Waterford senior hurling captain, Kevin Moran, at the launch of the 2017 Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select 525 Stakes which gets underway this Saturday night. Photo: Noel Browne.
Waterford Hurling Captain Kevin Moran was on hand to officially launch the 2017 Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select 525 Stakes event which takes place at Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium (KPGS) in October. Gain Greyhound Nutrition, a leader in the greyhound feed industry is sponsoring an exciting programme of racing at KPGS which will see top greyhounds from across Ireland compete for a winner’s prize of €13,000.
The Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select 525 Stake will commence on the 28th October 2017 with the final taking place on November 11th. The Select Stakes invites the highest winner from all other major races across the calendar year to compete.
Local Qualifier – free entry into 1st round heats of the Gain Feeds Select 525 Stakes. Three invitees will start at semi-final stages, invitees from the 2017 Irish Independent Laurels, the 2017 Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby and the 2017 Boylesports Derby.
On the night of the final we will also have our annual small dog terrier race taking place. The novelty race will take place over 50 metres. The winning terrier will win a €200.00 Gain Pet Food Voucher to be redeemed through any Gain Pet Food stockist. The other contestants will win a bag of Gain Elite Pet Food for their participation in the race.
Speaking at the launch of the stakes Carl Pallas Sales and Commercial Manager for KPGS said “It’s an honour to have the continued support of Gain Greyhound Nutrition for 2017. The Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select Stakes was first introduced to the racing calendar in 2012 and proved very popular. It is getting bigger every year. Gain Animal Nutrition not only do greyhound Feed but they also cater for all dog breeds which is why we have introduced the terrier race. It’s also great to get successful Waterford Hurling captain Kevin Moran involved this year”.
Rob O’Keeffe, Gain Greyhound Nutrition Brand Manager adds “GAIN Greyhound Nutrition is delighted to once again partner with the IGB and Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium to sponsor the prestigious Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select 525 Stakes. We see this collaboration as a unique opportunity to underpin our commitment to Irish greyhound racing classic events and our loyal customer base. We wish all our customers the very best of luck.’’