Posts Tagged ‘horse racing’

Punchestown brace for Mullins and McManus

De Name Escapes Me and Liz Lalor after winning "The Powerstown INH Flat Race" at Clonmel.       |        Photo: Alain Barr
Goresbridge handler Tom Mullins sent out two winners for JP McManus at Punchestown’s fixture on Wednesday of last week, Oscar Knight completing the duo’s brace by gamely justifying 6/5 favouritism with Mark Walsh in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle. Oscar Knight seemed set for a comfortable success when easing into a commanding advantage [...]

Dedigout delivers Boyne Hurdle

Champagne Fever and Paul Townend win the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran. Photo: Patrick McCann
The main event of interest at Navan on Sunday was the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle and Tony Martin’s Dedigout, who started his career in point-to-points with Dungarvan-based handler John Queally, took up the running with owners Gigginstown House Stud’s retained jockey Bryan Cooper after the third last. Admittedly, Dedigout then had his task [...]

Kiely delight as Carlingford Lough wins Hennessy

Pic1: Tony Mc Coy and the John Kiely trained Carlingford Lough are saluted by the Leopardstown crowd following their victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday.  Photo: Patrick Mc Cann.
Last Saturday, the legendary AP McCoy partnered his 200th winner of the campaign aboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Mr Mole at Newbury and moments later live on Channel 4, he announced he would be retiring at the end of this season. Now 40, McCoy is already virtually assured of an unprecedented 20th consecutive jumps title in Britain. [...]