THERE is, not surprisingly, huge talk about a sweepstake which is being run at Limerick Track next March and which is offering a massive winner's purse of €80,000. It honours the memory of Con and Annie Kirby and is being sponsored by JP McManus.
Well, Tralee Track is staging a qualifier for the event and two semi-finals will be run off on Friday, November 16. Greyhounds must be whelped from January 2011 onwards and, for the winner of the qualifier, there will be purse of €700 plus a trophy – and, of course, free entry to the big event itself.
To be sure, this is going to be all about class greyhounds and it will be very interesting to see the field that will go to traps in Tralee next week.
TRALEE qualifier, Killinan Cash, clocked the fastest time, 28.59, in the Gain Feeds Select Stakes at Waterford Track last Saturday night, which reflects very nicely on the Oakview venue. He runs from trap 6 in the first semi-final this Saturday night.