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Local trainers among the winners in Ballingarry

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:27pm
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Local trainers among the winners in Ballingarry

Honey Come Home (near side) goes on to beat Sailingtobyzantium in the Clifton Farm 5yo Mares Maiden at Ormond Hunt Point to Point. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Local trainers among the winners in Ballingarry

Honey Come Home (near side) goes on to beat Sailingtobyzantium in the Clifton Farm 5yo Mares Maiden at Ormond Hunt Point to Point. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

By Michael Duggan

 

Local trainers, Pat Doyle and Sam Curling, were among the winners at the opening session of the annual Ormond Foxhounds two-day Bank Holiday fixture held on the well-appointed Cahalan family-owned lands at Southpark, Ballingarry last Sunday.


Holycross-based Doyle struck when his Honey Come Home claimed the five-year-old mares’ maiden in determined fashion.
Ridden by Ben Sweeney, 11/4 shot Honey Come Home, who carries the colours of his trainer’s wife, Mary, dug deep on the run-in to fend off the persistent effort of runner-up Sailingtobyzanthium by a neck.
Doyle indicated the successful daughter of Mahler will be rested over the summer before returning to action later in the year.

 

Curling, who has enjoyed a terrific season, thanks mainly to the exploits of his star mare Longhouse Music, was on the mark when his 2/5 favourite Poetic Presence dominated the three-runner Foremans Mares’ Open for Novice Riders.
A first success in the saddle for Quin, Co. Clare jockey Jack O’Grady, the odds-on shot was never in the slightest danger of defeat when making every yard of the running to beat Save Us Avis by a dozen lengths.

 

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