Bolger, Walsh and McManus combine on Champagne Platinum – Weekly Racing News

By Conor King / January 24, 2022 /

A look at the weekly horse racing and the upcoming fixtures in Irish racing

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Limerick Racecourse prepares for the Christmas Festival – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / December 20, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing The familiar colours of owner Tom Doran were back in the winners’ enclosure over the weekend as the Michael Hourigan-trained Dorans Weir took the opening division of the mares’ bumper at Thurles on Sunday. Ridden by Pat Taaffe, the 4/1 chance readily got the better of market leaders Burn The Evidence, the 13/8 favourite, and…

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Richard O’Brien-trained Pandemic Prince secures victory in Dundalk as Festive season approaches – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / December 13, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News  The Richard O’Brien-trained Pandemic Princess scored a narrow victory in the six-furlong nursery handicap at Dundalk on Wednesday. Sean Davis carried the colours of the Kingdom Thoroughbred Syndicate on the two-year-old which readily held the late run of the Kieran Cotter-trained Pilbara Gold to win by half a length at odds of…

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Gary Noonan rides his fourth winner of the season | Weekly Racing News

By Benjamin Geary / November 22, 2021 /

Athea trainer Eoin McCarthy took the two-mile mares’ handicap hurdle at Limerick on Tuesday with the ever-improving Elite Des Mottes. The 3/1 favourite was winning for the second time in three starts when getting the better of the John Ryan-trained That’s Lifebuoy by a length and three-parts under Newcastle West conditional rider Gary Noonan who…

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Mark Enright completes full house with another victory | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / November 8, 2021 /

Mark Enright put himself in a very select grouping when winning the Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There Handicap at Laytown on Monday with Hell Left Loose for trainer Denis Hogan. Enright asked every question of his partner in the closing stages Enright to mow down Teddy Boy late on by a neck, and…

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Billy Lee edges closer to 50-winner mark | Weekly Racing News

By Mark Reilly / October 26, 2021 /

Billy Lee has ridden in excess of 50 winners in a season on four previous occasions and a great run of success during the week left him of verge of another half-century. He reached the 46-winner mark with a winner for Willie McCreery and owner/breeder Eimear Mulhern at Gowran Park on Monday. He easily won…

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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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