Bought from the Aga Khan out of the Dermot Weld yard for 78,000 Euros at the Goffs Horses-in-Training Sale in October, Enzani looked a lovely type on his first start for John McConnell when landing the concluding www.dundalkstadium.com Maiden under Gary Carroll.
Bought by owner/trainer Jimmy Barcoe out of a Clonmel claimer in September That's Ours provided a quick return on investment when successful in split two of the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap at Dundalk. Jockey David Fitzpatrick won't forget the Giant's Causeway gelding in a hurry as the six-year-old provided him with his first winner (tenth ride).
Tony Carroll's Pour La Victoire may have had to miss the 6.40 after getting upset in the box in transit but his two other runners at Dundalk did the business at combined odds of 20/1. The brace was completed by the Joseph O'Brien ridden Innoko in the first division of the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap.
There aren't many horses more familiar with Dundalk than Stoichkhov and he got a good ride from Keith Quinn (19yo from Ballinabrackey, County Meath, 1st winner) to score on the polytrack for the fourth time. Quinn was landing his first success on attempt number three in this Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap.
Jim Bolger's Tirghra might have been searching for her initial success on start number fourteen. She still went off a 5/4 chance for the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Fillies & Mares Maiden and the Teofilo three-year-old got home by half a length.
Pat Smullen pleased his many supporters when completing a 53/1 double on So Sensible in the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Rated Race.
Tony Carroll's English raider Serenity Spa appreciated dropping back from the Listed company she kept at Lingfield only last Saturday to take the Dundalk Stadium – Light Up Your Night Handicap under Pat Smullen.
In a stable tour back in June Pat Shanahan said of Split The Atom "he's a tough, genuine horse that should pay his way in handicaps" and that prediction came to fruition when on his first venture into the sphere he landed a gamble in the Opera At Dundalk Stadium – Sunday 30th November Nursery Handicap.
It’s that time of year, nothing yet lost and nothing yet gained. Plenty of horses reappearing in the National Hunt sphere with high hopes and dreams very much intact.
Trainer Christy Roche believes Groody Hill is coming back to form at the right time as he bids for a second victory in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan on Sunday.
Ruby Walsh teams up with Paul Nicholls once again with Al Ferof in the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot.
The nominees for the 2014 annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced today, with 25 Irish trainers, jockeys and horses in contention.
A return to the Cheltenham Festival in March is top of the agenda for Big Shu following his pleasing reappearance at Punchestown last weekend.
Willie Mullins is refusing to look beyond Saturday's Coral Hurdle at Ascot with the hugely exciting Faugheen.
With Tony McCoy still on the sidelines, Barry Geraghty has comes in for the ride on Taquin Du Seuil in the Betfair Chase tomorrow.
Tom Taaffe's smart chaser Argocat will not return to the racecourse until the new year.
Cue Card will face eight rivals when he defends his crown in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.
Tony McCoy is set to return to competitive action in the middle of next week.
Aidan O'Brien's St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light has been retired and will join Coolmore's National Hunt stallion roster for 2015.
6.40 Pour La Victoire
7.10 Emiest Rose , Sar Oiche
8.10 Perfect Ten
2.05 Future Security
12.50 Matthew Riley
2.30 Woodpole Academy
3.05 Adam Du Breteau
3.40 Along Came Theo
4.10 Littlecote Lady
4.40 Forceful Beacon
5.15 Lexington Bay
7.50 Lord Ofthe Shadows
1.10 Carn Rock
1.40 Lord Lir
3.25 Lamb's Cross
Willie Mullins has decided to stay on home soil for the time being with Ballycasey and he reappears in Gowran Park's Race That Stops A County 'Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015' Chase.
The Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap is the feature on an eight-race card, with Whaileyy heading the field following a pair of 7f successes at the all-weather circuit in the last couple of weeks.
Trainer Tony Carroll hit the jackpot under the lights at Dundalk with a double thanks to Serenity Spa and Innoko on a raid from his Worcestershire base in England.
Home Farm coasted home amid dense fog in the feature John Meagher Memorial Chase on his first outing for Henry de Bromhead having been left clear by the final-fence fall of his main market rival Hidden Cyclone at Thurles.
Leading bumper performer Shaneshill got his hurdling career off to a winning start with minimal fuss in the Fairyhouse Membership 2015 Maiden Hurdle.
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh enjoyed a treble at Wexford, culminating in Vroum Vroum Mag's impressive Irish debut in the Kerlogue Mares Beginners Chase.