Ballybreen Storm on the way to winning the Making Memories D1 730 at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night last. Photos: Noel Browne.
Due to Met Éireann’s High Temperature warning for Ireland and considering the care and welfare needs of racing greyhounds, Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has announced the previously announced suspension of evening racing and trial activity (after 11am for Friday 12th August) will now be extended until Sunday 14th August (inclusive)., meaning that Saturday night’s meeting at Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium will not now take place.
As previously announced racing will not take place at tonight at Friday 12th August at the following venues: Newbridge, Kilkenny, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (Tralee), Galway, Curraheen Park (Cork), Shelbourne Park (Dublin) and Clonmel.
Racing is now also suspended for Saturday 13th August and will not take place at the following venues:
Shelbourne Park, Mullingar, Galway, Limerick, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (Tralee), Curraheen Park (Cork), Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium (Waterford), Thurles and Dundalk.
Based on the predicted weather forecast a decision has also been made on Sundays 14th August Race Programme and racing is now suspended for Mullingar (afternoon) and Clonmel (evening) meetings
RCÉ will continue to monitor the position from Monday 15th August and any further notices will be issued regarding the rescheduling of any relevant race meetings on the RCÉ website www.grireland.ie.
Arrangements are in place at tracks to ensure that additional water points including greyhound baths are available for any activity carried out pre the 11am suspension.
Owners and trainers are reminded of the importance of good ventilation in transportation arrangements for greyhounds and ensuring that adequate water and other supports are available for all greyhounds. Further advice and information on ‘caring for the greyhound in hot weather’ is available on www.grireland.ie
Philip and Marian Gough, Liadh Harte, Nano Gough and Odhran Rellis at KPGS last Saturday night.