Greyhounds: Double award joy for Fahy
Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00
PJ FAHY enjoyed a day to remember yesterday when he picked up two of the five accolades at the national greyhound awards function in Limerick.
Having already made history by having all three nominations for the Dog of the Year, Fahy also won the Brood Bitch of the Year with Tyrur Temptress, which is the dam of the Dog of the Year Tyrur McGuigan.
Tyrur McGuigan got the nod over litter brother Big Mike and kennel companion Enda for the big award after his magnificent running in winning the Ladbrokes.com Irish Derby.
Irish Oaks winner Dalcash Dvinsky landed the bitch award for Fr Jack Meade from Rockwell College and the top sprinter was adjudged to be Irish Sprint Cup winner Sheepwalk Mac, owned by Dessie Gilroy.
John Doyle from Enniscorthy went home with a bag full of trophies as owner, breeder and trainer of top marathon greyhound Kiltrea Kev.
Meanwhile, Larry Dunne's Slippery Bob won the €25,000 Tote Gold Cup at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night. The pace was set by Moes Tavern but Slippery Bob always had him in his sights and came through on the run-in to win by a head in 29.86, with Quick Lee third.
Tyrur Tinkerbell, in a sizzling 28.28, and Inshaarla (28.64) won the Roches Feeds Oaks semi-finals at Limerick, while Calling Spice (17.49) and Sheepwalk Mac (17.54) won the semi-finals of the Kudos Supersprint at Curraheen Park.
Definate Opinion -- last year's champion -- is going to take a lot of beating in the Gain Feeds Cesarewitch at Mullingar after a sensational 33.24 run on Saturday.