Davy Russell, crowned champion-jockey for the third time at Punchestown on Saturday, got off the mark for the new season when partnering Crezic, trained for Gigginstown House Stud by Gordon Elliott, to victory in the Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter Maiden Hurdle at last night’s rescheduled meeting in Kilbeggan.
Tue, 01 May, 2018
It may look as though winners are coming easily to Gordon Elliott right now but he is ably assisted from the saddle and Davy Russell was at his brilliant best aboard tricky customer Lieutenant Colonel when taking the UCC Horse Racing Society Hurdle on Student Raceday in Mallow.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
There were eight races at yesterday’s well-attended Dawstown point-to-point fixture, run under the auspices of the Muskerry Foxhounds, at Birch Hill outside Grenagh and Cloneen Choice showed abundant reserves of stamina to record his third success of the season in the winners of two.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Derek O’Connor showed just why he has won ten point-to-point riders’ championships by bringing the well-supported Ronnie O’Leary-trained newcomer Baden from well off the pace to oblige in a vintage second division of the four-year-old maiden at yesterday’s United Hunt Club point-to-point fixture at Bartlemy.
Mon, 18 May, 2015
The Pat Doyle-trained Six Gun Serenade gave ample indication that a bright track career lies in wait by winning the four-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s well-attended Killeady Harriers point-to-point at Ballyarthur outside Fermoy.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2015
Handler Denis Prendergast and rider Kevin Power were in splendid form at yesterday’s well-attended Inch point-to-point fixture, run under the auspices of the Killeagh Harriers at Ballyanthony, as they combined to record a double.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
Point-To-Point: Eventful. That’s the only way to accurately describe the open lightweight race at yesterday’s Dungarvan Farmers point-to-point at Kilossera in which owner/trainer Padraig Higgins’ Gentle Cloud continued his meteoric rise up through the ranks by beating Glenwood Knight.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
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Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
Following an enforced 20-day break due to the inclement weather conditions, point-to-point racing returned to the Cork and Waterford region on Saturday as the rescheduled Tallow meeting (run under the auspices of the West Waterford Foxhounds) took place at Shanakill Cross outside Conna.
Mon, 17 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
Eoin O’Sullivan (17) will treasure fond memories of yesterday’s Kilkenny Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Grennan Castle outside Thomastown as he partnered his initial career winner aboard his father Eugene’s The Hollinwell in the open lightweight.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
There was some competitive fare on offer at yesterday’s Westmeath Foxhounds point-to-point fixture at Castletown-Geoghegan and in-form handler David Christie’s Slippers Percy indicated that he could well by challenging for top honours this season by destroying the opposition in the open lightweight.
Mon, 07 Oct, 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
Gordon Elliot is well on his way to winning the point-to-point handlers’ championship and the Co Meath-based operator sent out two winners at the rescheduled Brosna Foxhounds meeting outside Tullamore on Saturday afternoon.
Mon, 20 May, 2013
On a miserably wet afternoon for all concerned, the Pat Doyle-trained Serious Mixture lit up yesterday’s Kilkenny Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Grennan Castle outside Thomastown by recording a gallant pillar-to-post success in a competitive first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
The Ted Walsh-trained Battlefront cemented his position as this season’s champion point-to-pointer by destroying the opposition in the ladies open at the first session of the Ormond Foxhounds meeting at Ballingarry, Co Tipperary yesterday.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
Robert Tyner left yesterday’s second-stage of the two-day South Union Foxhounds point-to-point festival at Farrangalway outside Kinsale virtually assured of victory in the trainers’ championship after saddling two winners on the six-race card.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
The annual Inch point-to-point took place at its traditional Ballyanthony venue yesterday and, on a wind-swept afternoon that witnessed nine races, the Colin Bowe-trained Clondaw Knight (4/6) impressed by winning the first division of the four-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012