James Walsh rides his 70th winner

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point action at Oldtown, Co. Meath featured winners for Wexford riders and handlers and rider James Walsh, Preban, Tinahely, recorded his 70th career point-to-point win in the maiden race for five- and six-year-old geldings. Walsh was aboard Grand Albert for local owner/handler Virginia Considine from Rathmolyon and the winning margin wasContinue reading “James Walsh rides his 70th winner”

Two Easter Saturday winners

By Dan Walsh Today’s Easter Saturday point-to-point fixture at Loughanmore in East Antrim produced two Wexford handled winners. Jenny Walsh, owner, and handler and rider Benny Walsh, Murrintown, won the four-year-old mares’ maiden race by seven lengths with Star of Hoiho, who is now on her way to the sales. Ellen Doyle saddled the BaltimoreContinue reading “Two Easter Saturday winners”

Midweek winners for Wexford stables

By Dan Walsh Midweek point-to-point races are rare enough but today’s Killeagh Harriers fixture went ahead at Ballyknock, Co. Cork, and returned handling victories for Wexford neighbouring stables of Colin Bowe and Sean Doyle. First timer BD Cooper from the Monbeg Partnership and Sean Doyle’s Ballindaggin stables was the two lengths winner of the maidenContinue reading “Midweek winners for Wexford stables”

Barry O’Neill enjoys treble success

By Dan Walsh Three successes for champion rider Barry O’Neill and an across the cards double for Colin Bowe, putting the champion Kiltealy handler on the 24-winner mark for the season were amongst today’s point-to-point headlines. Barry O’Neill was in action at Castletown-Geoghegan today and the Westmeath track rewarded him with a treble. It startedContinue reading “Barry O’Neill enjoys treble success”

Demandrivingdouvan all the way in the first

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Races The early part of this evening’s races at Wexford was dominated by the wet conditions but the opening race brought early pleasure to the punters when the curiously named Demandrivingdouvan (15/8 fav) lead all the way in the auction maiden hurdle and secured a local victory by eleven lengths.Continue reading “Demandrivingdouvan all the way in the first”

Friday evening racing at Wexford

By Dan Walsh The clocks have gone forward, the evenings are longer, the real Spring weather is just around the corner and the first evening meeting of the 2023 Horse Racing Ireland season happens at Bettyville Park, Wexford, this evening (Friday). Sixty-four entries for the seven races with the first off at 4.10pm. Small entriesContinue reading “Friday evening racing at Wexford”

Thrilling finishes at Monksgrange

By Dan Walsh at Monksgrange A dead-heat in the Winner of Two race for novice riders was the highlight on day of close finishes and reliance on the photo finish camera at the Bree Hunt annual point-to-point races held in Spring-like conditions at Monksgrange, Rathnure, this afternoon. Colin Bowe trained Tara Cove ridden by BertieContinue reading “Thrilling finishes at Monksgrange”

Bree races at Monksgrange on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Ground conditions are expected to be ‘soft’ at the annual Bree Hunt point-to-point races taking place at Monksgrange, Rathnure, tomorrow (Sunday). A strong entry of 120 has been received for the six races and the first race off at 2pm. Two meetings today (Saturday) and some Wexford success. At Portrush, Co. Antrim,Continue reading “Bree races at Monksgrange on Sunday”

Jack Hendrick rides a double

By Dan Walsh Mayglass rider Jack Hendrick travelled to Durrow, Co. Laois, today, where he scored a double success and brought his seasonal total to 15 winners. Hendrick got off to a winning start in the first race – the four-year-old maiden auction race – on newcomer Jeroboam Machin in the colours of Monbeg FarmContinue reading “Jack Hendrick rides a double”

Barry O’Neill tops at Lingstown

By Dan Walsh at Lingstown, Tomhaggard Champion rider Barry O’Neill was in brilliant form at Lingstown this afternoon where he rode a treble to further stretch his lead in the national point-to-point riders’ championship. Donnchadh Doyle saddled two winners at Lingstown and another at Belclare, Co. Galway, to record a treble on the day. BarryContinue reading “Barry O’Neill tops at Lingstown”