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Twobelucky impresses at Bellewstown

William B (Davy Russell, right) jumping the last to win the Seamus Mulvaney Crockafortha Handicap Hurdle at Bellewstown.
ndrew Lynch and Henry De Bromhead teamed up to record a win on the opening evening of the Bellewstown July Festival when Twobelucky ran out a most impressive winner of the novice hurdle at odds of 6/4. Dunsany handler Ger Lyons and Colin Keane were on the mark with 100/30 favourite Song Of Namibia in the [...]


Tom Queally returns to the Parade Ring after victory in Saturday’s feature race, The Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man
oyal Ascot naturally enough occupied centre stage on the racing front last week and Waterford jockey Tom Queally ended the Royal meeting with a brilliant win in Saturday’s feature race, the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes aboard the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man. Queally was always travelling well on The Tin Man in the six [...]

Glendine does it again at Tramore

Jockey Davy Russell on winner Kings Dolly clears the last hurdle in the Al Eile Stud Mares Maiden Hurdle at Tramore Racecourse last Friday night.
lendine River showed her liking for Tramore when ran out a convincing winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle on the second evening of the holiday weekend meeting last Saturday. Twice successful at the August Festival last year, Glendine River, trained by Dermot O’Brien was fitted with cheekpieces for the first time [...]

Upwards and Onwards at Calluna Stables

Arctic Skipper’s win in the Fortria Chase at Navan last month gave Vincent Halley the highest profile win of his young career. Munster Express Sports Editor Catherine Power paid a visit to Halley’s Calluna Stables just outside picturesque Kill recently to speak to the Co Waterford handler about his recent successes and his hopes for [...]

Safe space for sulky racing is long overdue

Sulky Racing, is traditionally, but not exclusively associated with members of the Travelling Community. | Photo: RTE
A safe, legal place is needed for the practice of Sulky Racing in Waterford to prevent people and horses from getting injured, according to Metropolitan Mayor John Hearne (SF). The illegal practice which is predominantly associated with the Travelling Community is regularly carried out on the back roads to Tramore and is extremely dangerous in [...]

Wexford win for Queally’s Cloudy Morning

Champagne Fever with Ruby Walsh aboard after they won the listed 2m 6f chase at Thurles Photo: Patrick Mc Cann
The final race meeting of the year at Wexford took place at the popular Bettyville venue on Tuesday of last week and Cappagh-based handler Declan Queally sent out Cloudy Morning to record his third success of the season in the Loch Garman Handicap Hurdle. This performance becomes all the more meritorious when one considers that [...]

Henry’s Super Sunday

Henry De Bromhead interview at Punchestown after Identity Thief’s win.        Photo: Patrick Mc Cann
Photo: Nichols Canyon and Ruby Walsh winning “The Stanjames Morgiana Hurdle” at a foggy Punchestown on Sunday. Photographer: Alain Barr What a ‘Super Sunday’ for Henry de Bromhead this past weekend! On Sunday, there were meetings at Punchestown and Cork and the local Knockeen handler was responsible for an across-the-card three-timer. De Bromhead travelled to Punchestown [...]

Halley’s Arctic Skipper springs ‘Fortria’ surprise

Arctic Skipper ridden by Sean Flanagan jumping the last fence to win the Fortria Steeplechase from Gilgamboa and the Game Changer
Waterford-trained horses continued their rich vein of success this past week and on Sunday, Bonmahon-based handler Vincent Halley experienced his most prestigious career success to date by saddling Arctic Skipper to spring a mild surprise with Sean Flanagan in the Grade 2 Fortria Chase over two miles at Navan on Sunday. On what was his [...]

Wild celebrations as Miss Evecatcher wins at Tipperary

The Bar One Lacken Stakes at Naas won by Only Mine with Gary Carroll in the saddle
he ‘junction’ hardly ever saw anything like it! Last Thursday, there were massive celebrations at Tipperary following the hugely-popular success of Aghlish-based handler Roger McGrath’s Miss Eyecatcher in the closing Tipperary Mares’ (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race over two miles. The five-year-old Miss Eyecatcher, who won the two and a quarter mile mares’ point-to-point bumper at Tipperary [...]


Craig Breen and co-driver Scott Martin retain their Circuit of Ireland title.
Craig Breen and co-driver Scott Martin retain their Circuit of Ireland title Jamie Kent reports AST year Craig Breen fulfilled his childhood ambitiion of winning the iconic Circuit of Ireland Rally. The Abu Dhabi Total World Rally driver and his co-driver Scott Martin were able to secure a last minute entry to this year’s event driving a [...]