New racing season opens at Wexford

By Dan Walsh

The first of 11 race meetings allocated to Bettyville Park, Wexford, takes place tomorrow (Sunday) with 85 entries for seven races.

The first race is at 1.40pm. Going is described as “good, good to yielding in places”.

The Carlow Farmers point-to-point races also take place tomorrow at Borris House with 143 entries for six races. The first race is at 1pm.

Point-to-point races took place this afternoon at Tyrella in East Down and a Wexford one-two in the first two races and success for the Doyle handlers from Ballindaggin.

First timer Vision De Maine handled by Cormac Doyle and ridden by Jack Hendrick scored by four lengths in the maiden race of four-year-olds chased home by Colin Bowe’s newcomer Invicta Du Berlais ridden by Barry O’Neill.

Bowe and O’Neill were runners-up again in the maiden race for five and six-year-old mares with Barron’s Land who was beaten two lengths by newcomer Bobbisilver ridden by Liam Gilligan for Sean Doyle.

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