The Bar-One Dual Day at Dundalk Stadium yesterday went off in spectacular style yesterday Monday 15th of August.
The large attendances at the dual race day were treated to an eight-card horse card and twelve racecard programme later in the
The 2022 Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup produced a surprise to the patrons with Hawkfield Ozark flashing from trap 3
and winning with a superb performance to oppose the five other contenders including the heavily fancied favourite Serene Ace
in trap two. In the semis, Serena Ace won in a clock of 20.78 but the places were reversed last night and the Keeley McGee trained
Hawkfiekd Ozark found his sprinting boots out of the traps and was never headed.
The owner Jerry O’Connor is Kildares based and the family enjoyed the success of landing the prestigious Irish Sprint Cup that goes way back to
1943 when won by a bitch Fair Mistress on a grass track then of 24.03.
Well done to the connections who picked up a prize fund of €20,000 purse.
On the track earlier in the day there were some surprises too with again Barney O’Hares Bar-One Racing sponsoring five of the card and the EBB
sponsoring the other three races.
Golden Twilight won The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Red God@ Handicap with a prize fund of €50,000 on offer.
The Halford-trained Twilight won comfortably from Ides of August 21/4 lengths and the same again from Eight Eight.
Dylan Browne McMonagle actually rode a treble on the day with Royal Scholar(fav38/8) in the 1 mile 2.40 and Karaoke(10/110,
6 furlong in the 3.40.
There was a fair upset in the last race when the Rita Shah-owned Ragtime Red duly obliged at a whopping 28/1 against the well-backed favourite
Spirituoso was no match for the winner being backed in from 4/1 to 5/2.
With the serious side of racing, there was plenty of entertainment and music and fun for the kids all through the day and night.
Dundalk Stadium boasts a unique position in the fact it is the only dual track in Ireland and abroad. They do a fine job and entertainment
and fun is part of the formula that gives a great day or night out as the case might be for family, friends or corporate events.