He’s been favourite throughout the competition, and Pat Buckley’s College Causeway certainly justified all the hype with a superb victory in the Paddpower.com Irish Greyhound Derby Final on Saturday night at Shelbourne Park.
Things didn’t go smoothly for the winner however, after he got bumped at the first bend when caught between Cashen Legend and Shaneboy Lee. Causeway somehow managed to recover and immediately began making ground on early leader Oran Classic. John McGee’s charge ran a blinder but just couldn’t live with the amazing College Causeway who went on to score by 2 lengths in a time of 29.53sec.
College Causeway’s owner Vince McKenna said “Tonight is the greatest night, I’d say, of my life,” “He’s probably one of the greatest dogs of all time.”
Irish Greyhound Derby Final Result
1st Trap 5 College Causeway 5/4f
2nd Trap 2 Oran Classic 11/2
3rd Trap 4 Cashen Legend 7/1
4th Trap 3 Faypoint Man 9/2
5th Trap 6 Shaneboy Lee 4/1
6th Trap 1 Belvedere Champ 25/1