Person: Ronan Whelan
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
On a day which provided across-the-card trebles for Aidan, Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien, progressive Ballydoyle colt Lucius Tiberius came from last to first to record a last-gasp victory in the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Nasrullah Handicap in Leopardstown.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
In the past 18 months, Jessica Harrington celebrated numerous firsts: A first Irish Gold Cup victory, first Cheltenham Gold Cup success, first Irish Grand National, and became the most successful lady trainer in the history of the Cheltenham Festival.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
After winning the listed Coolmore Ivawood Stakes in 2016, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Capri went on to much greater things, winning the Irish Derby, and his trainer completed back-to-back victories in the Tipperary race, doing so with a filly, Ballet Shoes.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
It mightn’t be wise to get too carried away with dual Derby winner, Harzand.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
Dundalk keeps the show on the road, with a seven-race programme starting at 6.05pm, and the thus-far frustrating A Likely Story can earn a long overdue visit to the winner’s enclosure by taking the second race for Dermot Weld.
Wed, 18 May, 2016
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Apprentice Denis Linehan registered his eighth career success, and his first of 2016, when bringing More Than Munny with a storming late challenge to collar odds-on favourite Go Kart in the featured Irishinjuredjockeys.com Race in Dundalk last night.
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
Sat, 09 Jan, 2016
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
The Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle was the feature event on yesterday’s high-class mixed programme at Tipperary, and Plinth, carrying the colours of the eponymous three-time Champion Hurdler, and also trained by Aidan O’Brien, caused a minor upset when landing the spoils.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
John Cullen recorded his first success as a full-time trainer when landing yesterday’s feature race, the €36,000-to-the-winner Ladbrokes Island Handicap Hurdle with the game Misty Lady.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Connor King reached another notable milestone in his career when he rode out his claim on board the Rodger Sweeney-trained Daliyan in the Join Us On September 20th Handicap in Gowran Park last evening.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Now Or Never had young trainer Michael O’Callaghan dreaming big after she ran out a most impressive winner of the Topaz Fillies’ Maiden, last night at Galway.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
The Charles Byrnes-trained Arnaud turned over odds-on favourite The Game Changer, also in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, in the featured Stena Line Horizon Chase in Wexford last night.
Sat, 04 Jul, 2015
Convergence captured the listed Patton Stakes for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane in Dundalk last night, denying favourite War Envoy, Ryan Moore’s first ride on the track, by a length.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
Course specialist Captain Joy should be tough to beat in the Carragher’s XL Castleblayney Race in Dundalk tonight.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
It was a night to remember for apprentice David Simmonson in Dundalk last night as he registered his first win since April 2013 on board top-weight Have A Nice Day in the seven-furlong Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Last Saturday at Naas the stewards flexed their collective muscles when a mare called Mount Corkish Girl was the medium of an inquiry, after finishing eighth of 25 in the maiden hurdle won by the impressive Free Expression.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
Trainer John Murphy suggested a possible tilt at the UAE Derby at Meydan next March for Unorthodox after the debutant sprang a 25/1 shock in the two-year-old maiden in Dundalk last night.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
Colin Keane, who returned to action after a 14-day ban at Roscommon on Monday, starred in Fairyhouse yesterday, completing the first treble of his career, on Buenos Y Bobos, Chocolate Diamond and Azurite for his boss Ger Lyons, to bring his seasonal tally to 49.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2014
Windsor Park, winner of bumpers at Leopardstown and Galway, justified odds-on favouritism in last night’s finale, the Gowran Park Santa Train Maiden to complete a first and last double for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Vocaliser, trained by Jim Bolger, proved an emphatic winner of the Irish Stallion farms 2-Y-0 Maiden in Roscommon last night, producing a performance which suggested he could develop into a smart staying colt.
Tue, 02 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
Shield rounded off a terrific week for Aidan O’Brien, JP McManus and Mark Walsh when cruising to victory in the Dawn Omega Milk Novice Hurdle, as an attendance in excess of 7,000 topped off a very successful festival.
Fri, 18 Jul, 2014
Jim Bolger dominated last night’s action at the Curragh, completing a fine 306/1 treble with Feach Ar Agaidh, News At Six and Chance To Dance.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
The Michael Halford-trained Zarib emerged as the best prospect on show in Dundalk last night, the Declan McDonogh-ridden colt proving an emphatic winner of the Irish Stallion Farms Median Auction 2-Y-0 Maiden over a mile.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow) 1-15 Castletown-Geoghegan (Westmeath) 1-13
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
Beautiful weather and an all-flat card was the menu at Tipperary yesterday, but punters were thin on the ground and only ten bookmakers were on site.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
Appointed retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah this week, James Doyle celebrated in style when guiding the Clive Brittain-trained Rizeena to victory in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
Seamus Heffernan took the riding honours on the second day of the Tramore Festival, completing a double on Moveable Asset and Dimaond Pro, both of his winners prevailing by the narrowest margin, a nose, in ultra-tight photo finishes.
Sat, 17 Aug, 2013
You couldn’t but admire how young Connor King conducted himself on Tuesday night, as he was catapulted to the forefront of racing in these islands, after landing a spectacular four-timer at Cork racecourse.
Sat, 10 Aug, 2013
Controversy raged at Killarney last night after Positive Vibes beat Shalaman a head in the International Hotel Apprentice Handicap and then lost the race in the stewards’ room.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Making her Irish debut for Aidan O’Brien, three-time Grade 1 winner Sea Siren landed the featured Belgrave Stakes in Fairyhouse yesterday.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2013
The Kevin Prendergast-trained Daymooma opened her account in the Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden before a huge crowd in Ballinrobe last night.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013
Some 14,000, mostly students, were on site at Limerick last night and they certainly created what is probably best described as an unique atmosphere!
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013
Off the track since landing the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes in Newmarket in October 2011, Parish Hall made a successful return to action when landing the listed Irish Open Alleged Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2013
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
Winner of a listed event at the Curragh last time, Three Sea Captains successfully conceded weight to his rivals in the €125,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes in Fairyhouse yesterday.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
Back In Focus, formerly in the care of Howard Johnson and having a second outing for Willie Mullins, made an excellent debut over fences in the Kevin McManus Beginners Chase at Listowel yesterday.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012