Gestern Nacht war Irish Derby Night. Und wieder soll es fantastisch gewesen sein, im Shelbourne Park zu Dublin. Viele Deutsche Greyhound Fans waren dort und haben die Rennen und die Atmosphäre miterlebt. Wir werden sicher erfahren, wer alles im Stadion gesichtet wurde.
Hier geben wir wider was Michael Fortune geschrieben hat.
So wie Michael schreibt kann in Deutschland KEINER schreiben! Wo anders wird ein einziger Finallauf verbal so ausführlich beschrieben?!
MCGUIGAN LEADS ANOTHER FAHY 1-2
Michael Fortunes; Saturday, September 11th
It was just like 2007 at Shelbourne Park tonight as the Tyrur dogs completed a fantastic 1-2 in the final of the Ladbrokes.com Irish Derby but with the outsider of the pair McGuigan leading home his better fancied litter brother Big Mike by three lengths in 29.41.
It was a fantastic night at Shelbourne with a massive crowd in attendance, giving the sport a huge boost, and they cheered themselves silly as the two Galway trackers raced to glory and gave the Fahy family from Knockmaskehill a night they will never forget.
Incredibly, when you consider the quality of the field, there was never a semblance of any other outcome but a Tyrur 1-2 as they totally outpaced their rivals to the bend. But it was McGuigan that showed in front as Big Mike didn’t make his normal flying start but he was a close second up and they were a few lengths up on Barefoot Bullet and Krug Ninety Five.
Big Mike was forced to run wide on the corner and McGuigan led by a few lengths into the back. Big Mike came back to challenge at the third bend but moved wide and that cost him his winning chance. McGuigan was in no mood to concede on this night and he galloped on powerfully up the straight to stop the clock in a brilliant 29.41, the fastest time ever in a Derby final – one spot quicker than Bypass Byway in 2002.
It was three lengths to Tyrur Big Mike in second and then three parts of a length to Krug Ninety Five in third. This was his second third place finish in a Derby final, having finished in the same position behind Bandicoot Tipoki.
But what a night for P.J. Fahy, the owner and breeder of the sons of Brett Lee and Tyrur Temptress. And, of course for P.J’s son Conor who has been training since April and has now provided a 1-2 in the Derby final just two days after celebrating his 22nd birthday
Irish Greyhound Derby Night 11.0.2010 - Results & Video
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