Roscommon’s Black Truffle to compete in BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby

Black Truffle owned by Alison Coxon in Roscommon, has been drawn to compete in the First Round heats for the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park.

With a total prize fund of €287,500, The Irish Greyhound Derby is sponsored by BoyleSports, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker. The competition is the most prestigious race in the Irish Greyhound Calendar, with a winner’s prize of €150,000.

The First Round heats will be held this Thursday 17 August and Saturday 19 August at Shelbourne Park. Ireland’s best racing greyhounds will progress over the next four weeks to Second and Third Round heats followed by the Quarter and Semi-Finals. This action packed period will conclude with the Final held on Saturday 23 September.

In recent years, the Irish Greyhound Derby has seen strong competition from across all regions. The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby 2016 winner was Rural Hawaii, owned by Michael & Helen O’Dwyer from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary with winning prize money of €125,000.