Saturday night, the Patrick Guilfoyle trained runner put on one of the greatest ever performances at the Tralee venue, with the Peter Sutcliffe owned runner breaking the 550-yard track record.


THREE ON THE BOUNCE FOR THE POWERFUL SILVERHILL KAREN

Barry Drake

13 June 2021

SILVERHILL KAREN (Ballymac Eske-Silverhill Joyce) delivered another spectacular performance in Curraheen Park on Saturday night, the Graham Holland-trained runner recording a magnificent 41.20 winning performance in the €4,000 to the winner final of the O'Leary Driving School Open 750.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 12/06/2021

GRI

13 June 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 12/06/2021:


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 27: ETHAN MOLONEY

Rory Burke

13 June 2021

Young Clare man, Ethan Moloney, is Rory's guest in this episode of the On Track with Talking Dogs podcast. Ethan has been a greyhound racing fan since a young age having picked up the love for the sport from his grandfather. He's currently working full-time, with weekends dedicated to greyhounds. He chats to Rory about possibilities for the future, great memories and more. Have a listen to their chat now.


IMPRESSIVE FAIRONE IS IRELAND’S ONLY WINNER

Ian Fortune

12 June 2021

It was very much a mixed bag for the Irish at Towcester on Friday evening in the opening session of second round heats in the Star Sports & TRC English Derby.


HONDO SETS PACE AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

12 June 2021

Sawdust Hondo displayed a wonderful turn of early speed to set the standard in the second round of the SIS ON2 525 at Kilkenny on Friday evening.


CARING FOR THE GREYHOUND IN HOT WEATHER

GRI

11 June 2021

As the temperatures start to increase, here's a reminder of tips and guidelines for caring for the greyhound in warm weather.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 45: KEITH POWELL

Barry Drake

10 June 2021

This week, Barry is joined by Keith Powell. Keith grew up with dogs and horses but has only entered into the greyhound racing scene in the last 8 to 9 years. It started with a syndicate and since then he's been going from strength to strength. 6 years ago he took out his public license and has had about 20 greyhounds in training since. Have a listen to their chat now.


YOUR OPINION IS NEEDED ON TDTV

Ian Fortune

10 June 2021

When Talking Dogs TV hit the screens in late March, we only hoped that it would be a success. Thankfully, many have tuned in over the subsequent two and a half months


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 9: GREYHOUND NUTRITION

GRI

9 June 2021

In this video, Part 9 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Chris Miller, an Animal Nutritionist, joins us to help you with your retired greyhound's nutrition.


BRILLIANT DERBY CHAMP PUMA PASSES ON

Ian Fortune

9 June 2021

It’s with sadness we must report that one of the great Derby winners of recent times, Skywalker Puma passed away earlier in the week.


RCÉ CEO TO DEPART IN SEPTEMBER 2021

GRI

8 June 2021

Rásaíocht Con Eireann (RCÉ) /Greyhound Racing Ireland has today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Dollard, will leave RCÉ in September 2021.


SOVEREIGN BOT THE STAR AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

8 June 2021

After impressing in both the second round and semi-finals, Sovereign Boy ran out a tremendous winner of the €2,600 to the winner Elite Canine Genetics Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy on Monday night.


TALKING OAKS EPISODE 4

GRI

7 June 2021

As we look forward to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks, Ian Fortune, Barry Drake and George McDonagh sit down for a chat, Talking Dogs! They not only look at the action in Shelbourne Park but touch on the success of Explosive Boy in the Produce Stakes Final in Clonmel, the English Derby and a few local success too. Pull up a chair and join them for the chat.


VIDEO: TIMMY HOLLAND SPEAKS TO IAN FORTUNE AT THE BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LAUNCH

GRI

7 June 2021

Last Monday, we announced the exciting news that BoyleSports will sponsor the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park for a further 3 years. Ian Fortune caught up with Timmy Holland to chat about the Riverside Kennels success in the competition.


EXPLOSIVE BOY MAKES ALL TO LAND A THRILLING PRODUCE STAKES DECIDER

Peter Farrell

6 June 2021

All eyes were on Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night as the final of the Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes was down for decision.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 26: JAKE FAUL

Rory Burke

6 June 2021

In this episode, Rory is joined by Cork's Jake Faul. Having grown up in a strong greyhound family, Jake took out his own trainers license 3 years ago and since then has enjoyed much success in his local track in Youghal. Have a listen to their chat now.


OUTDOOR GENERAL ADMISSION AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

GRI

5 June 2021

In line with Government guidelines, from Monday 7th June, we are delighted to welcome back a limited number of customers for OUTDOOR ADMISSION only.


COVID- TOTE & WAGERING ARRANGEMENTS

GRI

3 June 2021

As previously advised, tote and wagering will be reintroduced on a phased basis to all RCÉ licenced stadia.


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM EPISODE 8: SEPERATION ANXIETY

GRI

2 June 2021

In this video, Part 8 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Lauren Popiolek, a Veterinary Surgeon, joins them again with helpful tips for managing seperation anxiety. As restrictions begin to ease and we begin to head back to work and get out of the house more, these tips will be very helpful to dog owners.


COVID-19 RE-OPENING ARRANGEMENTS EFFECTIVE 7TH JUNE 2021

GRI

2 June 2021

Following the announcement by government on Friday last, RCÉ is making arrangements to recommence activities at greyhound tracks on a phased basis as directed by government.


REVISED SALES SCHEDULE JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2021

GRI

1 June 2021

The Sales Committee discussed upcoming Sales Dates and Fixtures at its meeting today and have released upcoming dates and venues.


THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE DERBY STORY

GRI

31 May 2021

The next chapter in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby story opens this August in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium Here's a little reminder of the story so far as we celebrate BoyleSports' 3 year extension of their sponsorship of the Irish Greyhound Derby.


BOYLESPORTS EXTEND DERBY SPONSORSHIP FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS

Ian Fortune

31 May 2021

It’s wonderful to announce some great news on a Monday morning.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 7

GRI

26 May 2021

In this video, Part 7 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, they are again joined by Lauren Popiolek, a Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Technical Advisor for Interchem. Lauren has some helpful tips on treat & train techniques to help with positive reinforcement when training. This includes help with the stairs and toilet training and introducing a new name (if you've renamed your greyhound).


RCÉ TO COMMENCE INSPECTIONS TO RECONCILE RCÉTS RECORDS

GRI

25 May 2021

As the next step in the rollout of RCÉTS (the Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System), RCÉ/GRI will shortly commence inspections to reconcile RCÉTS records.


TALKING DOGS TV - HOW TO WATCH

GRI

22 May 2021

Talking Dogs TV is on air this Saturday from . Here's all the details on how you can watch from home this Saturday night.


LAURELS SPONSORSHIP EXTENDED BY FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CORK GREYHOUND RACING

Barry Drake

20 May 2021

The Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing have announced that they have extended their sponsorship of the Laurels from the initial four-year period to five, to include the 2023 renewal also.


COVID ADVICE FOR TRAVELLING TO THE MAINLAND UK WITH GREYHOUNDS

GRI

19 May 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland has compiled some of the key information for anyone wishing to the travel to Great Britain / Mainland UK for racing events.


AUDIT OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2020 FOR RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND COMPLETED

GRI

6 May 2021

The audit of RCÉ’S annual accounts 2020 has been completed by the Comptroller & Auditor General. The accounts have been forwarded to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for consideration; for placing before Cabinet and for laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas. RCÉ is not in a position to publish the final accounts until these processes have been completed.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 4

GRI

5 May 2021

In this video, Part 4 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, they are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has once again enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help you learn about your greyhound's general health.


NEW ONLINE LOTTO AT YOUGHAL GREYHOUND STADIUM

Barry Drake

30 April 2021

YOUGHAL Track Supporters Club Lotto has been running for over 10 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us during this time.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 3

GRI

28 April 2021

In this video, Part 3 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, we are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help people learn about their greyhound's general health.


COVID-19 ARRANGEMENTS AT GREYHOUND TRACKS – UPDATE

GRI

26 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland has been reviewing its COVID-19 protocols and in line with the government’s approach to a gradual easing of restrictions, is putting revised arrangements in place at all tracks with immediate effect.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 2

GRI

21 April 2021

In this video, Part 2 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom series, they are joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE - RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

20 April 2021

RCÉ wish to remind all Owners and Trainers that funding is available through the “Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme” for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing at RCÉ Licensed stadia.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM - PART 1: IRGT INTRODUCTION

GRI

14 April 2021

Over the coming 3 months, every Wednesday the IRGT will be sharing some #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom which we hope will help people to learn more about greyhounds and help prepare for their new family pet.


FINAL BEHIND THE TRACK EPISODE RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

18 March 2021

The Behind The Track docuseries has been a tremendous success over the past number of weeks with each and every episode received so wonderfully well.


GRI ANNOUNCE SIS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF KEY EVENTS ACROSS 2021

GRI

4 March 2021

Irish Greyhound Racing will benefit from the continued partnership between GRI and SIS with the announcement that SIS will become the title of sponsor of 11 events across eight stadia nationwide.


LESLEY THE STAR OF THE LATEST BEHIND THE TRACK

Ian Fortune

4 March 2021

The latest in the ‘Behind The Track’ docuseries drops at noon today and it really is worth waiting for.


#behindthetrack - EPISODE 4 RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

25 February 2021

The latest in the wonderful #behindthetrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives series will be released at noon today and, once again, it gives a tremendous insight into the behind the scenes world of greyhounds and greyhound racing.


#BehindTheTrack EPISODE 3 WORTH A WATCH

Ian Fortune

18 February 2021

The third of the IGOBF #BehindTheTrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives video was released on RPGTV last night and once again it really is worth watching.


LIMERICK, THE KINGDOM, CURRAHEEN PARK & SHELBOURNE PARK LAUNCH VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING!

GRI

17 February 2021

Every year millions of euro is raised for clubs, organisations, schools and charities at local Greyhound Stadia right across Ireland.


‘BEHIND THE TRACK’ – EPISODE 2

Ian Fortune

15 February 2021

After the success of the opening ‘Behind The Track’ instalment, the docu-series continues today with the IGOBF releasing the second episode at noon.


GREYHOUNDS MAKE GREAT PETS - TONY WINTERS LEADING THE WAY!

Barry Drake

27 January 2021

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets, and Cork man Tony Winters is leading the way in telling everyone else.


REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTING GREYHOUNDS TO GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

25 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann has been working with various parties to establish the requirements for transporting greyhounds to and from the UK.


A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO RCETS

GRI

13 January 2021

We've begun to roll out our new RCÉTS (Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System) app and website this week.


TRACEABILITY OF PRIME IMPORTANCE

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

In these times when greyhound racing has come in for so much unfair criticism, the decision of Greyhound Racing Ireland to roll out a full traceability system must be applauded.


RÁSÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS)

GRI

13 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland’s new traceability system for racing greyhounds – RCÉTS - will be in operation from January 2021. You may need to take some action now to ensure you have access in January.


USE YOUR VAN TO PROMOTE THE IRGT

GRI

17 December 2020

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets. Help us to tell everyone else.


HOW TO REHOME YOUR RETIRED GREYHOUND

GRI

17 December 2020

A reminder of the steps to rehome your retired racing greyhound with the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust.


2021 CLASSICS & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

GRI

7 December 2020

Rásíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has finalised the 2021 Classics and Feature Events Calendar.


LISTEN BACK: NEWSTALK VISIT THE GREYHOUND PETS OF IRELAND CARE CENTRE

GRI

16 November 2020

Newtalk's Pat Kenny Show visited the new Greyhound Pets of Ireland Tipperary Care Centre and aired the piece on the visit this morning. Missed it? Listen back now.


OFFICIAL TRIAL SCHEDULE

GRI

6 November 2020

Official Trial schedule with effect from Monday 9th November.


UPDATED CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF THE GREYHOUND

GRI

3 November 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has updated its Code of Practice for the Care & Welfare of the Greyhound and a draft of the updated code is available on www.grireland.ie


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND (GRI) ADOPTS ITS BUDGET FOR 2021

GRI

29 October 2020

GRI’s budget for 2021 has been prepared against a very challenging and changing operating environment due to the impact of Covid-19. The budget has taken account of the government’s plan Resilience & Recovery – Living with Covid under which greyhound racing is permitted under all 5 levels of the plan but with much reduced attendance permitted at Levels 1 & 2.


THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST AND RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN ( RCÉ) LAUNCH THEIR FIRST EVER RACING GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE

GRI

28 October 2020

Today Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) in partnership with The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust announced the next chapter in Irish Greyhound racing with the launch of its first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre.


IRGT LAUNCH NEW FOSTER TO ADOPT SCHEME

IGB

19 May 2020

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) have launched their new Foster to Adopt scheme today, with the aim of offering would-be adopters the chance to experience life with a retired greyhound.


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE ON THE FRONTLINE

IGB

20 April 2020

A reminder to all of you on the frontline that we continue to appreciate your work.


GRI WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


GREYHOUND CARE – GRI INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.