FROZEN FIRES MAGS TO HER 100

Ian Fortune

There was nothing extraordinary about the victory of Frozen Fire in a S7 sprint at Longford on Monday night, although for his handler, Margaret Bolton it meant plenty.


BADMINTON DONAL TO JOIN HUTTON KENNELS

Peter Farrell

After last weekend’s sparkling performance in the opening round of the ‘James Horan Memorial A3/A4 525’ at Galway, Badminton Donal has been sold and will join Kevin Hutton in the UK.


BEAUTY A MUM

Michael Fortune

Gary Loughnane was in touch with news that his wonderful tracker, Ballykett Beauty, has just had her first litter of pups to Razldazl Billy.


A BIG ONE FOR DUNDALK’S GERRY

Michael Fortune

One wonders will Jim Martin, Leo McCauley and the boys and girls bring out the special cake today to celebrate a special occasion for long-time Dundalk official Gerry Kerley.


W.P TEAM CHEER FOR VINNY

Michael Fortune

Leading National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins was grabbing the headlines at Cheltenham again last week where he finally landed the Cheltenham Gold Cup courtesy of Al Boum Photo.


ALICE PRODUCES TUCO’S FIRST LITTER

Michael Fortune

Skywalker Tuco, the brilliant winner of the 2018 Rural Hawaii Open Unraced Stake at Clonmel, has his first litter of pups on the ground.


SHEA HITS THE CROSSBAR

Michael Fortune

Armagh owner/ trainer Shea Campbell had a great few days last week when he only missed out on a five-timer when Stefans King finished second, beaten less than a length in a contest at Drumbo Park on Saturday.


NEWS FROM FAYPOINT KENNELS

Michael Fortune

We hear from Patricia Flanagan of the Faypoint Kennels that their great servant Faypoint Man has passed away after a short illness. He was heading towards his 13th birthday.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN

Michael Fortune

Our little birdie returned this morning and his twirp suggested that Susan Hennessy is celebrating her birthday today.


WILDCAT TO BID FOR A DERBY DOUBLE

Michael Fortune

Following his impressive victory in Monday’s Eclipse Stakes at Nottingham Kevin Hutton stated that the brilliant English Derby champion will bid to repeat his Derby success next year.


OAKFIELD ONE TO NOTE

Michael Fortune

Going virtually unnoticed amidst all the flying trials by Night of Stars contenders at Shelbourne last Saturday was a very notable performance from a young bitch called Oakfield Madison.


LAURELS HERO FOLEY READY TO RETURN

Michael Fortune

Rockybay Foley, hugely impressive winner of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels, is ready to resume his career after a spell, on the sidelines incurred in the BoyleSports Irish Derby.


DUTCH A STAKE WINNING SIRE

Michael Fortune

Jaytee Dutch achieved a notable first on Wednesday night when his daughter Hello Lizzie won the final of the Track Supporters Club A5 Stake at Kilkenny.


HENRY HAVING A HOOLY AFTER FIRST SUCCESS AS A SIRE

Paul Cooney

A winner of the Gain 600 in 2016 and the Night Of Stars 600 the previous season among many other wonderful racing achievements, Ballyhooly Henry was one of the most game and talented four bend racers of his generation.


JACKO A BRIGHT PROSPECT FOR DOOLEY

Michael Fortune

Bagenalstown handler Sean Dooley was a proud man at Kilkenny on Friday night when his youngster Town Jacko was the fastest winner of the night on a programme which included the high profile heats of the Droopys Stud Derby A1.


DUKE IS COMMANDING ATTENTION

Michael Fortune

Word emanating from the breeding paddocks suggests that Laughil Duke is attracting growing attention from breeders as they seek out their breeding plans.


PUMA ON A ROLL

Michael Fortune

In collating the recent results it became obvious that the 2012 Irish Derby winner Skywalker Puma has been enjoying a golden patch with his progeny.


A SPECIAL OFFER FOR WILBURY

Michael Fortune

Two years ago Droopys Wilbury looked a real star when winning the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby at Harold’s Cross and he then moved to Shelbourne where he won the Night of Stars 575.