The ground at Bellewstown is now soft on the Flat course and yielding to soft on the N.H. track ahead of today's meeting.
The death has occurred of former trainer Ted Curtin. His death notice appears below.
Supreme Vic got trainer Norman Lee off the mark under Rules at Ballinrobe back in April and the County Galway-based handler had reason to be cheerful in the neighbouring County of Mayo again tonight. His Survival followed up a victory at Clonmel back in June when landing the Ballinrobe On Course Vets Handicap Chase under Adrian Heskin.
Gigginstown House Stud famously sourced Gold Cup winner War Of Attrition from Ger Hourigan after he'd competed in a point-to-point. The County Westmeath powerhouse bought Rough Justice, a Dromahane winner, from the same nursery. He took the Jennings Meats Beginners Chase this evening at Ballinrobe on his first start over racecourse fences.
Fresh from their victory with Pass The Hat in the big handicap chase at Killarney on Saturday, owner Marcus Beresford, trainer Arthur Moore and rider David Casey struck again with Back off Mate in the Corrib Oil Handicap Chase at Ballinrobe.
Second in this race in 2010, Tom Mullins' Fosters Cross returned four years later to land the thirteenth win of his career when triumphant in the Donal Downes Water Towers Chase at Ballinrobe.
Gold Focus was best for money in the JJ Burke Peugeot Handicap, touching 7/2 from 11/2 before going off at 4s, for the fourth at Ballinrobe. She delivered under Kevin Manning, but only just.
Twice in action at the Galway Festival including when runner-up in a handicap hurdle on the opening night, Eric The Grey (7/1 into 11/2) returned to western shores to land the David Heneghan Memorial Rated Race at Ballinrobe.
The Martin Carvill owned and bred Bell Of The Ball justified the confidence of those that backed her in from a morning price of 25/1 as she landed the Follow Us On Facebook Handicap at Ballinrobe at odds of 7/1 under Wayne Lordan.
Last night John Oxx was a prominent figure in the RTE-aired Power In The Blood – The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred documentary and today the Currabeg maestro was present at Ballinrobe to see his Marakoush take the opener.
A potentially informative entry of 14 features for the Nestle Irish Autism Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Cirrus Des Aigles is on the road to recovery with trainer Corine Barande-Barbe targeting a fourth victory in the Prix Dollar at Longchamp before a likely return to Ascot for the Qipco Champion Stakes.
A tilt at next month's Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown could be on the agenda for Al Kazeem after the multiple Group One winner got back on the winning trail at Windsor.
The fine of €200 imposed on Davy Russell for failing to show at Downpatrick to ride Coldstonesober in the ‘Al Aasfa Best Dressed Lady Win A Trip to Meydan Races Dubai Handicap Hurdle’ has been remitted.
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve remains on course for a likely appearance in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp in a little under three weeks' time after delighting trainer Criquette Head-Maarek in a workout on Tuesday morning.
Andre Fabre is keen to find out whether Gallante can develop into a realistic Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe contender by running in next month's Prix Niel at Longchamp.
Dalkova is a potential participant in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes at Sandown on Saturday.
3.30 Heavenly River
4.30 Woody Bay
2.10 Burning The Clocks
2.40 Wild Hill Boy
4.15 Foxtrot Pearl
6.00 Medam , The Happy Hammer
Orgilgo Bay reverts to the level for the CKS Tickets (Q.R.) Race at Bellewstown on Wednesday.
Special Tiara was a bitter disappointment at Ballinrobe, managing only third behind Fosters Cross (3-1) in the Donal Downes Water Towers Chase.
Improving chaser Hero De Villeneuve capitalised on his comparatively lenient timber figure in the Al Aasfa Best Dressed Lady Win A Trip To Meydan Races Dubai Handicap Hurdle at Downpatrick.
Gleneagles lit up the Curragh with a sparkling display to land the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes on a day when Aidan O'Brien completed a four-timer.
Jamesie landed the biggest success of his career when he gained a narrow verdict in a thrilling climax to the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh.