Trainer Charles O'Brien and jockey Declan McDonogh combined for a double at Gowran today as Zorba The Greek landed division one of the Cat Laughs Goes Racing June 6th Handicap.
Willie Mullins and Dermot Weld will be the talk of the Galway Festival in July and the public have an early opportunity to see the pair of trainers in competition at Tipperary on Thursday where their respective runners Beau Mome and Stuccodor do battle in division two of the TipperaryRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle.
The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden at Gowran today was a real battle of the blue-bloods with the Aidan O'Brien trained Earring edging out the marginally 'better' bred, Jim Bolger trained runner-up An Cailin Orga.
Maarek's trainer Evanna McCutcheon registered her first winner in Ireland when her Talented Kid landed the Gowran Park Golf Club Handicap, under Donogh O'Connor, at Gowran today.
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Ger Lyons' Reckless Endeavour gained a second career win at Gowran today when landing the Summer Festival Weekend June 18th & 19th Rated Race under the trainer's stable jockey Colin Keane.