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Desert Prince (IRE)
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September Hit Sales (Goffs UK)
Change of Trainer T Stack to Niall Madden
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srMentioned in Stewards Report in Results
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The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.
September Hit Sales (Goffs UK)
Reports in which Whatever It Takes (IRE) was mentioned
Without a win in his first twenty-seven starts, Wee Tiger recorded his second success in the space of twelve days, as he made all in the three mile Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle.
Thu 26th Jul
Phil's Magic (7-2 favourite) came out on top in a pulsating renewal of the Midlands National Handicap Chase at KilbegganFri 21st Jul
There was a second winner on the Kilbeggan card for J P McManus as the Niall Madden-trained Whatever It Takes (14/1) registered a convincing victory in the Michael Moore Car Sales Mercedes-Benz Handicap Hurdle.
Fri 21st Jul
Niall Madden senior and junior, or “boots” and “slippers” as they are more commonly known as, teamed up to take the Kilbeggan Handicap Hurdle with Whatever It Takes.
Sun 05th Jun
Poitin registered her fourth win at Dundalk when landing the Money Back 2nd At Titanbet.co.uk Apprentice Handicap under Robbie Downey.
Fri 26th Feb
Captain Joy's triumph in the Ladbrokes Fast-Track Qualifier Race was the highlight of a treble for Pat Smullen at DundalkFri 12th Feb
Pat Smullen revealed in the aftermath of Ancient Sands win in Dundalk's third: "I was talking to John (Kiely, trainer) earlier and he said the horse was in very good form." So it proved as the Footstepsinthesand gelding just prevailed in the Download The Ladbrokes App Handicap.
Fri 12th Feb
Top-weight Whatever It Takes recorded his seventh career success as he ran out a comfortable winner of division one of the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap.
Fri 02nd Oct
Top-weight Pacelli Road was much too good for his opponents in the two mile handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan.
Fri 21st Aug
J P McManus and Mark Walsh, earlier successful with the Jessica Harrington-trained Rae's Creek in the opener, doubled their scores at Ballinrobe when Whatever It Takes landed the McGrath Limestone Works Ltd. Handicap Hurdle.
Tue 22nd Jul
Whatever It Takes completed a double for Mark Walsh in the McGrath Limestone Works Ltd. Handicap Hurdle at Ballinrobe.
Tue 22nd Jul
Melanippe ran out a very easy winner of the last at Dundalk, the Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day Saturday 12th July Handicap, scoring under Chris Hayes for Paul Deegan.
Fri 16th May
The Charles O’Brien trained Boronia got off the mark on her tenth career start as she took the last at Dundalk this evening the Family Funday Sunday 7th September At Dundalk Stadium Handicap.
Fri 25th Apr
“I don’t think there is a hardier horse in Ireland” was trainer Oliver Brady’s tribute after Imperial Shabra made all to take the featured Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha Handicap Hurdle in great style.
Sun 07th Jul
The Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap went off seven minutes late with Ghostly Bright refusing to load and the gambled-on Golden Clubs testing the patient of the stalls handlers before eventually going in.
Wed 10th Apr
Master Speaker confirmed the promise of his racecourse introduction when landing odds of 1-5 in the www.dundalkstadium.com Maiden at the all-weather venueWed 10th Apr
'Boots' Madden's Whatever It Takes got the better of a thrilling duel with Chill to land the feature race at Ballinrobe, the E.P.S. Pumps Handicap HurdleMon 13th Aug
The father and son team of Niall 'Boots' Madden and Niall 'Slippers' continued their excellent run of form as they took the feature race at Ballinrobe this evening, the E.P.S. Pumps 4yo Handicap Hurdle, with the JP McManus owned Whatever It Takes.
Mon 13th Aug
Whatever It Takes stayed on best to beat 15/8 favourite Solaras Exhibition after the pair locked horns from two out in the opening extended two mile maiden hurdle at Clonmel.
Sun 25th Sep
Sam Bass got into top gear on the run-in to get up close home and claim the opening Anglo Printers Maiden Hurdle at Galway.
Sat 27th Aug
The opening race on a bumper eight race card at Roscommon this evening, the Railway Bar 3yo Maiden Hurdle, the first juvenile hurdle of the season, went to the Kieran Purcell trained, Tom Doyle ridden, Burrenbridge Lodge at 20/1.
Tue 02nd Aug
In the opening race at Roscommon this evening, the Railway Bar 3yo Maiden Hurdle, Whatever It Takes opened at the surprisingly big price of 6/1. However, it came as no surprise to see that price quickly evaporated and he is now down to 4/1.
Tue 02nd Aug
The first 3yo Hurdle of the season takes place at Roscommon this evening with some interesting contenders among the sixteen strong field for the Railway Bar sponsored contest.
Tue 02nd Aug
Quest For Peace (3/1) bridged the gap from maiden company to Listed level with victory in the Lenebane Stakes at RoscommonMon 04th Jul
Wayne Lordan was seen at his strongest as Whatever It Takes claimed the Roscommon Handicap.
Mon 04th Jul
Wayne Lordan completed a double on the evening when giving 4/1 chance Whatever It Takes a strong drive to just touch off Music On D Waters in the mile and a half handicap.
Thu 23rd Jun
Ger Lyons dominated the show at Wexford with a superb treble thanks to the victories of Music Pearl, Solent Ridge and Sixty Eight GunsFri 20th May
A big gamble on Whatever It Takes (in the McManus colours) in the Black Point Handicap at Wexford this evening failed to materialise, with the plunge horse eventually finishing third to Sixty Eight Guns, completing a treble on the evening for trainer Ger Lyons.
Fri 20th May
After race at Kilbeggan Fri, 21st Jul, 2017 (1st)
That was great. Things didn't go to plan for him in Bellewstown where the ground was a bit slow,. He won around here before and we rode him handier today. He stays well. Donal gave him a great ride. He rode a winner for me about a couple of months ago on Tay Lane. He's a nice fella and rides a bit of work for me so it's nice to give him a ride. It's always great to train a winner for that man as without him a lot of us would be out of business.
After race at Kilbeggan Sun, 5th Jun, 2016 (1st)
He has ability but doesn’t always show it. I was hoping he’d run well, and the handicapper gave him a chance to run in a lower grade. He’s been a good old money-spinner, and will continue to mix it between hurdles and the flat.
After race at Dundalk Fri, 2nd Oct, 2015 (1st)
That's great. I gave him a good chance as he ran a cracker the last day in Wexford. It's great to get a winner for JP.
After race at Ballinrobe Tue, 22nd Jul, 2014 (1st)
He ran a cracker in Limerick and he came on a bit for it. We were afraid of the ground today. He won't be going to Galway . we'll stay in our own grade . he's not a Galway type. He lost his way last year . I don't know what happened him but all his runs this year have been good,.
After race at Dundalk Wed, 10th Apr, 2013 (1st)
He did it well and I thought he would go close. We'll do a bit of both with him now (hurdling as well). Hopefully we'll get a bit of a summer. We had no summer last year. He won on good ground at Ballinrobe. He goes on soft but he's not as good on it.
After race at Ballinrobe Mon, 13th Aug, 2012 (1st)
I'm on a bit of a roll! . He is only a handy horse. He is not a winter horse and he will go for something similar next. He got a good ride and I'm delighted with the way he battled.
After race at Clonmel Sun, 25th Sep, 2011 (1st)
He's tough and keeps at it well. Mark said the ground is on the slow side of good, but he wants if faster. He did well to win and it's nice to have a winner for JP.
After race at Tipperary Thu, 23rd Jun, 2011 (1st)
Wayne gave him a very good ride, and said he could do with the McCoy drive! He'll go jumping eventually, and will run next in another handicap wherever he gets in. That's our first winner on the Flat for JP.