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Sally’s Pints

Celebrating Sally parks win in sligo!

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Paul Flynn’s Blog 25th Just 2017

Sorry with the delay in the last update since the last blog we have a couple of real special winners with my late Dad’s Coinne Flynn horse winning in Hamilton.

He definitely gave us some help from heaven as it was good to firm when we arrived with Jackie Eillis needing soft the heavens opened and with only hours to spare the ground turned soft and the rest is history my daughter Ciara travelled over with me she had her boyfriend Joe with her he was a lucky man he behaved him self as I would of thrown him overboard we just got back in time to head straight to Sligo with Roachdale House and more drama their with puppy getting injured before the race (get well )

We had a jockey change with Keith Donahue giving the horse a absolute masterclass in dropping a horse on the line a peach it was a great day for Aidan Gallagher and the Beagan families who were having their first winner it makes all the hard work worth while I hope it can encourge some local people to pop in and see if we could do the same for them!  

This week’s runners are Bee An Aristocrat in Ballinrobe the mastro Russell is onboard he ran a great race the last day finishing 4 on his first run for a few years I think he come on well from that run and expecting a good run 

Jackie Eillis might run in Naas on Wednesday if the rain comes expected a bold show 

Just like to say thanks to Claire Howes for all her hard work with Jackie the last few years and shemi didn’t do a bad job on Rochdale either I’ll be back Sunday with are Galway runners thanks for reading


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This weeks runners

Where off to Gowran Park tonight with Forevertwentyone she is stepping up a good bit in trip tonight which I think will suit her and any rain will be welcome 

Bee An Aristocrat runs in Tipperary on Thursday and has a small chance he is coming back after a long lay off and could be one to watch later in the summer 

Present News will run some where this week  I think he be more interesting when he goes chasing but for now we would like to see him learn a bit more about racing and the hurdles will sharpen him up 

Bobby Boucher has done well from his break and will run in Bellewstown on Thursday it looks to good a race for him and will go handicapping shortly.

Baby Bee will run in Wexford Friday she worked well on Saturday and we would hope for a good run 

We where happy with Try Again last week he just raced a bit free and did not stay the trip he will be rested till Galway where he will run over 7 furlongs which Shane Foely said would suit him very well.



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This weeks runners

Not far to travel to Killbegan today we have two runners Didarro runs in novice hurdle he is having his first run on the track he has won a few point to point he will make a much better chaser and will go that way as soon as possible.

We run Steel Ambition in the last he goes well and will like the ground Dave Roche rides, we know each other well as we started in Philip Hobbs together he is a good judge and should give me some good feedback on what to do next very kind of him to ride for free 

Try Again will run in Ballinrobe on Tuesday he has come out of his last race well and I’m expecting a bid run Danny rides again, he was in good form last week with a couple of wins back since breaking his leg and they get on well together 

Ana Lichious runs in Tipperary on Thursday she ran a disappointing race in down royal we are putting in down to the ground and if the rain comes we will be expecting better things.  

Jackie Eillis is entered in the same race and if she managed to stay this extra trip she will run well she was also scanned in foal last week so that can bring out improvement in some mares.


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New arrival and runners

We had a few new arrivals this week with Semus our number one work rider  girlfriend having a baby yesterday and moly the resident goat have a kid glad I only have to milk the goat.

We also have a few new horse running this week starting today with Present News he is a gentleman of a horse who won his point to point well think he should run a nice race but he will be much nicer chaser Killare Castle also runs tonight he shows a lot more at home then he shows on the track hope the better ground can get the best out of him.

Other runners this week will be Ana Lichious in Downroyal on Saturday she won claimers in France on good to heavy ground so will appreciate any rain.

Baby Bee is a mare who started her career well in point to point winning first time out she disappointed a little since and will run on Saturday in a bumper or a hurdle I’m hoping for an improvement.

Steel Ambition might run on Saturday as well in the bumper he has come on great since his points and will love the better ground will also have some runners Monday in Killbegan will update. everyone on Sunday 




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Weekend Preview

Busy week so far even managed to squeeze in a trip to the beach in Sligo.


A big change of plan for Try Again this week we skipped Roscommon and Leopardstown engagements for Limerick he is in cracking form at home and we are hoping for a big run,  we hope the ground does not dry out to much. 

 Temple Mary Boy runs in Cork on Sunday he needs to improve but has been going well at home, we will learn a lot from his run and he will also improve.




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Hoping for a big run

This week started well Claire drove to a dog show in Mullingar that’s not on for two more weeks. at least she won’t be late!  

We had a bit more luck with Jackie Eillis getting a run in Roscommon, really hoping for a big run with her she in great form and will like the ground,  She was also my dad’s favourite horse and my mother is coming to watch for the first time since he passed away so it would be an emotional win for a little race in Roscommon.


Jackie all ready for Monday in Roscommon by the looks of this she won’t mind the soft ground 


Other runners this week might be Try Again but I would think it unlikely he a bit wrong with the weights so I would say have to wait till Friday with a good chance Roachdale House could end his long loosing run he ran well the last day but he can’t be in front for to long so will need a really excellent ride from the saddle.

Forevertwentyone might also go to Fairyhouse on Friday in the 3yr 6furlong handicapped,  she is a nice filly who is improving all the time might of preferred to run over 7 that’s it for now let’s hope we have a good day tomorrow!  

We have several horses for sale

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Welcome to my new website

The last few years have been a bit quiet, but the last six months things have started to take a turn for the better.  We have put in a new gallop with the help of local business man Patrick Hanlon who runs the local Apple Green store in Ballymahon and Longford. We have also bought a few new horses who will be running shortly. I am really looking forward to the the future and hope I can attract new owners and syndicates. I’m prepared to go anywhere to find a winner, whether it be Ireland or England.

We only have have room for twenty horses so everybody gets to know everybody and hopefully enjoy the fun together. We have an open yard so anybody interested are welcome to visit and watch the horses and the other animals. I think there is a relaxed atmosphere for horses and they tend to settle quite well as they all get turned out after riding out.

Claire Howes is the longest member of staff being my partner were together since I started working at Philip Hobbs, we have two lovely kids together Ciara 16 and Anthony 14.  Claire got lots of experience with Philip Hobbs looking after some good horse the likes of stormy passage and looks after all the legs and  and any injuries.  

She also is a good rider and rides out every day she rode in the charity race in Punchestown this year and managed to raise over 4000 Euros. Shame she fell asleep at the start and never got a look in but she passed  Sheik Punchestown near the line so she was happy says she will try and to it again next year, she is already looking for a new trainer!

The next few runners coming up will be Try Again in Roscommon. He is looking for his fifth win and he is in great form but is trying a longer trip for the first time.

We also have Jackie Ellis running if she gets in. If the ground is soft she’ll run a great race.

Ana Lichious could be going to Leopardstown. She is an exciting filly for us which JD Moore bought for Patrick Hanlon in France.  I would expect her to need the run on Thursday.

Thanks everyone for looking at the new website and we will give you regular updates.

Looking forward for the next Galway winner!

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