Racing

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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Weekly Racing News

By Ronan Coughlan / June 24, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Ballingarry trainer Charles Byrnes has the Galway summer festival on his mind for Doctor Duffy after he landed the novice hurdle over three miles at Kilbeggan on Monday evening.  The 11-10 favourite showed a smart turn of foot in a slowly run race to beat Jerandme by one length. Tralee native Phillip…

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Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / June 17, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Ballingarry-based trainer Charles Byrnes landed a gamble at Carlisle on Tuesday evening as Mr Smith won the concluding Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap under apprentice Sean Davis.  It was a terrific training feat by Byrnes as Mr Smith had not appeared for 791 days but that did not prevent him…

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Weekly Racing Newk- Treble for Billy Lee in Gowran Park

By Jack Neville / June 10, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News In form Billy Lee helped Curragh trainer Willie McCreery notch up the second treble on his career when the pair shared three winners at Gowran Park on Bank Holiday Monday. They landed the opening 7f maiden with the Imperial Crown Syndicate’s 7/4 chance Arabeska which saw off Dermot Weld’s 6/4 favourite Hightimeyouwon…

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Weekly Racing News- home winner for Eric McNamara

By Jack Neville / June 4, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Eric McNamara is always feared at his local Limerick racecourse and the Rathkeale-based handler was on the mark on Thursday evening when Celtic Dancer put all known form behind him to win the Play The Tote Superfecta Handicap Hurdle.  Ridden by the trainer’s son Conor, Celtic Dancer put in a good round…

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Limerick Trainer Michael Hourigan Amongst the Winners in Tipperary

By Raffaele Rocca / May 28, 2019 /

Patrickswell trainer Michael Hourigan was among the winners at Tipperary on Thursday as his useful mare Humm Baby defied the lack of a recent run to win the Go Racing Student Society Handicap Hurdle in good style. The mount of champion jockey Paul Townend, the seven-year-old was switched off towards the rear of the field…

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Weekly Racing News as Charles Byrnes wins in Killarney

By Jack Neville / May 20, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Charles Byrnes got punters off to the best possible start at Killarney on Monday evening where he saddled Doctor Duffy to win the 2m4f maiden hurdle. A strong 9/10 favourite, the six-year-old scored a comfortable victory over his nearest market rival Abyssinian in the hands of the in-form Phillip Enright for the…

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Weekly Limerick Racing News

By Jack Neville / May 13, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee took the new-look Curragh by storm on Monday when riding three winners for three different trainers. He took the opening two-year-old maiden on the Paddy Twomey-trained Sunday Sovereign which raced to a three-length success in the colours of the Sunday Racing Club. He followed up straight away when partnering the…

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Ruby’s retirement and all this weeks Racing news

By Jack Neville / May 8, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Enda Bolger revolves his whole season around the Punchestown festival and Blue Templar ensured it was a week to remember for the Bruree-based trainer by winning twice at the five-day event.  The JP McManus-owned eight-year-old won the first race of the festival, the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase for the…

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