Mulrankin Sam produces the goods
There was a big turn-out on Thursday for the Enniscorthy and District Chamber Business Association and Wexford County Council's fundraising night for the Enniscorthy Christmas Festival.
It was a most enjoyable night for doggie people and those who turned out for the social night out with a difference, as many excited people were shouting their picks on as the action on track as always took centre stage.
Those who backed Shaneshill in race three had very little anxious moments as he led from trap rise to score a very impressive win in the best time of the night (28.88) for local trainer Thomas Codd.
The Riverside Park Hotel sponsored race six and a nice winner's prize of €325 and trophy went to the Eddie Dobbs-owned Danbe who burst to the lead off the second bend to go away for a good win in a time of 29.11.
The A4 575 semis were also run and in the first, Babbie Helen owned by Brendon Frayne got out well from her trap four box and she never looked like she would be caught after that.
Her time of 31.62 was just one spot quicker than the Tommy Byrne-owned runner Mulrankin Sam produced in the third semi when scoring his seventh career win.
The final looks like it is very competitive as there was a few hard luck stories for some of the other qualifiers.
Brendan and Michael McDonald enjoyed a nice Monday/Thursday night double with Treetops Impact and Ballymurn Royal.
The build-up to the Red Mills Future Champion stakes is well under way and top trainer Pat Buckley has put a few fast pups around the track last week. I'm sure there will be more to come in the next week or so.
September 21 results - race one, A7/A8 525: 1, Croghan Rizz (owner, Patrick Kinsella, Croghan, Co. Carlow), 29.74.
Race two, A6 525: 1, Ballymurn Royal (owners, Brendan and Michael McDonald, Ballymurn), 29.95.
Race three, The Glenbrien Kennels A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Bluestormrising (owner, Stuart Gethings, Co. Wexford), 29.79.
Race four, The Glenbrien Kennels A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Hi Trend Minnie (owner, Matthew Murphy, Co. Kilkenny), 29.89.
Race five, The Dinny Byrne Memorial A5 550 semi-final: 1, Razldazl Jumbo (owner, John Wall; trainer, David Morris, Enniscorthy), 30.91.
Race six, The Dinny Byrne Memorial A5 550 semi-final: 1, Karlow Head (owners, William Hanlon and Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 31.20.
Race seven, The Chanelle Prazitel XL A2 525 final: 1, Daytime Dazzler (owner, Anthony Petticrew), 29.16.
Race eight, The Next Meeting Thursday 24th September A4 525: 1, Hillside Hope (owner, Eleanor Turner, Enniscorthy), 29.57.
September 24 results - race one, Eugene T. Doyle & Co. Ltd.-Sherry Fitzgerald O'Leary Flat 350: 1, Croghan Junior (owner, Patrick Kinsella, Co. Wexford), 19.19.
Race two, The Slaney Foods A6/A7 525: 1, Treetops Impact (owners, Brendan and Michael McDonald, Ballymurn), 29.94.
Race three, The Treacy's Hotel A5 525: 1, Shaneshill (owners, Cormac and Eddie Doyle; trainer, Thomas Codd, Enniscorthy), 28.88.
Race four, The Allied Irish Bank A4 525: 1, My Céilí (owner, Paula Dempsey, Enniscorthy), 29.43.
Race five, The Ulster Bank A4 525: 1, Infrontboy (owner, Michael Doyle, Co. Wicklow), 29.14.
Race six, The Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Centre A3 525: 1, Danbe (owner, Edward Dobbs, Enniscorthy), 29.11.
Race seven, The Sparta Maestro A4 575 semi-final: 1, Babbie Helen (owner, Brendan Frayne, Wexford town), 31.62.
Race eight, The Sparta Maestro A4 575 semi-final: 1, College Sunrise (owner, Seamus Begley, Tagoat), 32.38.
Race nine, The Sparta Maestro A4 575 semi-final: 1, Mulrankin Sam (owner, Thomas Byrne, Mulrankin), 31.63.