COULD ‘DREAL’ BE THE REAL ‘DEAL’?

Armagh based trainer Ronan McNally has hinted the possibility of Dreal Deal being entered up for the Challow Hurdle at Newbury later this month. Dreal Deal has been an absolute revelation this past few months for McNally and his team, winning five races on the bounce, McNally added to the discussion; “I am not sure…

MEMORABLE WIN ON MIG DES TAILLONS FOR MCMENAMIN

The Patrick Turley trained Mig Des Taillons won by a margin of 1.25 lengths on Monday afternoon at Musselburgh racecourse. The inform Irish trained horse returned to the winners enclosures’ at betting odds of 5/6 – it wasn’t a surprise to any that the son of Montmartre won the race given he conceivably had the…

‘CALLTHEBARMAN’ RELOCATED TO SMITH

Article by Darren O’Conghaile The J M Hughes, P McGuinness & Killian McDonnell owned Callthebarman has been recently moved stables from Gavin Cromwell to Matthew Smith’s yard in Kilmessan, County Meath. Speaking of the relocation and plans for the year, part-owner Killian McDonnell stated exclusively to us; “We gave him a break and gave him…

DANNY SHEEHY: WITH HARD WORK, THERE ARE NO LIMITS

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” We recently caught up with Apprentice jockey Danny Sheehy. This young rider has missed plenty of last term with injuries; now fully fit, he is ready to make up for all the lost time. Tell…

THE MEDIA ARE TOO HARSH ON ‘MOORE’

To be a champion, I think you must see the bigger picture. … Ryan Lee Moore, born in Brighton September 1983, he is indisputably one of the world’s best Jockeys. Though, with that hefty reputation Moore gets some serious scrutiny on a regular occurrence. If Moore has a poor ride or a bad day in…

MARSHALL WATSON: “I’M LIVING THE DREAM”

“The definition of insanity – is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result”. This is the smart mind-set of assistant trainer Marshall Watson. The Watson family have forty horses in training – each week more new recruits are coming into their progressive family run yard in Co. Armagh. Marshall’s father…

LUPINI; IT’S NOW A CASE OF MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME

“I think the biggest mistake people make is not believing in themselves enough” Horse racing trainer Natalia Lupini rents a small yard on the outskirts of Banbridge in Gilford since 2014. The odds of her becoming a successful trainer were stacked against her from the start nonetheless she has proved all the sceptics wrong. Fresh…

SHERIDIAN; “I’M PREPARED TO LISTEN AND LEARN TO BECOME THE BEST”

From Hollyford, County Tipperary, Joey Sheridan rode his first winner on the Denis Hogan-trained Eastern Racer at Dundalk on April 24, 2019. Sheridan is apprenticed to Hogan. The duo act are almost certain to being a formidable force this winter series at Dundalk Stadium. We caught up with the young rider to catch up on…