Kildare town based Eamonn Cleary wins Boyle Sports Irish Derby

12/1 outsider of the field takes home €140,000 top prize

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Kildare town based Eamonn Cleary wins Boyle Sports Irish Derby

Conor Gray CEO BoyleSports presents the trophy to Eamon Cleary after Ballyanne Sim won the final of the BoyleSports Irish Derby at Shelbourne Park. Also included are Ger Dollard CEO IGB, Frank Nyhan

Ballyanne Sim, the outsider of the field at 12/1, took home the €140,000 winnings of BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park last nigh for former Wexford hurler and Kildare-based owner Eamon Cleary. Eamon previously bred and owned Willie Mullins-trained racehorse Annie Power, who won 15 of her 17 races.

 Magical Bale – trained by last year’s winning handler, Tipperary’s Pat Guilfoyle – came behind in second, taking home a €27,000 prize, while Cork-owned Clona Blaze came home in third, netting €15,000 for connections.