Croom in Cheltenham 2009

All eyes will be on the McNamara jockeys as Cheltenham commences today

Limerick Show 2008 Photos


Limerick Racecourse

Spot The Difference portrait and landscape artist  Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh Spot the Difference from the stables in Bruree of Enda Bolger. Cheltenham has been good to him winning 7 cross country meeting s there. John Thomas McNamara rode him 11 times out of his 14 wins, the Toureen jockey once stated that Spot the Difference had a … Continue reading

Racing’s Loss as Jockey Mick Fitzgerald Retires

Champion Jockey Mick Fitzgerald has announced his retirement due to injuries.Mick who is 38 years of age announced his decision today.Mick won the Grand National in 1996 riding Rough Quest.He made the headlines after the race in a BBC Interview “Winning the Grand National is better than sex,This was the best twelve minutes of my life … Continue reading

The Manning’s Stables

The Manning’s Stables John Manning stables won the Metropolitan cup, Balldoyle with Treaty Stone in 1916 and in 1918 repeated the same victory. Treaty stone was killed in 1919. The manning stables won the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh, Mellory’s Page.


Punchestown National Hunt festival commences this week. This is one of the largest National Hunt events in the country and with horse racing and the Maigueside district the Home of National Hunt racing and Croom supplying the top Jockeys to National Hunt racing with the family name of the McNamaras who have been part and … Continue reading


Andrew McNamara Win  Andrew McNamara brought off a great win at Navan on Saturday last, he won the Irish Form Book An Uaimh Steeplechase riding Sher Beau returned at 5/1 staring price tote win €6.20.John Thomas McNamara travelled to the Liscarroll Point to Point, it was not to be John Thomas’s day, the last two … Continue reading

Cheltenham 2008

 Friday 14 March 2008  Cheltenham 2:15  Jcb Triumph Hurdle (grade 1) 15    1R1212    Won In The Dark (IRE)   4   11,0   Miss S J Harty   A J Mcnamara    Cheltenham 4:05  Christie’s Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup 10    19F0/16-   Drombeag (IRE)   10 12,0      Jonjo O’Neill         Mr J T McNamara ____________________________________________________ … Continue reading


John Thomas McNamara had four winners back to back in his recent outings in the point to point racing season.  On Sunday last John Thomas swept the boards at the Lemonfield point to point meeting.  He made an early start when winning the first race of the day riding Kangaroo Court.  The third race the … Continue reading