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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Limerick Racing News- JP McManus the big winner on the opening day of Dublin Racing Festival

By Jack Neville / February 4, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Owner JP McManus dominated in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle on the opening day of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday. A winner with his big Champion Hurdle hope Buveur D’air at Sandown on the same afternoon, McManus had his colours fill the first three places in the €125,000 Leopardstown race.…

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HRI: Weekly Racing News

By Jack Neville / January 7, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News Croom veteran Andrew McNamara enjoyed a New Year’s Day winner as Kilderry Prince landed the handicap chase at Tramore on Tuesday. Ridden by local amateur Sheila Ahern, the 20/1 chance won by two and quarter lengths from Gotaway.  Other Racing News A crowd of 5,610 was in attendance on the biggest day…

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Bumper festive period for Horse Racing Ireland

By John Keogh / December 31, 2018 /

The Irish Horse Racing powerhouses essentially had mixed Christmas periods in Limerick, Leopardstown and in the UK. Gordon Elliott had just two winners from his first 50 runners over the course of the first couple of days across Ireland and Britain, whereas he also had to ruminate further over where they are going with Samcro,…

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Westerner Point wins the feature race at Limerick Racecourse

By John Keogh / December 27, 2018 /

It was a fine day for trainer Eoghan O’Grady as his Westerner Point came in at 14/1 to clinch the feature Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Steeplechase today at Limerick Racecourse. Under the guidance of Phillip Enright, Westerner Point saw off competition from Kylecrue and Burgas to clinch the race. The day started off with another…

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WATCH: Limerick jockey Mark Enright gives brutally honest & brave interview

By Raffaele Rocca / December 26, 2018 /

Mark Enright discusses overcoming his depression with RTE Racing presenter Robert Hall in a brutally honest and brave interview in advance of the Leopardstown Christmas meeting which began today. “It had gone to the point where I did not see any point in living on” After having a breakdown Enright chatted with Dr Adrian McGoldrick…

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