21 Oct 2011


THIS SEASON will see a series of stakes for British greyhounds to be held by Coursing Clubs in Ireland. There will be four initial stakes, with a fifth stake in the New Year for the winners and runners up of the initial stakes. 

These stakes will be for greyhounds trained and owned on this side of the Irish sea, and dogs competing will be required to have been in training on this side of the sea for at least one month prior to the stake.

At each of these Meetings there will also be a full card of stakes including Derby and Oaks Trial stakes, All Aged Cup and All Aged Bitch stakes to watch, and we would encourage everyone to come and support this venture.

 Stakes and contact details are as follows:-

 1.. TRIM/COQUETDALE AND BORDER – Sat/Sun 5/6 November 2011. ‘The Peter Lister Memorial Stake’, Eight Dog Stake.  Entry details from Mr A Atmore, 07834 128536; Accommodation information from Mrs J Douse, 01423 712124. Possible visit to Shelbourne Park Greyhound Track on the Saturday night.

 2.. CO CARLOW / NORTH LINCS- Sat /Sun 12 /13 November 2011. Eight Dog Stake.  Details from Mr B Lumb, 01422 822406

3.. BALBRIGGAN / KIMBERLEY AND WYMONDHAM – Sat /Sun 26 /27 November 2011. Eight Dog Stake. Details from Mr  P Debenham, 01603 488735

 4.. BANDON AND CAREYS CROSS / RYEDALE – Sat /Sun 3/4 December 2011- Sixteen Dog Stake with Purse (for eight dogs beaten in first round) – Entry details from Mr A Atmore, 07834 128536; Accommodation information from Mrs J Douse, 01423 712124

 5.. SEVENHOUSES / OLD YORKSHIRE – Sat /Sun 14 /15 January 2012- Eight Dog Stake for Winners and Runners-up of previous four Stakes.  Details from Mr A Atmore, 07834 128536 and Mrs E Hall 01969 622063

Please contact the above, or Mr Atmore for any further general details.  

Entry fees will be in the region of £50.00 with prize money to be approximately £400.00 and trophy to the winners and £150.00 and trophy to the runners up (all costs are to be finalised by the separate clubs) together with qualification for the stake at Sevenhouses.  it is hoped that travel for dogs can be grouped to reduce costs. 

 All dogs competing in Ireland are required to be registered with the ICC (Irish Coursing Club), tel 00 353 5261 22611 for details.  

 Any help with Sponsorship would be greatly appreciated and any interested parties who can help should contact Mr Atmore.