Limerick jockeys Billy Lee and Mark Enright land Galway festival awards.
Mark Enright was confirmed as the top National Hunt jockey after riding his third winner of the meeting aboard Henry de Bromhead’s Show And Go in the Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase on the final day of the festival.
Enright made headlines on Wednesday when he claimed victory in The Galway Plate aboard the Gordon Elliott trained 33/1 shot Clarcam before claiming a double on the day aboard Jessica Harrington’s Rovetta.
— Mark Enright (@Markfishenright) August 5, 2018
The 25-year-old jockey had considered retirement not so long ago as he struggled to overcome a battle with depression.
The leading Flat jockey was Ballingarry’s Billy Lee, who also enjoyed three winners.
Lee won on Tom Hogan’s Honor Oak and Shark Hanlon’s Camlann on Thursday, before landing the featured Guinness Handicap on Friday aboard the Mullins-trained Nessun Dorma.
Delighted to be top flat rider at the @Galway_Races many thanks to the Rooney family for their king sponsorship. Delighted for @Markfishenright to win the NH leading rider too #luimneachabu https://t.co/drPKT4P7gU
— billy lee (@wjlee24786) August 5, 2018