Pat Collins recorded his 100th pointing winner aboard The Alchemyst at Inch in 2018, 13 seasons after his first ride at Dromahane in 2005. Collins finished the 2012 season with 12 winners, the most successful of his career, having ridden his first winner on Smalltowntalk at Skibbereen in March 2006. In November 2012 at Loughanmore, he won the four-year-old maiden aboard the subsequent Goffs Thyestes Chase winner Champagne West, whilst he was partnered Hello Bud and Marinero during the early parts of their respective careers. Announcing his retirement in October 2019, Collins won 103 races in points across a 14-year career.
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After 103 point-to-point winners, Pat Collins has announced that he has retired from race-riding.
Final Gift ensured that the Costello family were among the winners on a busy day at the popular Co. Clare fixture.
On a typically high class card at Inch, Aidan Fitzgerald's Deja Vue stood out as a smart recruit.
The Batt O’Connell-trained Truckin All Night, a former three-time track scorer, made a triumphant return to action by coming with a well-timed run under 19-year-old Shane Baragry.