Death Of Roger Hurley

Thu 17th Jan 2013, 11:30

Roger Hurley
©Healy Racing Photos are reporting the death of Roger Hurley today. The Limerick rider will forever be associated with the P P Hogan stable and he was champion point-to-point jockey in 1987.

Hurley was second to John Queally in the amateur ranks on the racecourse proper the same year.


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.