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Weekly Limerick Racing News: August 26- September 2

By Jack Neville / September 3, 2018 /

Limerick Racing News Billy Lee was among the winners at Bellewstown on Wednesday where he brought his season’s tally to 39 winners on the Willie McCreery-trained Nitro Boost in the 5f maiden. While the winning margin was on half a length, the 4/5 favourite had loads in hand and could go down the handicap route…

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Limerick Racing News as Hayes and Lee again in winners circle

By Raffaele Rocca / August 23, 2018 /

Chris Hayes has been in flying form of late and was again among the winners at Ballinrobe on Monday as Final Treat obliged in the On-Course Vets Fillies Maiden. The three-year-old winner was making her second start for the Ado McGuinness stable having previously been in training with William Haggas in England. The 11/1 shot…

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WATCH – Limerick Jockey lands inspiring Galway Plate win

By Luke Liddy / August 2, 2018 /

Limerick’s Mark Enright admitted to RTE that he had been “on his last legs” not so long ago before convincing Gordon Elliott to give him a job. Yesterday, Elliott’s faith in the 25-year-old jockey paid off in the form of a 33/1 winner in the prestigious Galway Plate. It was to be the biggest day…

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Point to point action in Ballysteen this weekend

By Luke Liddy / April 17, 2018 /

Ballysteen, with kind permission of the Neville family, will host an attractive point-to-point race meeting, and much more, on Sunday next (April 22). The opener on a good card is away at 2pm. Over €1,000 in prizes are on offer in the most appropriately dressed competition, open to both men and women. An open dog…

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Cancelled Kilbeggan meeting will transfer to Limerick racecourse

By Luke Liddy / April 17, 2018 /

Following the cancellation of the Kilbeggan meeting scheduled for Friday April 20, Horse Racing Ireland has announced that this meeting will transfer to Limerick on the same evening. New entries for this meeting will close by 12 noon today with declarations to run to be made by 10am on Thursday April 19. The same programme…

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WATCH – Matt Chapman tips 11/1 shot for Stayers Hurdle while Joseph O’Brien plays it safe with his pick

By Luke Liddy / March 15, 2018 /

Racing pundit Matt Chapman says he fancies 11/1 shot L’ami Serge for The Stayers Hurdle while Joseph O’Brien can’t see past favourite Sam Spinner. There’s Limerick interest through Unowhatimeanharry with Noel Fehily running in the famous Green and Gold silks of JP McManus but the ten-year-old will have it all to do over three miles.…

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Cheltenham preview returns to Dunraven Arms Hotel in aid of Injured Jockeys’ Fund

By Raffaele Rocca / February 14, 2018 /

Cheltenham preview returns to Dunraven Arms Hotel in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund. Racing enthusiasts will be thrilled that the popular Cheltenham Preview returns to the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare on Sunday, March 4th, for the final time. After a continuous run of 25 years, there was a break 12 months ago but the…

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LISTEN: Limerick Point to Point season opens this weekend with Askeaton meeting

By Raffaele Rocca / February 9, 2018 /

A TOTAL of seven point-to-point race meetings have been announced for the mid-west region in 2018, commencing with Askeaton on Sunday next (1pm). ‘Stonehall Harriers,’ who run this meeting, have located a new track this time around and its ideally located on the Hanley farm at Moig South, just a short gallop from the N69…

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Limerick Christmas Racing Festival draws to a close with family fun day

By Luke Liddy / December 29, 2017 /

A festive family fun day to entertain younger race goers will bring the Limerick Christmas Racing Festival to a close. The Greenmount Grotto located on level 2 of the main stand will host a variety of free entertainment to include 12.30pm – First race 1.20 – Meet Dancing Batman. 1.30 –Special guests to include Beauty…

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Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

By Luke Liddy / December 28, 2017 /

Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Festival. Day three of the Christmas Festival at Limerick Racecourse continues today following an early morning track inspection, with the first of a seven-race card getting underway with a maiden hurdle (12.35). The feature Grade 3 Irish Independent Hurdle (2.10) serves as today’s showpiece…

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