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Another successful week for the local contingent – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / May 10, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Chris Hayes won the Listed Gain First Flyer Stakes at the Curragh on Bank Holiday Monday on the Fozzy Stack-trained 5/2 shot Castle Star. While the stable’s 15/8 favourite Cheerupsleepyjean, ridden by Jamie Spencer, flopped, Hayes brough the winner from off the pace to record a cosy one and three-parts of a…

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McNamara, Lee, Landers and Byrnes feature in the winners enclosure – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / May 3, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Conditional rider Conor McNamara played his part as Willie Mullins took Punchestown by storm on the opening day of the Festival on Tuesday. Mullins saddled five winners and the Rathkeale man rode the first of them as Jazzaway came out on the right side of a photo-finish to the two-mile handicap hurdle.…

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18-year-old Wesley Joyce records 50/1 winner in Sligo

By Jack Neville / May 2, 2021 /

It was a day to remember for Moyross native Wesley Joyce as he recorded his first ever winner at Sligo on Sunday afternoon.

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Conor McNamara brings season tally to 26 for Mullins and Cromwell – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / April 21, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Conor McNamara brought his tally for the season to 26 with winners for trainers Gavin Cromwell and Willie Mullins last week. He partnered the Darren Cahill-owned Coulonces to win the mares’ maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. The Gavin Cromwell-trained 10/1 chance was never far off the pace and led before the…

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JP McManus and Rachael Blackmore combine for historic Grand National win

By Jack Neville / April 12, 2021 /

Rachael Blackmore had JP McManus’ second ever Grand National win on Saturday at Aintree as she guided Minella Times to victory. The Tipperary native followed up from her incredible Cheltenham festival to become the first ever female to win the prestigious race. On the 12/1 shot, Blackmore coasted to victory in the 4 mile 2…

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Point-to-point to make staggered reintroduction across the country

By Jack Neville / April 2, 2021 /

Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee welcomes confirmation from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, that a phased and limited reintroduction of Point-to-Point racing will begin on April 10. Four fixtures, with races for four- and five-year-olds only, have been confirmed with all run under strict protocols and with…

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Local winners aplenty at the Limerick Races – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / March 29, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Shannon trainer Michael McDonogh began and ended the week with winners at Navan on Monday and a little closer to home on Sunday. He won the opening division of the two-mile maiden hurdle at the County Meath venue with 5/2 favourite Nazine. In the trainer’s own colours, the four-year-old led at the…

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Lee, Enright and Hayes headline the domestic scene & Cheltenham fallout -Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / March 22, 2021 /

There was plenty of domestic success on the track for Limerick trio Chris Hayes, Mark Enright and Billy Lee after an eventful Cheltenham

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WATCH: Highlights from Cheltenham Day 3 as JP McManus gets off the board

By Jack Neville / March 19, 2021 /

On day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Racing Festival, Limerick’s JP McManus picked up his first win of the week with Chantry House prevailing in the first.

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RECAP: 2021 Cheltenham Festival kicks off in style

By Jack Neville / March 16, 2021 /

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival kicked off yesterday behind closed doors for the first ever time. There was plenty of shocks on the day as history was made. Recap it all below. Pre race favourite Appreciate it kicked off the day in style under Paul Towned for Willie Mullins as they streaked clear of Ballyadam in…

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