Five Wexford winners on day one

By Dan Walsh The autumn point-to-point season got off to a successful start at Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, today, providing five Wexford trained winners from six races, and the handler/rider champions Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill notched up a double in the first two races. Sheeka Supreme is bound for the sales following a six lengthsContinue reading “Five Wexford winners on day one”

Neville’s Lad keeps Wexford punters happy

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Bridgetown trainer Seamus Neville flew the flag for the local punters at Wexford this afternoon when he saddled Brideswell Lad (11/4 fav) to follow up on his Limerick success in July to win the Wexford Racecourse Racing Club Handicap Chase under Caim jockey JJ Slevin. Speaking afterwards Neville said;Continue reading “Neville’s Lad keeps Wexford punters happy”

Wexford races on Saturday afternoon

By Dan Walsh Seventy-seven horses will face the starter in seven races on the all-jumps card at Bettyville Park tomorrow (Saturday). The first race is off at 2.10pm. Ground conditions are described as “good”and the feature race is the €16,500 novice chase with five runners and the best punters choice is the 8/11 favourite UppingContinue reading “Wexford races on Saturday afternoon”

Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Leading jockey Rachael Blackmore was in brilliant form at Wexford this evening where she recorded a winning favourite double on Watch The Weather (1/1 fav) for Ray Cody’s stable in the handicap hurdle and Coole Arcade (15/8 fav) for the Waterford stable of Henry de Bromhead in the handicapContinue reading “Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford”

Jordan Gainford wins the Galway Plate

By Dan Walsh The Galway Plate is one of the legendary steeplechases first run in 1869 and the 2022 renewal was won this evening on day three of the Galway racing festival by Hewick (16/1) ridden by 21 years old Wexford jockey Jordan Gainford. Always travelling well and fighting off the presence of a looseContinue reading “Jordan Gainford wins the Galway Plate”

Lovely hurling at the Wexford races!

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Heavy early rain eased off as this evening’s race meeting at Bettyville Park progressed, but it failed to dampen the spirit of Wexford GAA Raceday and an enjoyable social occasion was celebrated with beef and salmon on the menu and music. There were no Wexford winners on the track,Continue reading “Lovely hurling at the Wexford races!”

Elliott dominates at Wexford races

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Three victories for Meath trainer Gordon Elliott and a first racecourse success for Peter Smithers on his first ride in a steeplechase were the highlights at this evening’s race meeting held in summer conditions at Bettyville Park. Elliott, who wasn’t present, saddled Dartington (16/1) to win the novice hurdleContinue reading “Elliott dominates at Wexford races”

Locals delighted with Dooly’s winner

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Noel Dooly who trains at Courtnacuddy, Enniscorthy, delighted the local followers with a 13/2 winner, Where’s Bunny by three and a half lengths in the handicap chase at sunny Wexford this afternoon. Owned by the trainer’s father, Robert Dooly from Tramore, the trainer said afterwards; “That was her firstContinue reading “Locals delighted with Dooly’s winner”

Sensational end of season for Barry O’Neill

By Dan Walsh The 2021-2022 point-to-point season ended today at Tralee and Ballindaggin rider Barry O’Neill claimed his sixth national point-to-point riders championship in sensational style with two winners at Stratford on Friday, and two more yesterday (Saturday) at Drumahane, and one today at Tralee that brought his seasonal total to 61 winners. On FridayContinue reading “Sensational end of season for Barry O’Neill”

JJ Slevin double at Wexford races

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Local jockey JJ Slevin was in brilliant form at this evening’s Wexford races at Bettyville Park where he recorded a double – winning both divisions of the Calor Gas Handicap Hurdle – and was runner-up in the handicap hurdle on Brogine behind Yenillick (18/1) ridden by Keith Donoghue forContinue reading “JJ Slevin double at Wexford races”