Wick­low grey­hound go­ing for Lau­rels

Bray People - - Sport -

THE FIRST round of the Cash­mans Book­mak­ers Ir­ish Lau­rels got un­der way last week­end in Cur­ra­heen Park Grey­hound Sta­dium in Cork. A record en­try of 96 greyhounds ran over 16 heats on Fri­day and Satur­day night, with 48 pro­gress­ing to the sec­ond round.

One Wick­low grey­hound has made it through to the sec­ond round heats which will run this Satur­day 27th Septem­ber. Kryp­tonite is owned by Chas­ing-Rain­bows-Syn­di­cate c/o Mr. Nigel Dease from Bray and trained by Oliver Bray from Co. Meath. The win­ner’s prize is ¤36,000 and un­der the Ir­ish Grey­hound Board’s prize money scheme, the breeder of the win­ner will re­ceive ¤3,600 (10% of the win­ner’s prize) and if the win­ner is trained by a li­censed pub­lic trainer he or she will also re­ceive ¤3,600 (10% of the win- ner’s prize).

The Lau­rels run­ner-up will re­ceive ¤10,500; third ¤5,155 and three un­placed fi­nal­ists ¤2,550 each. The prize fund also pro­vides for an ex­cel­lent prize money pay­out for greyhounds beaten in the var­i­ous rounds of the clas­sic – un­placed semi-fi­nal­ists will earn ¤790 each; un­placed quar­ter-fi­nal­ists ¤250 each; greyhounds beaten in sec­ond round ¤100 each and all heat win­ners up to and in­clud­ing fi­nal will each re­ceive ¤125.

The Cash­mans Book­mak­ers Ir­ish Lau­rels will run over the fol­low­ing dates: Heat 2 - Satur­day, Septem­ber 27; Quar­ter­fi­nals - Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 4; Semi-fi­nals; Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 11; Fi­nal - Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 18.

For full de­tails of the par­tic­i­pat­ing dogs and the trap draw log on to www.igb.ie.

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