Racing

WATCH – Matt Chapman tips 11/1 shot for Stayers Hurdle while Joseph O’Brien plays it safe with his pick

By Luke Liddy / March 15, 2018 / 1 Comment

Racing pundit Matt Chapman says he fancies 11/1 shot L’ami Serge for The Stayers Hurdle while Joseph O’Brien can’t see past favourite Sam Spinner. There’s Limerick interest through Unowhatimeanharry with Noel Fehily running in the famous Green and Gold silks of JP McManus but the ten-year-old will have it all to do over three miles.…

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Cheltenham preview returns to Dunraven Arms Hotel in aid of Injured Jockeys’ Fund

By Raffaele Rocca / February 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cheltenham preview returns to Dunraven Arms Hotel in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund. Racing enthusiasts will be thrilled that the popular Cheltenham Preview returns to the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare on Sunday, March 4th, for the final time. After a continuous run of 25 years, there was a break 12 months ago but the…

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LISTEN: Limerick Point to Point season opens this weekend with Askeaton meeting

By Raffaele Rocca / February 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

A TOTAL of seven point-to-point race meetings have been announced for the mid-west region in 2018, commencing with Askeaton on Sunday next (1pm). ‘Stonehall Harriers,’ who run this meeting, have located a new track this time around and its ideally located on the Hanley farm at Moig South, just a short gallop from the N69…

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Limerick Christmas Racing Festival draws to a close with family fun day

By Luke Liddy / December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

A festive family fun day to entertain younger race goers will bring the Limerick Christmas Racing Festival to a close. The Greenmount Grotto located on level 2 of the main stand will host a variety of free entertainment to include 12.30pm – First race 1.20 – Meet Dancing Batman. 1.30 –Special guests to include Beauty…

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Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

By Luke Liddy / December 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Festival. Day three of the Christmas Festival at Limerick Racecourse continues today following an early morning track inspection, with the first of a seven-race card getting underway with a maiden hurdle (12.35). The feature Grade 3 Irish Independent Hurdle (2.10) serves as today’s showpiece…

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Racing action continues for day two of Limerick’s Christmas Festival

By Luke Liddy / December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Wednesday’s racing action gets going at 12.25 at Limerick Racecourse with the seven race card finishing up at 15.45. The Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Chase (2.35) is the feature race this afternoon. Katie Walsh claimed victory in the race in 2011 on her father Ted’s Seabass and this time she will be on board Baie…

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CLUB Limerick National Hunt Race Day

By Luke Liddy / July 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

CLUB Limerick’s annual afternoon at the Races will take place at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, 22nd July 2017 at 2pm, followed by entertainment with Atomic Chicken. Liam Ahern from Limerick’s Live 95fm will be the MC for the Evening and he will be assisted by a Racing Tipster. Entry fee to include admission, race…

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ITV Racing’s tribute to the late JT McNamara

By Raffaele Rocca / May 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Although released a while back to coincide with the Cheltenham Festival, this tribute to the late JT McNamara was certainly worth re-sharing. Video courtesy of ITV Racing.

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AP McCoy

AP McCoy talks life post racing

By Raffaele Rocca / April 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

AP McCoy talks life post his illustrious racing career. As with many sports stars, retirement comes with a host of different challenges that require a different approach. Some immerse themselves in punditry or media work, others turn to coaching and training. Not everyone gets the fairytale ending but AP simply wanted to call time on…

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Ballysteen Point-to-Point set for another successful meeting

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Sunday marks another edition of the long running Ballysteen Point-to-Point. Sporting Limerick sat down with two of the many organisers involved in running the event. Treasurer Tommy Kelly and Clerk of the Course, John Neville talked about the challenges facing the point to point and the buzz and excitement that surrounds the local community…

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