Success for Limerick trainers- Weekly racing news

By Jack Neville / April 30, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Drombeg Dawn has been a solid horse for Kilmallock-based Austin Leahy in recent seasons and the four-year-old recorded her fifth career success at Tipperary on Thursday. Ridden by Shane Foley, the 11/1 chance showed plenty of determination to hold off 15/8 favourite Downforce by half a length. Billy Lee was on the…

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Weeky Racing News- Double success for Eric McNamara

By Jack Neville / April 15, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Eric McNamara landed a double at his local track on Thursday where Torquay was first off the mark as he defied top-weight to land the opening division of the 2m5f handicap hurdle. Ridden by the winning trainer’s son Conor and carrying the colours of owner John Donald, the 5/1 shot made much…

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Weekly Racing News: Double success for Chris Hayes & Aintree Round-Up

By Jack Neville / April 8, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Chris Hayes shared two winners with legendary Curragh trainer Dermot Weld at Leopardstown on Wednesday. Weld was responsible for four winners on the afternoon and Hayes helped him on his way when partnering the first two in an opening race double. The pair won the opening fillies’ maiden with even money favourite…

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Association of Irish Racecourses pledge financial support to Irish Injured Jockeys

By Jack Neville / April 3, 2019 /

The Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR), representing all 26 Irish racecourses, today pledged an annual financial contribution of €123,000 to support the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) over a three year period.   Building on the existing positive relationship between racecourses and the Irish Injured Jockeys, all 26 racecourses have committed to this scheme which will…

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Weekly Racing News- Big week for Chris Hayes

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee got off the mark for the new Flat season when teaming up with Curragh trainer Willie McCreery to win the opening 5f fillies’ maiden with Ickworth at Dundalk on Friday night. She carried the colours of Godolphin to success at odds of 5/1. Lee made all the running on the…

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WATCH: Champion Hurdle Glory for JP McManus in Cheltenham

By Jack Neville / March 12, 2019 /

There were joyous scenes for JP McManus in Cheltenham today as his 16/1 outsider Espoir D’Allen stormed to victory in the feature Grade 1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. McManus’ Buveir D’Air entered the race as one of the markets favourites but fell at the third, paving the way for Mark Walsh to ride to…

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WATCH: Top of the Town Cheltenham 2019 Preview Night

By Raffaele Rocca / March 11, 2019 /

Last weekend, Top of the town in Askeaton hosted a Cheltenham 2019 Preview Night ahead of one of horse racing’s marquee yearly festivals. Brought to you in association with Barrigone Robertstown Family Fun Day, August 15th 2019, the Cheltenham 2019 Festival Preview brought together an expert panel that gave their tips and predictions. Check out…

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Limerick Racing News-Continued success for Conor McNamara

By Jack Neville / March 11, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Croom trainer Andrew McNamara was on the score sheet at Thurles on Thursday where Still Alive recorded a clear-cut success in the 2m handicap hurdle. Running in the colours of McNamara’s wife Kathleen, the five-year-old was in front over the penultimate flight and was a comfortable five-length winner at the line. The…

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Weekly Racing News-Tragic passing of Willie Buckley disrupts events

By Jack Neville / March 4, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Racing at Dundalk was abandoned in tragic circumstances on Friday night as Willie Buckley, a long-time member of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board security team, died after being taken ill shortly after the second race. A statement released by the IHRB on Saturday morning read: “It is with deep regret and profound…

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Limerick Racing News: Enda Bolger completes three in a row at Punchestwon

By Jack Neville / February 11, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Enda Bolger took great pleasure in landing the PP Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase for the eighth time in the last 12 years and for the third time in a row at Punchestown on Sunday and it will hardly come as a surprise that the winner, Josies Orders, is heading to the…

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