Carrig Off

Thu 31st Jan 2013, 12:50

Carrigeen Lechuga - a Carrigtwohill winner
©Healy Racing Photos
The United Hunt Carrigtwohill point-to-point, rescheduled for this Saturday, February 2nd, has been called off.

The reason behind the abandonment is waterlogging.

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