Good day up North for Wexford raiders

By Dan Walsh The Northern point-to-point season opened today (Saturday) at Necarne, Co. Fermanagh, with two Wexford trained winners – Fern Arable for Denis Murphy, Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh and High Stakes for John Walsh, Tinahely, who was winning for the second successive week to make it two victories from two runs. Fern Arable wasContinue reading “Good day up North for Wexford raiders”

Double for Goff and Fitzgerald

By Dan Walsh Monageer handler Michael Goff saddled a winning double in the first two races at Oldtown point-to-point this afternoon sharing with his Cork-born rider Shane Fitzgerald on both occasions and brought his career tally of wins to 50. The Goff-Fitzgerald partnership scored in the opening race for four year old maiden mares withContinue reading “Double for Goff and Fitzgerald”

4-timer for champion Barry O’Neill

By Dan Walsh The 2020-’21 point-to-point season kicked off this afternoon at Ballingarry in North Tipperary ‘behind closed doors’ under Covid-19 government guidelines and there was an amazing start to proceedings with national champion rider Barry O’Neill bringing home a four-timer, three of them for champion handler Colin Bowe. Neon Moon got the Kiltealy partnershipContinue reading “4-timer for champion Barry O’Neill”

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’”

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”