EOGHAÍN WARD: Year of recovery but causes for concern going forward
Eogháin Ward
A stark drop in the number of older horses with hunter certificates is a significant cause for concern and has the Irish point sector moving closer to the British equivalent, writes Eoghaín Ward
19 November 2021 Point-to-Point
EOGHÁIN WARD: Cheltenham trade highlights value of points
The great appetite still exists for young horses that have proven themselves in the Irish pointing system
Eoghain Ward of and RTÉ Radio One caught the racing bug at a young age and hasn't looked back
PREVIEW: WEXFORD SATURDAY: Gris Gris can come out on top
Eoghain Ward previews the Wexford card where some newcomers could make their mark
19 March 2021 Previews
POINT-TO-POINT: Space Cadet to go chasing
Gearóid O’Loughlin-trained Space Cadet looks set to go chasing after his victory in the open lightweight for novice riders; For Rita made a trip from Cork worth while for Louis Archdeacon
11 October 2019 Point-to-Point
PARROT MOUTH: Eogháin does some classic talking
Wild excitement in the RTÉ Radio 1studio when Phoenix Of Spain won; the Drogheda Memorial Fund Golf Classic day on Monday, July 1st
31 May 2019 Inside Racing
EOGHAIN WARD: Entries hit the 232 mark
Sunday’s fixture at Bartlemy has attracted an entry of 232, which is by far the biggest entry of the season while Mid-Antrim’s Loughanmore point-to-point has attracted 193 entries
11 May 2018 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: Belharbour battles through tough times
Eoghain Ward talks to Co Clare hunt point-to-point secretary Paul O’Neill about how his committee turned the fortunes of their meetings around
30 March 2018 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: Risks associated with horse falls on the point-to-point track
Researchers at CAFRE Enniskillen and Hartpury University Centre have undertaken a case control study to investigate race level risk factors associated with horse falls in Irish point-to-point races
23 March 2018 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: Mid-season review
The 2018 point-to-point season is now truly passed the midway point and Eoghain Ward reviews the leaderboards which are shaping up to be just as tight as always
23 February 2018 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: Bowe's dream campaign
In the second part of Colin Bowe's stable tour he focuses on the well-bred four-year-old’s at Milestone Stables, and runs through the next batch of potential star names to be on the lookout for
23 February 2018 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: New strings to his Bowe
Eoghain Ward speaks to trainer Colin Bowe about his upcoming quality fuelled team of four-year-olds currently in training at Milestone Stables
16 February 2018 Point-to-Point