Sun shines for Wexford raiders in Meath

By Dan Walsh Low-lying sun was causing problems at the Meath point-to-point held at Fairyhouse, but it did not stop the Wexford raiders who left a trail of success. Three winners for Jamie Codd and a double for the Sean Doyle/Jamie Scallan combination were amongst the highlights. Jamie Codd teamed up with Gordon Elliott toContinue reading “Sun shines for Wexford raiders in Meath”

Racing ‘D Day’ for all the Doyles

By Dan Walsh It was an amazing point-to-point Saturday across the country as five handlers named Doyle shared eight winners between them at Loughanmore, Co. Antrim, and Ballycrystal at the foot of Mount Leinster today with Cormac (2), Donnchadh (2) and Sean (1) from the Ballindaggin family, Mary Ellen (2) from Coolgarrow, Enniscorthy, and PatContinue reading “Racing ‘D Day’ for all the Doyles”

RACING NEWS; Six for O’Neill, three for Codd

By Dan Walsh Four winners for Barry O’Neill today at Fairwood, Tinahely, and two yesterday in Derry, gave the champion rider half a dozen victories for the weekend, while Jamie Codd celebrates his first winner of the season with a treble at Westmeath this afternoon, to make the point-to-point headlines. The opening race for four-year-oldContinue reading “RACING NEWS; Six for O’Neill, three for Codd”

Winners Galore! O’Neill, Kenny and James

By Dan Walsh Two point-to-point fixtures across the country today, in Cork and Galway, where Barry O’Neill enjoyed three winners to follow up on his double yesterday, Colin Bowe trained another three winners, and riders Jimmy Kenny and Rob James had a double each to make it a great day for Wexford sport. Barry O’NeillContinue reading “Winners Galore! O’Neill, Kenny and James”

Barry O’Neill scores a Saturday double

By Dan Walsh Champion rider Barry O’Neill is setting a scorching pace in a bid to retaining his championship title and a double at Maralin, Co. Down, today brings him to the 12-winner mark, eight ahead of his nearest rival James Walsh. O’Neill’s first success of the day came in the maiden race for fiveContinue reading “Barry O’Neill scores a Saturday double”

Barry O’Neill rides his 600th winner

By Dan Walsh Barry O’Neill left wet and soggy Castletown-Geoghegan this evening with a career tally of 601 winners following a treble this afternoon. The four-time reigning champion point-to-point rider is leading the 2020-21 championship with 10 winners so far. It was Paul Nolan’s first timer Fire Love who gave O’Neill his milestone 600th victoryContinue reading “Barry O’Neill rides his 600th winner”

Contaminated horse feeds rule out Aidan O’Brien’s Arc runners

By Dan Walsh World champion trainer and Wexford-man Aidan O’Brien has ruled out his four intended runners in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp today (Sunday)  after it was revealed on Friday that various batches of GAIN horse feeds, which O’Brien uses, had been found to be contaminated with a prohibited substance.Continue reading “Contaminated horse feeds rule out Aidan O’Brien’s Arc runners”

Colin Bowe double in first two races

By Dan Walsh Colin Bowe continued his good new season point-to-point form at Toomebridge, Co. Antrim today (Saturday) with a double in the opening two races with two newcomers – Branson Missouri in the mares maiden race for four year olds and Jungle Jack in the maiden race for four year old geldings. Branson MissouriContinue reading “Colin Bowe double in first two races”

Honoured for 50 years at Wexford races

By Dan Walsh A sporting link going back half a century is recognised as Castlebridge publican Barney Murphy is honoured for his professional development and supervision of the bar facilities at Wexford Racecourse. Mary Doyle, Chairperson of Wexford Racecourse Supporters Club made a presentation to Mr Murphy for his long service and thanked him forContinue reading “Honoured for 50 years at Wexford races”

Indian summer strikes at Monksgrange races

Dan Walsh The Bree Hunt point-to-point races went off splendidly in Indian summer conditions at Monksgrange, Rathnure, this afternoon, two races divided to extend into an eight-race card, but the spoils were evenly shared with no more than one victory each. The ground was fast and produced some excellent racing. Paloma Dove made all toContinue reading “Indian summer strikes at Monksgrange races”