Just a quick update on how Kiowa Myth faired in the Irish Laurels Final - a third place finish congratulations!
Saturday, October 16th
Just five weeks on from their Derby success with Tyrur McGuigan, the father and son team of PJ and Conor Fahy tasted further classic glory as Tyrur Enda justified hot favouritism in a thrilling conclusion to the Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels at a packed Curraheen Park on Saturday night.
The betting suggested that Tyrur Enda need only make one of his better starts and he would emerge an easy winner, but Tubbertelly Dubh ensured that this was a race to remember. Tyrur Enda took a flier from trap two and displayed wonderful acceleration to lead to the turn.
turned in front, but Tubbertelly Dubh was a close second although he did seem to face an uphill task. Tyrur Enda continued to make the running down the back straight, but Tubbertelly Dubh didn’t surrender an inch and as they neared the third turn he even closed the gap slightly.
Tyrur Enda remained in front as they entered the home straight, but his advantage was now just over a length. Tubbertelly Dubh continued to eat into the lead, but Tyrur Enda dug deep and he rallied gamely to secure a famous victory by three quarters of a length in 28.42. There was a further five length gap to the fast finishing Kiowa Myth in third.
It was a truly famous victory for Tyrur Enda as he completed a superb classic double for his owner/ trainer combination of P.J. Fahy and his 22 year old son Conor, while credit must also go to the runner up who made a real contest of it. No doubt these two wonderful greyhounds will meet again in 2011.
Tyrur Enda is a son of Razldazl Billy and Regards To Alice and was bred in Tyrone by Brendan Gervin who raced the dog as Regards To Enda until he was purchased late last year by P.J. Fahy.
Earlier in the evening the 2009 Laurels champion Sevenheads Bay proved yet again that he is a real Curraheen Park specialist by winning the Laurels Consolation. Having only failed by a short head to make the final, the Graham Holland trained dog was a hot favourite to win from trap one and he turned in another top drawer performance.Just as Enda did in the final, Sevenheads Bay broke smartly with Pablo Supreme on his outer immediately moving sharply to his right. Sevenheads Bay took the bend from Pablo and St Louis Spirit but was strongly challenged to the final bend by Pablo. St Louis Spirit then came through to snatch second but was still a length and a half adrift of Sevenheads Bay in 28.55. Sevenheads Bay is a son of Ballymac Maeve and Travara Daisy and is owned by West Cork native John O’Regan.