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149 names are currently in the book for the **** Irish Greyhound Derby ahead of tomorrow’s opening round draw.

Drumcrow Honey came home clear at Drumbo Park to secure the final Derby Trial Stake, while the last few entries trickled into to the racing office.

Michael Dempsey suggested he might attempt to find one more to leave 150 with a view to having 25 opening round heats over Friday and Saturday night but, whatever the final number, it’s a most impressive entry.

The draw for the Derby is set to commence at midday on Monday and it can be viewed live on the Shelbourne Park Facebook page. A link to the draw will be posted on Talking Dogs and the various GRI social media channels in the morning.

And so, the time has come to start really concentrating on the incredible five weeks to come. As you would expect the best of the best are amongst the names in the book and a complete list of the entries can be viewed below so start studying.

Finally, ahead of the draw, we’d like to wish every owner, trainer, breeder, kennel hand and punter the very best of luck in the coming weeks. It’s going to be a great ride so make sure to enjoy it.
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Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 8:59 PM BST
bottom v good winner
Report SlippyBlue September 11, 2021 9:03 PM BST
Yes wonders, 29.23, a very good run.
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:13 PM BST
3 the field
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:15 PM BST
135
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:15 PM BST
29.34
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 11, 2021 9:22 PM BST
Boy need to be drawn inside that bitch to win surly
Rail bitch in the mix for dodge draw
Report SlippyBlue September 11, 2021 9:25 PM BST
Lovely by Susie there, my hunch about Ariel turned out to be a good one.

Susie gets red ! ExcitedGrin
Report Winja September 11, 2021 9:27 PM BST
good draw really......should be a great final...
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 11, 2021 9:28 PM BST
Darkness make ted jolly ?
Report casemoney September 11, 2021 9:30 PM BST
Great Final
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:32 PM BST
not as good as this 3 dog hurdle race coming up Laugh
Report Winja September 11, 2021 9:34 PM BST
his idea of the winner rather than fav on the basis he is a true wide runner...........
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:36 PM BST
a kameko in ireland & a kicking king here Shocked
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 9:37 PM BST
christ Laugh
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 11, 2021 9:43 PM BST
5/2 pair 1-4 in final
7/2 ted
5/1 jack
25 50 other two

?
Report Winja September 11, 2021 9:45 PM BST
Final for those not watching

1.    Susies Saphire
2.    Singalong Sally
3.    Carrigeen North
4.    Explosive Boy
5.    Jackslittlething
6.    All About Ted
Report now wheres that switch!!! September 11, 2021 9:53 PM BST
Can’t have explosive boy at all. Can’t clear the inside pair, would be
1) 7/4
2)20/1
3) 50/1
4) 4/1
5) 7/1
6) 5/2
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 11, 2021 9:59 PM BST
3
10
30
2
7/2
3
Spoils prices
Report now wheres that switch!!! September 11, 2021 10:08 PM BST
I was trying to get near 100%. Spoils look great at there 128ish
Report casemoney September 11, 2021 10:09 PM BST
Would have 1 5 and 6 shorter than 4
Report now wheres that switch!!! September 11, 2021 10:12 PM BST
Astounded they have 4 in as fav.. did they not watch tonight..? Susie gave Explosive a cold going into the first bend.
Report Winja September 11, 2021 10:12 PM BST
4 has been long time fav so no surprise it maintains the thumb for the final.........
Report now wheres that switch!!! September 11, 2021 10:13 PM BST
True Winja.. great final to look forward to.
Report wondersobright September 11, 2021 10:29 PM BST
free parker pen thrown in for anyone who wants bet 4 @ 2/1 with me
Report SlippyBlue September 11, 2021 11:20 PM BST
I've got a lovely position on my two ante post picks and Explosive Boy is a break even but.... I've got nowt on Ted.

Big problem there methinks. Sad
Report casemoney September 12, 2021 1:30 AM BST
Holland don't go far wrong when he gets one on to the big stage .. Very good final  I thought sally ran a stormer tonight as well Happy Fook knows , smash break wins it , off a level top leads ?  Cracking final and been a cracking Comp .    With Ted since start,  will play 5 as well in final , G luck to all involved all dogs safe and sound will be great . Happy
Report SlippyBlue September 12, 2021 4:59 AM BST
Well done with being with Ted all the way case, only 3's that I can see now but maybe 4.8/5.0 ish on the night here.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y September 12, 2021 11:45 AM BST
Puzzled as to why people are being so negative towards Explosive Boy's chances, not sure the draw could have been any better for him and due to the fact Sally is directly outside Susie means Explosive Boy is the best drawn (for me anyway).
Of course Susie can offset the problem of Sally if she smashes but no railer wanted to be drawn directly inside her.
Report casemoney September 12, 2021 3:09 PM BST
Bar north would not be surprised who wins PF , any of them capable of a smash ,Great final, G luck to all . At least we have all watched some tremendous racing HappyIll bet money who ever wins will be winning races going forward as well ..
Report casemoney September 12, 2021 3:15 PM BST
The final night Multi would be appreciated PF Laugh of course when u are on , G luck
Report casemoney September 12, 2021 10:03 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEzgNzK7_MA

Another Dodgy disco , Derbys delight slung out of plate , A  quick glance going by

Are the stewards on the Lash Plain
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 13, 2021 12:03 PM BST
Thought they might hope it didn’t get top 3
So run in one off over 575 600 derby final night
Had look but like life now days
Can’t look at anything say anything to anyone with out some **** taking offence
Report casemoney September 13, 2021 2:26 PM BST
Are the rules diffo over there because that is the 2nd wrong  Decision in as many weeks ,Owners must be gutted, delighted to have a runner derby Night , Next thing BING BONG !! Stewards your out  ..
Report SlippyBlue September 13, 2021 3:52 PM BST
I've only just this minute watched the race for the first time and a red card for that is very fierce to put it mildly.
Report casemoney September 13, 2021 6:36 PM BST
I would not have it ,if was my dog
Report wedge1 September 13, 2021 6:40 PM BST
it did turn its head
Report casemoney September 14, 2021 12:19 AM BST
Made no Contact Wedge from what you can see side  on , must be 20 dogs a day turn their heads   Be none left racing following the park rules
Report SlippyBlue September 15, 2021 5:44 PM BST
Susie now favourites with the firms, last of the 11/4 went yesterday.

Susie Saphire - 5/2 ( General)
Explosive Boy - 11/4 ( Unibet)
All About Ted - 3/1  ( Boyles / Unibet
Jackslittlething - 9/2 - ( Betfred / Boyles)
Singalong Sally - 14/1 - ( Unibet)
Carigeen North - 25/1 - ( General)

Susie may well go off jolly on the night and that seems fair enough to me as if she does manage to have one more smash break in the locker that will ( he says hopefully) be good enough to make all.

I can't remember looking so much forward to a race in many a year. Let's hope it's a clean race with no hard luck stories and all get home safe and sound.
Report SlippyBlue September 15, 2021 7:52 PM BST
Ian Fortune, who in my opinion is the absolute best in the business as a caller and a pundit, has suggested that Explosive Boy may well lead around the first bend and not be caught.
Also that he thinks he'll go off as jolly and maybe shorter than 2/1 on the night.

I don't know about that at all, I'd have 1 and 6 ahead personally but we'll see.
Report SlippyBlue September 15, 2021 7:52 PM BST
Ian Fortune, who in my opinion is the absolute best in the business as a caller and a pundit, has suggested that Explosive Boy may well lead around the first bend and not be caught.
Also that he thinks he'll go off as jolly and maybe shorter than 2/1 on the night.

I don't know about that at all, I'd have 1 and 6 ahead personally but we'll see.
Report LoyalHoncho September 15, 2021 11:34 PM BST
I don't have an interest and won't be having one either but the stripes has been hugely favoured in Irish Derbies in recent times - four final winners alone in the last eight years I think - and unless Jack blazes out again - then Ted in six has to be bang in contention on the run down.  Trouble inside looks likely so he'll have every chance.  I hope every dog, in every race comes home sound.  Last year was sickening to watch.
Report frank60 September 16, 2021 1:20 PM BST
Leaders Clocks (Fastest to Slowest):



1st round

2nd round

3rd round

Q–Finals

S–Finals













Susie Sapphire           

17.12

17.12

17.04

17.04

16.96

All About Ted



17.30

17.08



17.03

Explosive Boy

17.19

17.11



16.98



Jackslittlething           

16.96

17.41

17.14

17.03                   The winner comes from these 4 dogs    i just cant make up my mind which one to be honest. hope its Susie
Report SlippyBlue September 17, 2021 3:16 PM BST
Anyone else a bit surprised that the price of Singalong Sally has been steady all week, only 14' s in a place and 12's generally in the village. 16.5 on here to lay for buttons not taken when they suspended the market just now. Just thinking out loud that I thought she'd be a bit bigger.
Report LoyalHoncho September 18, 2021 11:19 AM BST
Some hot favs. look good at SPk but so short they can't be bet.  Books could take a tanning there tonight if the weather and going holds.
Report sparrow September 18, 2021 1:28 PM BST
Biggest race of the year and not even a place market on here. Yet at some place called Cannington there is a win, place, AVB, exacta and quinela available.
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 3:14 PM BST
Crackers mate , no Fcast markets trying to force those who can on to the sports book ,sh1thouse service from bf
Report Ravage Again September 18, 2021 3:50 PM BST
I can’t see many people wanting to back and lay place forecast markets etc on Irish dog racing

Too iffy afraid
Report sparrow September 18, 2021 4:11 PM BST
Why wouldn't people bet in a place market in the Irish Derby final?  May as well not bother at all if you can't take money on the biggest race of the year.
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 4:20 PM BST
You'd think they would have all markets set up, win, place, forecasts, special bets like distance groups, winning time etc. It doesn't take much imagination and planning to provide this. It's absolutely laughable beyond words how inept this non performance is.
Report Ravage Again September 18, 2021 4:39 PM BST
Yer OK, I think in the Irish derby final will all be trying Grin
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 6:07 PM BST
Fred just pushed Explosive Boy to 7/2 online and in the shops for those interested. Hard to imagine it will be bigger than that come race time on here.
Report Winja September 18, 2021 8:45 PM BST
the lads yankee was one winner and three seconds so a place market would have been helpful.......
Report penzance September 18, 2021 9:12 PM BST
backed the 5,Jackslittlething tonight.
   GL ALL
Report sparrow September 18, 2021 9:14 PM BST
Backed 6 to win the final
Report ballyregan September 18, 2021 9:16 PM BST
well that was a tripe final
Report Deptford September 18, 2021 9:17 PM BST
What a run, lovely
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 9:17 PM BST
What a bitch  Well done Slippy and Sue  Backers
Report Winja September 18, 2021 9:18 PM BST
fantastic bitch.......go on susie...
Report LoyalHoncho September 18, 2021 9:19 PM BST
I agree - another final dominated by first bend trouble.  Can't take anything from the winner though - fantastic run by her.  What an achievement.
Report sparrow September 18, 2021 9:19 PM BST
Brilliant bitch unbeaten throughout.
Report penzance September 18, 2021 9:20 PM BST
all over after the 1st bend.
  wd winners
   GL
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 9:21 PM BST
dont know about trouble she was 5 clear anyway  , Well done to Owen  his Dad was the best ever imo Owen following in his steps
Report Kriskin September 18, 2021 9:21 PM BST
Top class greyhound.  An absolute machine
Report wondersobright September 18, 2021 9:22 PM BST
coming back to 2 from the 3rd bend after all the carnage hardly a run for the ages
Report Kriskin September 18, 2021 9:23 PM BST
^^^
the runner-up is a finisher
Report wondersobright September 18, 2021 9:26 PM BST
lol
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 18, 2021 9:26 PM BST
Nothing took part in that final
Other than winner
How I saw it
Report ballyregan September 18, 2021 9:32 PM BST
correct Fattie none event not a spectacle
Report Winja September 18, 2021 9:36 PM BST
cant piss u[p the leg of the winners run no matter what happened behind......won the semi of death last week and galvanised her domination this.....unbeaten.....still a pup.....oaks derby double.....hats off to her.....
Report LoyalHoncho September 18, 2021 9:37 PM BST
lol.  Six wins out of six makes it a super run. wonders the absolute choite you come out with sometimes is unbelievable.  The bitch is entitled to tire a bit.  Laugh
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 9:40 PM BST
After pestana last year G luck to owen From tragedy to triumph
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 9:43 PM BST
Lovely job, what a run that was. 29.18 seconds of poetry in motion.
I was praying for one more smash break and bang, there it was right on cue.
A tremendous greyhound and a hugely exciting competition right the way through.
Report wondersobright September 18, 2021 9:43 PM BST
nobody is doing that winja
she's done 29.18 on a track producing a load of quick times tonight, 1 spot quicker than the consolation winner
v fast bitch yes
"An absolute machine" ffs
Report cherubim September 18, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Historic run from a fantastic greyhound  me thinks breeding paddock next stop ,  how much a pup Pestana x Susies Saffire
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 9:51 PM BST
Diva 28.24 on the Bunny theres nothing wrong with that Time in the final
Report Deptford September 18, 2021 9:53 PM BST
Everyone entitled to their opinion, apart from Birchy!! A cracking run from a top class animal, put a smile on my face, a truly joy to behold to watch
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 9:59 PM BST
Well ballyreagen if that to you was a non event then there's no hope for you. I thought it was a wonderful run personally and I'm sure others do as well.
Report frank60 September 18, 2021 10:05 PM BST
WON
BetRef.
353/360
Win Stake
€12.00
Place Stake
€12.00
Total Stake
€24.00
Total Return
€624.00
Leg 1
Event
Irish Greyhound Derby 2021 18:00
Market
Outright Betting
Selection
Susie Sapphire
Price
40/1
Result               SHE ALWAYS BELove SUPER SUSIE IN MY BOOK
Won
Report GLASGOWCALLING September 18, 2021 10:07 PM BST
Well done Slippy and other winners, lets be honest if the 5 dogs running behind had glided around the first bend the

result would have been the same, cliche i know but  " the race was won out the traps ".
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 10:14 PM BST
Cheers Glasgow, a very rare year for me. English and Irish ante post double, jobsagoodun. Happy
Report ballyregan September 18, 2021 10:18 PM BST
yes great run if you backed her slippy i agree
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 10:26 PM BST
Peter said if Ted turned 2nd that's where he would have finnished , Ted was not leading Susie round ,Owens trip to the Graveyard to see his dad Deffo helped Happy
Report SHROPSHIRELAD September 18, 2021 10:27 PM BST
It was a pity that the first bend was a mess, but even without it would they have given her 3 lengths and caught her, I’d have been amazed if something had.
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 10:27 PM BST
First Seen Ger at the City with Parkdown Jet HappyWere happy days
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 10:34 PM BST
Not forgetting Lartigue Note case, I remember that night very well.
Report Deptford September 18, 2021 10:34 PM BST
Ha ha ha, a fooking useless bunch of koonts, website went off air as race started, every single one of them RPGTV koonts should be sacked
Report frank60 September 18, 2021 10:37 PM BST
Thanks Glasgow
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 10:47 PM BST
great nights Racing , Never been Next year please God Happy
Report casemoney September 18, 2021 10:48 PM BST
Well done Frank Happy
Report Deptford September 18, 2021 10:52 PM BST
At least we can watch it, well almost, RPGTV went off air just as traps open for 1030 race, I fooking hate the lot of them, mute every single night, never read any e mails out having a pop, arse licking koonts every single one of them on there, nicking a wage cowards, a fooking disgraceful bunch of gravy slurping vile human beings.
Report wondersobright September 18, 2021 11:09 PM BST
no half measures deptford, give em both barrels Laugh
Report Deptford September 18, 2021 11:11 PM BST
I dont hold back mate!
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 19, 2021 12:46 AM BST
In lobby hotel on my own with grey gooouse lemonade
Report LoyalHoncho September 19, 2021 1:33 PM BST
Saw Ger at White City when the huge and very knowledgeable White City crowd gave him an impromptu ovation as he walked infield with his great dog Shamrock Point, so wrongly done out of a final spot.  It made the hairs stand on the back of your neck.  As I recall he won the Consolation in a time 30 spots faster that the Derby winner - Tartan Khan - so it is not unusual for that to happen on final night.
Report frank60 September 19, 2021 1:43 PM BST
Thanks Casemoney, i was lucky that Susie got trap 1 in every rd to be fair. great bitch won the puppy oaks and the oaks as well.
Report SlippyBlue September 19, 2021 1:43 PM BST
That happened in the 1983 L.H. The only final night I went to at White City when I'm  Slippy won. HaymakerMack broke the track record in the consolation final that night.
Report casemoney September 19, 2021 2:33 PM BST
Remember the Incident well LH  , lively band the culprit ,Leading to the 5 dog Final  Where Tartan Khan won at big odds , What a great dog he turned out to be Winning the Leger unbeaten and smashing the clock in the final Happy
Report casemoney September 19, 2021 2:34 PM BST
Was there when Mack done the Clock as well Slip , seems like it was another world Sad
Report LoyalHoncho September 19, 2021 7:01 PM BST
From TALKING DOGS

REACTION ON THE NIGHT
Ian Fortune

Owen McKenna was understandably a popular man after the Derby final.

Speaking to Barry Caul, Robert Catterson and Sarah Kinsella, it was clear the victory of Susie Sapphire meant so much to a man hailing from the most famous greyhound family in the history of the sport.

Speaking with Robert Catterson on RPGTV, Owen suggested that his legendary father, the late great Ger McKenna, may have played a part in the success, saying: “This is everything. It means a lot. I went up Thursday to visit my mother in Borrisokane. She’ll be watching tonight. She’ll be delighted. I called into the graveyard to see the old boy and I said ‘if you could ever push her over the line for us, give us one more effort’ and you know what, everything went right.”

He went on describe his star, “She knows what you’re thinking. She’s come out of every race. I’m just delighted. It’s just great, I’ve had great dogs over the years beat in the final, last year Pestana, we had Farloe Blitz back in 2015, I was desperate disappointed for Paul Ellis in two Derby finals. Tonight was worth it all.”

“I WON’T COME DOWN FOR A WEEK”

He echoed those words as he walked back up the track with Barry Caul of Talking Dogs TV: “This is everything. I won’t come down to earth for a week. She’s some little lady, she’s dynamite. She has gone from strength to strength, and everything that’s been asked of her, she has done.

“I didn’t see the break but once she went around the bend, it was going to take a helluva something to pass her. She’s a Derby champion, an Oaks champion, a Puppy Oaks champion – probably a chance of getting Dog of the Year now.”

When the dust had settled somewhat, Sarah Kinsella managed to catch up with Owen at the kennelling area and he again expressed how he was feeling: “You don’t appreciate things when you are younger, you think ah this is handy. But it’s taken a long time, we’ve hit the crossbar several times since. It’s hard to surpass what she has done for us. It’s easy for us to look good when you have something on the end of a lead as good as her. She’s just amazing. I can’t say enough about her.”

“SO PROUD OF HER”

Owen also expressed how much this meant to his family and Robert Catterson caught up with Owen’s wife Sian. A clearly emotional Sian said: “We’re so, so proud of her. She’s been an unreal bitch for us this year. From the Puppy Oaks, we put her into the Oaks, and took a chance with her. She went through that, won that, and then we stuck her in this thinking we’ll just give her a go, and every round she went from strength to strength. She’s just unreal, just amazing. It’s crazy what she has achieved, for such a young bitch, and we’re just over the moon.

“Owen eats it, he sleeps it, and he puts the greyhounds first. That’s just him. I’m so happy for him, and so proud of him. We’ll go home with happy tears tonight because last year we were on such a high going into the final, and then disaster struck.

“At the beginning of the year we didn’t think we had anything to run in the Derby this year, and we said we’d give her a go, and now we’re here.”
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK September 20, 2021 10:26 AM BST
Needed  a good 8 hours sleep
Get over last few days what a weekend that was
All the lads where in sensational form
Great times hopefully where all be having more drinks soon
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