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Gala re-opening night a huge success

Our long awaited gala opening meeting on Sunday 2nd April proved to be a huge success, with packed stands and wonderful racing on show.

Some of the best greyhound trainers in Ireland supported the event along with many of our loyal local trainers, providing some incredible racing for the crowds to savour.

The biggest prize of the night went to Droopys Nextone in the Boylesports sponsored open over 575 yards. Droopys flew from trap 5 and made every yard of the running to win by a huge 14.5 lengths in a fantastic time of 31.34 for Raymond Hamilton.

Wi Can Dream was another hugely impressive winner in the Time Greyhound Nutrition Open 525, breaking well from trap 3 and taking full advantage of some bumping in behind at the first bend, the Pat Guilfoyle trained brindle powered around the Lifford circuit in a time of 28.54, winning by 7.5 lengths from Droopys Iconic.

Another highlight of the meeting was a track record run in the Dragonbet Open 325 by Corbrack Prince, trained by Robert Gleeson. The prolific sprinter broke level with trap 3, Fridays Macushla, but quickly took control and at the line had 4 lengths to spare in a blistering 17.30, a new track record.

We also had finals of a number of sweepstakes and further supporting races providing noteworthy successes for local trainers.

Kurtis Bain produced the highly fancied Carefree Chief to with the North West Greyhound Supplies S1 final in a very hot 17.43. Kurtis’s family have been involved in racing at Lifford for decades and this dog is keeping up a great tradition of big winners at Lifford.

Charles Coyle of Derry had a fantastic back to back double on the night with Itsmybucks recording 17.53 in the Fitzwilliam Sports Open 325 and Boherna Rio taking the ‘Lifford – Best Value Tote in the World A1’ 525 in a very smart 28.67. A great half an hour for the local trainer.

There were three other finals down for decision, the first of these, the Len McKinney Transport A1 525 went to Cloneden Flash for Paddy Kehoe in 28.62 after breaking smartly and making all.

Derry Trainer Sean Melly took the Taylorstown Schooling Track Novice 325 final with Velvet Helsinki in 17.54. A fine start to this young dog’s career after also winning his semi-final last week. One to look forward to for Sean and connections.

The last race on the card was the final of The Old Docks A3 550. won in fine style by China May, trained by Cathal Maguire, another long standing patron of Lifford Track, China overcame some bumping at the first bend to show super back straight pace and ran out a convincing winner.

There was a notable local success for trainer Tony Maxwell who lives adjacent to the track and has been a regular at Lifford for many years. Tony produced Illnotbethere who came with the proverbial wet sail to clinch the ‘Lifford – Best Value Tote in the World A3’ 550 in 30.64.

Full results can be found on the Greyhound Racing Ireland web site https://www.grireland.ie/results/view-results/?track=LFD&date=02-Apr-2023

Videos of all ten races can watched on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@liffordgreyhounds

Below are some images of the evening

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