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RED MILLS Unraced Bitch Final Tralee

Noel Browne produced a very popular first and third with Coolavanny Ester and Coolavany Roxy to win the Connolly's RED MILLS Unraced Bitch Stake at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee; less than 3 lengths covered the first four in a very exciting finish. Join Maria Dagg as we chat to the locals for their final predictions, we get an insight from connections,after the presentation we find out about Noel Browne's long standing connection with the Connolly family, and have a word with Declan Dowling, General Manager and Kieran Casey, Racing Manager.

2014 Connolly's RED MILLS Irish Laurels Final

Vimmerby, trained by John Kavanagh, and owned John Somers, kept his unbeaten tag to win the Laurels Final at Curraheen Park, the Wexford dog proved hugely popular and we caught up with winning connections, two bitches made it though to the final, Nellies Flyer took third slot to get the better of Champagne Jackie to be crowned the "Leading Lady Of The 2014 Laurels". We spoke to John Kiely and Michael O'Driscoll, we also spoke to Mossy O'Connor following Midtown Raffa's victory in the Consolation, and finally Gareth Connolly, Sales and Marketing Director with Connolly's RED MILLS, who told us about our next outing in Tralee on the 14 November.

2014 Connolly's RED MILLS Irish Laurels Semi-Finals

Watch the semi-finals of the 2014 Connolly's RED MILLS Irish Laurels from Curraheen Park.

Blaze Quickest In Quarter Finals

Sidarian Blaze, trained by Graham Holland, was the fastest heat winner in the Quarter Finals of the Connolly's RED MILLS Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park, Murt Leahy trained Lemon Miley 28.15 was next, John Kavanagh's Vimmerby 28.23, and Thomas O'Donovan's Drive On Royal kept the flag flying for the ladies with her 28.33 victory.

Another Derby Winner For Clonmel Unraced Stake

The Unraced Stake in Clonmel has produced yet another Derby winner, LAUGHIL BLAKE; he began his career at Clonmel on the 5 January, watch him show his trademark early pace and see what his owner/ breeder Mary Jennings had to say following his debut.

Lassie Wins Unraced Bitch Final At Youghal

Priceless Lassie (Aero Majestic- Droopys Safina), retained her unbeaten tag to claim the RED MILLS & Youghal Track Supporters Club Unraced Bitch Stake, the Paul Hennessy trained bitch came from last to first, and the Brian and Kathleen Murphy owned youngster will now be aimed at the Irish Derby, she is held in such high regard the trainer compares her to LATE LATE Show, who the Gowran based trainer campaigned in 2000-02.

RED MILLS & YTSC Unraced Bitch Round One

Watch the opening round of the RED MILLS & YTSC Unraced Bitch Stake at Youghal, we catch up with the winning connections, John Kennedy, Susan Hennessy, Frazer Black and we also catch up with Paidi Walsh from the Youghal Track Supporters Club.

Juvenile Final RPGTV

 

Sporting Press Irish Oaks RPGTV

 

2014 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Final

Watch Velvet All Jam win the final of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks from Shelbourne Park in 28.42, Sinead Rooney catches up with the winning connections, Tadhg and Ella Buckley, Springwell Watsy takes the Consolation Oaks in 28.70, but we open the video with the Joe Dolan/ ICC Sprint and also have a word with the winning trainer, Jerry Melia.

2014 Connolly's RED MILLS Juvenile Final

Watch Kilara Hey Mac win the third running of the Connolly's RED MILLS & TSC Champion Juvenile Stake at Kilkenny in a fantastic 28.87, the winner is trained by Paul Hennessy and owned by Gerry Meaney

2014 Sporting Press Irish Oaks Quarter Finals

Watch the Quarter Finals of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks from Shelbourne Park, and join Maria Dagg as we talk to the connections of the four heat winners, Springwell Watsy, 28.52, Brenval Star, 28.60, Loughdromin Girl, 28.46, and Velvet All Jam, 28.64.

RED MILLS Juvenile Round One

Watch the third running of the Connolly's RED MILLS Juvenile from Kilkenny, the Paul Hennessy trained, Jaytee Valencia certainly caught the eye producing the fastest time of the opening round.

True Facts About The Breeding Numbers by Matt Bruton

Matt Bruton, Sporting Press Columnist, gives us the true facts about the breeding numbers during the second round of the Irish Oaks at Shelbourne Park.

Nathan Wins ECC Timber Champion Puppy

Tyrur Nathan, an August 2012 whelp, won the ECC Timber Champion Puppy Stake in Shelbourne Park in 28.84, we catch up with handler, Barry Connolly, and Maria also had a quick word with PJ Fahy on the phone.

The ECC Timber Champion Puppy Semi-Finals

Watch the semi-finals of the ECC Champion Puppy 525, the Graham Holland trained Quick Blaze lands the first semi-final in 28.56, and we catch up with Nicky Holland, the second semi-final went to the Robert Gleeson trained Droopys Nidge in 28.00, and following this victory is now 16/1 co favourite for the Irish Derby.

Sporting Press Irish Oaks Round Two

Watch the second round of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks from Shelbourne Park and join Maria Dagg as we catch up with the winning connections, Neilus O'Connell, Robert Gleeson, Catherine Kerr, Alan Williams, Ruairi Dwan, and Tagdh Buckley.

RPGTV- Champion Unraced Final

 

Semi-Finals RPGTV

 

1990 RED MILLS Champion Unraced

The first running of the RED MILLS Champion Unraced at Kilkenny back in 1990 went the way of Concentration, trained by the late Ger McKenna in 29.24, the son of I'm Slippy won the English Laurels at Wimbledon and ran up the following year in the Irish equivalent at Cork.

Healthcare & Transport Services Oaks Final

Join Maria Dagg at Shelbourne Park to take a look at the final of the Healthcare & Transport Services Oaks, four of the debutantes from the Newbridge Unraced Bitch Stake have made it to the Shelbourne final, including Droopys Muriel who is running for the 10,000 Euro Bonus, we get an insight from the sponsor, Tony and Lorraine Howard, we catch up with the finalists and following the victory of Drive On Alice we talk to her new owner, Ray Patterson of the Skywalker prefix.

2014 RED MILLS Champion Unraced Round Two

Watch the 25th running of the Quarter Finals of RED MILLS Champion Unraced Stake from Kilkenny, we begin by watching the inaugural running of the competition in 1990, Concentration, trained by Ger McKenna took it back then, we watch this years four quarter finals and catch up with with the winning connections following the heats.

Live Contender Wins Novice Stake At Enniscorthy

Live Contender (I'm Slippy- Lannigans Ball) began his career at Enniscorthy on the 13 August 1990, the February '89 whelp won his four races in the Nicky Rackard Memorial Stake, the following season he won the Produce Stakes at Clonmel and he was also the National Track Record Holder for the 525 yard distance.

25th Connolly's RED MILLS Champion Unraced Round One

Join Maria Dagg and John Geoghegan as we look at the 25th running of the Connolly's RED MILLS Champion Unraced Stake from Kilkenny, the competition is certainly one of the most prestigious events on the calendar, down through the years some fantastic dogs have began their careers at St James' Park, included in this are two Derby winners, are we likely to see a future star emerge from this years renewal, the answer is certainly YES, but which one?

We caught up with the winning connections following the heats, John Kennedy, Urlingford, produced a double on the night, the well bred Oct whelp, Artic Bolt (Farley Blitz) 29.05 FTON, and Lord Hazel (Scolari Me Daddy), 29.31.

Owen McKenna has a very strong hand in this years Derby at Wimbledon and he updated us on his Plough Lane prospects, but the same can certainly be said of Kilkenny charge, Farloe Blitz (Premier Fantasy) an Oct whelp, 19 months, impressed in 29:15, his dam is a litter sister to the brilliant Farloe Tango. Quietly (Tullymurry Act), also 19 months, secured the double for the Tipperary trainer in 29.38, his unraced dam is a half sister to Ballymac Vic, and if I'm not mistaken we saw this fellow, plus some of his comrades during our visit to Liam Dowling's over a year ago.

The opening heat went the way of the Martin Lanney trained Droopys Navas in 29.44, and anyone watching RPGTV saw this fellow's litter brother produce the fastest time in the Wimbledon on Thursday night, 28.20, owner Stephen Townsley told us where he purchased the dog.

Manx Treasure landed the Derby for the O'Sullivan's back in 1992 (22 years ago), and it was great to see My Best Friend (Vans Escalde) collect for Teresa O'Sullivan, and we caught up with her daughter, Marie. The winner can trace her pedigree back to Minorcas Fuchsia, the dam of Manx Treasure.

The Sept whelp, Paradise Maverick (Royal Impact) could well follow in his half brother's (Paradise Madison) paw prints, trained by Pat Buckley, he impressed when stepping the clock in 29.19, and Jack and Dean also updated us on the Wimbledon progress.

The only bitch in the competition did not let the fair sex down, Ned Lennon's daughter of Tyrur Mike won in 29.57, the winner traces her roots back to that fantastic race bitch, Wheres Carmel, but believe it or not the sire, Big Mike, goes back to the Lennon line, and traces his pedigree to the fantastic brood bitch, Lannigans Ball, who was in fact the dam of Live Contender (and to make me feel really old on the night I remembered videoing him on his debut in Enniscorthy in 1990).

Several other dogs caught the eye on the night, none more so than the Dolores Ruth trained Razldazl Zar (Kinloch Brae), we again saw this fellow as a pup when we visited her Rathangan kennels last year, do not be surprised if we have the Derby winning trainer lined up for an interview next week. The Matt O'Donnell trained, Valentia Slate (litter brother to Paradise Maverick), was only touched off in 29.36, he gave the outside to nothing and he will be another to watch for next week.

A fantastic stake as ever but I have just got a funny feeling the 25th running of this competition looks set to go down in the record books, all eyes will be on Wimbledon next weekend, but should anyone want a sneak preview of the 2015 Derby they should come along to Kilkenny track next Friday night.

Droopys Muriel Impresses At Newbridge

Connolly's RED MILLS will continue their support of Unraced Bitch competitions. Michael Phelan and John Geoghegan announced that the next one of these Stakes will commence in Youghal on the 11 July. The Newbridge competition has been a fantastic success and we saw a potential superstar in the shape of Droopys Muriel, trained by John Linehan. She won the final of the Connolly's RED MILLS & NTSC Unraced Bitch Stake in impressive fashion. The daughter of Westmead Hawk missed her break, 5th at the opening bend, she turned in an excellent performance to stop the clock in 28.79. A fantastic crowd was present at the Kildare track and they witnessed a thrilling terrier race. The night was a resounding success and a lot of praise should go to the Newbridge Track Supporters Club, the staff and management of Newbridge Greyhound Stadium.

Unraced Bitch Stake Semi-Finals - Newbridge

Watch the three semi-finals of the Connolly's RED MILLS & NTSC Unraced Bitch Stake. You can see Droopys Muriel 28.69, Bit View Ma 29.00, and Ballyrobin Venus 29.11 in action and then join Maria Dagg as we caught up with the winning connections, Kieran Ryan, John Kennedy, Mick Gleeson, John Donnelly, Frank Kiely, Donal Thompson, and Paddy Hennessy. We also take an indept look at what goes on in the judges box as we catch up with Joyce Black, Jonathan O'Neill and Noel O'Connor. And finally, Martin Sweeney, Chairman of the Newbridge Supporters Club brings us up to speed on the Club.

Unraced Bitch Stake Round One - Newbridge

The Connolly's RED MILLS and Newbridge Track Supporters Club Unraced Bitch Stake attracted some of the best pups in the country. Droopys Muriel produced the fastest time in the opening round 28:68. Droopys Sylvi, a half sister to an English Oaks winner, won in 28:84 to give John Linehan a double on the night. Martin Sharkey's, Fane Jaydeeque, a half sister to last years Derby winner won heat 1 in 28:81. Ballyrobin Venus and Jaytee Persia clocked identical times in 29:12, and the final heat went to Lislevane Swift in 28:95. Following each of the heats Maria Dagg caught up with the winning connections to get an insight into the bitches.

Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles Park

Watch Durrow Abbie win the Red Mills Excel/ TS Club Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles in a fantastic 28.82, Willie Delahunty tells us about his future plans for the daughter of Crash and Doonalley June, and we catch up with Billy O'Dwyer from the Irish Greyhound Board, Padjo Dorney, Treasurer of the Thurles Track Supporters Club, and Kevin Dwan, who next Sunday evening will be honoured at the annual Greyhound Awards for his service to the industry.

RED MILLS TV Talks To Minister Tom Hayes

Maria Dagg spoke to Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine. He spoke about the RED MILLS & TSC Unraced winner, the success of the Clonmel development and updated us on the strategic review.

RED MILLS TV Talks To Mike Burton

Mike Burton won a reputation as an uncompromising prop forward for Gloucester, England and the British and Irish Lions. He developed an interest in greyhound racing at a young age, and purchased Screen Critic out of the RED MILLS Unraced Stake at Clonmel in February 2013. A few months later he finished 4th in the English Derby Final at Wimbledon. RED MILLS TV caught up with Mike at the 2014 renewal of the Clonmel feature.

Show Of Passion

RED MILLS TV spoke to Paschal Taggart at Clonmel and got the latest on the "Show Of Passion" to be held in London on the 17th of February.

Final Of The RED MILLS Unraced At Clonmel

Watch Shaneboy Frankie win the 2014 renewal of the Connolly's RED MILLS and TSC Open Unraced Stake at Clonmel. Before the final Maria Dagg got the views of John Geoghegan, Tommy Lyons, Paschal Taggart, Mike Burton, Alan Wade, Ted Hegarty, John Mitchell, and many of the Clonmel regulars. After the Final Michael Kiely gave us an insight into his winning home bred dog and we also had a word with Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, and Gareth Connolly from RED MILLS.

Semi-Finals RED MILLS Unraced Stake

Watch the Semi-Finals of the Connolly's RED MILLS and TSC Unraced Open Stake from Clonmel. Liosgarbh Tom won in 28.93 and Express Max took the second semi in 29.04. Following the heats, Maria Dagg caught up with the winning connections, Cathal Mcloughney and Michael Dalton.

Latest News On Wimbledon

Maria Dagg spoke to Paschal Taggart at the Quarter Finals of the Connolly's RED MILLS Unraced Stake and got the latest news on Wimbledon.

Quarter Finals of RED MILLS Unraced From Clonmel

Watch the Quarter Finals of the Connolly's RED MILLS and Track Supporters Open Unraced Stake from Clonmel. Airfield Paudie got back to winning ways to impress when collecting in 28.59. The Frazer Black trained, Droopys Oddysey opened his account with a 28.92 victory. The Rachel Wheeler trained, Move Over Hughie won in 28.86 and Laughil Bolt overcame a sluggish start to collect in 29.38. Maria Dagg had a word with the winning connections, Rachel Wheeler, Denis O'Malley, Paschal Taggart, and Paul Jennings, following each of the heats.

Round Two - RED MILLS Unraced Stake at Clonmel

Down through the years the Connolly's RED MILLS and TSC Open Unraced Stake at Clonmel has produced Derby winners etc. The competition is a kindergarten for future stars. Watch the complete second round and see if we can spot the future stars. Maria Dagg catches up with the winning connections following the heats and we also take a look at the first round of the Plate.

RED MILLS Unraced Stake at Clonmel

Watch the six remaining first round heats in the Connolly's RED MILLS and Track Supporters Club Open Unraced Stake from Clonmel. Maria Dagg gets the connections reactions following their victories. Sir Paddy was the fastest heat winner in a time of 28.59.