McCarthy records first double as trainer & more – Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / November 23, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Athea’s Eoin McCarthy never rode a double in his days as a jockey but he recorded his first brace as a trainer at Limerick on Tuesday. He shared his winners with Gearoid Brouder who enjoyed comfortable victories on both horses. He won the rated novice hurdle on the John Leahy-owned 7/2 chance…

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Plenty of local success -Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / November 16, 2020 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News  First and second in the Foxhunters’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, It Came To Pass and Billaway only played minor roles as the Enda Bolger-trained Stand Up And Fight won the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Celebrating 150 Years Hunters Chase at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. Aine O’Connor was in the saddle as…

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Notable success for Limerick contingent- Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / November 9, 2020 /

Abbeyfeale apprentice Paddy Harnett won the opening division of the 7f handicap on the Susan Finn-trained Youceeyouceecee at the Curragh on Monday. Sent off the 5/1 favourite, the game eight-year-old got to the front early inside the final furlong and beat the Tom Cooper-trained Miss Adventurous, ridden by Chris Hayes, by half a length to…

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50 Up as Billy Lee reaches season milestone: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / October 19, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News  Billy Lee became the fifth jockey to reach the 50 winner-mark for the season when landing the 10f handicap on the William O’Meara-trained Noble Music at Cork on Tuesday. The 9/2 favourite raced to an easy four and a half-length win for owner Emma Kennedy from the Tony Martin-trained Dundory, a second…

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RACING: Super Sunday at the Limerick Racecourse

By Jack Neville / October 11, 2020 /

After an eventful day yesterday, there is another eight races on the card at Limerick today. The action begins ten minutes later with the Bluegrass Horse Feed Novice Hurdle at 1pm! Watch all the races on RacingTV! 1:00: A point-to-point runner-up in Britain, COMMANDINGPRESENCE could hardly have made a brighter start for the stable when bolting up in…

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RACING: Munster Mile Day at Limerick Racecourse

By Jack Neville / October 10, 2020 /

Saturday is Munster Mile Day at the Limerick Racecourse with eight races in total on the card. The first race is the Patrickswell Maiden at 12.50pm with the highlight on the card the competitive Munster Mile Handicap of €21,000.00 won last year by Spanish Terror for Timothy Doyle and Billy Lee. 12.50:  This can go to DEPARTMENTALIZE (nap).…

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Limerick Jockeys to the fore-Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / October 5, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News  Clogher trainer Austin Leahy was among the winners at Cork on Tuesday where Han Solo, in his daughter Susan’s colours, landed the first division of the 8f handicap. Dylan Browne McMonagle got the 5/2 favourite home by a head from the Jim Bolger-trained Legal Thriller, the young Donegal apprentice completing a double…

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Successful week for Limerick riders at the Listowel Races

By Jack Neville / September 28, 2020 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News Shanagolden trainer Patrick Hayes has his horses in smashing form and whilst she was sent off 25-1 in the claimer at Fairyhouse on Monday under Tom Madden, Moonhall Girl was blissfully unaware, winning easily. Later on the card Darren Bunyan supplied 14-1 winner Dreams Delivered, Shanagolden rider Chris Hayes doing the steering…

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Weekly Racing News: Busy week for Limerick contingent as Listowel kicks off

By Jack Neville / September 21, 2020 /

Limerick Racing News Trainer Paddy Twomey is having a terrific season and Haifa, having his first start for the barn, landed a gamble in the second maiden at Tipperary Monday under Billy Lee. It was yet another winner for Ballingarry jockey Lee as 3-1 chance Universal Focus got up on the line in division two…

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McNamara’s 14/1 shot the standout-Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / September 7, 2020 /

Limerick/Clare Racing News  Conor McNamara combined with County Meath trainer Tom McCourt to win the 2m3f beginners’ chase on Dollar Value at Downpatrick on Monday. The 14/1 chance got to the line a length and three-quarters ahead of Henry De Bromhead’s Somptueux, with the winning trainer commenting, “Dollar Value can get a bit free so…

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