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Billy Lee makes it to 45 winners for the season | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / October 18, 2021 /

Billy Lee brought his tally for the season to 45 winners when teaming up with Ken Condon to land the five-furlong maiden on Dancing Rebel at the Curragh on Thursday. Owned and bred by Shane Molan, the 5/2 chance comfortably held off the Andy Slattery-trained Special Power by score by three-parts of a length with…

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Successful week for the Limerick contingent across the country – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / October 5, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News  Donie McInerney landed the three-mile handicap hurdle at Roscommon on Monday on the David Murphy-owned First Touch. Never far off the pace, the Donal Commins-trained nine-year-old led at halfway and made the best of his way home to score by a length and a half from the John McConnell-trained Room To Roam…

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Eoin McCarthy takes Harvest Festival victory | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / September 27, 2021 /

Eoin McCarthy made a splash at Listowel 12 months ago and he was at it again at the 163rd Harvest Festival, enjoying a facile victory in the second division of the Rose Hotel Handicap with Drombeg Duke, who has been rejuvenated since joining the Athea yard having previously done well for Austin Leahy. Gavin Ryan delivered…

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Hayes records a double at Punchestown | Weekly Racing News

By Benjamin Geary / September 20, 2021 /

Chris Hayes carried on from an unforgettable Irish Champions Weekend by recording a double at Punchestown on Tuesday as he careers towards one of his best ever tallies for an Irish flat season. Alizarine got him off on the right track in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Maiden, the ambitiously-entered Sea The Moon…

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Lee makes it to 35 winners for the season | Weekly Racing News

By Benjamin Geary / September 6, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee made it 35 winners for the season when landing the seven-furlong handicap on the Willie McCreery-trained 6/1 chance Mother Country at on Wednesday. He made all the running on the three-year-old when gamely held off the late challenge of the gambled-on 11/4 favourite Yermanthere by half a length.  Lee and…

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Chris Hayes and Billy Lee Shine in Bellewstown | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / August 30, 2021 /

The Byrnes brothers, Cathal and Philip, combined for two winners at Ballinrobe on Monday evening. The pair struck in the opening maiden hurdle with Kendancer, the strong 11/8 favourite was never far off the lead and went clear early on the run-in to beat the Sam Curling-trained Coastguard Station by three and three-parts of a…

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Hayes takes Kingdom Gold Cup | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / August 23, 2021 /

Derby-winning jockey Emmet McNamara provided his boss Aidan O’Brien with the second leg of a double at Killarney on Thursday night, partnering Horoscope to score in the Listed MD O’Shea Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes, the 10/1 shot recording his second triumph at the picturesque venue. Ballingarry trainer Richard O’Brien registered a welcome winner with fellow…

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Billy Lee secures Sligo victory | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / August 9, 2021 /

Newmarket-On-Fergus trainer Aengus King was among the winners at Roscommon on Tuesday where the Mark McDonagh-ridden Fill The Tank landed the near-three-mile handicap hurdle. In the trainer’s own colours, the seven-year-old went to the front after the final hurdle and scored a comfortable one and three-parts of a length success over the Philip Rothwell-trained Siberian…

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McNamara, Hayes & Joyce in the winners enclosure | Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / August 2, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Conor McNamara notched up a couple of notable winners when landing a double at the Galway festival on Friday. He won the evening’s feature race, the two-mile seven-furlong handicap hurdle on the Willie Mullins-trained Jazzaway. The six-year-old picked up well after the final flight under the Rathkeale jockey and got up in…

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WATCH: Moyross star Wesley Joyce hopes others can “follow in my footsteps” after Galway Festival success

By Jack Neville / August 2, 2021 /

Wesley Joyce will long remember the 2021 Galway festival as he landed a terrific success on the Emmet Mullins-trained Crowns Major in Saturday’s feature race. He produced a wonderfully assured performance to win the €100,000 Galway Shopping Centre Handicap over 12 furlongs on the 7/1 chance, sitting just off the pace and delivering a perfectly…

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