Oldest greyhound running at Curraheen Park honoured at his home from home
A very special greyhound was honoured by all at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium on Friday.
Dynamo Supreme, who is about to turn 6 years old, came out of the traps for the 70th time at the Cork venue. Owned by Denis Quinlan in Macroom, the dog has won 8 times, been runner up 14 times and third on 13 occasions. He has also recently become a father to three black and white puppies that were born last month.
"Dynamo Supreme is a wonderful dog that is adored by his owner Denis Quinlan," said Brian Collins, Racing Manager at Curraheen Park. "He has made Curraheen Park his second home having first raced here in March 2014 and a further 69 times since then.
"It's a remarkable achievement from him and from Denis for him to be here racing tonight at almost six years of age. It's a testament to how well cared for he has been. Regulars in Curraheen Park will be familiar with Dynamo jumping into the air twice with excitement on the way into the gates here!"
Dynamo Supreme has won €2,450 in prize money during his career with his last win coming in January.
CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, Gerard Dollard, commented: "Having got to meet Dynamo Supreme for myself tonight - who's affectionately known as 'Jack' at home and off the track - it is obvious how well looked after and adored he is by his owner.
"The IGB's Strategic Plan 2018-2022, launched earlier this year, targets ensuring that older dogs like Dynamo Supreme become a recognised part of the greyhound racing fraternity. An initiative was also introduced earlier this year to provide more veteran races at tracks. Ensuring that the racing career of dogs is longer is a key component of continuing to prioritise greyhound welfare in the industry, while developing a 'whole of life approach' to the racing greyhound."
Dynamo Prince was 3rd in his race at Curraheen Park on Friday, crossing the line in a time of 18.54 seconds.