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The second day of the Sligo August meeting is dominated by hurdle races with The BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle taking centre stage at twenty-to-eight this evening. Recent Galway winner Ben Button represents the in-form Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh alliance. The going is soft at the track with the first race off at…

Jumping fans in the North West are in for a real treat on Wednesday evening with Sligo staging a six-race card dominated by chases to get their two-day August meeting underway, the first race due off at 5.25pm. The €20,000 BoyleSports Handicap Chase (6.25) is the feature event with seven runners declared headed by…

Sligo has had a winner on day four of the Galway Festival, with Andratx, trained by Mark McNiff, claiming victory in the final race of the day – the Guinness Harp Handicap. Ridden by Conor Hoban, Andratx flew home to get the better of race favourite Camlann. Andratx has now won…

There were joyous and proud scenes at the headquarters of Sligo County Council yesterday evening as a civic reception was given for the Aintree Grand National winning jockey, Derek Fox. The reception was hosted by the Cathaoirleach, Councillor Hubert Keaney, who praised the Sligo Town native for his skill, courage…

A civic reception will be held in honour of 24 year old jockey from Emmett Place, Sligo, Derek Fox, tomorrow. Riding the Horse ‘One For Arthur’, they overcame odds of 14-1 to be crowned winners of the Grand National 2017 in Aintree, Liverpool on Saturday April 8th. Trainer Mark McNiff…

Sligo GAA’s third annual Day At The Races at Cleeveragh Racecourse will take place on Tuesday, June 28. This year’s event will feature seven races on the flat with top jockeys from across Ireland in attendance for what promises to be an excellent evening meeting. Peter Greene, Sligo GAA County…