We have a busy weekend coming up with three runners at Dundalk tonight and we have four runners at Gowran Park tomorrow.  I am looking forward to getting back to Dundalk and hopefully the remedial work on the course will be to everyone’s satisfaction. DUNDALK 5.25 ZAAMAR (RONAN WHELAN) Zaamar ran a fine race when second the last day at …

Runners for Champions Weekend

Posted on September 13, 2019

It’s a great weekend of sport and Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and The Curragh is the highlight of the flat season in Ireland and it’s an initiative that has gone from strength to strength. Flat racing in Ireland needed a focus and a highlight and that is what this weekend is all about. The timing is perfect and I’d say …

One runner at Gowran Park today

Posted on September 4, 2019

It has been a quiet week racing wise.  We had no runners on Monday at Roscommon due to the heavy ground. We had a good day at Naas yesterday for the Barrier Trials, where we had 6 runners.  We find these a wonderful initiative and top marks to Jeremy Greene of ITM for all his hard work in putting it …
We run four at The Curragh tonight and two at Cork on Sunday (Homecoming is a non runner) and my thoughts on them are below. In the meantime, Irish Champions Weekend is just over two weeks away, and we hope to be well represented over the two days. Surrounding has a couple of options at Leopardstown. She holds an entry …
The horses continue to run well and thankfully, we appear to have a lovely bunch of two year olds and it was great to win another Curragh maiden last Friday with Sinawann. He’s a smashing horse and it’s great to have horses like him in the yard. They are the best bunch of two year olds that I’ve trained and …

3 runners at the Curragh this evening

Posted on August 23, 2019

It is a great card at the Curragh this evening. We are represented there by 3 runners.   5.40 SINAWANN (RONAN WHELAN) Sinawann represents us in this maiden at 5.40. I was delighted with his first run at the Curragh 2 weeks ago. Despite showing signs of greenness, he ran a promising 5th. He has improved for the experience and …
We were delighted with Ridenza winning first time out last night at Leopardstown.  We thought  plenty of her before she ran and she didn’t let us down.  I thought it was a smart performance from a filly first time out.  She looks to have a bright future. Unfortunately after the race she was discovered to be lame and had an …