Aintree National winner faces Wexford fences

By Dan Walsh The 50/1 winner of the Aintree Grand National this year, Noble Yeats, is a declared runner for Wexford’s only Listed Race – the MW Hickey Memorial Chase – at Bettyville Park tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday). Sean Bowen is travelling over from England to take the mount. The news was warmly greeted onContinue reading “Aintree National winner faces Wexford fences”

Daryl Jacob rides first Wexford winner

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Daryl Jacob has enjoyed a fabulous career as a jockey in England over many seasons, including multiple Grade One races and the 2012 Aintree Grand National success on Neptune Collonges, but he added a new entry on his CV at Wexford today with a winner on his local trackContinue reading “Daryl Jacob rides first Wexford winner”

Festival of racing at Bettyville Park

By Dan Walsh The first of the two-day magic festival of racing at Bettyville Park takes place tomorrow (Sunday) with 93 entries and the going anticipated to be ‘soft, heavy in places’ following heavy rainfall in recent days. Latest update on the going from Wexford Racecourse today (Saturday) reads; “Heavy, soft in places. Following 9mmContinue reading “Festival of racing at Bettyville Park”

Saturday Wexford winners

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point races at Loughbrickland in Co. Down commenced with a thrilling finish to the maiden race for four-year-olds with two Wexford trained horses fighting out the finish. Ask Anything from the Redbridge Stables of Michael Murphy at Duncormick with 20 years old Cork rider Darragh Higgins up, took the spoils byContinue reading “Saturday Wexford winners”

Sean Doyle leads handlers’ championship

By Dan Walsh at Ballycrystal Ballindaggin handler Sean Doyle is top of the Handlers’ Championship table tonight following the success of Old Style Humor in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings at the Island Hunt races at Ballycrystal, Kiltealy, this afternoon. Owned by the Monbeg Partnership, Old Style Humor, who was runner-up at Tinahely onContinue reading “Sean Doyle leads handlers’ championship”

80 entries for Ballycrystal on Sunday

By Dan Walsh The Island Hunt are hoping for a large attendance as they stage the autumn point-to-point fixture at Ballycrystal, Kiltealy, tomorrow where 80 entries have registered for the six-race card. The going is expected to be ‘yielding’ and the first race is off at 2pm. Rob James and Sean Doyle teamed up toContinue reading “80 entries for Ballycrystal on Sunday”

Denis Murphy on the double at Tinahely

By Dan Walsh at Fairwood Park, Tinahely Two winners for handler Denis Murphy of the Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh, were the highlights of today’s point-to-point action at Fairwood, Tinahely, where the weather defied “a terrible forecast” and escaped with a scattered shower and no wind of any consequence. Murphy saddled up French-bred The Same inContinue reading “Denis Murphy on the double at Tinahely”

Jordan Gainford wins American Grand National

By Dan Walsh Twenty-one years old Wexford jockey Jordan Gainford from Caim, Enniscorthy, has won the American Grand National at Far Hills, New Jersey, last night on Hewick, who earlier this year won the Galway Plate in July, Bought for just €800 and trained in Bagenalastown, Co. Carlow, by John Joseph Hanlon, better known asContinue reading “Jordan Gainford wins American Grand National”

Three winners for Barry O’Neill

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point action was at Portrush, Co. Derry where champion rider Barry O’Neill notched up a treble success for three different handlers. There was also a victory for Rob James. O’Neill took the opener for four-year-old maidens with first timer Zefiro Dodville by one and a half lengths. The winner will haveContinue reading “Three winners for Barry O’Neill”

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”