Quietly does it...top dog wins Tennent’s Gold Cup at Drumbo

Quietly, trained by Ian Reilly from Navan and owned by the K-S-S-Syndicate, Kent, won the 2015 Tennent's Gold Cup at Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium. The top dog is pictured with (from left): John Connor, Racing Manager for Drumbo Park, Ciaran Burke, Tennent's promotional girl Steph McGall, trainer Ian Reilly, (crouched) David White, Ross Heggarty, Tennent's NI Regional Sales Manager presenting the trophy to Eadaoin Keys, Shannon Riley, Frank Burke, and Tennent's promotional girl Lucy Stewart.

Quietly, trained by Ian Reilly from Navan and owned by the K-S-S-Syndicate, Kent, won the 2015 Tennent's Gold Cup at Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium. The top dog is pictured with (from left): John Connor, Racing Manager for Drumbo Park, Ciaran Burke, Tennent's promotional girl Steph McGall, trainer Ian Reilly, (crouched) David White, Ross Heggarty, Tennent's NI Regional Sales Manager presenting the trophy to Eadaoin Keys, Shannon Riley, Frank Burke, and Tennent's promotional girl Lucy Stewart.

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Quietly, trained by Ian Riley from Navan and owned by the K-S-S-Syndicate, Kent, earned a £5,000 prize last weekend as winner of the Tennent’s Gold Cup Final (October 24th) at Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium.

In recent weeks a series of fast and furious heats identified the six top dogs for the 2015 Cup Final, with a total prize pot of £10,000 at stake. On finals night, all eyes were on the top prize as the dogs came out of the traps for one of Drumbo Park’s biggest and richest events.

Second place, and £1,250 went to Drumna Castle, owned and trained by Pauline Quinn from Co. Longford.

Third place, and £750 went to ShutThe BackDoor owned and trained by Brendan Matthews from Hilltown, Newry.

The other three dogs who made the final, each received £400.

They were: Common Man, owned by William J. Shaw from Belfast and trained by Margaret Campbell from Dundonald; Blue Cafu owned by Mark Lowther from Hertshire and trained by Joe Hurley from Magherafelt; and Ivy Hill Bart owned and trained by Noel Hehir from Ennis, Co Clare.

Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI, is delighted at the success of the continuing relationship with Drumbo Park and says, “We’re delighted to be involved in such a high calibre competition as the Tennent’s Gold Cup in conjunction with Drumbo Park.

“The excitement that has surrounded this year’s Tennent’s Gold Cup has been fantastic and we enjoyed a superb turnout for the gala final night.

“The finale of the Tennent’s Gold Cup is a highlight of the social as well as the sporting calendar at Drumbo Park. So we were delighted that Tennent’s Lager was at the heart of that sociability and that race-goers enjoyed themselves and got into the party atmosphere; all part of the craic that makes greyhound racing at Drumbo Park such an exhilarating night out.”