Sunday 19 November 2017

Greyhounds: No splitting masters duo

A large crowd at Kilcohan Park on Saturday was treated to a thrilling spectacle as Tyrur Enda and Krug Ninety Five battled it out in the final of the Red Mills Waterford Masters -- and not even the judge could separate them.

It was the first dead heat in the history of the Masters and was a worthy outcome to a thrilling contest where Tyrur shot clear into the back from Leeview Jet. Krug Ninety Five went second halfway along the back but was some five lengths adrift of the lead.

From here, though, the Fraser Black-trained Krug Ninety Five closed with every stride but it was only in the final stride that he got on terms with Conor Fahy's Tyrur Enda. There was an anxious wait for the judge's verdict and then it was confirmed that the two dogs had dead-heated in 29.55; it was another four and a half lengths to Leeview Jet.

It was a real thriller but things were quite different at Curraheen Park, where Definate Opinion trounced the opposition in the final of the Oliver Hawkes Memorial 550.

The Pat Guilfoyle-trained Definate Opinion flew out of traps, made his way to the inside and totally dominated the race as he stretched clear to win by 10 lengths from Headleys Mentor in 31.09, with St Louis Spirit a half-length third.

There was an exciting finish to the Open 575 final at Shelbourne, where the Anthony McCloskey-owned Blazers Black produced a big late run to snatch a three-parts-of-a-length victory over Monlesa Alsation in 31.17, with Tyrur Domingo a half-length third.

Irish Independent

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