The first session of the two-day Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point fixture at Dromahane took place on Saturday and Sam Curling’s Grand Gold indicated that he’s set for a particularly productive campaign by easily winning the four-mile ladies open in the hands of the Liz Lalor.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
There was a definite class act in action at yesterday’s Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point meeting at Dromahane for last season’s champion pointer/hunter chaser Mossey Joe lit-up the afternoon by destroying the opposition on his first start for handler Enda Bolger in the open lightweight.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
There was some competitive fare on offer at yesterday’s well-attended West Waterford Foxhounds point-to-point fixture at Lismore and handler John Queally, who was on the mark with former pointer Gaillimh A Chroi in the listed mares’ bumper at Sandown on Saturday, appears to have a cracking prospect on his hands in Uncle Danny who readily put his rivals to the sword in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 10 Mar, 2014
The Hollinwell is developing into one of the very best point-to-pointers on the circuit and the British-bred recorded his fourth success of the season by destroying the opposition with his owner/trainer Eugene O’Sullivan’s 17-year-old son Eoin in the open lightweight at yesterday’s Duhallow Foxhounds Kildorrery fixture at Rockmills Stud.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
The Denis Prendergast-trained newcomer Free Expression lit up yesterday’s Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point at Dromahane by posting a terrific stamina-laden performance with Kevin Power to win a vintage second division of the four-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013
Evanna McCutcheon has built up a tremendous rapport with her own horse Long Strand of late and the pair recorded their fifth success of the season in the open lightweight at the North Kerry Harriers point-to-point fixture outside Ballybunion on Saturday.
Mon, 27 May, 2013
The Gordon Elliot-trained Nedzer’s Return showed no ill-effects from his victory at Tattersalls Farm on Saturday by winning the open lightweight at yesterday’s Clonakilty point-to-point meeting, staged under the auspices of the Carbery Hunt on Inchydoney Island.
Mon, 27 May, 2013
It may have well happened that those in attendance at yesterday’s Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Birch Hill witnessed the successful debut of a potential top-notch performer for Eugene O’Sullivan’s Shanahan’s Turn left many racegoers searching for previously unused superlatives following his stunning victory in the first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
On an extremely busy point-to-point weekend, there were nine races at yesterday’s Muskerry Foxhounds meeting at Dromahane and the well-supported Dr Patmassini showed his appreciation for the fast underfoot surface by readily putting his rivals to the sword in the winners of one.
Mon, 06 May, 2013
Clonmel hotelier John Nallen has experienced a terrific run of success with his charges in point-to-points this season and the owner/trainer struck once more with newcomer Minella Friend in the four-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s Killeady Harriers meeting at Dromahane.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
With ground conditions extremely testing at yesterday’s Doneraile Hunt point-to-point meeting at Dromahane, it was a case of the best wine being left until last as the Mark Spillane-trained Lanespark cemented his position as one of the best front-runners, participating in points, at present by recording a pillar-to-post success in the closing novice riders’ open.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2013
The Adrian Maguire-trained Gunner Fifteen had many of those present at yesterday’s marathon ten-race Inch point-to-point fixture searching for previously unused superlatives following his stunning debut victory with Declan Queally in the first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
Colman Sweeney received the ideal boost ahead of partnering Salsify in the Cheltenham Foxhunters in a little under two weeks time by steering Garrett Ahern’s newcomer Now Ben to a hugely-impressive success in the first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s West Waterford Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Lismore.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
A treble in Cork last night brought Willie Mullins’ tally to eight winners in five days as Dare To Doubt initiated a double for former champion Ruby Walsh in the opening Dermot Casey Tree Care Hurdle before the trainer’s son Patrick partnered favourites Digeanta and Tasitiocht to victory in the two bumpers.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2012
The Brian Lordan-trained newcomer Outlawed Tunes hinted that a bright track career lies in wait by destroying the opposition in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s Waterford Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Lisselan outside Tramore.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2012
Kinsale-based trainer/breeder Finbarr Tierney seems to have a genuinely nice prospect on his hands in the form of Ardkilly Witness who had little difficulty in gaining a second career success in the winners of one at yesterday’s well-attended Cloyne Harriers point-to-point fixture which took place at Dromahane.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Ground conditions were extremely demanding at yesterday’s Pigeon Hill & Carrigtwohill point-to-point fixture, but Croom-based civil engineer Fergus O’Connor was still the happiest individual at the Clyduff venue as he recorded his fourth career success by guiding his wife Irene Walsh’s Pocket Reader (10/1) to a popular success in the Winners’ Of One.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
IT was a memorable afternoon for Bill Shanahan at yesterday’s Duhallow-Kanturk point-to-point meeting at Dromahane as the 21-year-old from Ballinure in Co Tipperary partnered his first career winner aboard James Dullea’s unconsidered 14/1 shot Rotorua in the open lightweight.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2011
CIARAN Fennessy seems well assured of victory in this season’s novice riders point-to-point championship and the Fermoy amateur brought his tally for the campaign to an impressive 15 by giving the Tom Keating-trained Shuilegoric a well-judged front-running ride to win the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at the well-attended Carbery Hunt meeting on Inchydoney Island yesterday.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
THE best wine was left until last at yesterday’s well-attended Cork meeting when 17-year-old Jane Mangan partnered her first winner on the racetrack aboard her trainer father Jimmy’s Jamie’s Darling in the Cork & Waterford Mares’ Point-To-Point Flat Race.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2011