following his release from bankruptcy and publishing his memoir, it seems anything Ivan Yates touches right now turns to gold.
Along with his colleagues in Newstalk, Mr Yates took on a greyhound, Razldazl, for one year and on Saturday night the canine took top spot on the podium in Shelbourne Park.
"It was one of the things on my bucket list to be involved with the dog so we're delighted with the win," Mr Yates told the Herald.
"I was the only one there along with my wife on Saturday night to see it because all of my colleagues had lost faith. He's had six disappointing runs but he won with the equivalent of a Darby time," he added.
Aside from the dog in his life, his new book Ivan Yates Full On is "selling well", and his radio show is up by 30,000 listeners since he returned to the airwaves over a year ago.