McNamara leads the way at Epsom- Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / July 6, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee continued his fine run of form and rewarded Curragh trainer Ken Condon with another early season winner at Limerick on Monday where the David Kelly-owned Inner Beauty won the fillies’ maiden over the extended 6f. The 5/2 chance was trapped in behind horses with over a furlong to race but…

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WATCH: Limerick’s Emmet McNamara Rides Serpentine to Epsom Glory

By Raffaele Rocca / July 4, 2020 /

Serpentine, ridden by Limerick jockey Emmet McNamara and trained by Aidan O’Brien sent shockwaves through racing as they pulled off an unlikely 25/1 shot to win the Investec Derby at Epsom. O’Brien had six horses in the race but it was the Limerick jockey’s mount who dominated the race from start to finish, having only…

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Byrnes and Landers with winners as jump racing returns- Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / June 29, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Charles Byrnes and Cathal Landers were local winners as jump racing returned to the roster for the first time since racecourse action resumed early last month at Limerick on Monday. It was also the first day of the 2020/2021 National Hunt season and the Ballingarry trainer with the Oola conditional rider as…

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Billy Lee continues where he left off- Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / June 22, 2020 /

Billy Lee landed his second double in as many days when riding winners for Paddy Twomey and Michael O’Callaghan at Roscommon on Monday. He notched up two winners at Leopardstown on the previous afternoon and was quickly off the mark at the western venue when winning the opening 7f maiden on Twomey’s Strongbowe. The four-year-old…

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Hayes and Lee lead the way-Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / June 15, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee rode the easiest winner of the day at Leopardstown on Tuesday. He partnered the Andy Oliver-trained Confidence High to a three and a half-length success in the 7f Leopardstown Handicap, the three-year-old taking advantage of a favourable low draw to come home clear of the Edward Harty-trained David Garrick. Lee’s…

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WATCH: Potter & Lee Discuss Histories of Limerick Lawn Tennis Club & Racing in the City

By Raffaele Rocca / May 21, 2020 /

Matthew G Potter of LM – Limerick Museum & George Lee chat about the histories of Limerick Racecourse and Limerick Lawn Tennis Club. They give a fascinating insight into some of the raucous behaviour surrounding horse racing back in the early days when races were held at what is not the Castletroy Golf Course. All that plus the foundation of Limerick…

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HRI Board announces close of the 2019/20 National Hunt season

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2020 /

HRI Board announced the close of the 2019/20 National Hunt season and the cancellation of Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals ·       Plans agreed to keep Ireland on a ‘racing ready’ footing ·       National Hunt season 2019/2020 to end ·       2020 Fairyhouse Easter and Punchestown National Hunt Festivals will not be rescheduled ·       When racing resumes, it will do so with…

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Success for Hayes at Nass before Racing Comes to a Halt

By Raffaele Rocca / March 30, 2020 /

Chris Hayes took the riding honours on the opening day of the 2020 Flat season at Naas on Monday. He landed a double, sharing 8/1 winners with County Meath trainers Mick Mulvany and Ger Lyons. The Mulvany-trained In From The Cold got the better of Johnny Murtagh’s Camachita by half a length to win the…

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Horse Racing Ireland To Cancel Meetings With Immediate Effect

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

Following today’s Government announcement, Horse Racing will now suspend all meetings with immediate effect. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced earlier on Tuesday that all sporting events, even those without spectators, would be cancelled. UK racing was suspended from last Wednesday, with no action anticipated before May 1 at the earliest. The Taoiseach also announced new restrictions regarding…

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O’Brien Pushing Golden Valour For Dundalk Run

By Raffaele Rocca / March 18, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Trainer Richard O’Brien has a €25,000 handicap in mind for Golden Valour after the four-year-old recorded an easy success on the all-weather at Dundalk on Friday night. Ridden by Donagh O’Connor, the well-backed 11/4 favourite won the 10f handicap by two and a quarter-lengths from the Michael Halford-trained Sheberghan with O’Brien commenting,…

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