Friday 24 November 2017

Racing in Taghmon

Seen and Heard - stories behind the scenes

The Taghmon horse and pony races will be taking place for the second year running next Sunday, September 10, at Rochestown, Taghmon, with the action set to get under way at 1 p.m. sharp.

The organisers have planned an eleven-race meet which includes a local race, and they have added on a donkey derby also.

These races are run under the H.P.R.A. rules and are fully maned like a normal race you see in the likes of Wexford race course. The only difference is that it's for children aged from eleven to 16 years old.

One talented local lad is flying the purple and gold colours all around Ireland. In fact, he is in the leading spot for the 'Irish Field' champion pony jockey and the southern section champion pony jockey at present, namely Conor Stone-Walsh from Cleariestown who is only eleven years old.

It will be a family fun day with a free bouncy castle, plus bar and catering on site also. The organisers will be making a donation to S.E.R.T. Wexford.

Further information may be obtained from Nicola Stone, Secretary of the Taghmon horse and pony race committee, on 087-3880259.

Wexford People

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