The Irish Greyhound Derby first took place at Shelbourne Park in 1932 and to this day is one of the most prestigious competitions in the greyhound racing calendar.
Popularity of the Irish Greyhound Derby goes from strength to strength and since Paddy Power took over sponsorship of the competition in 2000 they have given the event some serious promotion and provided the Irish Greyhound Derby with lots of exposure and positive coverage in the media.
Irish Greyhound Derby sponsor Paddy Power are one of our featured bookmakers here at UK Greyhound Racing.
The Irish Greyhound Derby takes place in August and September each year at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. This year’s final is scheduled for Saturday September 12th. The competition is the richest greyhound event in the world with a prize fund of over 300,000 Euros.
Shelbourne Aston was the winner of the 2008 Irish Greyhound Derby, beating Slip The Lark and collecting 175,000 Euros in the process.
For all the latest information on the Irish Greyhound Derby, stay tuned to our greyhound racing news. We provide updates on the Irish Derby after each round with results, current odds and trap draws.