Sophie’s Man is the remaining Kilkenny trained dog to go for glory in the Irish Greyhound Derby this weekend.
The dog, trained by Peter Cronin in Mooncoin is in the last 24 for quarter final weekend.
The action continues this Saturday at Shelbourne Park with four ultra-competitive heats down for decision in the richest race in the Irish greyhound calendar, which boasts a prize fund of over €300,000.
The third round saw 48 greyhounds brought down to 24, with Lenson Bocko, trained by Graham Holland, posting the fastest time of the round in 29.27 seconds. Meanwhile, Sophie’s Man, trained by Peter Cronin in Mooncoin, qualified from his heat behind Slippy Cian and Boylesports King in a time of 29.83 seconds.
All four quarter final heats take place this Saturday, September 7th, with the final of the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby being held on Saturday, September 21st, at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium.