Person: Rory Cleary
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
Tue, 29 Mar, 2016
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
The David Griffiths-trained Take Cover bounced back from a below par run in the Abbaye at Longchamp last time when landing the listed Mercury Stakes in Dundalk last night.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Trainer Patrick Prendergast introduced a very promising filly, Queen Blossom, to make a winning debut in the median auction maiden on yesterday’s seven-race card at Cork.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Trainer Michael Halford took the honours when saddling a mixed double, with Shamash and Shadagann in Sligo last night.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
Seventh to Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 last time, Convergence produced a gutsy, front-running display to land the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes, last night’s feature in Leopardstown.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Waterloo Bridge should get off the mark in the Irish Stallion farms 2-Y-0 Maiden on tonight’s mixed card in Tipperary.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
The Dermot Weld-trained Kaleefa earned a valuable winning bracket when justifying 5/6 favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden in Roscommon last night.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Ask Dad, whose two previous wins were achieved for Richard Hannon back in 2012, landed a significant morning gamble when bolting up in the six-furlong Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap for trainer Damien English and his father Joe at Dundalk last night.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Out of luck with Lucida in Newmarket earlier, Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning captured the listed Carlingford Stakes, in the Stewards Room, in wet and windy Dundalk last night when Chance To Dance was awarded the race on the disqualification of Obliterator.
Sat, 18 Oct, 2014
Tom Madden, so impressive when winning on Mahrajaan on Wednesday, did it again at Listowel yesterday when landing the featured Guinness Handicap on bottom weight Shalamzar for the Tony Martin yard.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2014
The John Oxx-trained Rayna and in-form apprentice Gary Halpin continued on their winning ways when landing the €25,000 Connacht Oaks in Sligo last night.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Fifth on his debut at the Curragh, Bazaar justified 4/9 favouritism for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien in the Live The Dream With Tote Maiden on last night’s mixed card in Ballinrobe.
Tue, 22 Jul, 2014
The Joe Murphy-trained Daredevil Day defied a huge hike of 13lbs for winning at Sligo when arriving late and fast to land the Live The Dream With Tote Handicap at Killarney last night.
Wed, 14 May, 2014
Jamie Piggott, son of the legendary Lester, will try to follow in his father’s footsteps when he has his first ride in public at Killarney today.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2013
Many races at the four-day Killarney meeting, starting on Monday, will be scrutinised with one thing in mind - the Galway festival at the end of the month.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
Bunairgead’s emphatic win in the listed Lenabane Stakes proved the highlight of a double for trainer Jim Bolger before a huge crowd in Roscommon last night.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2013
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Indian Maharaja, the first foal of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Again, proved the star of last night’s action in Gowran Park, storming home an impressive six-and-a-half lengths winner of the Irish Stallion Farms 2-Y-0 Maiden, the season’s first juvenile event over a mile.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2013
Narrowly denied over course and distance last Saturday, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Wilshire Boulevard opened his account at the third attempt when justifying odds-on favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms Median Auction 2-Y-0 Maiden in Navan last night.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2013
Odds-on favourite Battle Of Marengo gave Aidan O’Brien his seventh Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial win in ten years when beating three rivals readily at Leopardstown yesterday.
Mon, 13 May, 2013
Jim Bolger continued his remarkable early-season form with a 510/1 treble in Gowran Park yesterday.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2013
Sruthan, a half-brother to Sunday’s Madrid Handicap winner Srucahan, created a favourable impression when making a successful debut in the Irish News Against The Breeze Median Auction Maiden at Dundalk’s rescheduled meeting last night.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2013
The victory of Rehn’s Nest in the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud Park Express Stakes proved the highlight of a spectacular opening day of the 2013 turf flat season for trainer Jim Bolger at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2013
Former champion apprentice Gary Carroll ended the 2012 campaign at Dundalk on a high when completing a double on Lily Of Kenmare and Shukhov last night.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
Always a force at the track, Michael Halford completed a double with favourites Rummaging and Won Diamond in Dundalk last night.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
A double on Bunairgead and Lady Wingshot for his boss Jim Bolger (who later completed a treble with Miracle Cure) proved a fitting end to the 2012 turf season for teenager Ronan Whelan, who was crowned Champion Apprentice for the first time.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
First Cornerstone handsomely repaid the supplementary entry fee of €9,500 stumped up on Tuesday when winning the Group 2 Galileo Futurity Stakes for in-form trainer Andy Oliver and new owners Team Valor at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2012
Doubles for jockeys Chris Hayes and Rory Cleary, a brace for Curragh trainer Jim Gorman and a hard-earned win for the Willie Mullins-trained hot-pot Blackstairmountain proved the highlights of last night’s flat action in Bellewstown, where ground condition turned soft after heavy showers before and during racing.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2012
Unplaced in both the Irish and English Oaks and taking a significant drop in class, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Twirl made all to land the listed Hurry Harriet Stakes in Gowran Park yesterday, beating stable-companion Soon by a length and a half.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2012
Galileo’s Choice justified 9/4 favouritism in the Ballyroan Stakes in Leopardstown last night, recording his second win at Group 3 level and confirming himself on course for the Irish St. Leger next month, with the Melbourne Cup looming as another possible target.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2012
On a night when apprentice Conor Hoban took the riding honours with a double, the Jim Bolger-trained three-year-old Livia Galilei landed the Connacht Oaks in Sligo last night.
Thu, 09 Aug, 2012
Curragh trainer John Oxx landed the listed Lenebane Stakes for the fourth time in five years in Roscommon last night as 12/1 shot Aklan held the late surge of the Michael Halford-trained favourite Massiyn, also owned by the Aga Khan, by a short-head in a thrilling blanket-finish.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2012
Sharestan landed his first listed victory when getting the better of front-running Defining Year in the Coolmore Stud China Ireland Friendship Silver Srakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
Dawn Approach will head to Royal Ascot in two weeks, for either the Coventry Stakes or Chesham Stakes, with an untarnished record, following his 4/9 success in the listed Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas yesterday.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
Fame And Glory proved himself on course for the defence of his Ascot Gold Cup crown when getting the better of gallant mare Unaccompanied in the listed Vintage Crop Stakes in Navan yesterday.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
In-form trainer Paul Deegan nominated the listed Alleged Stakes (at the Curragh on April 22) as the immediate target for Sharalam following his success in the thetote.com Maiden in Dundalk last night.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2012
WITH stable-jockey Kevin Manning on duty in Dubai (he rode Hurricane Havoc to finish fourth in the Group 2 Cape Verdi yesterday), Rory Cleary proved an able deputy when providing Jim Bolger with a double, on Heir To The Mint and General Bunching at Dundalk last night.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2012
MICHAEL HALFORD introduced a smashing newcomer in Casamento, the first horse he has trained for Sheikh Mohammed, to win the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden at Tipperary last night.
Fri, 27 Aug, 2010
THE tremendous success story of Gordon Elliott continued at Killarney last night when his Grand Opera completed a hat-trick in the featured Ladbrokes’ Gold Rush Handicap Hurdle.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2009
SARISKA simply toyed with the opposition, as she bounded to an unflattering three lengths victory in yesterday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2009
THE Aidan O’Brien-trained newcomer Cape Blanco and Ger Lyons’ Baglioni proved the stars of last night’s action at Fairyhouse, fighting out the finish of the featured Blanchardstown 2-Y-0 Race, with victory going to the Ballydoyle colt.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2009