Fogarty and Bowe success at Wexford

By Dan Walsh It is rare for a Wexford race meeting to pass without a local winner and today it was the turn of Cleariestown jockey Mikey Fogarty and Kiltealy trainer Colin Bowe who combined to supply the winner of the Courtown Mares Maiden Hurdle with Flamin Aimee (4/1). “We’re delighted with her and delightedContinue reading “Fogarty and Bowe success at Wexford”

Strong card for Saturday Wexford races

By Dan Walsh For the second Saturday in succession racing action takes place at Bettyville Park tomorrow, but sadly no spectators are permitted to attend on this occasion, as the fixture is run ‘behind closed doors’ under Government Covid-19 restriction guidelines. It is a seven-race card with all races attracting the maximum safety number ofContinue reading “Strong card for Saturday Wexford races”

Liz Doyle double at local Wexford track

By Dan Walsh Local trainer Liz Doyle, who trains at Crossabeg on the outskirts of Wexford, was princess of Bettyville Park today where she saddled a double on a fine afternoon. There was a cracking finish to the second division of the mares maiden race at with Yabo (3/1) getting the better of  the GordonContinue reading “Liz Doyle double at local Wexford track”

Saturday races ‘behind closed doors’

By Dan Walsh Ground staff have been putting the finishing touches to Bettyville Park in preparation for Saturday’s race meeting which will be run ‘behind closed doors’ in line with Government Covid-19 guidelines. Sadly, no spectators are allowed on this occasion. Plenty of local trainers have runners and some local jockeys in action too amongstContinue reading “Saturday races ‘behind closed doors’”

Gorey fans cheering at home for finalists

By Dan Walsh in Gorey People of a certain vintage will recall the ‘good old days’ when they would sit on the doorstep and listen to the match on the wireless and afterwards, in the pubs, at the forge, dropping off the milk churns at the creamery or taking a break in large workforce places,Continue reading “Gorey fans cheering at home for finalists”

Moore back in winning ways at Wexford

By Dan Walsh Adamstown jockey Jonathan Moore was the happiest man in Bettyville Park today as it was his first day back in saddle since Tramore on July 25th and he scored a three and a half lengths victory on Peaches and Cream, (17/2) for Meath trainer Gavin Cromwell in the Slaney Beginners Chase. MooreContinue reading “Moore back in winning ways at Wexford”

Wednesday Wexford races ‘behind closed doors’

By Dan Walsh The first race meeting at Bettyville Park since St. Patrick’s Day when proceedings were held ‘behind closed doors’ takes place on Wednesday, which is excellent news, but the bad news is that the Covid-19 government guidelines are still existent, and the stands will have to remain empty. There is a strong entryContinue reading “Wednesday Wexford races ‘behind closed doors’”

Point-to-point action to resume soon

By Dan Walsh The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions put an early end to the 2019-’20 point-to-point season where Wexford jockey and trainer, respectively, Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe retained their national championship titles, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with the announcement of the Autumn Fixtures list and an earlierContinue reading “Point-to-point action to resume soon”

Bertram Allen back to winning ways

Enniscorthy-born international showjumping star Bertram Allen, based in Germany these days, is back amongst the winners with a five-star victory in France last Friday. At the first five-star international showjumping fixture since the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions, Allen took the top prize of €6,350 in the 1m50 speed event from a field of 54Continue reading “Bertram Allen back to winning ways”

Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding

The Funeral Mass takes place today of John ‘Jack’Harding, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who played a hero’s game at full forward on the Wexford team that beat Tipperary 2-15 to 0-11 in the 1960 All Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park. He recently celebrated his 87th birthday and was a member of Shelmalier GAA Club. InContinue reading “Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding”