John Thomas McNamara records 600th winner
John Thomas McNamara (blue, left of centre) is congratulated by his weighroom colleagues
(Healy Racing Photos)
The four-time track winner made all the running and ran out a comfortable winner of the Open Lightweight beating the Edward O’Grady trained Solstice Knight by twenty lengths.
McNamara has also enjoyed plenty of success on the racecourse and he won the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last year aboard Teaforthree.
On outing number two for Gordon Elliott, Barneys Honour came on from an eye-catching Limerick effort at Christmas to land a gamble in the Meath Handicap Hurdle at Navan. The win was bringing up doubles for Elliott (won the first with Cause Of Causes) and Paul Carberry (landed race two aboard Blissful Moment).