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Won In The Dark (IRE)
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Reports in which Won In The Dark (IRE) was mentioned
The well-backed Bondage ran out an easy winner of the Laurels Bar Hurdle for trainer Gordon Elliott with Declan Lavery in the saddle.
Mon 13th May
Forpadydeplasterer will run at Leopardstown today in preparation for a crack at the John Smith's Grand National.
Sun 03rd Mar
Jessica Harrington & Tommy Treacy combined to record a double at Cork today as they took the www.mallow.ie Hurdle with Gimli's Rock having earlier won the opening race with Run 'N' Jump.
Mon 06th Aug
Casey Top made a successful return to action in the feature McSweeney Arms Hotel Handicap Chase at KillarneyMon 14th May
Won In The Dark ended his sequence of nineteen runs without a win as he battled gamely to take the M.D.O'Shea & Sons Hurdle, under Andrew Lynch for trainer Sabrina Harty.
Mon 14th May
The Grade 3 Mares Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival on April 28 is next on the agenda for Oilily who took the www.racinghomeforeaster.com Hurdle at Cork in impressive style.
Thu 22nd Mar
Jockeys Andrew Leigh and Andrew Lynch were in the news at Leopardstown, with the first named received a suspension and Lynch being stood down through injury.
Sun 04th Mar
The Charles Byrnes trained Pittoni (6/5f) landed the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown but unfortunately was dismounted by his rider Barry Geraghty after passing the winning line, having gone lame.
Sun 04th Mar
Cousin Vinny returned from nearly two years off the track with a superb performance in the Festival Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today Hurdle at PunchestownWed 22nd Feb
Former Cheltenham Bumper winner Cousin Vinny (8/11f) bounced back from a 671 day absence with a classy display to win the opening Festival Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today Hurdle at Punchestown today.
Wed 22nd Feb
Young jockey David Splaine gained a valuable success at Cork when Oneeightofamile landed the feature race of the day, the J.P. McManus HurdleMon 01st Aug
Adropaupep joined her stable companion Seaside Shuffle as a horse to benefit from the undoubted training skills of Charles Byrnes in recent times as the grey, on outing number four for the Ballingarry, County Limerick handler, landed the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle under Paul Townend at Cork.
Mon 01st Aug
Oneeightofamile put in a lovely display of fast fluent hurdling under David Splaine in the J.P. McManus Hurdle at Cork to maintain the excellent run of his trainer John Kiely. Unfortunately his chief rival Won In The Dark under-performed finishing last of the four runners.
Mon 01st Aug
The Guinness Galway Hurdle could be next on the agenda for Oneeightofamile who recorded his sixth career victory, and his third in the past nine weeks, when taking the Dermot Casey – Hire, Sales & Tree Services Hurdle under 7lb claimer David Splaine.
Fri 08th Jul
Action Master (9-1) spoilt the party as he had Sublimity back in fourth in the Motivate Challenge Supported By Failte Ireland Hurdle at PunchestownWed 25th May
Champion Hurdle winner Sublimity bowed out from racing at Punchestown this evening, finishing fourth behind Action Master in the Motivate Challenge supported by Failte Ireland Hurdle.
Wed 25th May
Stonemaster ran out a game winner of the conditions hurdle at Cork for Dessie Hughes.
Sun 20th Mar
Charles Byrnes admits Solwhit may have to again make do with minor honours as he has another crack at Hurricane Fly in the paddypower.com iPhone App Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown today.
Wed 29th Dec
Willie Mullins reports Hurricane Fly to be in fine shape ahead of his long-awaited return to action in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown .
Fri 23rd Apr
Tranquil Sea staked his claims for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with an impressive performance in his prep race, the Newlands Chase at LeopardstownSun 28th Feb
Won In The Dark warmed up for a possible Champion Hurdle bid with a cosy victory in the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Sun 28th Feb
Dermot Weld will have plenty of food for thought after Rite Of Passage sauntered to victory in the Book Your Festival Tickets HurdleWed 17th Feb
Won In The Dark got a confidence boosting victory under his belt when running out a cosy winner of the two-mile conditions hurdle at Punchestown.
Wed 17th Feb
Fitness told in the Almotech Eclipse Maiden at Ballinrobe, as Anak broke his duck at the expense of high-class hurdler Won In The DarkTue 21st Jul
Those that piled into Anak at 6/4 this morning were proved correct as the Aga Khan's Sinndar gelding beat Won In The Dark by six lengths in the Almotech Eclipse Maiden for John Oxx.
Tue 21st Jul
Robbie Hennessy achieved the remarkable feat of landing a Grade One with his very first winner when Sublimity took the Leopardstown Golf Centre December Festival HurdleMon 29th Dec
Former Champion Hurdle winner Sublimity bounced back with a terrfic victory of the Grade 1 Leopardstown Golf Centre December Hurdle.
Mon 29th Dec
The Grade One Maplewood Developments Hurdle takes centre-stage on a seven-race card at Punchestown and Noel Meade will be hoping to land it for the third year in succession.Sun 16th Nov
After race at Killarney Mon, 14th May, 2012 (1st)
He deserved that as he has been unlucky a few times. He was running a cracker at Aintree when he was brought down (in the race won by Big Buck's). He wasn't quite himself on a few of his best runs this year. He will be kept on the go now for the summer and hopefully he will pick up a few more races like this. It is a special win for the family as a good friend of ours, Collette Cagney, passed away recently. She use to come racing regular when Won In The Dark would run.
Sabrina J Harty
After race at Leopardstown Sun, 28th Feb, 2010 (1st)
Davy said beforehand the ground was not much worse than Punchestown but I was a bit worried about him over the 2m2f,. He's not used to going that bit slower and was getting a bit thick with them. But he enjoyed himself. After Punchestown I've never seem a horse eat up like him and he was very fresh. We were very happy with him.
Sabrina J Harty
After race at Punchestown Wed, 17th Feb, 2010 (1st)
It was like a bit of work. He had gone a bit lazy at home and has had trouble with allergies, which developed since Christmas,. We were hoping to get a bit of confidence in him. He usually pulls quite a bit and pulled hard in the Fighting Fifth but didn't pull in the Irish Champion and obviously the allergies were effecting him. He travelled a lot happier today. He had more spark about him and even in the stable yard he tried to bite three times. He was full of himself and it's good to see him like that. Where he goes next depends on the ground. There is not much point going to Cheltenham if it is soft. We might wait for Aintree. In England he would be rated 160 and he's only tiny so I think it would be tough in handicaps. His best line of form is when he was second to Sublimity on good ground and since then he hasn't had conditions to suit.
Sabrina J Harty
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