Bad weather sees Limerick Races called off

Racing at Limerick Racecourse has been abandoned today due to a water logged chase course.

Racing at Limerick Racecourse has been abandoned today due to a water logged chase course.

10mm of rain fell overnight with further rain forecast later today and after an inspection at 8am, it was decided to call off today’s fixture.

It is hoped a rescheduled fixture can be sought within the next 7 to 10 days.

For more information, please contact Limerick Racecourse on 061-320000 or visit www.limerickraces.ie.

There was a full day’s racing at Limerick on Sunday where Dancing Tornado, for JP McManus, won the feature Hanidcap Chase at a price of 10/3.

Rathkeale trainer Eric McNamara registered his first win since taking September’s Kerry National when his Medicinal Compound landed the Newton Abbot Races Handicap Hurdle.

Ridden by Rob Jones, the son of Dr Fong led from two out but needed to work hard to on the run-in to hold the late challenge of Baresi by a short head.

Afterwards McNamara stated “I bought him at the Newmarket Horses In Training Sales and he was a cheap horse (2,500Gns) who has now won his maiden and handicap hurdle.

“He has done well and hopefully the handicapper isn’t too hard on him – we’ll go for something similar next.”

The full results were:

1.05pm: Conditional Maide Hurdle - Bullet Street (20/1)

1.35pm: 2M Handicap Hurdle - Dont Tell Pa (11/4)

2.10pm: 2M 5F Maiden Hurdle - Steady Ed (20/1)

2.40pm: 2M 4F Handicap Hurdle - Medicinal Compound (12/1)

3.15pm: 2M 3F Beginners Chase - Far Away So Close (5/4 fav)

3.45pm: 3M Handicap Chase - Dancing Tornado (10/3)

4.15pm: 2M Lady Riders Mares Only NH Flat Race - Casablanc Lily (11/4)