Billy Lee matches best season: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / October 21, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Billy Lee matched his best season in terms of winners ridden in Ireland when he shared success with Madeline Tylicki at Gowran Park on Monday. He notched up his 55th winner of the season, equalling his total for the 2016 season, when We’ll Go Again landed a 7/1 victory in the 8f…

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Weekly HRI: Rathkeale’s McNamara brings tally to 15 winners this season

By Ronan Coughlan / October 14, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Rathkeale conditional rider Conor McNamara brought his tally for the season to 15 winners when partnering the Gavin Cromwell-trained Jurby to land the 2m3f handicap hurdle at Galway on Tuesday. In the colours of the DEMI Partnership, the 10/1 chance headed the front-running Le Hachette in the closing stages to win by…

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Weekly Racing Notes

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  It was a big week for trainer Charles Byrnes who sent out two winners including Turnpike Trip which battled well under Kevin Brouder to win the Grade 3 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle at Tipperary on Sunday. The 6/4 favourite got it all wrong at the final flight but showed loads of determination…

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McNamara has three live local hopes for JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National

By Ronan Coughlan / September 30, 2019 /

The first five home in last year’s renewal feature among the entries for the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National at Limerick on Sunday, October 13. In all, there are 31 horses in the €100,000 contest with the Tom Mullins-trained Spider Web, which came from well off the pace to win under Luke Dempsey 12 months…

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Weekly HRI- Byrnes gearing up for Cheltenham with double in Navan

By Jack Neville / September 30, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News We are still in September but Ballingarry trainer Charles Byrnes is already thinking about Cheltenham for Doctor Duffy – the Showcase meeting there next month.  Doctor Duffy, sent off the 9-4 favourite, stayed on strongly to take Sign Up Bonus Hurdle at Navan on Saturday by four lengths, completing a 34-1 double for…

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Weekly Racing News

By Ronan Coughlan / September 23, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Herbertstown jockey Donie McInerney teamed up with County Dublin trainer Paul Stafford to win the 2m5f maiden hurdle with Military Hill at Galway on Monday afternoon. The 6/1 chance scored a three-length to give McInerney his tenth winner of the season.  Abbeyfeale apprentice Paddy Harnett recorded his third success and his first…

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Listowel Recap with winners for Duggan, Hayes, Neville and Byrnes

By Jack Neville / September 16, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Kilfinane trainer Donncha Duggan was among the winners on the third day of the Listowel festival on Tuesday. He struck in the opportunity handicap hurdle with Antimatter which was ridden by Daniel Holden who wore the colours of Edward McHugh. The 16/1 chance was left in the lead over the final flight…

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Successful weak as locals gear up for Listowel- Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / September 9, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Billy Lee won’t be short of options on Longines Irish Champions Weekend and he might well be happy to side with the Willie McCreery-trained Thiswaycadeaux in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Sovereign Path Handicap if the ground comes up on the soft side at Leopardstown. She certainly loved the testing underfoot conditions…

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Local success aplenty in this weeks Racing News

By Jack Neville / September 2, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Patrickswell trainer Michael Hourigan found Downpatrick a happy hunting ground back in the day and he returned to the track in triumph on Monday afternoon when the diminutive mare Finding Joy landed the 2m5f handicap hurdle under Trevor Ryan. The 9/1 shot never really seemed to travel that well in the race…

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WATCH: Billy Lee with thrilling win at Tipperary Racecourse

By Jack Neville / August 30, 2019 /

Building on some brilliant recent form, Limerick’s Billy Lee clinched a thrilling win on Nitro Boost at Tipperary Racecorse yesterday. Rapid Reaction held the lead coming towards the finish before Lee stormed ahead just before the line to win the race in a photo finish. The Abergwaun Stakes is just another on the list of…

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