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Razldazl Rioga wins Race of Champions for O Muircheartaigh

PAUL BRENNAN

Published 02/01/2013 | 09:48

At the Betdaq Race of Champions Final in June Greg Walker, representing Betdaq, presents the winning trophy to a very happy winning owner Micheàl O Muircheartaigh alongside the winning trainer Dolores Ruth after Razldazl Rioga won the Betdaq Race Of...
At the Betdaq Race of Champions Final in June Greg Walker, representing Betdaq, presents the winning trophy to a very happy winning owner Micheàl O Muircheartaigh alongside the winning trainer Dolores Ruth after Razldazl Rioga won the Betdaq Race Of...

FORMER Gaelic games commentator and Dingle native Micheal O Muircheartaigh was a hugely popular winner of the Betdaq Race of Champions final at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on the last day of June when his dog, Razldazl Rioga, stormed to a length and a half win in the €15,000 gala event, which was the highlight of a fundraising night for Kerry GAA.

The O Muircheartaigh owned Razldazl Rioga, which is trained by Dolores Ruth in Kildare, went into the final as 9/4 second favourite, behind the heavily backed Shelbourne Geoff, 5/2.

Ideally drawn in trap one, Razldazl Rioga led at the opening bend and was never headed as he won in 29.58, just a length outside the track record.

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