Conna jockey Brian Barry registered his first success on the track aboard the JP Ryan trained Father Jed on the concluding day of this years Harvest Festival & is now looking to establish himself both on track and between the flags on the point-to-point circuit.
Enjoying life in Oz
Listowel man Brian McGuire’s enthusiasm for horses was apparent from an early juncture. Now based in Sydney, Australia, he has become an established figure within the bloodstock game in recent years.
Today was a proud day for former European Showjumping gold medalist Kate Derwin who had her first ride on the track in our penultimate race. We caught up with Kate and her long time supporter, Thomas Cleary.
FOLEY FLYING HIGH
Leading jockey Shane Foley reacts to his Irish Champions Weekend successes
Ben Coen is just after tasting his first Group 1 success at Irish Champions Weekend. We spoke to Ben about success, Johnny Murtagh and younger brother Jake.
Billy Keane, a long term friend and supporter of Listowel Races looks ahead to the Harvest Festival, 2021.
MCCARTHY EYES ON LISTOWEL PRIZE
Listowel Races always marks a big week in the season for Athea trainer, Eoin McCarthy and the McCarthy Racing team. This year he sends his biggest string yet to the Harvest Festival
Abbeyfeale man Paddy Harnett has been attending Listowel Races since childhood. We spoke to him recently as he continues his rise up the racing ranks.
Beale native Maurice Stack is synonymous with the breeding industry in Ireland with Captain Cee Bee, Ruth Dubh & Moon Over Germany among the greats to have pass through his hands. We recently caught up with Maurice for a chat and he insists, his desire to breed another champion remains as strong as ever.
Few jockeys ride Listowel better than Chris Hayes. Here, the talented Shanagolden man tells us about the importance of a good draw & how best to navigate the flat track in Listowel.
Barry Geraghty busts some of the racing jargon that may sometimes leave you wondering, ‘what does that term mean?”, ‘what is a handicap mark?’ or ‘why is my horse wearing that headgear?’
Champion amateur Patrick Mullins talks us through the tacking up process at Closutton.
Meath Jockey Siobhán Rutledge has made steady progress since riding her first winner at Navan Racecourse in September 2019. A graduate of RACE, Siobhán told us how she got in involved in racing and what a regular day entails for her.
In the latest instalment of “My standout Listowel Races memory” we are joined by Kerry man & two-time British Champion Jockey, Oisin Murphy.’
Horses are the stars of the racing show and It’s essential they look their best. Here, Eoin from McCarthy Racing demonstrates the art of quarter marking.