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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McNamara notches winner number four of the year

By John Keogh / January 20, 2020 /

Limerick jockey Conor McNamara notched up his fourth winner of 2020 when landing the 3m handicap hurdle on the Gavin Cromwell trained Tokyo Getaway at Punchestown on Wednesday. A well-supported 7/2 chance, she got to the front after the final flight to beat Nicole’s Milan by two and a half lengths to add to McNamara’s…

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HRI Weekly: McNamara records 25th career win at Fairyhouse

By Ronan Coughlan / January 13, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Conor McNamara recorded his 25th career success when partnering the Gavin Cromwell-trained Wolf Prince to win the conditions’ hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Owned by Patrick Sheanon, the four-year-old was recording his second win when getting the better of the James Nash-trained Hammersmith to score by a length and a quarter under…

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Askeaton’s Aine O'Connor shines at Fairyhouse

By Ronan Coughlan / January 6, 2020 /

Envoi Allen was the star of the show at a packed Naas Racecourse on Sunday as Gordon Elliott’s star novice hurdler stayed unbeaten in the Grade 1 Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle. The red hot 1/4 favourite took his tally to seven wins from as many outings on his first try at two and a…

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HRI Weekly: A Festive Racing week full of highlights

By Ronan Coughlan / December 30, 2019 /

It was a St Stephen’s Day to savour for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore as the pair teamed up to win the two feature races at a lively Leopardstown. The feature Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase was billed as a match between Laurina and Fakir D’Oudairies but Blackmore forgot to read that script…

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Faugheen the big winner at Limerick's St Stephen's Day Racing

By Jack Neville / December 26, 2019 /

11 year old Faugheen took the plaudits today in the Limerick Racecourse as he claimed the G1 Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase for Patrick and Willie Mullins. In the headline 2.40 race, Faugheen overpowered Samcro to the delight of the large attendance. In the opening race of the day, Limerick’s Chris Hayes got off to…

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Weekly HRI: Mark Enright lands winner in Dundalk

By Ronan Coughlan / December 23, 2019 /

Chris Hayes and Fozzy Stack were first off the mark at Dundalk on Wednesday evening where Bambari held on to land the 5f handicap. Sent off a 13/2 shot in the colours of Ricky Barnes, the six-year-old was in front before halfway and just lasted home to beat 11/2 chance Lapilli by a head. There…

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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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