VIEW FROM ABOVE: Busy holiday weekend coming up for northern tracks
Margie McLoone
Margie McLoone has news on upcoming fixtures at Down Royal and Downpatrick
12 August 2022 Racing News
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
4 August 2022 Racing previews
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
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
DOWNPATRICK SATURDAY: Take Favori to overcome long absence and win again
Ryan McElligott previews the Saturday jumps card at Downpatrick where Favori Logique is the pick to add another win to his CV
9 June 2022 Racing previews
DOWNPATRICK FRIDAY: Jane makes Blackmore’s fleeting visit worthwhile
Queen Jane made Rachael Blackmore’s trip to Downpatrick worthwhile last Friday evening
27 May 2022 Racing News
VIEW FROM ABOVE: Downpatrick hands over £50,000 to Ukraine appeal
The racecourse and its supporters deserve immense credit for their fundraising efforts
13 May 2022 Racing columns
PARROT MOUTH: No stopping Joe
In his 85th year, racing fan Joe Ahern has only one track left to visit in his racing odyssey
25 March 2022 Racing columns
EDITORIAL: Much to celebrate as Ireland takes the honours
Leo Powell on the success of the Irish at Cheltenham, and with a special request to help the less fortunate
18 March 2022 Editorial