Fane Sioux through to third round of BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby
Fane Sioux, owned by Kilkerley man Martin Sharkey, will progress to the third round of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby after finishing third in the second round heat in a time of 30.08.
With a total prize fund of €287,500, The Irish Greyhound Derby is sponsored by BoyleSports, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker. The competition is the most prestigious race in the Irish Greyhound Calendar, with a winner’s prize of €150,000.
The third round heats will be held this Saturday at Shelbourne Park. Ireland’s best racing greyhounds will progress over the next three weeks to the quarter and semi-finals. This action packed period will conclude with the final held on Saturday September 23rd. Both the semi-final and final will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2 and online to a worldwide audience on RTÉ website and RTÉ Player.
In recent years, the Irish Greyhound Derby has seen strong competition from across all regions. The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby 2016 winner was Rural Hawaii, owned by Michael and Helen O’Dwyer from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary with winning prize money of €125,000.