Seven winners overall for JP as he takes Leading Owner award at Cheltenham

By Jack Neville / March 13, 2020 /

The Cheltenham Festival for 2020 has come to an end and looks like the last bit of sporting action for the foreseeable future as major sports events are being cancelled every hour due to the threat of COVID-19. Regardless of your stance on the event taking place amidst the crisis, it has been an extremely…

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WATCH: Cheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories

By Jack Neville / March 11, 2020 /

After an opening day Champion Hurdle victory for Epatante, JP McManus was the big winner on day 2 of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. McManus was successful in the 2.10 RSA Chase as Champ powered from nowhere after the last fence to clinch victory under Barry Geraghty. McManus, Geraghty and Nicky Henderson came up trumps in…

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WATCH: JP McManus celebrates birthday with Champion Hurdle win

By Jack Neville / March 10, 2020 /

On the day of his 69th Birthday, JP McManus was a big winner on the opening day of the 2020 Cheltenham festival as his Epatante won the Champion Hurdle. Barry Geraghty was on the Nicky Henderson trained horse who stormed to victory, leaving Sharjah in second place. The 2/1 shot was in contention throughout before…

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Weekly Limerick Racing News as Cheltenham looms

By Jack Neville / March 9, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Charles Byrnes had punters in the best of form at Leopardstown on Monday where he was responsible for both winning favourites on the card. The Ballingarry trainer landed the opening Kids Go Racing Handicap Hurdle with the Cathal Landers-ridden Wajaaha and typically the four-length winner was well fancied in the betting. Backed…

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WATCH: JP McManus discusses Istabraq ahead of Cheltenham festival

By Jack Neville / March 6, 2020 /

Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner with the four day festival beginning in England next Tuesday. The world renowned festival will see the best from Ireland travel overseas. Ahead of the festival, Limerick’s JP McManus spoke about one of his most famous horses, Istabraq, who won the Champion Hurdle on three occasions for the…

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HRI: McNamara rides first winner for Willie Mullins at Punchestown

By Jack Neville / February 24, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Conor McNamara notched up his first winner for champion trainer Willie Mullins at Punchestown on Tuesday. The pair landed the €100,000 Grand National Trial Handicap chase with 14/1 chance Ifyoucatchmenow which got up in the dying strides to win from the Mags Mullins-trained Agusta Gold. The narrow winner is unlikely to get…

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Double for Billy Lee and all this weeks Racing News

By Jack Neville / February 17, 2020 /

Billy Lee landed a double at Dundalk on Friday night where he rode winners for trainers Conor O’Dwyer and Paul Flynn. The Ballingarry jockey had an easy time of it on Jon Ess which won the 12f handicap in great style for O’Dwyer, much to the delight of punters. A well-backed 9/2 chance, he raced…

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Wins for McInerney and Hayes in this weeks Horse Racing News

By Jack Neville / February 10, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News  Donie McInerney was in the saddle as Mitchouka came from off the pace to land the beginners’ chase at Thurles on Thursday. Trained in Dunshaughlin, County Meath by Gearoid O’Loughlin, the 8/1 shot arrived late on the scene to get the better of the front-running 3/1 chance Arvico Bleu close to the…

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16-year-old Byrnes with first winner at Limerick- Weekly HRI

By Jack Neville / February 3, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News  Amateur rider Philip Byrnes rode his first winner when partnering Vinnie Is Busy, trained by his father Charles, to a cosy success in the bumper at Limerick on Thursday. The 16-year-old secondary school student, who rode 50 winners on the pony racing circuit, coasted to an eight and a half length win…

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Big win for Barry Fitzgerald at Dundalk and all Racing news

By Jack Neville / January 27, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News  Askeaton’s Barry Fitzgerald sent out his first winner when Beauchamp Bagenal landed the 7f apprentice maiden at Dundalk on Friday night. Although beaten in two bumper races, the five-year-old was a very different proposition here and beat the Andy Slattery-trained Super Schemer by a length at odds of 20/1 under Wexford apprentice…

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