Clonmel’s six-race hurdle card proved a profitable one for favourite backers, with odds-on chances obliging in the first three races, but the feature event, the www.grahamnorris.com Memorial Handicap Hurdle, went to one of the outsiders, Time For Mabel.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018
Unfortunately, I’m missing the Listowel meeting as I’m still a bit sore after the injury I picked up in Killarney and need a little more time. Of course, I’d love to be involved, particularly in today’s Kerry National which looks another very competitive renewal.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Robbie McNamara has enjoyed plenty of success at the Galway Festival, but yesterday was a red-letter day for the Newbridge, Co Kildare-based trainer as Cascavelle gave him a first winner on the Flat and first at this meeting in his guise as a trainer.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
Barry Geraghty has endured a terrible run of injury in the past 12 months but as the 37-year-old prepares for his latest comeback, at the Galway Festival on Monday, he proclaims himself fitter and stronger than ever. And despite broken arms, fractured ribs and a punctured lung in the last year, he isn’t even considering retirement.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Irish Grand National-winning jockey Robbie Power says that horse racing’s updated Non-Trier rule means that jockeys will be riding for punters and stewards rather than horses and their connections, and admits that riders will have to be harder than they would like and risk the futures of young horses, to avoid falling foul of the regulation.
Thu, 20 Apr, 2017
Having looked likely to develop into a most frustrating sort, Swamp Fox is beginning to look like a professional winner, and the four-year-old produced another tremendous display to rout the opposition in the featured Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle on day three of the Listowel Harvest Festival.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
The recent tradition of the Galway Plate catapulting relatively unheralded young jockeys to public prominence continued yesterday as 20-year-old Donagh Meyler steered the Gigginstown House Stud-owned Lord Scoundrel to victory in the Ballybrit showpiece.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
A very difficult card at Down Royal this afternoon, but Morga looks worthy nap material in the Kerry Foods Rated Hurdle. Dessie McDonogh’s five-year-old looked a decent recruit to hurdling when winning his first two starts, and also when a close third behind McKinley at Galway last year.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015