Kilcock native Deirbhle Mulvihill who was named as the 2017 Kildare Rose in April continued her duties at the weekend with a visit to the Curragh races at the popular Guineas meeting.
Deirbhle who plays gaelic football for Cappagh is said to have had a fantastic day and even appeared in the picture round of a table quiz, with many people mistaking her for one of the Seoige sisters!!
Best of luck to Deirbhle with all her rose duties and with a busy few months ahead, the best is surely yet to come.
Kilcock jockey Robbie Downey picked up his 2nd win in the month of May when he guided Mademoiselle Penny to victory at Cork on Saturday, May 6th.
Having gone through a barren spell of three months without success, Downey returned to the winners enclosure with Miss Power (7/1) for Edward Lynam on bank holiday Monday in a 5f handicap before adding to his roll of honour at Cork on Saturday.
The Patrick Flynn trained Mademoiselle Penny (9/2 2Fav) went 2 lengths clear inside the final furlong before drifting left under pressure but held on ahead of Alcander back in 2nd, with Jazz Ranger back in 3rd.
Downey will be hoping this is the start of a winning run as he continues his quest to reach his first 100 winners. He currently lies on 75.
Saturday 22nd April, 8:30pm
Kilcock GAA Club is to host a Race Night in aid of the men’s football team on Saturday 22nd of April. According to sources there will be plenty of craic and MC on the night will be the one and only Nigel Reynolds. Music will be provided afterwards.
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Speaking to club PRO and team member Mark Durkan he said: “It promises to be a great night so pencil the date into the diary and come support the lads fundraiser”
Maynooth jockey Sean Davis secured his 6th career win when partnering Repare Mon to victory at Dundalk racecourse on Friday night, March 31st.
Davis, who works for Michael O’Callaghan in the Curragh, steered the 8/1 shot to success for trainer Tom Mullins, tracking the leaders early on before forging his way through to take the lead 1 furlong out and staying on to take the ‘Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap’.
The young Maynooth man is no stranger to winning and has previously landed the spoils for trainer Donal kinsella in a valuable €150,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Northfields Handicap at the Curragh on Longines Irish Champions weekend in September 2016.
Davis has worked very hard to date in his career, coming through the Racing Academy Centre Of Excellence RACE at the Curragh, landing a job with O’Callaghan soon after.
Gold Cup winning jockey Robbie ‘Puppy’ Power made his way home to his local Fagans Pub last night to celebrate his success with friends and family only hours after completing an amazing double at Prestbury Park.
Power claimed his first Gold Cup victory onboard the Jessica Harrington trained Sizing John at odds of 7/1 and followed that up with a fantastic win in the last, getting the 10/1 shot Rock The World up to win.
Congratulations to all winning connections including Sizing John’s owners the Potts family.
Owned, trained and ridden by 3 Kilcock men, Western Goose was a popular winner around the North Kildare town this afternoon when the 10 year old mare stormed to victory in the 2m, 4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse.
The 16/1 shot, ridden by 7lb claimer Barry Browne, stalked the leaders before getting on terms 3 out and was travelling smoothest of all when she took the lead approaching the penultimate hurdle. After that it was a case of how far and when Browne said go, The Goose responded in kind, pulling clear on the run in to win by 5 lengths to Crack On Corrie in 2nd, with Like A Flash back in 3rd.
Lead in by Laura Ward, Browne and Western Goose were given a warm welcome party by members of the Cill Choca Syndicate and winning trainer Vincent Ward.