HEART OF RACING: Ruth Morrison
John O'Riordan
Downpatrick was recently named racecourse of the year at the Irish Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. Assistant manager Ruth Morrison reflects on that award and her own career in racing so far
7 October 2022 Racing News
DOWNPATRICK FRIDAY: No Trouble for McConnell winner
The rated novice winner made it 60 winners in 2022 for the trainer while veteran trainer Harry Smyth enjoyed another win
16 September 2022 Racing News
DOWNPATRICK FRIDAY: Dempsey at the double as Coyle’s Girl goes in again
The former British-trained chaser has been in great form since joining Coyle’s Meath yard
MARGIE McLOONE: Berry with the Monbeg magic
Monbeg By Design was sourced through the Doyles down in Co Wexford, this time from Tomás
2 September 2022 Racing columns
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Have you signed up for the Endurance Ride?
News of a fun event which returns next weekend, a bank holiday racemeeting, and a recent charity event
26 August 2022 Racing columns
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Busy holiday weekend coming up for northern tracks
Margie McLoone has news on upcoming fixtures at Down Royal and Downpatrick
19 August 2022 Racing columns
DOWNPATRICK SUNDAY: Elliott Happy to maintain fine record at Downpatrick
The Meath trainer was in good form at the Northern track again, securing a double which was initiated by Happy D’Ex
12 August 2022 Racing News
DOWNPATRICK SUNDAY: Well treated Plan looks the Only One to concentrate on
Ryan McElligott previews a seven-race all jumps card at Downpatrick on Sunday
4 August 2022 Racing previews
MARGIE MCLOONE: McNallys feel the need for speed
Ronan McNally followed up son Kian’s weekend six-timer by sending out the Keith Donoghue-partnered Petrol Head to win the near two-mile handicap hurdle at Roscommon
8 July 2022 Racing columns
MARGIE MCLOONE: Jockeys rally round pony racing
The fourth race today at Moira, an open horse contest over a mile which has been divided, is being sponsored by Dylan Browne McMonagle and his father John
1 July 2022 Racing columns
MARGIE MCLOONE: Downpatrick has the monopoly on fun
Falconry displays, childrens' discos and talent competitions, animal farm, dog agility, kids' races, funfair rides, horse education station and much more will be on offer at Downpatrick
24 June 2022 Racing columns
DOWNPATRICK SUNDAY: Go with Georgie to exploit favourable mark again
John O'Riordan previews the Sunday jumps card at Downpatrick where Hurricane George is given the vote to gain another win over hurdles
9 June 2022 Racing previews