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Irish Pointer Breaking New Grounds in Scandanavia

Irish Pointer Breaking New Grounds in Scandanavia

The proven track record of success which Irish point-to-pointers have in track races in Ireland and Britain is well-established, whilst in recent times the likes of Scorpiancer and Portrade have been breaking new ground with big race success stateside.

In addition to this, ex-Irish Pointers have been journeying further afield with positive results over the course of the summer months in rather more obscure locations across Europe

Moss Cloud is one such horse having won a number of races across Scandanavia.

 The Cloudings gelding won his five-and-six-year-old maiden at Aghabullogue in January 2013 when under the care of Paul Patrick Moloney, before subsequently being sold to Donald McCain for whom he won a hurdle at Newcastle in the colours of Trevor Hemmings.

Having achieved success in Britain for McCain, Moss Cloud was back in the sales ring, when bought by Stefan Uppstrom which began his travels to the lesser known national hunt racing scene in Scandanavia as he joined the yard of Dennis Persson.

Success soon followed as he was back in the winners enclosure for his new connections in September 2015 when he won a chase at Taby, a track which is situated 15km north of Stockholm in Sweden. That track also played host to his second Swedish success when he was back among the winners three weeks later.

A little over a year after joining his new yard, Moss Cloud won again. This time at Stromsholm outside the town of Västerås at their only annual fixture.

Sweden has five race tracks with 750 races held there every year with the two main tracks for thoroughbred racing being Täby Galopp, north of Stockholm, and Jägerso in Malmö.

Connections of Moss Cloud who was bred by Catherine O’Donovan, have not been afraid to travel further afield with their recruit from the Irish pointing fields, having taken part in some of the leading races on the national hunt calendar on the continent.

In October 2015, Moss Cloud travelled to Prague where he finished third in the first annual AGROFERT Grand National chase that held a total prize fund of one million crowns.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Moss Cloud recorded his latest success, this time in Norway at Ovrevoll, a track which has both turf and all-weather facilities.  

Check back tomorrow as we highlight some more Irish Pointing graduates winning races right across Europe.

Whilst here are some of the highlights from that fixture at the Norweigan venue including his latest victory.

 

 


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