Wicklow greyhound going for Laurels
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.