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Limerick with pair of representatives in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final

Limerick with a double chance as Bobby and Prince lead the local charge for Ladbrokes Easter Cup final night

Limerick will be represented by Braveheart Bobby and Clonbrien Prince in Saturday’s €50,000 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium.

The Limerick pair finished 2nd and 3rd in the same semi final during an action packed weekend in Dublin, behind Droopys Davy, who won the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last year.

Braveheart Bobby is owned and trained by Darren McCoy in Newcastle West, while Clonbrien Prince – a finalist in the 2018 Irish St Leger in Limerick – is owned by Kay Murphy in Athlacca.

Clona Blaze, owned by Kevin O’ Brien in Cork and an Irish Greyhound Derby finalist last year, leads the current betting for the final with Ladbrokes at 9/4. Droopys Davy is next at 5/2.

Lenson Blinder is next at 11/4, with 2018 Clonbrien Prince fourth in the betting at 4/1. Braveheart Bobby and Gurteen Feather round off the betting at 12/1 and 16/1 respectively.

Patrick Flynn, Sales, Commercial & Operations Manager at Shelbourne Park, said: “It’s been high-quality and high-drama for the last four weekends and now forty eight dogs have become six. I have no doubt that this weekend’s final will live up to its billing and the winner will certainly have earnt their prize. The Easter Cup has been referred to as a Classic and it has been that and more so far this year, with the final still to come. There is huge excitement and anticipation building here at Shelbourne Park for the big night. I want to wish the very best of luck to all six finalists and their connections for Saturday.”

Jackie Murphy, Director of Ladbrokes Ireland, added: “Ladbrokes love being involved in greyhound racing and have been for decades now and we’ve proudly seen our development as an industry grow in tandem with this noble sport through the generations. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the Easter Cup unfolds on Saturday night and hope our punters back the winner.” 

The competition, ran over 550 yards, traditionally attracts the top Irish greyhounds in training, with this year’s winner receiving €25,000.The Ladbrokes Easter Cup is one of 14 ‘Classic’ races in the Irish greyhound calendar and one of six to be held in Shelbourne Park, along with the Irish Greyhound Derby among others.

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