The Ladbrokes Irish Greyhound Derby threw up a shock at the weekend, as favourite Ballymac Vic exited the competition in the Quarter Finals.
The 12 remaining hopefuls are now just one run from a place in the coveted Derby Final.
Tyrur Sugar Ray has moved in to favourite position with the sponsors, Ladbrokes, after he put in the third fastest performance over 550yds in Shelbourne Park’s history.
The Semi-Final Trap Draw is as follows:
1 Razldazl Bugatti
2 Coolykereen Imp
3 Skywalker Puma
4 Airforce Diva (m)
5 Laughill Billy (m)
6 Camas (w)
1 Tyrur Sugar Ray
2 Cuil Cougar
3 Droopys Jet
4 Razldazl George
5 Kilbarry Rover
6 Newlawn Tock
The Quarter-Final results were:
Heat 1 Droopys Jet 29.77
Heat 2 Laughill Billy 29.61
Heat 3 Kilbarry Rover 29.97
Heat 4 Tyrur Sugar Ray 29.29
The Ladbrokes Irish Greyhound Derby offers over €225,000 in Prizemoney, with €120,000 and a trophy to the winner. The classic, which is the highlight of the Irish Greyhound Racing calendar, celebrates it’s 80th anniversary this year.
The heats for the Ladbrokes Irish Greyhound Derby are as follows:
Semi- Finals: Saturday 1st September
Ladbrokes Irish Greyhound Derby Final: Saturday 8th September