The first Irish international event of the year gets underway this weekend at Ballindenisk in Co Cork. Organiser Peter Fell told the Irish Examiner yesterday he was confident the recent adverse weather would not affect the staging of the event.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
Ireland eventing manager Nick Turner was not dissatisfied to see his team finish runner-up to the British again in the nations cup at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials yesterday, suggesting it was a realistic result.
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
The feature on this afternoon’s card at Thurles is the Grade 2 Michael Purcell Memorial and the very promising Our Duke can follow up his maiden hurdle victory. Jessica Harrington’s six-year-old looked really smart when running away with a bumper which has worked out quite well, and then lost little in defeat behind Death Duty in another race which has had its form franked.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
The Paul Kiely-trained Inchiquin High is developing into a competent point-to-point performer and the seven-year-old supplemented last month’s Killeagh success by landing a cracking mares’ winners of two at yesterday’s well-attended Knockanard fixture, run under the auspices of the Avondhu Foxhounds.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
In-form handler Michael Winters must have felt like Bill Murray’s character in the widely-acclaimed film Groundhog Day at yesterday’s well-attended Killeagh Harriers point-to-point meeting as, for the second Sunday running, he struck with a hugely-exciting newcomer that had many of those present searching for previously unused superlatives.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Mesmerising. That’s really the only way that one could justifiably describe the performance of the Michael Winters-trained For Carmel at yesterday’s well-attended Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point fixture on Jack Murphy’s farm at Aghabullogue as the towering bay hardly broke sweat on his initial career outing in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
Thu, 11 Sep, 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
Britain’s Ollie Townend returns to the Johnson and Perrott Land Rover Ballindenisk International Horse Trials on a horse he’s nicknamed Imperial Disaster, and Bandon-based Michael Ryan feels he’s still a good bet to win the Goresbridge Go For Gold €50,000 bonus.
Thu, 05 Sep, 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 Aidan Kennedy-trained Moonlight Boy lit up Saturday’s rescheduled Kildorrery point-to-point fixture, which took place on the Vaughan family farm at Rockmills, by destroying the opposition in the closing six-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013