Racing
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Local trainers strike at Downpatrick
Margie McLoone
Colin McBratney, Harry Smyth and Brian Hamilton took money off the bookmakers last Friday week
19 February 2021 Inside Racing
MARGIE McLOONE: Farewell to Ballyholland
Galway Plate winner Ballyholland was sadly put down at the age of 20 at the home of his devoted owner, Cathal McGovern
26 June 2020 Inside Racing
VIEW FROM ABOVE: McBratney off to a flying start with Laureate
Crossgar trainer Colin McBratney started the National Hunt season off well with a winner in Laureate
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Sadness at the death of popular owner
Margie McLoone recounts the racing life of popular owner Frances Savage whose funeral service took place on Tuesday
10 January 2020 Inside Racing
MARGIE McLOONE: Hoops go high with Hillary John
Paul Burns and local fans had Downpatrick celebrations when Brian Hamilton sent out the racecourse debutant Hillary John
22 June 2018 Inside Racing
MARGIE McLOONE: Notable local success at Taylorstown
The on-track bookmakers have not have appreciated favourite winning but result of older geldings’ maiden pleased race sponsor Franco Hughes
4 May 2018 Inside Racing
VIEW FROM ABOVE: McBratneys and Murdochs' big day out
There was a Northern Irish feel in Northumberland last Saturday
9 February 2018 Inside Racing
MARGIE McLOONE: Quiet Account ready for return
Hopefully it is the sport of fly fishing which prompted the naming of another in the Crawford yard
24 November 2017 Inside Racing
EOGHAIN WARD: Jumpers on point as season commences
Eoghain Ward catches a selection of leading handlers to gather their thoughts on some of the big name point-to-pointers heading into this season
13 October 2017 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: British hunter chase options for Irish pointers
The result of a major overhaul of the British hunter certificate system could see a significant new opportunity for Irish owners and handlers
17 February 2017 Point-to-Point
VIEW FROM ABOVE: McBratney/Ferguson sponsor British point
Two Northern Ireland trainers provided funds for a maiden and a restricted race at a British point-to-point last Sunday
16 December 2016 Inside Racing
MARGIE McLOONE: Thank Mister for the early birthday present
Mister To Mister landed the two-mile, seven-furlong handicap chase in the hands of Brian Hayes for Ben Arthey
30 September 2016 Inside Racing