Four For Sligo This Evening

Posted on May 21, 2019

We had a great day on Sunday when our only runner Surrounding won The Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed).  She is now rated 101 which is a career high for her, not too bad for a six-year-old.  There should be plenty more fun to be had with her for the rest of the year. We have four runners in Sligo tonight, …
It’s a busy weekend for us and we are delighted to host our Open Day here tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we are looking forward to it and I have to say, that it is a great initiative (National Trainers Open Day) by Amber Byrne and her team at Horse Racing Ireland. There is a registration process …
We were delighted with Hamariyna winning the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown yesterday. It was a promising performance on only her third career start.  We have lots of options for her now as we know she handles a little ease in the ground and she will stay further. We just have one runner in Roscommon tonight – Tirmizi …
Naas Saturday 3.55  Pearlman (Ronan Whelan) He displayed a very good attitude, when he won his maiden last month at Dundalk. He has his first run on the turf here and he is improving with every run. It looks a competitive race, but I am looking forward to running him and I think he’ll run well. 4.30  Sonaiyla (Adam Farragher)…
It’s a busy weekend for us, with three runners at Cork tonight and we are represented at both Naas and Leopardstown over the weekend. I’ll have an update on our Saturday and Sunday runners later today, but here are my thoughts on our Cork runners first. 5.35  Balefire (Ronan Whelan) We like this horse and he had a very promising …

Two For Gowran Park This Evening

Posted on May 8, 2019

Sagittarian Wind was a first reserve but now gets in at Gowran Park this evening, where we have two runners. 6.55 Sagittarian Wind (Shane Foley) Sagittarian Wind is having her first run of the season after only one run last year.  She has been pleasing me in her work and is ready to start.  She has a disappointing draw in …
We are looking forward to getting back to the Curragh on Monday and facing into a very exciting time with their world class facilities.  We look like having a busy day with 7 runners. 1.50  Dragon Ryker (Ronan Whelan) He will be our first two-year-old runner. He is a nice colt and I am looking forward to getting him started. …