Due to the passing of my father there was no quiz last week, but normal service shall resume
If asked to offer a synopsis of what my life is all about in as few words as possible, sport and farming would eternally be central tenets of any such description. Yes, writing and Susie and family would be of the utmost importance too. But it would take somebody or somebody or something exceptional to… Read More He knew me better than I knew myself – now there are four very large paw prints to be filled
The victory of Drumbear in the Downpatrick Bumper of March 21st hardly made any headlines. Even allowing for the continued ascent of the winning trainer John McConnell and rider Ben Harvey. But for another reason it was a seminal contest regarding the current state of Irish racing. Now read on… Finishing in sixth place that… Read More Time doesn’t stand still so the only option is to Move With It
A real mixed bag this week, with plenty of topical subjects relating to what’s been going in the sporting world of late.
2.20: AVELLINO (ROBBIE POWER/DERMOT MCLOUGHLIN) 2.55: SHESHOON SONNY- EW – (PETER CARBERRY/SONNY CAREY) 3.30: AN MARCACH (RACHAEL BLACKMORE/DES DONOVAN) 4.05: HELL ON EARTH – EW – (JORDAN GAINFORD (7)/GORDON ELLIOTT) 4.35: MIRACLE IN MEDINAH – EW – (JORDAN GAINFORD (7)/GORDON ELLIOTT) 5.05: SAINT BENEDICT (HARRY SWAN (7)/ENDA BOLGER)
These are my Racing selections for 2018/’19. PAT’S PICK (NOEL MEADE) BRACE YOURSELF (NOEL MEADE) SUPER FOLIO (NOEL MEADE) BLACKBOW (WILLIE MULLINS)
RED JACK (NOEL MEADE) – Below STONEFORD (NOEL MEADE) KIRWANS LANE (NOEL MEADE) NEXT DESTINATION (WILLIE MULLINS)
#RACING With exactly 12 minutes to go in what turned out to be the middle of three championship clashes between Meath and Westmeath in 2001, a group of supporters from another county – who shall remain nameless – were heard to observe: “It’s great to be here to see the end of (Sean) Boylan”. Now… Read More The opposite of what we’re used to around here