County Down native Noel McParlan first rode a winner between the flags at Necarne in May 2002 aboard Silverbridge, and since then he has been one of the leading riders in the northern region, winning that regional title on three occasions - 2013, 2015 and 2017. McParlan, whose father Sean is a successful handler, recorded his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival in the 2018 edition of the Fulke Walwayn Kim Muir Chase aboard the Warren Greatrex-trained Missed Approach.
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Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin.
Frilly Frock avenged her recent narrow defeat to kick-start a winning weekend for Colin Bowe at the Fermanagh course.
Colin McKeever was the man to follow as he saddled a double including with Eskylane.
Rob James and the Doyle brothers proved to be the combination to follow at Portrush on Saturday, as they left the popular Co. Derry venue with a treble.
The popular series builds to a climax at Ballynoe on Sunday March 31st with a valuable bonus up for grabs.
Rob James, Declan Lavery and Noel McParlan all felt the wrath of the Cheltenham Festival stewards.
For the second year in succession local rider Daire McConville took the confined hunt winners race this time aboard Longtymegone.
Evan Dwan enjoyed a day to remember at Oldtown when riding his first double and bringing his season’s tally to four winners.
For the second year in succession, leading mare Sliabh Mhuire Lass was turned over at short odds in the A One Tyres mares’ open.
The 2018/19 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where a fine day saw a large crowd attend.
The opening day Necarne on Friday saw Colin Bowe send out three winners to join Donnchadh Doyle at head of the trainer's table on 26 winners, whilst Rob James took the riding honours kicking home a treble.
The Crawford brothers of Stuart and Ben teamed up to take the final heat of the four-year-old maiden with the Roy Wilson-owned The Very Man.
Pat Doyle continued the scintilating form of his 4yo runners with a rare venture north of the border to Moira.
The rescheduled East Down Foxhounds meeting at Tyrella took place on Monday and Derek O’ Connor enjoyed a fruitful day kicking home two winners
There was a most unusual occurrence in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden as the Pat Doyle-trained winner Axiomatic.
Warren Ewing continued his great run of success in the four-year-old maiden at Kirkistown with Bold Plan.
Lagan Island continued his rise through the ranks with a comfortable success for Noel and Sean McParlan.
Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.
Two-time winner from last season, Burning Ambition, took his third consecutive victory in the colours of Alexandria Gardner.
Got The Nac proved to be another eye-catching value purchase by Kildare handler Peter Flood.