Judgement Night is coming

The six teams have been assembled for the Premier Greyhound Racing sponsored Judgement Night at Hove on Saturday.

Rated by most of the leading trainers as one of their favourite nights of the year, either under its new title or previously as the ‘Trainers Championship Night’ this fixture has also created huge interest among industry enthusiasts.

It would be unfair to pick out any particular anticipated clashes, but there are some absolute crackers in there.

The draws will take place at Hove on Wednesday afternoon and will be broadcast on-line.

Hove Racing Manager Rob Abrey said: “I’ve taken some feedback from the trainers and decided to put the races on alternately with some of the other opens. There have been suggestions that in the past, when one race being staged immediately after the next, it has been impossible to keep track of the scores as the night progresses.”

Towcester’s pre-meeting trial sessions are now fully booked though there are still spaces available for the recently added additional trial session scheduled for next Tuesday morning.

Swindon stage a rare minor open marathon over their  896 metre course. In fact, the seven opens are split over four different distances.

Droopys Fidget – winner of last year’s Steel City Puppy Derby for Nathan Hunt – landed the Time Greyhound Nutrition Select Stakes at Waterford on Saturday night. Trained by Robert Gleeson for Paul Allen and John Gilson, the litter sister of Greyhound of the Year Droopys Clue clocked 28.41 to capture the €10,000 first prize.
Included in the photo are John Fox, Caitriona Fox and Willie Rigney, Time Greyhound Nutrition, Sean Dunphy, breeder of the winner, Katy O’Regan, trainer Robert Gleeson and Derek Frehill, Director of Racing, Greyhound Racing Ireland.


Thursday: Swindon

Friday: Romford

Saturday: Hove