MICHAEL Murphy in Wexford racecourse was a busy man when I caught up with him yesterday, eight days ahead of their first meeting of 2018. Kicking off their season on St Patrick’s Day is an early bonus for the track as it attracts the loyal racegoers alongside a welcome holiday attendance.

Many people will be keen to have a vantage point on March 17th for the vital Ireland versus England rugby match and Michael is keen to stress that he will ensure that racegoers will be able to see all the action, with screens installed for the event.