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June 9, 2014
Sunday 8th June saw the TRM sponsorship portfolio in full action in Ireland and Uruguay. For the second year running TRM were the proud sponsors of the race card at the Curragh racecourse, the Copa Distaff in Urugay and the National Grand Prix at Ballivor Horse Show.
For the second successive year TRM were the title sponsors of the race card at the Curragh Racecourse, the spiritual home of the company, and the talking points of the day included Indigo Lady’s win in the feature race and the dead heat in the last.
TRM Silver Stakes
A shock result in the Listed TRM Silver Stakes at the Curragh as 66-1 shot Indigo Lady, in foal to Camelot, triumphs for trainer Willie McCreery and jockey Seamie Heffernan. The four-year-old daughter of Sir Percy was previously trained in the UK by Peter Chapple-Hyam and she was having just her third start for McCreery.
McCreery said afterwards: “Some of the credit must go to Camelot as she is about forty days in foal to him. “She was going home tomorrow if she didn’t perform well today and I told Seamie to be positive. All she does is stay and he gave her a great ride. “I’ve been frustrated with her as she has been working well at home. That is job done now winning a Listed race with her.”
1st Indigo Lady (66-1)
2nd Castle Guest (20-1)
3rd Qewy (14-1)
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In the first TRM sponsored race of the day, Big Bad Lily emerged victorious of the 19 winners in the 6f contest. Ridden by Wayne Lordan and Trained by Ken Condon.
1st Big Bad Lilly
2nd Doonard Prince
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In the sixth race of the day, a 1m 2f contest, it was Dragon Fei who took him the prize money for Trainer Dermot McLoughlin and Jockey Leigh Roche. After disputing the lead in the early stages the four-year-old daughter of Jeremy was settled in second before hitting the front two furlongs from home. She kept on well under pressure inside the final furlong going on to score by a length and three parts at the line.
Dermot McLoughlin said afterwards: “She was unlucky last week when she got into a bit of trouble in the apprentice race. “She has a grand temperament and she loves the ground. I think that is my first winner at the Curragh.”
1st Dragon Fei
3rd Madam Mo
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Johnny Murtaghs gutsy Urban Moon (5-1) led all the way in the TRM Invest In Calphormin Handicap, 1m 4f, and fought off the persistent attentions of the favourite Kabjoy through the final furlong to win by a head under Niall McCullagh. The son of Galileo won on his handicap debut over a mile and two at Navan in April before finishing third at the Curragh behind Azurite and Breathe Easy (dead-heated) on his last outing. Stepped up in trip to a mile and a half for the first time today he was sent off a 5/1 chance having opened at 7’s on-course.
Urban Moon’s next race could be the Ulster Derby or a two mile race for three-year-olds at Ascot.
1st Urban Moon
3rd Lady Clitico
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Dalasiri and Gypsey King had to share the spoils in the last at the Curragh, the TRM Excellence in Equine Nutrition Maiden, with the judge unable to separate the duo.
The Sabrina Harty trained Dalasiri was ridden by seven pound claimer Robbie Downey and was returned a 25/1 chance, while the latter for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien went to post the 9/10 favourite (opened evens on-course).
Amazingly Harty’s last winner (Breathe Easy over the course on May 10th) also dead-heated and she said afterwards: “He has had trouble with allergies and we have been leaving him out in the field. He will go for the Galway Hurdle now as we think he has a nice mark.”
1st Gypsey King / Dalasiri
3rd Wrap Star
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National Grand Prix at Ballivor Horse Show
Meanwhile in the 7th leg of the Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix Series at Ballivor Horse Show, Vincent Byrne and Mr Rockerfeller were the winners of the class once again in a time of 44.66, putting Vincent firmly in 1st position in the leaderboard. Second was Greg Broderick and Rincoola (45.63), 3rd Vincent Byrne and Hannival V Oversis Z (48.12).