It's been a year of sport unlike any other but the 2020 Irish Greyhound Derby, which took place last night in Shelbourne Park, proved to be as dramatic as ever. Newinn Taylor was a famous winner for trainer Graham Holland. The surprise of the night came from Meenagh Miracle, the only bitch in the running, who was priced at up to 25/1 at the start of the evening. She ran a valiant race to finish second and nearly pip Newinn Taylor at the finish line.
🇮🇪 Newinn Taylor - Irish Derby Final 🇮🇪
We'd just like to take a moment to thank everyone for their wishes of good luck ahead of tonight, it's greatly appreciated.
Very best of luck to proud owner @realSimonTaylor, and all other Finalists, may the best dog win!… pic.twitter.com/ZeJxdjNhFD
— 𝗥𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘 𝗞𝗘𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗟𝗦 (@RiversideKenne) September 19, 2020
Newinn Taylor's main rival, the magnificent Pestana, started very strong in trap 4 only to take a spill as the dogs converged around the first bend and suffer an injury.
— nowso (@nowso2k18) September 19, 2020
It was Graham Holland's second consecutive Derby win.
A delighted Rachel Holland @RiversideKenne reacts as Newinn Taylor is crowned the new @BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby champion and her father does a brilliant 2 in a row!#BoyleSportsIGD #GoGreyhoundRacing pic.twitter.com/9lBwotFWOU
— Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium (@shelbournepark) September 19, 2020
Pic via Shelbourne Park twitter