Racing

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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WATCH: Highlights from Sunday’s Racing in Limerick

By Jack Neville / March 15, 2021 /

There was a full day of racing at the Limerick racecourse on Sunday with seven races including the Grade 2 Charleville Cheese Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase.

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Fitzgerald & Brouder combine for 15/2 winner in Punchestown – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / March 8, 2021 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Askeaton trainer Davy Fitzgerald was responsible for the widest margin winner at Punchestown on Monday. He won the two and a half-mile handicap hurdle with the Belinda O’Brien-owned Hilltop Supreme which beat the Jimmy Mangan-trained Chelseas Friend by seven and a half lengths at those very odds, 15/2, under Kevin Brouder. The…

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Weekly Racing News: McManus colours prominent in the winners enclosure as Cheltenham looms

By Jack Neville / March 1, 2021 /

Limerick Racing News Enda Bolger and Mark Walsh combined to win the second division of the mares’ maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse on Monday on the JP McManus-owned Norwigi. It was all too easy for the strong 4/9 favourite which made most of the running and came home eight and a half-lengths clear of the Paul…

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JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

This Thursday, JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq will be honoured on TG4 with the horse to be featured on Laochra na Rasaicohta at 9.30pm.

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