Monthly Archives: March 2011

Irish break records at Cheltenham Festival

What a week!!

We knew heading over that we had a strong hand but what transpired during the week has been nothing short of phenomenal. 13 Irish trained winners which included 8 Grade 1, 15 Irish Bred and 22 Irish ridden winners.

The ITBA would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to all...

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Ireland Dominate Day 2

What a fantastic day for Irish Trained, Irish ridden and most importantly Irish Bred Horses..
Irish Bred horses secured the first four places in the opening race won impressively by Chicago grey under Derek O'Connor. The 2m5f Grade 1 Novice Hurdle won by First Lieutenant and another 1,2 for irish breds. The RSA...

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Day 1 Cheltenham – Good for Irish

Ireland had 3 Irish trained winners and five of yesterday's races were ridden by Irish jockeys.. An even more impressive statistic is the amount of irish bred horses in the money yesterday at Cheltenham. The Arkle Chase Grade 1 produced a 1, 2, 3 of irish breds as did the Champion Hurdle. Bensulem...

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Mares raise the Flag for Owner /Breeder at Limerick

Jim Mernagh, a member of ITBA National Hunt Committee had a day to remember yesterday at Limerick when two of his home bred race mares, Golden Sunbird & Aura About You took the spoils in featured races at Limerick on Sunday 13th March 2011. Golden Sunbird landed the Kerry Group European Breeders Fund...

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