Kennel Visits

Check out our Kennel Visits - 


Premier Fantasy - The Legend

Premier Fantasy, without doubt was one of the fastest greyhounds to ever grace a track. Bred, reared and trained by Seamus Graham. By Premier County out of that great race bitch Nifty Niamh, his career read, ran 16, won 11. He won the Comerford Cakes in Shelbourne Park at only 18 months of age and he was not two years of age when he set out on his quest to win the 2004 Easter Cup. Amazingly, in the final he broke the track record when recording 28.08. Then he headed to the English Derby, unbeaten at Wimbledon, tragedy struck in the semi-final when he was injured. He later went on to be one of the leading stud dogs in the world and his progeny have left their mark in Australia, USA, UK and of course Ireland. Listen to Seamus telling us about the dog's racing career.

Mick D'Arcy and Kinloch Brae

The RED MILLS Team spoke to Mick D'Arcy on their recent kennel visit. The Cashel native has trained more than 8,000 winners, including seven All-Americans. He has a special interest in the 2013 Irish Derby as Kinloch Brae, who he bred, owned and trained in the USA, bids to sire his second Derby winner in the shape of Ballymac Vic.

Mick D'Arcy and Kinloch Brae Part 2: Did he win? What Price? What Time?

Mick D'Arcy has trained in excess of 8,000 winners. In part two of the Cashel interview, he tells us about the American system of racing, the type of tracks, how prize money is generated, testing procedures, security at tracks, the fact that US want and breed for longevity, the differences between surfaces in Ireland and the States and more. We truly get an insight into the American Greyhound Racing model and finally Mick gives us a dog to watch for the main events at Derby Lane.

The "Ballymac" Story

We visited the world famous Ballymac Kennels of the Dowling family in Ballymacelligott, County Kerry. The Gap of Dunloe provided a fantastic backdrop, Liam told us about his first involvement with greyhounds, Jane showed us the youngest pups on the farm, Shane took us through the training of the young dogs, we saw all of the facilities on offer, gallops, swimming pool, kennels, and the stud dogs.

Adam Wallish Talks to RED MILLS

Adam Wallish, CEO of the Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), visited Ireland and we had the pleasure of meeting him, he gave us an insight into the greyhound racing scene in Victoria, how the industry is structured, the importance of integrity, funding of the industry, and more. Maria Dagg was in charge of the microphone.

Paddy Ryan Talks to RED MILLS

Thurles native, Paddy Ryan, took on the job of Racing Manager at Shelbourne Park in 1975. Years later he became General Manager, and is currently on the Board of Directors, he tells us about how he got involved with greyhounds, his memories from the Ringsend circuit, the Derby winners, the changes at the track down through the years, and his hopes for the future.

Graham Holland Kennel Visit

The RED MILLS Team profiles one of the leading greyhound trainers in Ireland, Graham Holland. We find out about his early days in the White City, the differences between UK and Irish racing, the power of the internet in the industry, and we get an in depth look at his training facilities at Golden in County Tipperary.

English Derby Watch - Paul Hennessy

We visited Paul Hennessy's Black & Amber Kennels on the outskirts of Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, to get the inside track for their preparation for their tilt at the 2013 English Derby at Wimbledon, we chatted to Paul, his wife Susan and Kevin, his son.

Dolores Ruth - Razldazl Kennels

The RED MILLS team visited the world famous Razldazl Kennels of Dolores Ruth in County Kildare. She showed us her dogs, her fantastic gallop, her facilities and spoke to us freely about the Irish Greyhound Industry and gave us an insight into the Australian greyhound scene and her plans for the future.

Rachel Wheeler Kennel Visit

In February, we paid a visit to Rachel Wheeler's Moanteen Kennels in Golden, Co.Tipperary. The dogs galloped at Rossmore, and then schooled only two miles from her base at Donaskeagh. We met the Tipperary Cup winner, Boherna House, the very fast Camas Crash, as well as several other promising young pups.

Paul Wheeler Talks to RED MILLS

At the start of February, we had the privilege of talking to Paul Wheeler, the leading owner/breeder in Australia. Last year his dogs won 6.2 million dollars in prize money. He gives us an insight into the greyhound racing and breeding scene in the southern hemisphere.

The Legendary Ger Talks to RED MILLS

Richie O'Regan, Tom O'Neill and John Geoghegan chatted to Ger McKenna. The seven times Laurels' winning trainer shared his memories with us.

Matt and Frances O'Donnell Kennel Visit

On the Wednesday following the success of Skywalker Puma in the Irish Derby on Saturday night in Shelbourne Park, we visited the world famous kennels of Matt and Frances O'Donnell in Killenaule, Co Tipperary.

Sparta Maestro Kennel Visit and Gallop

Sparta Maestro is one of the leading fancies for this years Irish Derby. Aoife Corrigan chatted to joint owner and trainer, Phil Gough. We saw some of his younger half brothers and sisters, and finally we watched the Maestro gallop up Ballinaboola in preparation for his second round heat on Saturday night.