Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Help With Igb Videos .





The Irish Greyhound Board Videos as of now run on windows Media Player . therefore a windows based laptop is what is generally needed to view the videos

Since late November an Update to Internet explorer has made it Not straight Forward to watch videos on Internet explorer 11

Instructions for Internet explorer

To view videos etc when on igb.ie

when on igb.ie ,click Tools on your toolbar

select Compatability View Settings  . igb .ie will be in the Box under add this website.

then select add.

Your Videos should then Play



Instructions for Chrome

For chrome install - 

Chrome atm is stopping any extensions from outside the chrome webstore being used . it is started in the latest chrome beta browsers and will soon be the case in the standard chrome browsers


you can reinstall the Chrome one easily when you restart but as you say chrome might disable it but the igb site on my version of chrome isnt running vlc via the igb site




Go to the link below

www.interoperabilitybridges.com/wmp-extension-for-chrome

download .crx file

A pop up will come up tp say that chrome does not allow this plugin - But it does and will still work if install it manually  to do so follow the following steps

click the 3 bars customize and control chrome tools icon in the top right of your Chrome window 

select settings , then extensions

then drag and drop the crx file from where you downloaded it into the middle of the extensions page 

near the top half , if you have other extensions already installed then dropping it near them should 

work

then the pop up will come up and click install

For Chrome Beta Browser - 

Chrome Beta  is stopping any extensions from outside the chrome webstore being used . it is started in the latest chrome beta browsers and will soon be the case in the standard chrome browsers

The option you will have then is to have vlc Media Player installed which will be used to play the videos

to download Vlc media Player 

click here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html


 Instructions For Firefox

Go to the Link Below


http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/html5-extension-for-wmp-plugin

click install add on

and click allow plugin

and then install on the pop up install menu

I may update this in the future to keep it upto date


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fair Warrior Open Sprint Mullingar - Semi Finals Preview

Fair Warrior Open Sprint Semi-Finals Preview



Mullingar Home Straight - But Leads to the 1st Bend for the 400yard Distance


1st Semi Final Card 


Tasmanic Jaxx the only seeded runner has an ideal draw in the race, The John "Ginger" Mcgee trained bitch has won both her 1st 2 rounds in the stake, The bitch has run well from the stripes before and looks set to reach the Final .

Ballymac Best was just headed on the Line last week and is a railer, he has the advantage of being inside Holborn Mac who came on from his run in the 1st round to win , Dartrey Ron has run the track well has a tough draw with speed inside ,

2nd Semi Final


Bulmers Baby Got up on the line 2 beat Ballymac Best Last week , This though caused some frantic action in the Betting Ring after the race . The angle of the 400 yard finish always favours the dog on the outside and as its on the 3rd bend sometimes hard to tell the result.

After The heat Bookies payed out on Ballymac Best , only for Bulmers Baby to be called the winner after a late surge down the middle of the track. Did they get  there moneys back or did any of the punters hear the result and head straight out the door with the money? (which has happened before)  

Gortmelia Gorey has been one that has really made its name in this stake,  hadnt the toughest heat last time and made no mistakes to score very impressively , and now one of the main contenders to win outright

Glenarden and Lahinch Billy Have been running on strong and may battle it out to get the other final Place 

Betting

FAIR WARRIOR OPEN 400

Win or E/W

SelectionPrevious oddsCurrent odds
Ballymac Best
3/1
Bulmers Baby
3/1
Tasmanic Jaxx
9/2
Holborn Mac
5/1
Gortmelia Gorey
6/1
Glenardan
14/1
Lahinch Billy
14/1
Prince Butler
16/1
Fahy Legend
25/1
Stunning Buddy
33/1
Dartrey Ron
33/1
Dees Prince
50/1
Each way odds » 1/4 Places 1,2,3


My 1st round Selection Bulmers Baby (12-1) is unbeaten so far and should go close Fingers Crossed !!


Final Plans



Sunday, 8 September 2013

Ets Irish Derby Final Preview 2013

Ets Irish Derby Final Preview 2013



The Final is here ,  all roads from London to Kerry and further again lead to Ringsend. Crowds will be arriving from early afternoon to take in the delights of Mike Denver Live at the 1st Bend at 4pm , 

Bars will be full , Snackbars will sell out , and you will have to cue to go to the toilet but that all adds to the night that is Derby Final Night,

From a few races before the Final People will get there own vantage point to see the final and cheer on there fancy, In the betting ring it will be a war off attrition with races of various Distances from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Rte will cover 3 races in an hour long show Live From 8.30pm , also available worldwide via the rte Website www.rte.iw/live. Punters sitting at home will be enjoying the racing and a lot will be looking out to see how many Gaa Players old and new can they manage to feature in the show.

 The Final


Trap 1 Ballymac Vic 

Class dog - Under the cloud of injury after the slight repeated pad injury, 3 weeks short on work, Expectations will not be what they could be. Can he overcome all the bad look 

a real favourite but can he be at his best


Trap 2 Tyrur Sugar Ray 

Last years finalist who didnt get a run from an unfavourable trap 4 draw , A lot closer to the rails in the Blue 

Been running the most consistent races of his career of late , Massive back straight pace , if he is close watch out . Currently best price 9/4 may go off as joint or even outright Favourite on the Night . 

Trap 3 Carrowgarriff

Been very consistent and has lead out in some heats, would be a big shock if lifting the title , but deserves place in the final after knocking out bigger names to get here

Trap 4 Vacant

Trap 5 Cabra Buck

Trainer Graham Hollands Dogs are on Top form, Flew from traps in the semi to win , needs to get out again to give him his chance to shine , has his ideal draw now that trap 4 is vacant. 

Trap 6 Slippery Robert

Trained by Robert Gleeson for Larry Dunne , Drawn well to get a solo on the outside, even from his First races has had trouble breaking from the box's. needs to get out lively to let his long stride make the difference

Semi Final Videos


Video from Red Mills

Note Sugar Rays Middle Pace on this Video

Latest Betting


IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

Win or E/W

SelectionPrevious oddsCurrent odds
Ballymac Vic
7/4
Tyrur Sugar Ray
9/4
Cabra Buck
5/2
Slippery Robert
9/2
Carrowgarriff
33/1
Each way odds » 1/4 Places 1,2



Have a good one !! and Best of luck to all Involved ! Come Home Safe

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Quarter Finals Preview - Fair Warrior Open 400 yards Mullingar

Down to 24



Quarter Finals Draw

Race 8 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 2 Heat 1 09:40 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form

Trap 1 DARTREY RON 
Trap 2 GILROY GEM 
Trap 3 CIARAS SPAIN m
Trap 4 TASMANIC JAXX  m
Trap 5 PRINCE BUTLER m 
Trap 6 BALLYMAC BUTTON  m 

Race 9 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 2 Heat 2 09:55 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form

Trap 1 COMBO TAYLOR 
Trap 2 GLENARDAN 
Trap 3 STUNNING BUDDY 
Trap 4 GORTMELIA GOREY 
Trap 5 BLACK RUSO  m 
Trap 6 PIERCESTOWN LIAM m 

Race 10 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 2 Heat 3 10:10 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form

Trap 1 DEES PRINCE 
Trap 2 BALLYMAC BEST 
Trap 3 ISILDURS HEIR 
Trap 4 BULMERS BABY m 
Trap 5 MORE TAXES m 
Trap 6 GIN BOY m 

Race 11 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 2 Heat 4 10:25 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form

Trap 1 SCOLARI EXPRESS 
Trap 2 SPRINGWELL BUSTY 
Trap 3 HOLBORN MAC 
Trap 4 VILLAGE SEAN 
Trap 5 FAHY LEGEND 
Trap 6 LAHINCH BILLY m 


Plans For Final Night are as Follows



Quarter Final 1

Dartey Ron is in 1 for ex Mullingar Champion Trainer Vera Croarkin, ran well last week, if repeating that form can be in the mix

There are 4 Middle seeds in this heat Tasmanic Jaxx in 4 and was joint fastest last week and her early pace should see her lead as usual and has become a contender for the outright title on last weeks run,

Ciaras Spain showed great middle last week and from 3 she should get a chance to use it

Gliroy Gem in 2 needs to lead up Trap 1 and shows the pace he has

Quarter Final 2

Gortmelia Gorey showed some great early last 1l faster than trap 5 Black ruso and 2l faster than the rest of this quarter final , a repeat of this early should be enough to see him through,

Main Danger May be Piercestown Liam who from the outside  should improve on last week for the look.

ill take Glenarden to be the other in the mix from trap 2


Quarter Final 3

The Pat Buckley trained  Ballymac Best Ran a brave race on the rail last week to win his heat , he needs to get oout and on the rail again , this is a step up on last weeks heat

The John "Ginger" Mcgee Trained Bulmers Baby was joint fastest heat winner along with her Kennelmate Tasmanic Jaxx, My 12-1 ante-post selection for the stake won in style last week, with any luck should qualify.

Gin Boy was one of the revelations of last week is in 6 again but will need to run as good a race again to qualify

More Taxes Trained by Francie Murray Ran on well last week but needs to be getting out better here



Quarter Final 4

English raider Scolari Express is drawn in trap 1 , Didnt trap great in the 1st round but his pace still meant he ran well and can improve.

Springwell Watsy in 2 was my outside fancy to go well at 33-1 before the off,and ran well to finished 2nd 2l behind one of the joint fastest heat winners.the  raider on either side need to be on there game this local dog can compete and get the best of them on the night.

Holborn Mac has a lot of pace inside of him may need to show expected improvement to qualify

Lahinch Billy in the stripes on the outside was really impressive last week dropping back in trip , he should be the best of the outside dogs a repeat would see him into the semi Finals,


Latest Prices From Paddypower

FAIR WARRIOR OPEN 400

Win or E/W

SelectionPrevious oddsCurrent odds
Ballymac Best
9/2
Bulmers Baby
9/2
Tasmanic Jaxx
5/1
Holborn Mac
8/1
Glenardan
14/1
Gilroy Gem
14/1
Ciaras Spain
14/1
Village Sean
16/1
More Taxes
16/1
Prince Butler
16/1
Scolari Express
16/1
Piercestown Liam
20/1
Ballymac Button
20/1
Gin Boy
20/1
Springwell Busty
20/1
Lahinch Billy
20/1
Stunning Buddy
33/1
Fahy Legend
33/1
Isildurs Heir
33/1
Gortmelia Gorey
33/1
Dartrey Ron
50/1
Black Ruso
66/1
Dees Prince
66/1
Combo Taylor
66/1
Each way odds » 1/4 Places 1,2,3,4


Monday, 2 September 2013

ETS Irish Greyhound Derby Semi Final Preview - Shelbourne Park, Saturday September 7th

Its Semi Final time in the Derby,  on Saturday its down to the Last 12,



Draw for Saturday's semis:
1st semi
1  Isabels Boy
2 Droopys Adler
3  Carrowgarriff
4 Tyrur Sugar Ray
5  Hawaii Kinsale
6 Slippery Robert (w)
2nd semi
1 Ballymac Vic
2  Melodys Diamond
3 Borna Gem
4 Kereight King
5 Slippery Sooty (m)
6 Cabra Buck (m)

Quarter Final Videos
Video From Igb


Quarter Final Interviews

Video Thanks to Red Mills



Semi Final Previews

1st Semi

Isabels Boy has shown early pace and has a great chance to lead up the inside, Isabels held off a strong run From both Melodys Diamond and Borna Gem to win the Quarter Final in a Slow enough time , But there are stronger Runners in the Semi Final, can she get out and hold on to get into the Final

Tyrur Sugar Ray has a tricky Draw in 4 , will head straight for the rails should qualify if getting any sort of a decent run,

Eric Hughes done some unofficial 3rd Bend Timings for the Semi Final Runners. no surprise that Kereight King was the fastest , followed by Borna Gem, and 3rd on the overall average was Tyrur Sugar Ray.  He may have been 2nd but for crowding . Considering the dog hasn't trapped at all in the Stake so far that shows how strong a runner this lad is, he has had a good stake so far, and if things go his way  is not an unlikely outright winner.

Slippery Robert has a very good Draw on the outside and has the pace to seal his Place in the Final.

Hawaii Kinsale has improved race by Race during the Derby , But out of the 5 Box in a Semi Final is the biggest test He has Had Yet. Already surpassed expectations and whatever else happens in a Bonus.

Droopys Adler has been qualifying well through the rounds, has a decent draw and could knock out a big name here.

Carrowgarriff  will need some luck here but has done great to get to the Semi Final,

2nd Semi Final

Kereight King Is now the Ante Post Favourite,  His Draw in 4 was said to be "Not Ideal" By Part owner AP Mccoy (National  Hunt Champion Jockey).  King has been showing great early and has Held off Strong Finishes from Tyrur Sugar Ray the Last 2 Weeks and will need to be at his best to get out and win this tough semi Final.

Ballymac Vic Qualified Despite Doubts over his fitness and is described as being better than last week , an even tougher race this week , Connections will be happy to be in the Final and take there chances.

Borna Gem has been running great , she needs to lead the other remaining bitch in the stake Melodys Diamond to qualify

Melodys Diamond has been running on strong without getting the brakes and wasn't far from beating Isabels Boy in the Quarter Final, if she gets the breaks she can qualify

Cabra Buck has been impressive for Trainer Graham Holland , Should be stronger than the other Middle seed in trap 5 Slippery Sooty who was Picked up by Hollands other dog in the stake Hawaii Kinsale in the quarters

its the tougher of the 2 heats and there are plenty of chances.

Latest Ante Post Best Prices


IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY - WINNER  2013-09-14ALL ODDS


Favourites:

Kereight King (steamer11/4), Ballymac Vic (4), Tyrur Sugar Ray (steamer6), Cabra Buck(steamer12), Isabels Boys (steamer12), Borna Gem (steamer14), Slippery Robert (steamer14), Hawaii Kinsale (steamer20), Melodys Diamond (steamer20), Droopys Adler (steamer33), Slippery Sooty(66), Carrowgarriff (steamer150)


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Fair Warrior Open 400yds Sprint Mullingar -Preview

The Fair Warrior this Year has A very interesting mixed entry

The 8 1st Round Heats Take Place on Saturday night , the 400 yards in a unique distance. It starts at the Start of the home straight and Finishes at the end of the back straight with an slight incline on the run in.

the 1st Bend at Mullingar Stadium

The 1st Round Draw

Race 4 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 1 08:40 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 HEAD FOR FAME
Trap 2 DEES PRINCE
Trap 3 HOLBORN MAC
Trap 4 VERANDA
Trap 5 PIERCESTOWN SAND
Trap 6 GIN BOY

Race 5 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 2 08:55 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 GLENARDAN
Trap 2 MONERY BOSS
Trap 3 DARTREY RON
Trap 4 MORE TAXES
Trap 5 BALLYMAC NIALL
Trap 6 CLARKES FLIGHT

Race 6 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 3 09:10 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 STUNNING BUDDY
Trap 2 SPRINGWELL BUSTY
Trap 3 HOLBORN COOPER
Trap 4 MOYOLA DELA
Trap 5 TASMANIC JAXX
Trap 6 TAHINA ROCCO

Race 7 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 4 09:25 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 BALLYMAC BEST
Trap 2 HOME EMMA
Trap 3 MANILLA JET
Trap 4 BALLYMAC MATTHEW
Trap 5 PIERCESTOWN LIAM
Trap 6 PRINCE BUTLER

Race 8 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 5 09:40 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 CAT GIRL
Trap 2 ISILDURS HEIR
Trap 3 SCOLARI EXPRESS
Trap 4 GORTMELIA GOREY
Trap 5 CHINA SPECIAL
Trap 6 SPRINGWELL DANO

Race 9 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 6 09:55 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 TAMNA BOWSER
Trap 2 FAHY LEGEND
Trap 3 LOLOS FERRARI
Trap 4 CIARAS SPAIN
Trap 5 BLACK RUSO
Trap 6 MOTTOS SHARE

Race 10 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 7 10:10 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 BALLYDANIEL SEAN
Trap 2 GILROY GEM
Trap 3 COMBO TAYLOR
Trap 4 DRUMGOWER MAJOR
Trap 5 LAHINCH BILLY
Trap 6 RAVENSWOOD LAR

Race 11 2013 Fair Warrior Open Sprint Round 1 Heat 8 10:25 Approx. (400 Yds. Flat) (Race Grade : SS0)
Trap Greyhound * View Complete Race Form
* View Form Guide / Tips

Trap 1 VILLAGE SEAN
Trap 2 BRIDGETOWN NOEL
Trap 3 BALLYMAC BUTTON
Trap 4 BULMERS BABY
Trap 5 BECTIVE BLUEY
Trap 6 LINGRAWN OSCAR

Paddy Power have Priced Up the Ante post Market

FAIR WARRIOR OPEN 400

Win or E/W

SelectionPrevious oddsCurrent odds
Holborn Mac
10/1
Ballymac Best
10/1
Ballymac Matthew
10/1
Bulmers Baby
12/1
Tasmanic Jaxx
12/1
Glenardan
14/1
Gilroy Gem
14/1
Piercestown Sand
16/1
Mottos Share
16/1
Village Sean
16/1
More Taxes
16/1
Monery Boss
20/1
Tahina Rocco
20/1
Piercestown Liam
20/1
Prince Butler
20/1
Scolari Express
20/1
Ciaras Spain
20/1
Ballymac Button
20/1
Holborn Cooper
20/1
Gin Boy
25/1
Stunning Buddy
25/1
China Special
25/1
Ballymac Niall
25/1
Lingrawn Oscar
25/1
Springwell Busty
33/1
Moyola Dela
33/1
Ballydaniel Sean
33/1
Bridgetown Noel
33/1
Springwell Dano
50/1
Black Ruso
50/1
Fahy Legend
50/1
Lolos Ferrari
50/1
Lahinch Billy
50/1
Bective Bluey
50/1
Head For Fame
50/1
Dees Prince
66/1
Veranda
66/1
Manilla Jet
66/1
Isildurs Heir
66/1
Gortmelia Gorey
66/1
Combo Taylor
66/1
Ravenswood Lar
66/1
Tamna Bowser
66/1
Dartrey Ron
100/1
Clarkes Flight
100/1
Home Emma
100/1
Cat Girl
100/1
Drumgower Major
100/1
Each way odds » 1/4 Places 1,2,3,4
Betting Preview

Holborn Mac - Trialled in well , Can improve , Priced up on his trial and will need to show it in races

Ballymac Best - Back from england with Pat Buckley, may have trialled unnoffiicialy despite not being on the card - If not trialled it would be a worry

Ballymac Matthew -  Drawn in same heat as Ballymac Best - Need to be at his best to win this out

Bulmers Baby - Last Years runner up beaten by a short head also Beat Razldazl Rioga on Cesarewitch Final night in a 20.95 calc time and trained By John "Ginger" Mcgee, 12/1 will be popular with a lot of people and if at her best will go close again.

others Bigger prices
Springwell Busty - at 33/1 Good local form brother to galway champion bitch stake runner up and has good Mullingar Form

Scolari Express  20/1- another over from  England for this stake - needs to have his trapping boots on compete 

Tasmanic Jaxx 12/1 - Plenty of early pace and couid go far in the Stake

Piercestown Sand - 16/1 last years Sis Shelbourne Gold Cup Winner over 550 , will he have the early for 400yards


Good Luck to all Bound to Be an Interesting Stake