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A-Z of 2016/17 Season

A-Z of 2016/17 Season

Toomebridge 01st October:
The  4yo maiden was won by Prairienative for Derek O’Connor, Colin McKeever & Wilson Dennison. Wilson Dennison would go onto have 7 winners with Derek O’Connor partnering 5 of those.
Sizing Solution won the open and went on to be placed 3 times in point-to-points as well as winning a hunter chase at Cork and Killarney.


Castletown-Geoghegan 02nd October:
Ballyvic Boru won the 4yo maiden for John Joseph Hanlon & Richie Harding. He went on to win a bumper for Brian Ellison at Musselburgh.
De Dollar Man won the 5 & 6yo maiden for Colin Bowe. He was sold to Evan Williams for €75,000 where he won his bumper and hurdle before running in the Grade one Neptune hurdle at Cheltenham.
Ourmanmassini made a winning reappearance in the open and went on to win 8 races this season and sealed the crown of champion point-to-pointer.


(Ourmanmassini was crowned champion point-to-pointer this season)


 

Tinahely 09th October:

Manitowoc County won the 4yo maiden for Denis Murphy who would go onto have 25 winners’.
Need To Know won the open for the Brennan family.


Loughanmore 15th October:
Jerrysback won the 4yo maiden for Derek O’Connor and Wilson Dennison. He went on to win two hurdles for Philip Hobbs and JP McManus.


Loughrea 16th October:
Shane Baragry rode his first winner aboard Heez All Talk in the 6yo maiden.


Portrush 22nd October:

Finian’s Oscar won the 4yo maiden. He was sold for £250,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham November sale. Just 58 days later after making his debut he won at Hereford. He then went on to win a Grade one hurdle in Sandown before winning his second Grade one at Aintree.


(Finian's Oscar won two Grade ones following his 4yo maiden success at Portrush)


 
Rathcannon 23rd October:
Abigail Lynch won the open and gave Eoin Mahon his first winner.


Maralin 29th October:

Roi Du Mee won the open on his point-to-point debut for Jamie Codd.
Flabello won the 6yo maiden giving J L Scallan his first winner.


Dowth Hall 30th October:
A record 5,000 crowd attended.
First divide of the season in the 4yo maiden.
Redemption Song won the first divide for Denis Hogan before being sold for £65,000 where she went on to win a mares’ bumper at Wetherby. She was then 5th in the Grade two bumper at Aintree.
Richie Harding and John Joseph Hanlon had a double on the card.


Roscommon 06th November:
The 4yo maiden was won by Poli Roli who was sold for £300,000 where he was bought by Gigginstown House stud. He won his bumper at Navan and was then third in the champion bumper at Punchestown
The open was won by Rosc Catha who would go onto to give Shauna Larkin 4 wins this season.


Grennan 06th November:
Mon Palois won the 4yo maiden and was bought by Kim Bailey where he went on to win a bumper and a hurdle.


Loughbrickland 12th November:
Benatar won the 4yo maiden by 25 lengths for Karen McNeilly. He was then bought by Gary Moore where he went on to win a hurdle and was fourth in a Grade one hurdle at Aintree behind Finian’s Oscar.


(Benatar made an eye-catching debut for connections at Loughbrickland)
 

As the Crow Flies won the 5yo maiden for Noel & Sean McParlan and would go onto win five races this season.


Dromahane 13th November:
The first 4yo mares’ maiden of the season which was divided.
Richie Harding rode his 200th winner on Maria’s Benefit.
Sydney Paget won the open for Pat Doyle on his first run back.


Westmeath & Longford 13th November:
Very small entries with only 25 runners.
Maple Mons took the open and would go onto win 7 races this season.


Ballinaboola 13th November:
Liam Quinlan rode his first winner on Dimple in the 5yo geldings’ maiden. The pair won three point-to-points and a hunter chase in Tramore.

(Dimple provided Liam Quinlan with his first success)


 

Glenbane 20th November:
Clondaw Castle won the 4yo maiden and went on to win a bumper at Stratford for Tom George.
Ourmanmassini won the open giving Lisa O’Neill her first winner of the season.


Tattersalls 20th November:
4yo Div 1- Won by Cool Getaway who was sold for £305,000 to Mags O’Toole.
4yo Div 2- Won by Slate House who was sold for £260,000 to Tom Malone.


Wexford Hunter Chase 22nd November:

Maple Mons took the first hunter chase of the season beating Sizingdowntherhine by half a length.


Kirkistown 26th November:

The open was won by Valmy Baie having been left at the start where the rest of the field were over the first fence before he started.

(Valmy Baie put in one of the performances of the season having been left at the start)
 

Mainstown 27th November:
Richie Deegan rode a double on Rambling Rector and Vouvray.


Boulta 27th November:
The 4yo mares’ maiden was won by Rosie McQueen. She was sold to JP McManus for €95,000 and joined Jonjo O’Neill’s where she finished second on her first start at Market Rasen.
Johnny Barry rode a double on Eviscerating and Buckers Bridge.


Lisronagh 04th December:
Annie Angel won the 5 & 6yo mares’ maiden before being sold for £75,000.
Dara Mulconroy rode his first winner on Come On The Parish.


Ballindenisk 04th December:
The 4yo maiden dead heated with Empire Burleque (Cape Cross) and Truckers Lodge. Empire Burleque was sold to Mags O’Toole for £92,000 and won a bumper at Fairyhouse in February.


Borris 11th December:
Lady Avery won the 4yo mares’ maiden giving Cormac Doyle his first winner as a handler.
Fabulous Saga won the 4yo maiden and went onto win the p2p.ie bumper in Tipperary.
Shane Fitzgerald rode a treble.


(Fabulous Saga was part of a trebel for Champion novice Shane Fitzgerald)


 
Boulta 11th December:

Lostinafog won the 4yo mares’ maiden and went onto win a bumper at Barbury in January.


Lingstown 18th December:

Denis Murphy and Jamie Codd took both divisions of the 4yo maiden with Minellafordollars and Warthog.
Treo Eile won the banks race and went on to win the La Touche.
Springtingforgold won the 6yo maiden and would go onto win 8 races.


(Springtingforgold lost his maiden tag and finished second to Ourmanmassini in the Champion pointer title)


 
Down Royal 26th December:

Foxrock won the hunters chase beating Balnaslow. Grand Jesture refused to race.


Limerick 27th December:
Sweet As A Nut won the hunters chase by 15 lengths over Captain Bizarro.


Dromahane 28th December:

Never Off Duty won 4yo maiden for Robert Tyner. He changed ownership to JP Mc Manus and won a hurdle at Naas in March.

Boulta 01st January:
Bloodstream won the 5yo mares’ maiden for John Murphy and gave his son Luke Murphy his first winner.


Aghabullogue 08th January:
Minella For Value won his first open for connections. He would go onto win five races for Declan Queally.


Tinahely 08th January:

Former Gold Cup runner-up, On His Own won the open for Patrick and Willie Mullins providing Sonny Carey with his only winner of the season.


(On His Own made a winning point-to-point reappearance at Tinahely)
 

14th January Barbury Castle:
Martin Cullinane and John Hanlon represented the Irish at the international point-to-point where both handlers enjoyed winners with Lostin A Fog and New List.


Killeagh 15th January:
Our Henrietta took the 6yo mares’ maiden giving 18yo James Kenny his first winner for his father Liam.


Thurles 19th January:
Foxrock won his second hunter chase beating On His Own.


Dungarvan 22nd January:
Getaway Island gave Jimmy O’Rourke his first win of the season. He would go on to have 14 winners this season.
Celtic Rising provided him with a double on the day.
Declan Queally rode and trained a treble which added to his stellar season. He enjoyed a 48.6 % strike rate with 17 wins from 35 runners.


Kilfeacle 22nd January:

Derek O’Connor rode his 1100th p2p winner aboard Staker Wallace in the 6yo geldings’ maiden.
On The Blind Side won the 5yo geldings’ maiden for Paul Cashman and was sold for £205,000.


(Staker Wallace provided Derek O'Connor with his 1100th career win)


 
Tyrella 28th January:

The open was won by Home Farm for his new handler, Gearoid O’Loughlin.


Nenagh 28th January:
Sprintingforgold won the Ladies open with Liz Lalor.


Ballyvodock 29th January:

Luke Murphy rode a double on Kings Dolly and Bloodstream.


Clonmel 2nd February:

Island Master won the hunter chase beating Clondaw Frisby.


Belharbour 05th February:
First 4yo maiden went to Dorrells Pierji for Pat Doyle and Derek O’Connor who went on to ride a four-timer on Early Learner, Pocket Talk and Smithscorner.


Oldtown 05th February:
Flemenshill won the 4yo maiden for Colin McKeever and Wilson Dennison and went on to become the most expensive point-to-pointer sold at public auction when he was purchased by Tom Malone for £480,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham February sale.
Lar O’Carroll rode a double on Suas Sios and Captain CJ.
(Flemenshill became the most expensive point-to-pointer sold at public auction)
 
Tallow 05th February:

The 4yo maiden was won by Castlebrook who was sold privately to Alan and Ann Potts and finished second in the point-to-point bumper at Gowran.
Sweet As A Nut won the open which would be his last run until the Cheltenham Foxhunters.


Ballinaboola 05th February:
The 4yo maiden was won by Dorydalis which was the second 4yo winner of the day for Pat Doyle. He finished fourth in the Tattersalls Ireland sales bumper at Fairyhouse.
Rob James rode a treble aboard Dorydalis, Small Farm and Monbeg Zena.
Gearoid Doyle rode his first winner on Fight Fire With Fire in the 6yo geldings’ maiden.


Kirkistown 11th February:
There was a double for Mark O’Hare with Sending Love and Cangodemayo.
Barry O’Neill had a treble with The Real Snoopy, Lacken Bridge and Crowded Room.


Knockanard 12th February:
The Dubai Way won the adjacent race for the Cashman family.


Punchestown 12th February:

The 4yo maiden was won by Bitingthebullet who was sold for £170,000.
Enniskillen won the hunt race and went on to win the ladies cup at the Punchestown festival.
Springtingforgold won the open on what was his fourth win this season.


Leopardstown 12th February:
Foxrock won his third hunters chase, beating On The Fringe.


Tinahely 19th February:
Rapid Escape won the 4yo maiden and was brought by his handler for Gigginstown House stud for £240,000. He went on to finish fifth in the Goffs Landrover Bumper at Punchestown.
Complete Sizing won the 5yo geldings’ maiden and was unbeaten in three starts this spring.


Cragmore 19th February:

The winner of one was won by Itsanoldcliche and provided James English with his first winner.
B L Swagger won the open to give Rob James a double with Burning Ambition.


Kildorrery 19th February:
Momella won the 5 & 6yo mares’ maiden and was bought by Dan Skelton where she went on to win a mares’ novice hurdle on the 10th May at Newton Abbot.
17yo Cal Shine rode his first winner aboard All On Blue in the adjacent maiden.
Declan Queally had a double with Minella For Value and Fenno’s Storm.


Fairyhouse Hunters Chase 25th February:

Aupcharlie won by 14 lengths over Ad Idem.


Bandon 26th February:
Eoin O’Brien had a double with Danse Away and Murdo Mackenzie.
Damian Skelton had a double with Babytaggle and Taggle Og who are half-sisters and both trained by David Harry Kelly.


Borris 26th February:
Ex-track performer Valco De Touzaine made a winning point-to-point debut for Pat Doyle. He would go onto to win two more opens during the spring.
Pierce Michael Power trained Saint Freuile to victory in the 4yo maiden. He has now joined the Lucinda Russell yard.


Farmaclaffey 01st March:
Anseanachai Cliste made a winning reappearance in the confined hunt winners’ race.
Noel McParlan rode a double with Quiet Account and Drimsree Lad.


(Anseanachai Cliste won his 12th point-to-point for the McConville family)


 
Tyrella 04th March:
Howaya Aoife, who is out of the winning point-to-point mare Howaya Pet, won the mares’ maiden on her debut.
Rory Devine rode a double on The Trigger and Nettlebush having not ridden a winner since the 09/10 season.


Lemonfield 05th March:
Derek O’Connor rode a double on Sir Bob and Reine Des Pres.
Black Scorpion won the 6yo geldings’ maiden and went on to win twice more during the season which includes a hunter chase at Cork on Easter Monday.


Lismore 05th March:
The Pigeons meeting was cancelled on the morning of the fixture and rescheduled to the 19th March.
Declan Queally rode and trained a double with Ruairis Cloud and Fenno’s Storm.


Kirkistown 11th March:
Holycross Lito won the 5yo mares’ maiden in what was to be the first of four wins this spring including a third in the p2p.ie mares’ bumper.
Former grade one winner Felix Yonger won on his point-to-point debut.


(Former 2m Grade one wiinner, Felix Yonger won on his point-to-point debut)


 
Gowran Park 11th March:

Foxrock remained unbeaten in hunter chases this season with a win in the Tetratema.
Ministerforsport won the point-to-point bumper having won three point-to-points this season.


Lingstown 12th March:
Maire Banrigh won the 5yo mares’ maiden for Richard Black and went on to set a new record for a national hunt mare as she was sold for £320,000 to Ryan Mahon on behalf of John Hales.
Barry O’Neill enjoyed four winners with Treo Eile, Minella Mischief, Real Warrior and Maire Banrigh.
 

(Marie Banrigh set a new record for a national hunt mare)


 
Kilworth 12th March:
Speak Easy, a first foal out of the black type winner For Bill, won on his debut for Sean Doyle and Richie Harding before being sold for £220,000 to Joseph O’Brien.


Horse and Jockey 12th March:
It was repeated success for Dantes King and Roderick Kavangh in the open as they won it in 2016.


Cheltenham 14th-17th March:
Former point-to-pointers Special Tiara, Yorkhill, Road To Respect and Champagne Classic all enjoyed victories at the festival.
On The Fringe finished fourth and the best of the Irish in the foxhunters with Balnaslow and Minella For Value in fifth and sixth.


Down Royal Hunters Chase 17th March:
The leading point-to-point mare, Maple Mons, won her second hunter chase of the season.


Maralin 18th March:

Fullasthesea gives Champs Elysees his first point-to-point winner.
Five-time track winner Cavite Beta made a winning point-to-point debut under Derek O’Connor.
Brian Lawless rode his first winner aboard Delgany Lass in the 5yo mares’ maiden.


Dromahane 19th March:
Declan Queally rode a double on Ruairis Cloud in the open and Felix Desjy in the 4yo maiden for Eddie Hales and Gigginstown house stud.


Ballyragget 19th March:
In the adjacent maiden, there were no finishers. Four lined up but none of them succeeded in completing.
Former grade three winner Art Of Logistics won the open for Donnchadh Doyle (his 100th winner) and his younger brother Gearoid Doyle.


The Pigeons 19th March:
Rescheduled meeting following bad weather at the beginning of the month.
Rob James had a double on Springtingforgold in the open and Didaro in the confined hunt race who was bred, owned and trained by Brian Dillion.


Durrow 25th March:
Aidan Fitzgerald recorded a double in the 4yo maidens as he won the mares’ race with Be My Oscar and Knight In Dubai in the geldings’ race.


Portrush 25th March:
Some Man took the 4yo maiden for Donnchadh Doyle and is out of a sister to Denman.
Noel McParlan had a double with Manetti and Felix Yonger.
Mark O’Hare had a double with Glenmona and Isnt She Lovely.


Monskgrange 26th March:
Kupatana won the 4yo mares’ maiden which gave Aidan Fitzgerald a treble with four-year-olds over the weekend.
Madison To Monroe won the 4yo geldings’ maiden, a race that Samcro won in 2016 and was sold for £300,000 to Tom Malone at the Goffs UK Aintree sale.
Katie Walsh rode her only point-to-point winner this season aboard her father’s Carefully Selected.


(Maidson To Monroe was the sales topper at the Goffs UK Aintree sale)


 

Durrow 26th March:
Richie Harding rode a double with Hexapod in the 5yo mares’ maiden and See What in the 7yo mares’ maiden.
Well Bill won the adjacent hunt maiden for William Ross, a race that Cecil Ross won with Godsmejudge in 2011.


Liscarroll 26th March:

David Murphy rode his first winner on TJGoodtymes in the 5yo mares’ maiden.
Derek O’Connor had a double with New Quay and Cheryl’s Dream.


Downpatrick Hunter Chase 26th March:
Clondaw Frisby took the hunter chase by two lengths over Jammin Masters.


Loughbrickland 01st April:
Noel McParlan had a double with Plan Of Attack and Benefit North.
Jamie Codd had a double with Little Mille and Cavite Beta.


Ballynoe 02nd April:

My Old Gold won the Gain mares’ final for handler Declan Queally.
 
Castletown-Geoghegan 02nd April:
A poor turnout in the 4yo maiden as only four ran out of 27 entries with 1 horse completing, Overworkedunderpaid.
Jamie Codd rode a treble with Didaro in the adjacent hunt race, Stucker Hill in the mares’ maiden and Minella For Value in the open.


Aintree Foxhunters 06th April:

Balnaslow ran a great race to only be beaten by 1.75 lengths by Dineur.
Darwins Fox was the next best of the Irish in sixth place.


Dromahane 09th April:
Mr Lingo gave Joseph and Josh Ryan their second winner of the season in the 4yo maiden.
Castlewhite won the mares’ winners of two having won her maiden at this fixture three years ago.
17yo Cal Shine had his second career success aboard Trans Usa.


Courtown 09th April 17:
Jamie Codd had a double with Active Force and Belmont Jewel, both trained by Denis Murphy.
Barry O’Neill had a double with Lord Getaway and Cavite Beta.
Rob James had a double with Burning Ambition and Pop The Champers.
Denis Murphy trained 5 winners between 3 different fixtures.


Bellurgan Park 09th April:
Harley Dunne had a double with Princess Roxy and Devito’s Goldengirl.
Global Citizen won the 5yo geldings’ maiden and went on to make £275,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham April sale.
Neil Bashford rode his first winner on Pass The Ball for the Niall Madden yard.


Belclare 09th April:
A rescheduled meeting having been postponed for the original date of 12th March.
Cormac Doyle had his third winner of the season when First Assignment won the 4yo maiden.
Jimmy O’Rourke had a double with Kings Dolly and Dream Brother.
Benny Walsh had a double with First Assignnment and Ayleoola.


Tramore Hunters Chase 10th April:
Dimple won the hunters chase in what was his fourth win this season and gave Liam Quinlan his second track success.


Inch 12th April:
Rob James was in the winners’ enclosure twice with Chooseyourweapon and Good Man Vinnie.
Pat Collins also had a double with Copper Gone West and Blue Mountain Boy.


Loughanmore 15th April:
Jamie Codd had a double with Deputy Jones and Complete Sizing.
Mark O’Hare also had a double with Battleoverdoyen and Craigmore.


Oldcastle 16th April:
Intheghetto won for the Kiernan family.
Damut I’m Out gave Timmy Love his first point’s winner.


Quakerstown 16th April:
Brewin’upastorm gave handler Timmy Hyde his only winner this season in the 4yo maiden and was later sold for £250,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham April sale.
Duhallow Gesture won the 5 & 6yo mares’ maiden and went on to win the p2p.ie mares’ bumper at Tipperary for the Damian Murphy yard.
Royal Tara won the confined maiden for John Hassett and went on to win the hunter chase at Tipperary.


(Duhallow Gesture went onto the win p2p.ie mares' bumper at Tipperary)
 


Curraghmore 16th April:
A double for Robert Widger and Rob James and also for owner/ breeder John Kiely with Bee A Beneficiary and Baby Bee.


Stradbally 17th April:
Barry O’Neill rode a four-timer with Mullaghmurphy Blue, Valco De Touzaine, Lacken Bridge and Longhousesignora.
In the winners’ of three, the first two horses were disqualified- Itsanoldcliche and Teds Island for taking the wrong course.

(Mullaghmurphy Blue provided Barry O'Neill with his 400th career success)


 
Loughanmore 17th April:
Ben Arthery had a double with The Sophster and Commercial Ruin.
Noel McParlan had a treble with Lagan Island, The Sophster and As The Crow Flies.


Cork 17th April:
The mares' hunters chase was won by Littlemisshamrock
Sizing Solution won the 2m4f hunter chase beating Sandycove Island.
The maiden hunter chase was won by Black Scorpion.
Double Portrait won the geldings’ point-to-point bumper
Lackanen Leader won the mares’ point-to-point bumper


Fairyhouse Hunter Chase 18th April:

The Joseph O’Reilly hunters chase went to the David Christie-trained Maple Mons.


Largy 21st April:
Jamie Codd, Barry O’Neill and Derek O’Connor were unable to ride as they picked up a suspension at Cheltenham in the foxhunters.
Richie Deegan had a double with Malindi Bay and Eddies Miracle.
Phidelma Elvin rode her first winner on Wandering Aengus which caused a major upset as he beat the the evens money favourite Sprintingforgold.


(Wandering Aengus supplied Phidelma Elvin with her first winner at Largy)


 
Largy 22nd April:
Not Many Left won the 4yo maiden for Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe. The duo won the same race in 2016 with Getbird.
Andrew Walsh rode his first winner on Better Be Quick in the open.


Dromahane 23rd April:

Rob James had another treble in the Cork region with First Approach, Kalabaloo and Insufficient Funds who provided him with his 100th career winner.


Fairyhouse 23rd April:
Northern Beau won the 4yo mares’ maiden which provided her sire Canford Cliffs with his first point-to-point winner.


Ballysteen 23rd April:
Jimmy O’Rourke had a double with Midnight Monarch and Pop The Champers.
 

Punchestown Festival:
Enniskillen won the Ladies Cup for the Peter Maher yard.
Treo Eile won the La Touche in a tight finish with Cantlow.
Das Mooser won the Bishopscourt Cup by eight lengths over Shin A Vee.
Balnaslow won the Champion hunters chase having had a hard fought battle with Mendip Express.
Need To Know won his first race under rules for the Brennan family with victory in the banks race.
Jamie Codd was crowned champion amateur for the first time.


(Balnaslow pictured with Peggy Haggan and her family following his win)


 
Broughshane 29th April:
Court Cave sired a double with The Holy One and Lovely Schtuff.
Barry O’Neill had a double with Aunt Eva and Eddies Miracle.


Lisronagh 29th April:
Another Rob James treble with Everybody’s Talkin, Storm Control and Inaminna.
Claire Annan had her first winner of the season aboard Taylor’s Guest.


Loughrea 30th April:

Derek O’Connor recorded a treble with Valco De Touzaine, Sliabh Mhuire Lass and The Lion Dancer.
Jamie Codd had a double on Moonshine Bay and Special Prep.


Curraheen 30th April:
Johnny Barry had a successful day with a treble on Golan Fortune, Slainte And Thanks and Good Man Vinnie and a further two placed rides.


Dawstown 01st May:
The first three home in the second division of the 4yo maiden were all trained in Co. Wexford- Don Des Fosses, Napoleon Blue and Clondaw Bunny.
Jamie Codd had a double with Miss Illusion and Circuit Court.


Down Royal Hunter Chase 01st May:

Camillas Wish got up under Lisa O’Neill to beat Chosen Dream by a short head.


Downpatrick Hunter chase 05th May:
Cant Pay Wont Pay gave Donal Delahunt his first tack winner beating Mullaghmurphy Blue by two and three quarter lengths.


Taylorstown 06th May:

Barry O’Neill’s double came from Alone No More and Miss Blanche.
Fergal Stack rode his first winner on The Baler in the open.


Rathcannon 07th May:
Jamie Codd had a double on Gowiththeflow and Ourmanmassini.
Northern Beau followed up her Fairyhouse win with success in the mares’ winner of two.


Grennan 07th May:
Aaron Sinnott had his first winner of the season aboard Shirleys Gold Well in the 4yo mares’ maiden.
A double for Barry O’Neill with Ceatharlach and Djarkevi.
Benny Walsh also had a double with Grageelagh Girl, of whom he trained himself and Old Supporter.


Ballindenisk 07th May:
Highland Hunter was a third 4yo winner of the weekend for Donnchadh Doyle whose other 4yo runner finished runner-up in Rathcannon.
Eoin O’Brien had a treble with Sophie’s Flame, Toomlough and Quarry Rua.


Tipperary 11th May:
Royal Tara won the hunters chase beating Dingle Gin.
Duhallow Gesture won the mares’ p2p.ie bumper for Damien Murphy and Patrick Mullins.
Fabulous Saga won the geldings’ p2p.ie bumper providing Patrick Mullins with a double.


Necarne 12th May:
Desirable Court gave Jerry Cosgrave his tenth win of the season.
David Christie trained a double with Eddies Miracle and Corella Creek.


Necarne 13th May:
Jamie Codd had a double with Good Man Pat and Clock In which saw him finish on 15 winners’ in the northern region.
Noel McParlan is crowned northern champion on Keephimbachwilliam which is a poignant success as his handler, Lady Jane Alexander passed away the following week.


(Keephimbachwilliam provided Noel McParlan with his 150th career success)


 
Bartlemy 14th May:

Ifyoucatchmenow is the first of four winners for Jamie Codd, where Hitman Fred provides him with his  1000th combined winner of his career.
Derek O’Connor and Rob James also had doubles on the day.


Stradbally 14th May:
Shane O’Rourke and John O’Neill both had memorable days as they not only rode their first winners’ of the season but also had doubles.
James Fahey had his first double as a handler with Scully’s Dream and B C’s Pride.
Old Supporter won the open with Maxine O’Sullivan and recorded the fastest time of the season at 05:32.


Killarney Hunter Chase 15th May:

Sizing Solution won his second hunter chase of the year with Jamie Codd.


Downpatrick Hunter Chase 19th May:

A very dramatic hunter chase with seven of the 11 runners being brought down before the first fence.
Miss Blanche got a clean run around and won for Mark Michael McNiff and Richie Deegan.


Dromahane 21st May:
The biggest number of runners with four divides resulting in ten races.
Jamie Codd had a treble with Knockoura, Fivecardstud and Shower Cross.
There was also doubles for Rob James and Derek O’Connor.


Anglo Irish Challenge at Kingston Blount 26th May:
Derek O’Connor, Jamie Codd, Maxine O’Sullivan and Liz Lalor all had winners which gave the Irish team their first win in the challenge.


Tralee 27th May:

Bernadette Murphy trained her first winner of the season when Another Barney won the 4yo maiden with Jimmy O’Rourke.
It was a dead heat in the open with Dantes King and Glenwood Knight.


Inchydoney 28th May:
Jamie Codd had a treble which brought the gap between himself and Barry O’Neill back to two winners, 61-59.
There was a dead heat in the open with Better B Quick and Character Actor.


Kinsale 03rd June:
Jamie Codd and Barry O’Neill rode doubles which left the gap at two between the riders.
Shane Fitzgerald had a double which put him one winner ahead of Liam Quinlan.


Kinsale 04th June:

Jamie Codd had a double with Letitbeso and Rose Of Coolavin.


Ballingarry 04th June:
Barry O’Neill had a treble which left him three winners clear of Jamie going into the final day.
The champion point-to-point mare, Maple Mons won for a second time in 24 hours following her success at Kinsale the evening before.
 

(Maple Mons has earned the title as one of the best point-to-point mares' of the last decade)


 
Listowel Hunter Chase 05th June:
Freewheelin Dylan landed his third career success by beating Minella For Value by one and a half lengths.


Ballingarry 05th June:
Jamie Codd rode a double which saw him finish second to Barry O’Neill with 66-65.

(Barry O'Neill won his first Irish Field riders title)


 
Stratford 09th June:
Balnaslow and Darwins Fox represented the Irish at the annual hunter chase meeting. Balnaslow finished two lengths second to Young Hurricane under his regular partner Derek O’Connor.


 


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There will be schooling available after Portrush point to point on Saturday 28th October.
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82 individual Irish point-to-point graduates won 89 races during August including two Graded contests.
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Point-to-Point racing featured in the comprehensive 64-page report on the importance of the industry to the Irish economy.
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Important Notice for all handlers and owners wishing to run their horses at the start of the season.
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Three Hunter Chases are due to be run this Autumn at Cork, Down Royal and Limerick.
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One of the most talked about point-to-pointers, Flemenshill, unfortunately suffered a suspected heart attack.
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Aghabullogue victor Moss Cloud added to his tally of wins in Scandanavia when winning in Norway earlier this month.
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The Ballyragget maiden winner who finished second at the Cheltenham Festival suffered a fatal injury in his stable.
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There are important changes to the registration process of handler permits and hunter certificates.
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The Turf Club have published the 2017 Autumn Fixture List which can be viewed here.
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