By Dan Walsh
19 years old Pearse Rogan from Caim, Enniscorthy, received his treasured Christmas present when he won his first point-to-point in heavy ground conditions at Dromahane, Co. Cork today (Sunday).
Rogan was aboard the Donnchadh Doyle trained Fiston Du Mou in the maiden race for five-year old geldings who ran out the four lengths winner.
Wexford riders won both divisions of the maiden race for four-year old geldings. Harley Dunne, Blackwater, rode his second winner of the season on Donny Boy for Aidan Fitzgerald’s Carlow stables in division one.
Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe were celebrating in the winners’ enclosure following division two and Bravo Team’s eight lengths victory. Owned by Milestone Bloodstock Ltd, Bravo Team will likely go to the sales now.