Ballymote jockey Darragh (wearing the purple & green silks) won his first race since the UK resumption of racing, when he won the Betway Insider Handicap at Newcastle on Thursday.
The John Butler trained horse won at a price of 5/1.
It was the Sligoman’s first winners since racing resumed behind closed doors in the UK.
Well done Darragh Keenan in Newcastle 💪 pic.twitter.com/8bx7bdRU52
— Eileen Keenan aka Eils (@EileenKeenan3) June 4, 2020
Keenan currently has 70 winners as apprentice jockey – and needs 25 more to earn his full jockey licence.
Irish racing re-opens this Monday June 8th, with a flat-race meeting at Naas.