Going Updates

Thu 27th Dec 2012, 10:05

Limerick Racecourse
©Healy Racing Photos
Leopardstown: Soft (5mm of rain yesterday)

Limerick: Heavy (5.5mm of rain yesterday). Fresh ground will be used on the hurdle track today while on Friday fresh ground will be used on both tracks.

GRAND NATIONAL - The Northern Challenge

The Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore was the last northern-trained horse to win the Grand National back in 2013 but recent victories for that part of the country have been thin on the ground since the likes of Lucius, Rubstic and Hallo Dandy in the late 70s early 80’s showed that steeplechasing was in a healthy state north of the Watford Gap with the likes of Gordon W Richards, Denys Smith, Arthur Stephenson, Peter Easterby and Jimmy Fitzgerald capable of holding their own against their southern and Irish counterparts.

THE IRISH TIMES