CROHANE RONNIE STORMS TO TIPPERARY CUP GLORY

Crohane Ronnie (Godsend/ Moorstown Misha), which had finished third behind Clares Rocket in the 2016 Produce Stakes final at Clonmel, gained a career best victory when winning the €8,700 Thurles Fresh Milk Tipperary Cup final at Thurles on Saturday.


VARDY AGAIN THE RED MILES UNRACED STAR

Owned by Laura O’Sullivan, Vardy (Zero Ten/ Paradise Maria) was easily the star of the Red Mills Unraced semi-finals at Curraheen on Saturday.


FOUR FOR HOLLAND AS SONIC AND DUDE PLAY BIG ROLES

There was another terrific session of racing at Shelbourne Park on Saturday with a series of brilliant performances.


CAHIR IS KING OF THE CASTLE

The Owen McKenna trained Cahir Castle (Ninja Jamie/ Sporting Dame) stormed to victory in the first semi-final of the Thurles Fresh Milk Tipperary Cup at Thurles on Saturday.


VARDY ON THE MARK IN CURRAHEEN UNRACED

Results didn’t go quite according to plan in the second round of the Red Mills Unraced Stake at Curraheen with Laura O’Sullivan’s Vardy (Zero Ten/ Paradise Maria) turning on the style in winning the second heat in 28.44.


JADE IS JUST THE JOB IN GUINEAS FINAL

The Peter Davis owned College Jade (Mall Brandy/ College Maybe) landed the odds when winning the final of the Michael Conway Memorial Guineas at Waterford on Saturday night.


JAYTEE YANKEE GIVES PAUL A FIFTH CHAMPION STAKES VICTORY

There was quite a turn-up in the final of the BoyleSports Champion Stakes at Shelbourne on Saturday night as 7-1 chance Jaytee Yankee came away racing and was never headed as he credited trainer Paul Hennessy with a fifth victory in the €20,000 feature while owner John Turner was on hand to accept the trophy.


SENSATIONAL FARE IN BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES

Despite all the counter-attractions there was a very good turn-out at Shelbourne on Saturday night for a high-class programme which featured the semi-finals of the BoyleSports Champion Stakes and a terrific supporting card.


MANNER IN SUPERB FORM IN TIPPERARY CUP

Last year’s Laurels winner Skywalker Manner (Leeview Jet/ Jibberish) came roaring back to top form when fastest in the second round of the Thurles Fresh Milk Tipperary Cup at Thurles on Saturday.


SAM FASTEST AS CRONIN & MCKENNA HAVE UNRACED DOUBLES

Peter Cronin is certainly building up a strong kennel of younger dogs and he had a sparkling double in the heats of the valuable Connolly’s Red Mills Unraced Stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday.


FIFI A CLASS ACT IN HORAN MEMORIAL

Gerry Holian’s Caislean Fifi (Superior Product/ Ballyregan Fifi) turned in another superb performance as he scored an emphatic victory in the second semi-final of the James Horan Memorial at Galway on Saturday night.


HEROIC CLONBRIEN CAPTURES IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS

Produce Stakes champion Clonbrien Hero produced a wonderful performance to add the Irish Independent Irish Laurels to his classic haul at a packed Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


RAMBO DEFEATS BIGMIKE IN BAR ONE SPRINT CUP HEAT

Former Paul Young racer Toolmaker Rambo (Aero Majestic/ Droopys Solange) turned over the reigning champion Ballymac Bigmike in the first round of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk on Saturday.


FIFI LOOKS A STAR IN GALWAY’S HORAN MEMORIAL

The second round heats of the James Horan Memorial A3/4 were run at Galway on Saturday and the star of the show was Kevin Connolly’s Caislean Fifi (Superior Product/ Ballyregan Fifi) which have a masterly performance in the second heat as he led from the first bend and won by nine and a quarter lengths from Bumbleburkie in 28.71.


CIAN SPARKLES IN CENTRAL LIFFORD SEMIS

The Vera Croarkin trained Quezon Cian (Bloomfield Patch/ Fortview Rose) was the star performer in the semi-finals of the Central Guys & Dolls A3/4 at Lifford on Saturday.


PETER IS BOUND FOR GUINEAS GLORY

Highlight of the big Dublin Coach finals night at Kilcohan was the heats of the Michael Conway Memorial Guineas and the fastest winner was Peter Cronin’s Hey Bound (Head Bound/ Southest Suzie) which led all the way in the third heat to beat Longslip Billy by four lengths in 28.40.


DENVER & CHAWKE LEAD THE WAY IN INDEPENDENT IRISH LAURELS SEMI-FINALS

It is without doubt one of the tightest Irish Independent Irish Laurels in many years and we had the semi-finals on Saturday with just two spots separating the two winners on the clock, It reflects how tight it is as we approach next weekend’s final of the €30,000 classic at Curraheen Park.


DIGNIFIED TAKES KASKO & VIC SMASHES SPRINT RECORD

It was quite a night at Thurles where Dignified won the final of the Kasko Open Novice Stake with a brilliant performance while Goulane Vic smashed the sprint record in a supporting contest.


MAGICAL LEAH STEALS THE THUNDER AS THE STARS FLY AT SHELBOURNE

There was a tremendous card on offer at Shelbourne Park on Saturday with the main event being the semi-finals of the Shelbourne Champion 550 and it served up three great races.


STUNNING RUN FROM MIKE IN CROKERS CHAMP FINAL

Having already produced runs of 28.54 and 28.38 in the heats of the Crokers Champ @ Stud Open Unraced Stake at Waterford, Drive On Mike moved up another gear when a flying winner of Saturday’s €2,300 final.


TOP CLASS FARE AT SHELBOJRNE AS PET IS FASTEST IN CHAMPION 550

The heats of the Champion 550 held centre stage at Shelbourne Park on Saturday and provided some excellent fare.


DENVER GOES FASTEST IN NIGHT OF IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS SHOCKS

The punters didn’t leave Curraheen Park with many happy memories following the quarter final session of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels on Saturday night with just one joint favourite managing to oblige in the four heats.


PAINTER FASTEST AS HENNESSY HAS STRONG HAND IN IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS

Results didn’t go entirely according to play in the second round of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park on Saturday.


DERBY HERO BALLYMAC MATT SUSTAINS INJURY BLOW

The buzz is certainly returning quickly at Shelbourne and it was a very lively scene on Saturday with a mixture of offerings from a twelve race card to the televised action from Towcester and Curraheen Park.


COOLAVANNY JAFFA ROCKETS HOME IN KASKO STAKE COOLAVANNY JAFFA ROCKETS HOME IN KASKO STAKE

The second round of the Kasko Dog Foods Open Unraced Stake proved to be a mixture of sheer quality and disappointing turn-outs at Thurles on Saturday.


MIKE DRIVES ON IN STYLE IN CROKERS CHAMP UNRACED

There was another superb effort from the Tom O’Donovan owned Drive On Mike (Tyrur Big Mike/ Drive On Royal) as he ran away with the first semi-final of the Crokers Champ @ Stud Open Unraced Stake at Waterford.


HENNESSY AND BUGGY GET INDEPENDENT LAURELS OFF TO A FLYING START

Only a few miles separate the kennels of Paul Hennessy and Tom Buggy and both were in top order when the Irish Independent Irish Laurels commenced at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as, between them, they accounted for half the ten heat winners.


FALCON SOARS AS SATURDAYS RETURN TO HQ

After a lengthy absence, Saturday night racing returned to Shelbourne Park at the weekend and there were a number of superb performances, most notably from Farloe Falcon and Velvet John Joe towards the end of the evening.


ANGEL BEST IN KASKO OPENING ROUND

Paul Scally’s Cabra Angel (Sh Avatar/ Cabra Millie) posted the fastest time in the first round heats of the Kasko Dog Food Open Novi e Stake at Thurles on Saturday.


FALCON SOARS AS SATURDAYS RETURN TO HQ

After a lengthy absence, Saturday night racing returned to Shelbourne Park at the weekend and there were a number of superb performances, most notably from Farloe Falcon and Velvet John Joe towards the end of the evening.


AIRMOUNT TAKES FLIGHT IN BARRY’S TEA SEMI-FINAL

Ger Kiely’s Airmount Tess confirmed beyond any doubt that she is back to her very best form – if not even better – when smashing the track record in the much anticipated first semi-final of the Barry’s Tea Open 750 at Curraheen Park on Saturday.


GOOD NEWS TIME FOR SANDRA AND MARIA IN GOLDEN MUZZLE FINAL

The Pat Guilfoyle trained Good News (Definate Opinion/ Pippy) produced another brilliant performance as he raced away with the €4,000 prize on offer for the final of the Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle Open 550 at Limerick on Saturday.


TESS & SMASHER PRODUCE FLYING RUNS IN BARRY’S TEA 750

There were superb racing in the second round of the Barry’s Tea Open 750 at Curraheen Park on Saturday with Airmount Tess and Droopys Smasher turning in superb performances and the stake now has all the appearances of a match between the big two.


AROUND THE PROVINCES

Let’s have a look at some of the other action around the provinces on Saturday


MILLROAD PROVES HE IS THE REAL MCCOY IN LEE STRAND VICTORY

Nobody could argue that Millroad McCoy is a typical 550 yard performer but the Johnny O’Sullivan trained dog has a track sense and a whirlwind finish which enables him to turn in top class performances over the trip.


GOOD NEWS IN SPARKLING FORM IN GOLDEN MUZZLE

Scottish racegoers didn’t see anything like the best of Good News during his recent Scottish Derby challenge where he failed to master the different trap system and finished down the field in the classic final.


TOKER ON THE MARK FOR PHILIP IN RIVERSIDE PARK DECIDER

Early pace proved decisive as the Philip Lynch owned and trained Toker Forest (Forest Master/ Ketch Up Bell) made all the running in winning the final of the €10,000 Riverside Oscar Open 525 at Curraheen on Saturday night.


A DREAM MOVER FOR REGGIE IN GOLDEN MUZZLE

Reggie Roberts, who normally runs his dogs on the Leinster circuit, t ravelled down to Limerick on Saturday night where his Dream Mover (Some Sleeper/ Urban Chat) was the fastest first round winner in the Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle over 550 yards.