Important meeting for the greyhound fraternity
Published 24/09/2016 | 00:00
There is a very Important meeting of the G.R.I.I. group this Tuesday in the Riverside Hotel, Enniscorthy, at 8 p.m. sharp.
Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland invites all greyhound owners, trainers and breeders to attend this meeting. The agenda will include the Morris report, the recent Greyhound Forum report which the group attended in Limerick, the appointment of the next committee, and any other business.
This a great opportunity to put forward your concerns, and any new ideas or initiatives will be welcome.
The grand prize this year is kindly sponsored by George Roche of Barntown. Always one of the top events at Enniscorthy track down through the years, it has been run over several different distances.
This year it is back to the standard 525 and run as an A1 stake. It carries a winner's prize of €4,500 and the battle began on Thursday night.
As expected, some very good runs were recorded.
Heat five saw local hope Airdown Rena run a fine race to come from behind runners to score an eye-catching win in a good time of 28.98.
In heat eight My Céilí broke fast to down the favourite by a wide margin in a good 28.90. The second round continues this Thursday night and some more good racing can be expected.
The Monday night card featured the final of the unraced stake and there was something of a surprise winner as trap three runner Blade Home blasted from traps to lead all the way for an impressive victory in a good time of 28.93.
September 12 results - race one, The Trackside Diner A8/A9 525 semi-final: 1, Metric Diva (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.49; 2, Willmount Daisy, 29.59.
Race two, The Trackside Diner A8/A9 525 semi-final: 1, Prince Zebo (owner, Raymond McNamara, Baltinglass), 29.67; 2, Black Tusk, 29.91.
Race three, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A5 525: 1, Ring A Dingaling (owner, Ian Tierney, Tagoat), 29.30; 2, January Weather, 29.61.
Race four, Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Sorghaghtani (owner, Mary Whelan, Co. Wexford), 29.32; 2, Metric Lilly, 29.37.
Race five, Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Shes Our Maureen (owners, Thomas Leniston and Mary Lawlor, Wexford), 29.16; 2, Town Belle, 29.54.
Race six, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Pros Fancy (owner, Eugene Crosbie, Enniscorthy), 29.83; 2, Strictly Pet, 29.88.
Race seven, Kingsmill Messi @ Stud Open Unraced 525 final: 1, Blade Home (owner, Gareth Whelan, Enniscorthy), 28.93; 2, Lazy But Lively, 29.21.
Race eight, The Track Supporters' Club A3/A4 Tri Distance semi-final: 1, Sion For Blaze (owner, John Kehoe, Clonroche), 30.51; 2, Tip Top Maddie, 30.58.
Race nine, The Track Supporters' Club A3/A4 Tri Distance semi-final: 1, Ravens Jester (owners, John Kavanagh and John Somers, Enniscorthy), 30.50; 2, Town Mystery, 30.95.
September 15 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S3/S4 350: 1, Rathsilla Messi (owners, John and Olivia Morrissey, Rathsilla), 19.11; 2, Tanami Sand, 19.32.
Race two, round one, heat one: 1, Lazy Leg (owners, Viking syndicate; trainer, Leonard O'Hanlon), 29.28; 2, Bluestormrising, 29.29.
Race three, round one, heat two: 1, Fast Fit Alex (owner, Patricia Flanagan, Gorey; trainer, John McGee), 28.44; 2, Airmount Cher, 29.00.
Race four, round one, heat three: 1, Hartbeating Mayo (owner, Danny Crawley; trainer, Murt Leahy), 29.28; 2, Tomahurra Sonic, 29.29.
Race five, round one, heat four: 1, Faypoint Rush, 28.92; 2, Swanley Hill, 29.02.
Race six, round one, heat five: 1, Airdown Rena (owners, Stephen and Karen Parker, Mayglass), 28.98; 2, Sound Boy, 29.36.
Race seven, round one, heat six: 1, Alive Alive Mayo (owner, Danny Crawley; trainer, Murt Leahy), 28.82; 2, Foxglove Arrow, 29.17.
Race eight, round one, heat seven: 1, Auction Beauty (owner, Joe Wheeler; trainer, Paul Hennessy), 28.79.
Race nine, round one, heat eight: 1, My Céilí (owner, Paula Dempsey, Enniscorthy), 28.90; 2, Jaytee Grace, 29.28.