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Reports in which Billyford (IRE) was mentioned
Below are the Stewards reports from Tipperary today, which includes a running and riding enquiry into the performance of Eziyra who finished an eye-catching second in the opening race on the card.
Sat 09th Jul
There was a reversal in the positions of the first two home in the Curragh 2016 Starts 20th March Handicap as Oliveraie, second past the post to Clear Focus, got the verdict in the steward's room to supply his rider, Pat Smullen, with a double (took the 1st on Raymonda).
Tue 13th Oct
Those with an aversion to small fields would do well to take a look back on the Christmas Race & Dine Packages Handicap at Dundalk. The four runner affair served up a cracker as Michael Halford and Shane Foley doubled their score on the evening with Regulation.
Fri 29th Nov
Campanology recorded his first win since arriving in Ireland, as he took the Irish Times Handicap for jockey/trainer Johnny Murtagh.
Sun 29th Sep
Royal Blue Star (9/2) swamped her rivals down the outside in the last 100 yards and stretched away under Connor King to win by two lengths in Killarney.
Tue 16th Jul
Captain Joy completed a hat-trick of wins at Dundalk this evening when taking the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Race under Pat Smullen.
Fri 01st Mar
The first of three Listed races on the Naas card went the way of One Spirit who kept finding more in the final furlong of the Owenstown Stud Stakes to win by a length at 6/1.
Mon 04th Jun
Ernest Hemingway made an eyecatching debut for the Aidan O'Brien team as he destroyed the opposition in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at DundalkFri 13th Apr
It would hardly be overstating things now to say that Banna Boirche is one of the most popular horses to have performed on Dundalk's polytrack and the attractive big six-year-old defied a ten stone three pound burden under Shane Foley in the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap.
Fri 13th Apr
Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf fourth Up was beaten on her reappearance at Dundalk, as she could not reel in Marvada in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF RaceWed 04th Apr
The Mick Halford trained Banna Boirche recorded his first win since December 2010 as he took the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap providing his rider Shane Foley with a double (having rode Marvada to victory in the second).
Wed 04th Apr
Honourable Emperor dug deep for Joseph O'Brien to follow up his narrow maiden victory at Dundalk in January by taking the feature Chefs Kitchen Race on the all-weather trackFri 09th Mar
The remarkable Billyford completed a hat-trick of Dundalk wins in the BWG Foodservice Handicap at the venue this evening, scoring for trainer Liam Roche and jockey Declan McDonogh.
Fri 09th Mar
Edward Lynam enjoyed a 1-2 in the Follow Dundalk On Facebook Maiden, with Muck'n'brass comprehensively beating stablemate Atticus Finch at DundalkFri 06th Jan
The one-time three year absent Billyford recorded his sixth career win when readily following up his recent course win, in the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap at Dundalk this evening, completing a double for jockey Johnny Murtagh.
Fri 06th Jan
A drop in trip seems to have worked wonders for Elusive Ridge and Harry Rogers' gelding followed up last week's victory at Dundalk by notching another success on the all-weather trackFri 16th Dec
Champion Jockey Johnny Murtagh completed a double at Dundalk this evening when steering the Liam Roche trained Billyford to a deserved win in the firstname.lastname@example.org Rated Race.
Fri 16th Dec
After race at Dundalk Fri, 9th Mar, 2012 (1st)
we gave Billyford a little break and has come back a bit fresh and keen but Declan (McDonogh) had him in the right place. He is very ground dependent and has to have good ground. I'd like to run him in the Irish Lincoln but he is unlikely to get his ground and the Winter Derby at Lingfield could be another option.
After race at Dundalk Fri, 6th Jan, 2012 (1st)
I've been writing a book about Billyford, and his long layoff due to an ownership dispute, for the last three years. He is a real family horse and is named after my brother, who sadly passed away. He's a lovely horse and we hope to bring him to Kempton soon. I nursed him back to health, am 58 years old and rode him out this morning!. We don't know how good Billyford is at this stage as he has lost three years - no matter how good he is you can't get those years back.
After race at Dundalk Fri, 16th Dec, 2011 (1st)
Billyford is back to something like himself, having been off the track for three years. He's been showing a bit of spark at home recently and that was an encouraging run last time out. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too hard on him now and we'll come back here soon. He loved the surface and might go to Kempton over the winter too.
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