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Early morning greyhound racing to begin in Waterford

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Early morning greyhound racing to begin in Waterford

Early morning greyhound racing is set to get underway in Waterford

Early morning greyhound racing is set to get underway in Waterford and Kilkenny, the Irish Greyhound Board has announced.

The meetings, beginning at 8.18am, will be held in Kilkenny on Wednesday mornings in December and on Thursday mornings in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium in Waterford from January 2019.

The new fixture will be available to UK and Irish betting shops, as well as online operators, as part of SIS’ exclusive streaming portfolio.

SIS already own exclusive rights to broadcast several fixtures in Ireland, with current offerings from Limerick, Cork, Tralee, Mullingar and Youghal.

“Irish Greyhound Racing is now broadcast to in excess of 4,000 betting shops in the UK. This gives the Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish greyhound industry as a whole further opportunity to showcase our racing product to the SIS audience and to build on the success of the meetings currently being broadcast throughout Ireland and the UK,” said the Irish Greyhound Board director of tote wagering and IT Joe Lewins.

“The Irish Greyhound Board welcomes the extension of the SIS programme in both Waterford and Kilkenny. We will continue to promote the product so that Irish greyhound racing can benefit from those exposures and revenues.”

SIS’ greyhound offering currently includes 30,000 races a year, making it the most comprehensive in the market.