Welcome to our first ever blog post. Each week the aim of this blog will be to give a general overview of goings on within the club, detailed information will be reserved for members only. We will also broadly touch on current events within the Horse racing world, without getting too controversial. We hope that you enjoy our take on things and ask that you use caution with any information you obtain for betting purposes, horse Racing is a game of opinions and we will merely put ours on the table.
The Royal Racing Club has been in existence for a little over three weeks now and we are beginning to find our feet. It has been good fun getting to know our members and we are really looking forward to getting to meet you all at the races in the weeks to come.
Our horses are coming along nicely and Golden Chance is penciled in to be the Club’s first runner at Fairyhouse next weekend. We are planning to name our Dylan Thomas mare this week, so ask that members who have not already submitted their names, could please don their thinking caps over the weekend and come up with some creative names to throw in the mix.
With Cheltenham Festival in the rear view mirror, attention turned to the start of the 2019 Irish Flat season at Naas last Saturday.
Action got underway on soft ground, due the deluge of rain that hit Ireland the previous week. Usually the first few weeks of the season can be a bit of a guessing came with regard to the fitness of horses and trainer form. Paddock watching punters come to the fore if they are able to judge which horses are carrying too much condition, which horses are dull in their coat etc.
This year however, due to the nice mild winter, horses in general seem to be forward in their coats and ready for action sooner.
Naas racecourse deserve a lot of plaudits as they are doing an excellent job in innovating and progressing their offering. The track looks magnificent, and the new owners lounge is very impressive. The future looks bright for them.
Quick off the blocks with a magnificent treble, was the master of Coolcullen, Jim Bolger. It was no Surprise to see Fozzy Stack train a nice winner, Wargrave. The Stack Family generally have their horses ready for action good and early in the season. Micheal o Callaghan is very capable of readying a 2yo to win first time out and it could pay to follow his 2yo’s this year, especially early in the season. The valuable Lincoln handicap was won in impressive fashion by karawaan for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane. Karawaan was extremely well bought for £32,000 Goffs UK Horses in training sale and he looks like he could develop into a consistent stakes horse.
Racing is in abudance this weekend this weekend with the opening of the 2019 British turf season at Doncaster, featuring the heritage Lincoln handicap and the 2yo Brocklesby conditions stakes. It’s Dubai world cup night at Meydan with an eye water $35,000,000 in prize money up for grabs. There is also a quality Flat card at Navan. We have a couple of fancy’s for todays racing , which will be emailed to members before Lunch.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the racing,