Jockey Micheal Sweeney astonishes Boulta point to point crowd and the world with remarkable recovery on Sunday afternoon. His astonishing retrieval has gone viral to the delight of the Irish Point to point community.
Sweeney has already made a big impression this season, his talent in the saddle haven’t been kept a secret. The young jockey has formed a successful partnership with trainer Declan Queally, and Sweeney was accountable for one of the most remarkable moments of the season at Boulta on Sunday afternoon.
It’s being referred to as ‘the greatest horse-racing moment of 2019″
Sweeney was aboard Queally’s Ask Heather in the day’s third race, the Flavin Footwear Youghal winner of one, and the seven-year-old who had hit the front at the second last fence, had the resourcefulness when making a serious shuttering blunder at the last.
That error shot the 21-year-old Cappoquin native out of the saddle and over her right-hand shoulder. Sweeney had seemed fated to hit the deck, only to somehow manage to scramble back into the saddle. The recovery itself was remarkable, however the farfetched feat was completed when the pair picked-up stalwartly on the run-in to claim triumph, defeating Colin Bowe’s Fort Worth Texas by four lengths, with Whatsdastory, who was badly hampered in the incident, finishing third.
The victory completed a hat-trick on the bounce for the daughter of Ask who has been undefeated since joining Queally’s yard.