THE Macau Canidrome is noted for going out there and getting sponsors for their major races, but they've certainly produced something different this time around. The marketing officer of the greyhound track is Brian Murphy and he has lined up two sponsors for the upcoming Easter Cup - none other than his well-known namesakes, Declan and Joe. Unless they've only arrived in Hong Kong within the past week, just about everybody in this neck of the woods will know Declan Murphy for his riding exploits at Sha Tin and Happy Valley over the past six years. His five-year stretch in Hong Kong came to an end last season but he even bounced back last December to ride Our Pal to victory at the International Races meeting. Declan then teamed up with trainer-brother Joe at Taipa and is making a determined effort to win the jockeys' championship in his first season on the course. But the Murphys' links with dog racing are genuine. Back in Ireland, uncle Mick from Tipperary is a noted trainer who has won the coveted Irish Greyhound Derby in his time plus a stack of other Classics and major races. And both Declan and Joe have owned dogs at the Canidrome over the past three years, including a couple of very useful ones. The sponsorship will be worth $20,000 and heats for the Easter Cup begin this weekend. Said Declan: ''We have enjoyed many good nights at the Canidrome over the past few years and Brian was simply discussing getting a sponsor for the Easter Cup which is quite a good race. ''We are racing at Taipa over Easter so I wasn't going away and one thing led to another. We are sponsoring the race and we're sure it will be very successful. ''We're looking forward to a good night out as well.'' The Easter Cup follows on from the very successful St Patrick's Night bash which turned over $3.6 million and the turnover generally at the track has been excellent. With the Irish festivities behind them, the Canidrome management will shortly be turning their attention to the Scots. The annual Scottish Night came into being two years ago and is now slated in for the end of May.