By Dan Walsh
Wexford stables got off to a winning start in the point-to-point at Ballyvodock, Co. Cork, today, with first timer I Goirni, winning the five-year-old mares maiden race for the Tector family from Rathnure.
It was the second winner of the season for handler Robert Tector and the victorious rider was Jack Hendrick from Mayglass. The verdict was one length and the mare is for sale.
Denis Murphy also saddled a first timer in An Tobar who enjoyed a twenty lengths success in the first division of the maiden race for five-year-old geldings with Inch rider Luke Murphy in the saddle. The Master of Ballyboy Stables was saddling his 240th winner in the past 13 seasons.
There was a six-race point-to-point at Tyrella in East Down on Saturday, but while some Wexford raiders made the journey, none managed to reach the winning post first!
Wexford Hunt point-to-point races will take place at Ballinaboola, New Ross, next Sunday and the first race is off at 1pm. The card will feature a 4yo maiden, the first of the season; 5yo geldings maiden; 5&6yo mares maiden, 6yo geldings maiden (confined to novice riders) and a Winner of Three race.