Work Me Lord, owned by Tony Howard (Kildare) and trained by John Ginger McGee (Louth), came out as top dog at the weekend’s Caledonia Smooth Gold Cup Final at Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium, winning the three-week festival of racing’s most sought after £5,000 prize.
The final six dogs were whittled down from those who participated in one of Drumbo Park’s biggest race events of the year, with a total prize pot of £10,000.
Second place and £1,250 went to Atitboy, handled by local trainer Ronnie McKeown (Hillsborough) for Dudley Wilmott (Exeter). Third place, and £750 went to Canvas Drogba, owned and trained by Peter Aiken (Irvine, Scotland).
The other three unplaced dogs who made the final, each received £400. They were: Aero Nemesis, owned by The Forsdike Syndicate (Cranes Farm Road, England) and trained by Craig Kelly (Dundalk); Big Johns Girl, owned and trained by Francis McCullagh (Belfast); and China Special, owned and trained by Cathal Maguire and Gavin McKernan (Omagh).