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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Hayes success continues after a dream week

By John Keogh / August 26, 2019 /

Shanagolden’s Chris Hayes had a big week in the saddle with a bounty of winners. He first teamed up with Noel Meade on Helvic Dream in the 7f auction race at Roscommon last Monday. Hayes’ mount had previously shaped well in defeat at Down Royal and Galway and gained his reward in good style at…

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Limerick interest remains in Irish Greyhound Derby

By Jack Neville / August 19, 2019 /

Limerick interest still strong as 96 greyhounds remain in the race for the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Six greyhounds with Limerick connections remain in with a chance of capturing the €140,000 winners’ prize in the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby ahead of this weekend’s second round action.  The Irish Greyhound Derby is the most…

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Weekly Racing News-Father Son duo strike again

By Jack Neville / August 19, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  The father and son team of Eric and Conor McNamara landed the 2m1f handicap hurdle with Alfred Wegener at Ballinrobe on Monday. The 12/1 chance made all the running and comfortably held 100/30 favourite Youngnedofthehill by three and a quarter lengths.  Epsom Derby runner-up Madhmoon got his season back on track with…

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Plenty of local success in this weeks Racing News

By Jack Neville / August 14, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  A big step back up in class is on the card to the Ken Condon-trained Celtic Beauty which landed the 5f maiden under high-flying Billy Lee at Naas on Bank Holiday Monday. Owned by David Kelly, she will head for the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York later this month after scoring…

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