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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WATCH: Billy Lee Claims Big Group 1 Win Aboard Romanised

By Raffaele Rocca / August 11, 2019 /

The Ballingarry native enjoyed another successful day in the saddle as he claimed the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday afternoon aboard Romanised. Watch the race and Lee’s reaction on the videos below.

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Racing News: A huge week for Billy Lee on One Cool Poet

By Jack Neville / August 5, 2019 /

A total of 17 different jockeys were unable to win on One Cool Poet but Castletown native Billy Lee had the magic touch as the pair made history by winning three times in six days at Ballybrit. Before Ballybrit, One Cool Poet had just one win to his name in five years but he hit…

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Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / July 29, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Shanagolden ‘s Chris Hayes has a big week ahead as he will be on plenty of Dermot Weld’s representatives at Galway and he warmed up for Ballybrit by guiding Franklyn to a narrow victory at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.  The Aidan Howard-trained 7-4 favourite hit the front over a furlong out in…

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Huge week for Chris Hayes and all Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / July 22, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News It was a wonderful week for Shanagolden jockey Chris Hayes who helped himself to five winners in the space of just four days.  He teamed up with Fozzy Stack at Killarney on Monday as Chesapeake Shores won the Seamus Mulvaney Bookmakers Fillies Maiden at odds of 5-1. Hayes won the opening claiming…

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Victorious weekend for Limerick horse racing

By John Keogh / July 15, 2019 /

It was a victorious few days for horse racing folk in Limerick racing after wins for local jockeys and trainers alike. Donal McInerney was the hero of the hour as he got the 8/1 Chasing Abbey home by three parts of a length from the Eoin Doyle-trained Dunbar at Roscommon. Chris Hayes then landed a…

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Limerick Jockeys Lee & Hayes Enjoy Further Success

By Raffaele Rocca / July 8, 2019 /

Chris Hayes didn’t enjoy the best of fortune at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival but the Shanagolden jockey was back among the winners at Bellewstown on Wednesday night where he won back-to-back races. He teamed up with veteran Curragh trainer Kevin Prendergast to win the median action maiden with the strong 4/6 favourite…

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Limerick Jockey graduates from Racing Academy & Centre of Education

By Jack Neville / July 3, 2019 /

Twenty-three young people graduated from the SOLAS / KWETB Trainee Jockey programme at the Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE) recently and most are now proceeding to take up employment in the industry. There was one graduate from Limerick this year in 18-year-old Jack Enright from Ardagh. Jack completed his work placement with Michael…

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