National Produce Stakes (Irish greyhounds)

This page is about the Irish Greyhound Race. For the British race, see Produce Stakes.

National Produce Stakes
LocationClonmel Greyhound Stadium
Inaugurated1939
SponsorLarry O'Rourke
Race information
Distance525 yards
SurfaceSand
Purse€17,000 (winner)

The National Produce Stakes is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.[1]

Race HistoryEdit

It is a competition in the Irish racing greyhound racing calendar and was inaugurated in 1939.[2][3] The event was held at Thurles Greyhound Stadium from 1999-2002.[4]

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Time Trainer SP Notes
1939 Sporting Fancy Sporting Law – Onside 30.20
1940 Landys Style Dasher Lad – Sheevra More 30.30
1941 Botleys Best Quality Tells – Delightful Floss 29.95
1943 Britannias Son Tanist – Miss Britannia 30.30
1944 Lottys Gay Boy Lottys Luck – Black May Tell 30.35
1945 Victory Star 30.45
1946 Crissie Tanist Tanist – Milanies Yank 30.40
1947 Priceless Border Clonahard Border – Priceless Sandills 29.54
1948 Something Short Uacterlainn Riac – Lloydsboro Lass 29.90
1949 Esso Major 30.15
1957 The Grand Fire [5] The Grand Champion – Quare Fire 29.45 Paddy Dunphy 4-11f
1958 Summerhill Reject Baytown Coak – Kilcomney Hostess 30.20
1959 Toast the Champ The Grand Champion – Little Toast 29.70
1960 Springvalley Grand The Grand Champion – Springvalley Lady 29.95
1961 Kileden General [6] The Grand Fire – Kilcomney Mistress 29.55 Dermott Hughes
1962 Rattle the Key Man of Pleasure – Red Hot 29.45
1963 Piper Apache The Grand Genius – Wee Look 29.85
1964 Mothel Chief Knock Hill Chieftain – The Grand Duchess 29.70 Paddy Dunphy
1965 Kileden Guest [6] Chieftains Guest – Donore Mistress 29.76 Dermott Hughes 7-1
1966 Happy Thadie[7] Pigalle Wonder – Oughter Fire 29.70
1967 Whiteleas Gift[8] Hi Con – Hi Abbey 29.90 Tommy Manning
1968 Sallys Chance Oregon Prince – Sallys Dreamer 29.85
1969 Right O'Myross Myross Again – Right On Time 29.90 Dave Cashman
1970 Gentle Lady[9] Buffalo Bill – Cailin Na Coise 29.90 Patrick Carrigan
1971 Westpark Anti Comstat – Westpark Grace 30.18
1972 Rathokelly Gem 30.05
1973 Big Kuda Kilbeg Kuda – Far Down 29.98 Ger McKenna
1974 Quote Me[10] The Grand Silver – Gruelling Point 29.96
1975 Kaiser Bill Hack Up Fenian – Bright Chance 29.64
1976 CillDubh Darkey Mortor Light – CillDubh Lane 29.64 Ger McKenna
1977 Greenane Decca Monalee Champion – Fit Me In 29.68
1978 Always Kelly Rail Ship -Advance Miss 30.34 Matt O'Donnell
1979 Hume Highway Free Speech – Coaster 30.16
1980 Flying Marble Sole Aim – LT's Princess 30.02
1981 Calandra Champ Itsachampion – Calendar Girl 29.66 Francie Murray 1/3f
1982 Badge of Hickory Lindas Champion – Badge of May 29.70
1983 Game Ball Sand Man – Stay in Business 29.26
1984 Spring Play Knockrour Slave – Highfield Spring 29.28
1985 Kansas Rebel Light Mercury – Mary Shane 29.58 Matt O'Donnell
1986 Dilly Dont Dally Brilliant Chimes – Milltown Queen 29.52
1987 Droopys Jaguar Game Ball – Derry Linda 29.44
1988 Dangerous Bridge[11] Easy And Slow – Ladys Role 28.94
1989 Arrancourt Duke The Other Risk – Knocknaboha Snap 28.46 Matt O'Donnell
1990 Adraville Bridge Im Slippy – Milltown Gem 29.14
1991 Live Contender Im Slippy – Lanigans Ball 28.90 Ned Lennon
1992 Glenmoira Im Slippy – Glenivy 29.21
1993 Rhincrew Sean Adraville Bridge – Rhincrew Misty 28.64
1994 Come on Ranger Greenpark Fox – Mandies Handbag 28.82
1995 Airmount Coal Coalbrook Tiger – Airmount Kelly 29.31
1996 Shanless Slippy Murlens Slippy- Lisnakill Flyer 29.24 Dolores Ruth
1997 Clashaphuca Come On Ranger – Swedish Belle 28.68 Fraser Black 3–1
1998 Maestro Mike Cry Dalcash – Queen Prize 28.84 Martin Fortune 10–1
1999 Borna Survivor Staplers Jo – Cool Survivor 29.15 Ruairi Dwan 9–2
2000 Moyne Rebel[12] Trade Official – Try A Minnie 28.70 Liam McCormack 1-2f Track record
2001 Droopys Kewell[13] Larkhill Jo – Perrys Pusher 28.95 Michael Dunphy 5–2
2002 Give And Go[14] Top Honcho – Chill Out Olive 29.19 Francie Murray 5–2
2003 Clashduff Fun[15] Prince of Tinrah – Clashduff Sara 28.79 Dolores Ruth 2–1
2004 Geldrops Touch[16] Droopys Vieri – Sporting Cleo 28.56 Owen McKenna 6-4jf
2005 Roisins Dessie[17] Carlton Bale – Lagile Minnie 28.82 Nicky Turner 5–2
2006 Eskimo Jack[18] Brett Lee – Kinturk Bluebell 28.54 Fergal Haugh 4–1
2007 Green Heat[19] Sonic Light – Ballymac Minnie 28.78 Liam Dowling 4–1
2008 Knowsley Jake[20] Jamella Tiger – Wish Upon 28.65 Bernadette Connolly 3–1
2009 Duke Special[21] Ballymac Maeve – Owvane Beauty 28.40 Michael Delahunty 2-1f
2010 Faypoint Dave[22] Hondo Black – Drive On Fancy 28.64 Owen McKenna 5–2
2011 Whiteys Hawk[23] Droopys Vieri – Whiteys Millie 28.38 Declan Bryne 7–1
2012 Power of God[24] Head Bound – Moneygall Larky 28.65 Pat Curtin 7–2
2013 Christys Bolt[25] Westmead Hawk – Christys Diamond 28.58 Owen McKenna 2–1
2014 Boylesports Hero[26] Top Savings – Cabra Midget 28.45 Brendan Matthews 5-4f
2015 Ballybough Mondo[27] Scolari Me Daddy – High St Miley 28.55 Martin 'Murt' Leahy 3–1
2016 Clares Rocket[28] Confident Rankin – Lemon Madrid 28.00 Graham Holland 1-2f
2017 Clonbrien Hero[29] Razldazl Jayfkay – Trout or Salmon 28.22 Graham Holland 5-4jf
2018 Cash Is King[30] Tyrur Big Mike – Fire Height Brid 28.43 Brendan Maunsell 6/4f
2019 Grangeview Ten[31] Zero Ten – Portumna West 28.62 Patrick Guilfoyle 5/2
2020 Newinn Taylor[32] Droopys Buick – Newinn Expert 28.34 Graham Holland +N/A + due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Explosive Boy[33] Good News – Delightful Girl 28.28 Patrick Guilfoyle +N/A + due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022 Gaston Pecas[34] Droopys Sydney – Bobsleigh Jet 28.36 Pat Buckley 6/1

Venues and DistancesEdit

  • 1939–1988 (Clonmel 525y)
  • 1999–2002 (Thurles 525y)
  • 2003–present (Clonmel 525y)

SponsorsEdit

  • 2003–2005 (Irish Stud Dog Owners & Red Mills)
  • 2006–2013 (Connolly's Red Mills)
  • 2014–2017 (Bank of Ireland Finance)
  • 2018–present (Larry O'Rourke)

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "Monthly Greyhound Star (Remember When 1988) June edition". Greyhound Star.
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  13. ^ "2001 Produce Stakes". Irish Greyhound Board.
  14. ^ "2002 Produce Stakes". Irish Greyhound Board.
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  25. ^ "2013 Connolly's Red Mills Produce Stakes". Irish Greyhound Board.
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  27. ^ "2015 BIF Result". Irish Greyhound Board.
  28. ^ "2016 Result". Irish Greyhound Board.
  29. ^ "2017 BIF Produce Stakes". Irish Greyhound Board.
  30. ^ "2018 Larry O'Rourke Produce Final". Irish Greyhound Board.
  31. ^ "2019 Larry O'Rourke Produce". Irish Greyhound Board.
  32. ^ "2020 Produce final". Irish greyhound Board.
  33. ^ "Larry O'Rourke National Produce Stakes Final". Greyhound Racing Ireland. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  34. ^ "2022 Larry O'Rourke National Produce Stakes". Greyhound Racing Ireland. Retrieved 18 June 2022.