Hughes Cup returns with quality field at Sevenhouses

THE Sevenhouses coursing club have assembled a top class field for their 91st annual meeting which will be held in Sevenhouses on Saturday and Sunday.

THE Sevenhouses coursing club have assembled a top class field for their 91st annual meeting which will be held in Sevenhouses on Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s renewal of the popular Seamus Hughes memorial cup features an incredibly strong field with the defending champion, Lawlee being taken on by seven cup winners from earlier this season, along with three beaten finalists.

This year there are two full trial stakes and between the Derby and Oaks there are 18 beaten finalists who will have their last oppurtunity to claim a place at the national meeting in Febuary.

This time there is a new event on the card. It is called the Sevenhouses Invitational Champion Working Members Cup. This involves 16 dogs who have won Working Members duffer stake and they will compete for a prize of €2,000.

Judge: Tom Lawlor. Slippers: John Doyle and Brian Doyle.

Jimmy O’Brien memorial Oaks Trial Stake - Red Haired Mary v Kingsmill Blue; Jeru Magic v Ross Marie; Shaunanne Racer v Lobnamna Karina; Chance Me Betty v Roadside Lady; Beautys Grace v Rathcrea Mo; As Cold As Ice v Cragh Realta; Lone Graine v Mungos Felix; Flushing Chick v Guzzys Diamond; Ath na Nurlainn v Tarmac Trend; Haveyouseenher v Freffans Lucky; Good Fortune v Tarbrook Suzie; Miss Alonso v Patterdale Kandy; Gillogue Magic v Valley Dawn; Marwood Bolt v Quarrymount Gaga; Boynepark Maggie v Kendys Gallery; Torbal Jacarda v Kingsmill Blur. Res - A Buds Decision; B Pretty Smart; C Ono Society; D Kilbreedy Hannah.

Derby Trial Stake - Fully Driven v Hegoneaway; Whats Up Jimmy v Precious Boy; Droopys Approach v Thrill of the Hill ; Here Comes Mafi v Sarasota Springs; Brannock Sandy v Old Friend Joe; Ballinaboola Road v Wake Up Rocky; Tivoli Lar v Bold Attempt; Crohane Music v Lixnaw Bex; Riverside Razor v Don Corleone; Dynamic Duo v Lar na Cathrach; Cumbaun Tiger v Space Station; Newry Center v Grantstown Andy; Marshals Mercury v Best Choice; Joans Cougar v Carricktobin; Handsome Jack v Tom the Walker; Fence Jumper v Yosemite Sam. Res - A Gortglas Bex; B Mr Mooncoin; C Derama Lad; D Master Messi.

Seamus Hughes memorial cup - Lawlee v Lakyle Oscar; Master McHugh v Ardmore Butch; Highland Hawk v Outer Circle; Dustys Blueboy v Bluebird Razor; Eoin Roger v Soft Climate; Yorkville Stella v Something Quick; Beautys Gillian v Coffee in Currow; Jeru Melody v Rios Girl. Res - A Eshwary Sea; B Marshals Safari.

Sevenhouses Invitation Champion Working members duffer - Quick Fire Mick v Dysert Bailey; Quit Talking v Two Sugars Alice; Day Train v Handsome Brendan; Catching Arrow v Cill Dubh Reid; Devon Meadows v Brencal Express; Kevins Diamond v Pump Action Peg; Kingmill Chanel v Rockfield Regina; Miss Clementine v Bullring Blonde. Res - A Murlens Wave; B Garbally Millie.

Garnaman and Leo Dwyer Cup for Working Members - Knockdrinna Deco v Flormur Dan; Shoemakers Spink v Jimmys Biscuit; Stage Golf Gary v Deeskay; Hokey Dokey v Newland Piper; Blackstone Aviva v Rozzs Lady; Timalaga v Joyful Lady; Glenski Riafa v Zippy Cruise; Refuse to Lose v Phoenix Magic. Res - A Ascot David; B Bellmore Lark.

The ‘English Invitation Stakes’ Champion Cup - Stepping OUt v Crafty Cielo; Pay Me v Ishebizzi; Tricky Chuggy v Bridewell Crafty; Da Gow v Yew Best. Res - A Arbroath Sober; B Market Crisis; C Mugswell Pet; D Mogador Pet.

First brace in slips at 11.30am both days.

Order of running: first day, twice through Derby Trial Stake, Oaks Trial Stake, once through the Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup, Garnaman Working Members Stake and English Invitation Champion Cup.

Second day: start with Champion Working Member Duffer Stake, Anglo-Irish Why You Monty Cup, Garnaman Stake and complete card.