History made with early morning greyhound meeting in Kilkenny
History was made earlier today (12th December) when Ireland held its first ever early morning greyhound fixture at Kilkenny greyhound track. The race programme got underway at 9:18 to mark the start of a new partnership between SIS and the Irish Greyhound Board which will provide operators globally with competitive early morning greyhound racing.
In addition to racing from Kilkenny there will also be early morning fixtures from Kilcohen Park which will commence on Thursday 3rd January. All the early morning fixtures will begin racing at 8:12 and conclude at 10:41 to mirror the schedules at Henlow and Harlow in the UK which have been running since October and November respectively.
Gordon Bissett, Greyhound Operations Manager at SIS, said “We’re thrilled to make history in Ireland with the launch of new early morning fixtures in partnership with the Irish Greyhound Board. These races will provide betting operators globally with competitive greyhound racing at a time when they don’t currently have any. We’ve already seen the early morning fixtures from Henlow and Harlow drive incremental revenues for our operator partners and we are sure the racing from Kilkenny and Kilcohen Park will do so too.”
Joe Lewins, Director of Tote and Wagering at Irish Greyhound Board, said “Irish greyhound racing is a great betting product, and we are pleased to be working with SIS to give it the exposure it deserves around the world. Early morning fixtures are one of the many steps we are making to drive new revenue for the sport in Ireland and we are confident that it will prove successful with betting operators all over the world.”
The SIS Greyhound Service now provides over 33,000 UK and Irish races a year with live racing 14 hours a day providing the most comprehensive greyhound service in the market place. For more information, please call +44 3450 700 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org