Racing

HRI Weekly: Billy Lee honoured at annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards

By Ronan Coughlan / December 16, 2019 /

Billy Lee was the man in form at Dundalk on Friday night where he shared three winners with three different trainers. He brought the Andy Oliver-trained Apricot Moon from the widest stall and from well off the pace to win the 8f fillies’ maiden but had an easier time of it on the Henry De…

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Strong entries named for the Novice Chase on Stephen’s Day

By John Keogh / December 11, 2019 /

The stage is set at Greenmount Park for the highly anticipated renewal of the Grade 1 Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase on St. Stephen’s Day. The Gordon Elliott trained Hardline ridden by Keith Donoghue was the winner on the opening day of the Mr Binman Christmas Festival last year in what proved to a be…

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O’Brien and Hayes link up for Dundalk win – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / December 9, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Ballingarry trainer Richard O’Brien and Chris Hayes teamed up to win the 10f maiden at Dundalk on Friday night. To the delight of punters, the pair scored an easy two-length success with the well-backed even money favourite Golden Valour which went clear inside the final furlong to beat the Johnny Feane-trained Bashful…

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First career double for Áine O’Connor in Weekly Racing Round-Up

By Jack Neville / December 2, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Amateur rider Aine O’Connor notched up the first double of her career at Fairyhouse on Saturday. She was again seen to great effect when partnering Demi Plie to success in the mares’ handicap chase for trainer Padraig Roche. Sent off a 10/1 chance, she was well on top when left clear two…

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Weekly Racing News: Another win for Chris Hayes

By Jack Neville / November 25, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Chris Hayes made it six wins on the Hilary McLoughlin-trained Count Of Carabass when scoring a battling success at Dundalk on Friday night. He got the 10/1 chance home by half a length from the Damian English-trained Alfirak and is the only jockey to have won on the eight-year-old, the pair landing…

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Ballymac Anton crowned Irish St Leger Champion at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Jack Neville / November 25, 2019 /

A huge capacity crowd at Limerick Greyhound Stadium witnessed Ballymac Anton becoming the 2019 Irish St Leger champion on Saturday night. The win saw Anton earn €30,000 for connections, including owner/trainer Liam Dowling based in Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry. This year’s event was sponsored by the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative…

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Fairyhouse win for Mark Enright and Solar Heat: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Denis Hogan was full of praise for jockey Mark Enright after Solar Heat landed the 2m handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. It was on Enright’s suggestion that Hogan claimed the 10-year-old at Galway in September at a cost of €4,000 and she was winning here on just her fourth start for…

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HRI Weekly: Enda Bolger trained Ballyoisin wins Grade 2 Chase

By Ronan Coughlan / November 11, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News The Enda Bolger-trained Ballyoisin put in another superb performance to win the Grade 2 thetote.com Fortria Chase for the second year running at Navan on Sunday. He ran out a hugely impressive winner on Mark Walsh, jumping brilliantly for the County Kildare jockey as he readily saw off a determined challenge from the Cheltenham…

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HRI Weekly: Patrickswell’s Hourigan lands Cork Grand National

By Ronan Coughlan / November 4, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Patrickswell trainer Michael Hourigan landed a second success in the Cork Grand National on Sunday when The Gatechecker ran out a very easy winner under Darragh O’Keeffe. An 18/1 chance, the nine-year-old came from well off the pace to win by seven and a half lengths from the front-running Glorious Galway. Hourigan…

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Weekly HRI: Shanagolden’s Hayes lands 53rd winner of the season

By Ronan Coughlan / October 28, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Shanagolden native Chris Hayes is enjoying another terrific year as he helped himself to his 53rd success of the season at Navan on Wednesday.  Hayes teamed up with Sheila Lavery to land the valuable Foran Equine Irish EBF Nursery Handicap on 14-1 outsider Half Nutz, who made his move down the middle…

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