‘Hollyhill Sonny’ lands prestigious A1 Derby

Winning connections Ger Gubbins, Caoimhe Gubbins and Paraic Campion, pictured with the A1 Derby winner, 'Hollyhill Sonny' at the Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium last Friday.

Bartlemy greyhound owner Gerard (Ger) Gubbins experienced a big win last Friday at the Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium with his dog, Hollyhill Sonny.

Running in the JAG Building Services and Kilkenny Greyhound Owners & Breeders Derby Final, Hollyhill Sonny was victorious in the Grade 1 525 yards flat race.

Starting out at a price of 10/1, the dog made an ‘unexpected’ win, according to Ger, securing the first prize of €9,000

“We weren’t expecting it, he was a 10/1 outsider. He was running out of trap one, that’s his trap, he likes to stay on the rail. We were hoping he’d be in the top three,” Ger said.

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