Champion Stakes (Irish greyhounds)

The Champion Stakes is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Shelbourne Park in Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland. [1]

Champion Stakes
Feature race
LocationShelbourne Park
Inaugurated1979
SponsorBoyleSports
Race information
Distance550 yards
SurfaceSand
Purse€20,000 (winner)

It is a prestigious competition in the Irish racing greyhound racing calendar and was inaugurated in 1979.[2] [3]

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Time Trainer SP
1979 Distant Clamour Here's Sonny – In Gear 29.53 Pat Jones
1980 Hurry On Bran Brave Bran – Hurry on Hostess 32.39 Francie Murray
1981 I'm Lovely Limerick Echo – Kojane 32.02 John Hayes
1982 Debbycott Lad Liberty Lad – Knockshe Hopeful 32.24 C Morris
1983 Penny Sailor Shamrock Sailor – Penny Farthing 32.23 M McGrath
1984 Clayderman Yellow Band – Queen of Moray 32.40 R Robert
1985 Shanagarry Duke Its Ballyhenry – Glenduff Castle 31.88 D Murphy
1986 Master Mystery[4] Ballyheigue Moon – Susies Liberator 32.00 Ger McKenna 5–1
1987 Manorville Major[5] Moral Support – Westmead City 31.98 Catherine Doran 5–1
1988 Randy Aulton Villa – Melanie 30.42 Christy Daly
1989 Manorville Magic Manorville Sand – Black Vision 30.34 Paddy Doran
1990 Fly Cruiser Moral Support – Lauragh Pride 30.35 Ann Power 2–1
1991 Ardfert Mick Ardfert Sean – Boher Rita 30.43 Matt O'Donnell 6–4f
1992 Within The Law[6] Rathard Man – Valley Pride 30.64 9–1
1993 Trade Union Daleys Gold – Trade Gold 30.59 Paul Hennessy
1994 Velvet Rocket Manorville Sand – Sheer Velvet 30.39 Tony Fahy
1995 Dew Reward Phantom Flash – Highwood Mystery 30.61 Michael O'Donovan
1996 Mountleader Peer Tapwatcher – Mountleader Emer 30.58 Christy O'Callaghan
1997 Airmount Rogue Glen Park Dancer – Airmount Kelly 30.44 Gerald Kiely 6-1
1998 Deep Decision Slaneyside Hare – I Know You 30.31 Eddie Wade 4-5f
1999 Mr Bozz Cry Dalcash – Terrys Whisper 30.42 Paul Hennessy 9-1
2000 Lemon Ralph Slaneyside Hare – I Know You 30.08 Paul Hennessy 8-1
2001 Droopys Kewell [7] Larkhill Jo – Perrys Pusher 30.07 Michael Dunphy 7-4jf
2002 Longvalley Tina Some Picture – Unlucky Lady 30.15 Paul Hennessy 8-1
2003 World Class Come On Ranger – Queen Survivor 30.50 Pat Buckley 16-1
2004 Never Give Up Spiral Nikita – Dalcash Lament 29.90 Pat Buckley 4-1
2005 Droopys Maldini Droopys Kewell – Little Diamond UK 29.43 Fraser Black 5-2
2006 Large Mac Jamella Prince – Roisins Becky 29.76 Liam Butler 7-1
2007 Razldazl Billy Brett Lee – Inky Black 29.72 Dolores Ruth 6-4f
2008 Shelbourne Aston Just The Best – Queen Survivor 29.71 Pat Curtin 10-1
2009 Fatboyz Nodrog Crash – Whitefort Pride 29.54 Pat Gordon 3-1jf
2010 Makeshift Razldazl Billy – Razldazl Pearl 29.90 Dolores Ruth 5-2jf
2011 Uncle Eoin Droopys Vieri – Dark Rose 29.81 James Robinson 6-1
2012 Droopys Jet Slip The Lark – Droopys Mo 29.46 Fraser Black 5-2jf
2013 Paradise Madison Head Bound- Paradise Alanna 29.46 Oliver Bray 6-4f
2014 Ballymac Vic Kinloch Brae – Ballymac Vicky 29.97 Liam Dowling 9-4
2015 Sidarian Vega [8] Westmead Hawk – Manic Fantasy 29.64 Graham Holland 2-1jf
2016 Clares Rocket [9] Confident Rankin – Lemon Madrid 29.29 Graham Holland 1-6f
2017 Jaytee Yankee [10] Droopys Jet – Basket of Trumps 29.58 Paul Hennessy 7-1
2018 Jaytee Yankee [11] Droopys Jet – Basket of Trumps 29.58 Paul Hennessy 4–1
2019 Ballymac Arminta[12] Ballymac Best – Coolavanny Angie 29.31 Liam Dowling 4–5f
2020 Pestana [13] Ballymac Best – Coolavanny Pet 29.57 Owen McKenna 6–1
2021 De Machine[14] Droopys Cain – Precious Story 29.41 Brendan Matthews 11–2

Venues & DistancesEdit

  • 1979–1979 (Shelbourne 525y)
  • 1980–1987 (Shelbourne 575y)
  • 1988–present (Shelbourne 550y)

SponsorsEdit

  • 1986–1987 Respond
  • 1991–1992 Febo
  • 2005–2009 BoyleSports
  • 2010–2013 Townview Foods
  • 2014–2014 Hamilton Architects
  • 2015–2016 Doire Construction
  • 2017–2021 BoyleSports

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File, page 351. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  2. ^ "Feature Events" (PDF). Irish Greyhound Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  3. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008, page 171. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  4. ^ "Shelbourne Park". Sunday Tribune. 28 September 1986. Retrieved 8 August 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Greyhound racing round up". Sunday Independent (Dublin). 27 September 1987. Retrieved 8 August 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "The Law". Sunday Tribune. 26 July 1992. Retrieved 8 August 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Champion Stakes Final". Irish Greyhound Board.
  8. ^ "2015 Result". Irish Greyhound Board.
  9. ^ "2016 Result". Irish Greyhound Board.
  10. ^ "2017 Result". Irish Greyhound Board.
  11. ^ "Boylesports Champions Stakes final meeting". Irish Greyhound Board.
  12. ^ "2019 Boylesports Champions Stakes final". Irish Greyhound Board.
  13. ^ "2020 Champion Stakes final". Irish Greyhound Board.
  14. ^ "The 2021 BoyleSports Champion Stakes Final". Greyhound Racing Ireland. Retrieved 8 August 2021.