Exciting racing on cards at Enniscorthy track GREYHOUND RACING
THERE IS some cracking racing coming up over the next few weeks at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track as the Enniscorthy Leger is due to start on Thursday night.
Then on Monday night comes the big one, the start of the Red Mills Future Champion Unraced Stake.
Given all of the previous champions to come out of this stake, a big attendance is expected in anticipation of seeing another new star or stars to emerge.
The Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby quarter-finals were run at Shelbourne Park on Friday, and while Cushie Jet was eliminated the week before, the Enniscorthy interest now lies with Michael Kehoe’s Liberty Gale (Laughil Blake/ Loher Baby).
Liberty made the most of an ideal draw in trap one in the opening heat to lead around the turn in what turned out to be a messy contest. The Patrick Roban-trained greyhound eased off the fence but they continued to battle for the lead into the turn.
At this point something had to give, and Liberty Gale forced her way into the clear, holding on by a half length in 28.78.
The victor will now line up in the semi-final this week going from the tricky trap five draw and will need a fast break.
October 1 results - race one, Welcome to The Show Grounds Stakes: 1, On The Tools (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.90; 2, Whitemill Lad, 29.39.
Race two, The Model County 525 Stakes: 1, Elusive Rocket (owners, Philip Ryan and Eugene Gleeson, Co. Carlow), 29.91; 2, Sand Piper, 29.92.
Race three, The Gala Race Night Launch Open Sprint Stakes: 1, Jacobs Deed (owner, John Kavanagh, Enniscorthy), 18.89; 2, Skyview Flash, 19.27.
Race four, The Track Bar 525 Stakes: 1, Tomahurra Ruby (owner, Evan Kehoe, Enniscorthy), 29.18; 2, Pros Fancy, 29.35.
Race five, The Wexford Hospice Race Night Launch 525: 1, Kingsmill Sprite (owner, John Roche, Barntown), 29.00; 2, Bloe Your Mind, 29.21.
Race six, The Loch Garman 525 Stakes: 1, Pay The Pilot (owners, Ned Murphy and Hugh Martin; agent, Oliver Lott), 29.67; 2, Tullig Pearl, 29.81.
Race seven, The Slaney River 525 Stakes: 1, Hot Diggity Dog (owner, Katie McCann, Ballymurn; trainer, Brian McCann), 28.98; 2, Im The Daddy, 29.33.
Race eight, The Market Square 600 Stakes: 1, Tycoon Rita (owner, Raymond O’Sullivan, Carrigbyrne), 33.69; 2, Stripe Pal, 33.79.
Race nine, The Slán Abhaile 525 Stakes: 1, Some Storm (owner, James Whelan, Co. Wicklow), 29.30; 2, Haliska Frankie, 29.35. October 4 results – race one, The Roban Financial & P. E. Kelly Stakes: 1, Ballybreen Queen (owners, John O’Connor and Sheila Morrissey, Enniscorthy), 29.10; 2, Mobeedy, 29.27.
Race two, The Sherry Fitzgerald O’Leary Kinsella Stakes: 1, Likeable Ed (owner, John Brady, Co. Wicklow; trainer, John A. Hand), 29.67; 2, Black Tusk, 29.68.
Race three, The Christmas Parties at Enniscorthy Stake semi-final: 1, Rathvilly Paudie (owner, Patrick Doyle, Dublin 3), 29.44; 2, Danielles Vic, 29.47.
Race four, The Christmas Parties at Enniscorthy Stake semi-final: 1, Suzies Mick (owners, Susan Nolan and Daniel Frayne, Whiterock, Wexford; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 28.95; 2, Ketch Up Sooty, 29.68.
Race five, The Guys & Dolls Dual Distance Stake final: 1, Black Tango (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 30.27; 2, Kiltrea Shay, 30.55.
Race six, The Enniscorthy Guardian Stakes: 1, Colour Gold Bars (owner, Joseph Ryan, Enniscorthy), 29.43; 2, Slaneyside Sid, 29.53.
Race seven, The Stamps & Antique Tavern Sprint Stakes: 1, Town Pilgrim (owner, Seán Dooley, Co. Carlow), 18.90; 2, Black Jet Hawk, 19.04.
Race eight, The Books & Toys and HomeValue Stakes: 1, Oxtail Oscar (owner, James Whelan, Co. Wicklow), 29.23; 2, Slaneyside Rhona, 29.30.
Race nine, The Treacy’s Hotel Slán Abhaile 575 Stakes: 1, Flying Lola (owner, Peter Nolan, Wexford town; trainer, Eamonn Moore, Barntown), 31.73; 2, Toker Olivia, 31.78.