News in brief

Tote matching SP on Irish racing

THE Tote dividend on all Irish racing winners will at least match if not better the official starting price. The ‘Tote Guarantee’ promotion continues to be available on selected British tracks.

Ross Kierans, general manager of Tote Ireland, said: “We are really pleased to be bringing Tote Guarantee to Irish racecourses. This will ensure racing fans will always get the best of both – the SP or better - when backing winners with the Tote.

“Tote Guarantee has been available to online Tote customers for a number of months now and has proved very popular. We are delighted to extend this offer to customers at the races. This is another important step in the renewal of the Tote, ensuring we offer the best value and a compelling pool betting offer for our customers.”

Vote Nina

NINA Carberry will be hoping the racing community will support her on Sunday evening when she takes part in the final of Dancing With The Stars on RTÉ One. The show starts at 6.30pm and the former champion amateur is competing against swimmer Ellen Keane, singer Erica Cody and rugby player Jordan Conroy. Viewers can help Nina lift the trophy by texting Nina to 53125 when the voting lines open.

Death of former jockey and pundit

JIMMY Lindley, one of the leading jockeys of the 1960s and 70s, and later a respected pundit for the BBC, has died at the age of 86. Lindley won three British classics and the 1960 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes. From the 1970s to 1990s he was part of the BBC’s racing team as their paddock judge.

Breeder of the Month winners

KEVIN Dillon and Shane Molan are the latest two winners of the Connolly’s Red Mills The Irish Field Breeder of the Month competition.

Molan won the January vote as breeder of Hong Kong Group 1 winner Waikuku. Dillon bred Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated, which earned him the February prize.

Clocks forward

THE clocks go forward an hour at 1am on Sunday.