Racing

JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

This Thursday, JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq will be honoured on TG4 with the horse to be featured on Laochra na Rasaicohta at 9.30pm.

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Hayes moves to within two wins of 750 – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Chris Hayes is just two shy of 750 winners in Ireland after his success at Dundalk last week. His first came on Chateau Musar in the second division of the 12-furlong handicap on at Dundalk on Wednesday. The four-year-old has more than paid his way over the winter months and was recording…

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Moyross Youth Academy’s Wesley Joyce set for first ride under Johnny Murtagh at Dundalk

By Ronan Calvert / February 19, 2021 /

Moyorrss Yoyth Academy graduate Wesley Joyce will ride for trainer Johnny Murtagh in today’s opening race at Dundalk (4pm). Joyce will partner Misterio in the five furlong Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap. The 18 year-old is currently working closely with Johnny Murtagh at his yard after previously learning his trade at Moyross and the Racing Academy Centre of…

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Weekly Racing News as Cheltenham fast approaches

By Jack Neville / February 15, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Ballingarry trainer Richard O’Brien sent out the final winner of the evening at Dundalk on Friday where Benavente landed the seven-furlong conditions’ race under Shane Foley. The 9/4 chance was three-parts of a length too strong for the Joseph O’Brien-trained Devil’s Outlaw, the 8/11 favourite. For good measure, O’Brien and owner Frank…

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Weekly Racing News: McNamara to the fore at the Dublin Racing Festival

By Jack Neville / February 8, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Trainer Charles Byrnes and Rathkeale conditional rider Conor McNamara recorded notable Dublin Racing Festival success on Sunday. Off You Go added to back-to-back wins in the Ladbrokes Hurdle at the meeting in 2018 and 2019 with a gutsy success in the Gaelic Plant Hire Handicap Chase. Brilliantly ridden by Mark Walsh, the…

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Eoin McCarthy and Blanketontheground come up trumps again-Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / February 1, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Eoin McCarthy struck for a second time with Blanketontheground which landed the two-mile handicap hurdle at Thurles on Wednesday. Owned by John Leahy, the 11/2 chance added to a win at Limerick before Christmas when scoring a four-length success over 7/4 favourite Whatsnotoknow under Gearoid Brouder. The eight-year-old might well reappear this…

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Tomorrow’s Racing at Limerick Racecourse Cancelled

By Jack Neville / February 1, 2021 /

The decision has been made by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to cancel tomorrow’s meeting at the Limerick Racecourse. In a short statement on their twitter, the IHRB said, “Following 14mm of rain since declarations, the Limerick Racecourse is now unfit for racing. Due to an unfavourable forecast with a possibility of 12-15mm (aprox) of…

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Billy Lee at the double: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / January 25, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Conditional jockey Gary Noonan provided Mallow trainer Paul O’Flynn with a welcome tonic as he partnered Quarry Lil to win the two-mile handicap hurdle at Clonmel on Tuesday. O’Flynn is recovering after taking a fall at home and his father Tom reported, “It’ll take time to recover but he’ll be fine. I’d…

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Hayes at the double as McNamara scores a big win in Naas – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / January 18, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Chris Hayes added to a double at Dundalk the previous Friday evening with two more all-weather winners at the County Louth venue on Monday. He took the opening two races on the afternoon card, both divisions of the 12-furlong handicap. The Darren Bunyan-trained Stay With Me was first up and the Shanagolden…

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Hayes and O’Brien highlight locally-Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / January 11, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Ballingarry trainer Richard O’Brien struck at the first meeting of the New Year at Dundalk on Friday where Irish Acclaim landed his second race for the stable in the seven-furlong rated race. Purchased for just GBP£3,500 at the horses-in-training sales last October, he sprang a 50/1 surprise on his first run for…

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