Ballymac Vic is the the favourite for the Irish greyhound Derby, which happens in Shelbourne park next Saturday night the 14th September.
Kereight King the favourite for the Derby before the Semi-Final stage finished third on Saturday night but the Tony McCoy owned dog had a horrible run to finish third behind Cabra Buck and new favourite Ballymac Vic but is injured and will not make the starting line up.
Pat Curtin, the trainer and joint owner of Kereight King told the Racing post, “It was terrible. One moment we were in the Derby final and I said to Gerry (Hughes, fellow owner) ‘we’ll win the Derby now’. Then Bridget (sister) said to me that there was a problem.
“I knew straight away that the Derby dream was over. The bone was sticking out of the skin on the toe and the vet said it was the worst toe break he had seen in 50 years at the track. He was a very brave dog to qualify in the circumstances but I don’t want to dampen the final for the other owners and trainers. This is part and parcel of sport and we wish them the very best of luck in the final”.
Here is the videos of Saturday nights semi-final.