Ladbrokes Golden Jacket to be Shown Live on Sky

Traditionally a Saturday morning competition, next year's Golden Jacket at Crayford will now take place on a Tuesday evening so the prestigious event can be covered live by Sky Sports. Run over a trip of 714m, this Category One event is one of the most popular in the greyhound racing calendar and has previously been broadcast on Sky, back in 2002. That particular final had a very controversial conclusion, as winner Sundar Storm subsequently tested positive for a banned substance. This event led … [Read more...]

Harold’s Cross to be Sold

The Irish Greyhound Board yesterday confirmed that historic greyhound track Harold's Cross is to be sold following recommendations that were made in the Indecon report. Whilst appearing before Ireland's committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the IGB gave their formal response to the report which included plans for asset disposals, including the sale of this dog track. IGB CEO Geraldine Larkin said: “We will seek planning permission for the entire site and take it forward under that … [Read more...]

Ian Aylward at the Double

Belle Vue based greyhound trainer Ian Aylward had a night to remember this past Friday evening, as he managed to secure both the Scurry Cup as well as the Pat McCombe Memorial Invitational. The evening got off to a successful start for Ian as 11/8 favourite Baliff Turbo pinned out of trap two in the 8:55pm to land the £500 purse in the Pat McCombe. Having won three open contests in August and September, Baliff has since been mixing it with the big boys in Yorkshire St Leger, and acquitted … [Read more...]