Doubles for Wexford ‘pointers’

By Dan Walsh May Day point-to-point action took place at Dawstown today and doubles for riders Barry O’Neill and Tiernan Power Roche and for champion handler Barry O’Neill. Tiernan Power Roche from Tomhaggard was in the winners’ enclosure following the maiden race for five-year-old geldings having steered newcomer Do It Like A Dude for owner/handlerContinue reading “Doubles for Wexford ‘pointers’”

Staples brothers each win one

By Dan Walsh The Staples brothers from Duncormick enjoyed a winner each at Dromahane point-to-point today (Sunday). Sean Staples was aboard Ivegotdapower in the colours of Connie Rooney, Ballyduff, and handled by John Paul Brennan at Monasootha, Camolin, and was successful by a short head in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings. And his youngerContinue reading “Staples brothers each win one”

70th victory for Luke Murphy

By Dan Walsh Wexford riders Luke Murphy, who recorded his 70th career winner, and Bertie Finn were amongst the winners at yesterday’s (Saturday) point-to-point at Moira, Co. Down. Inch, Gorey rider Luke Murphy won the maiden race for four-year-olds on newcomer El Granjero for Meath owner/handler Peter Flood. It was a tight finish – aContinue reading “70th victory for Luke Murphy”

More Wexford winners on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point at Dromahane, Co. Cork, had three ‘divided’ races and all were won by Wexford stables. Doubles for Benny Walsh (handler/rider) and Denis Murphy. The four-year-old geldings’ maiden race was ‘divided’ two ways – the first division was won by newcomer Captain Bellamy for Gaynestown Stud Partnership and Cleariestown handler JonathanContinue reading “More Wexford winners on Sunday”

Bowe and O’Neill carry on winning

By Dan Walsh The respective handler and rider reigning champions, Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill, each recorded a double at today’s (Saturday) point-to-point at Necarne, Co. Fermanagh, and are assured of retaining their titles when the season ends next month. O’Neill and Bowe joined forces with Josie Alice for a one length success in theContinue reading “Bowe and O’Neill carry on winning”

Good Friday for Wexford stables

By Dan Walsh Three point-to-point fixtures went to post yesterday (Friday) where the Fairyhouse meeting in Meath was a marathon 10-race card and Wexford stables won nine of them, including a treble for champion rider Barry O’Neill. O’Neill and Colin Bowe got off to a winning start with Qualimite coming home 30 lengths clear inContinue reading “Good Friday for Wexford stables”

Grand National trophy visits Wexford racecourse

By Dan Walsh at Wexford racecourse The prestigious Randox Grand National 2023 winner’s trophy won by Corach Rambler (8/1) in the world’s toughest steeplechase at Aintree racecourse last Saturday paid a special visit to Bettyville Park, Wexford, this morning, in a celebration of the local horse breeding industry. Corach Rambler is a nine-year-old son ofContinue reading “Grand National trophy visits Wexford racecourse”

Michael Goff enjoys double success

By Dan Walsh Michael Goff travelled from his base at Clondaw, Ferns, to today’s point-to-point races at Dromahane and teaming up with Waterford-born rider Michael Sweeney he was successful twice at the Cork track. First up was newcomer Fortunate Man who scored by two lengths in the maiden race for four-year-old geldings and half anContinue reading “Michael Goff enjoys double success”

Grand National celebrated in Bannow-Ballymitty

By Dan Walsh Corach Rambler (8/1) made history at Aintree today with a two and a quarter lengths success in the Grand National, and while it is correctly credited as a Scottish victory from Lucinda Russell’s stables, it is also a major celebration in the Bannow-Ballymitty area of south Co. Wexford. Corach Rambler, who isContinue reading “Grand National celebrated in Bannow-Ballymitty”

Celebrating Easter at the races

By Dan Walsh The big Easter Monday racing interest centred on the Irish Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse where long shots prevailed and odds-on favourites lost out, but Wexford interests were served well at three venues. At Fairyhouse Colm Murphy’s Killena, Gorey, stables enjoyed success with Mac’s Charm ridden by Brian Hayes in the handicapContinue reading “Celebrating Easter at the races”