Ballymac Anton crowned Irish St Leger Champion at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Jack Neville / November 25, 2019 /

A huge capacity crowd at Limerick Greyhound Stadium witnessed Ballymac Anton becoming the 2019 Irish St Leger champion on Saturday night. The win saw Anton earn €30,000 for connections, including owner/trainer Liam Dowling based in Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry. This year’s event was sponsored by the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative…

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Fairyhouse win for Mark Enright and Solar Heat: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Denis Hogan was full of praise for jockey Mark Enright after Solar Heat landed the 2m handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. It was on Enright’s suggestion that Hogan claimed the 10-year-old at Galway in September at a cost of €4,000 and she was winning here on just her fourth start for…

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HRI Weekly: Enda Bolger trained Ballyoisin wins Grade 2 Chase

By Ronan Coughlan / November 11, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News The Enda Bolger-trained Ballyoisin put in another superb performance to win the Grade 2 Fortria Chase for the second year running at Navan on Sunday. He ran out a hugely impressive winner on Mark Walsh, jumping brilliantly for the County Kildare jockey as he readily saw off a determined challenge from the Cheltenham…

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HRI Weekly: Patrickswell’s Hourigan lands Cork Grand National

By Ronan Coughlan / November 4, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Patrickswell trainer Michael Hourigan landed a second success in the Cork Grand National on Sunday when The Gatechecker ran out a very easy winner under Darragh O’Keeffe. An 18/1 chance, the nine-year-old came from well off the pace to win by seven and a half lengths from the front-running Glorious Galway. Hourigan…

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Weekly HRI: Shanagolden’s Hayes lands 53rd winner of the season

By Ronan Coughlan / October 28, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Shanagolden native Chris Hayes is enjoying another terrific year as he helped himself to his 53rd success of the season at Navan on Wednesday.  Hayes teamed up with Sheila Lavery to land the valuable Foran Equine Irish EBF Nursery Handicap on 14-1 outsider Half Nutz, who made his move down the middle…

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Billy Lee matches best season: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / October 21, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Billy Lee matched his best season in terms of winners ridden in Ireland when he shared success with Madeline Tylicki at Gowran Park on Monday. He notched up his 55th winner of the season, equalling his total for the 2016 season, when We’ll Go Again landed a 7/1 victory in the 8f…

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Weekly HRI: Rathkeale’s McNamara brings tally to 15 winners this season

By Ronan Coughlan / October 14, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Rathkeale conditional rider Conor McNamara brought his tally for the season to 15 winners when partnering the Gavin Cromwell-trained Jurby to land the 2m3f handicap hurdle at Galway on Tuesday. In the colours of the DEMI Partnership, the 10/1 chance headed the front-running Le Hachette in the closing stages to win by…

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Weekly Racing Notes

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  It was a big week for trainer Charles Byrnes who sent out two winners including Turnpike Trip which battled well under Kevin Brouder to win the Grade 3 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle at Tipperary on Sunday. The 6/4 favourite got it all wrong at the final flight but showed loads of determination…

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McNamara has three live local hopes for JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National

By Ronan Coughlan / September 30, 2019 /

The first five home in last year’s renewal feature among the entries for the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National at Limerick on Sunday, October 13. In all, there are 31 horses in the €100,000 contest with the Tom Mullins-trained Spider Web, which came from well off the pace to win under Luke Dempsey 12 months…

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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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