Mark O'Hare is one of the most successful riders in the northern region with well over 200-point winners to his name stretching back to his maiden successs at Comber in 1999. In the intervening years, O'Hare was a winner at the Cheltenham Festival aboard Another Rum in the 2005 National Hunt Chase, was crowned Northern Champion in 2006 and 2016, and became the first rider in 16-years to record a six-timer at a points fixture at Taylorstown in April 2007. He achieved another notable feat when the success of Ringneill at Farmacaffley in February 2020 saw him ride a winner in four seperate decades, before then announcing his retirement later that same year, after riding a Bumper winner at Listowel on 21st September 2020.
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Last year's winner Colin Bowe is once again among the nominees in the point-to-point category.
Mark O’Hare announced his retirement at Listowel on Monday afternoon after winning the Kerry Petroleum INH Flat Race aboard the Noel Meade trained Jesse Evans.
The Dromahane winner lowered the colours of Benie Des Dieux to win her fourth Grade 1 prize.
Murphy back in front with Greenrock Abbey.
There were 14 graded-race winners in February, including four Grade 1 winners.
The Banbridge-native rode a winner at Farmaclaffley on Saturday afternoon, which secured O'Hare with a winner in four decades.
O’Neill rattles off four-timer as Danjaman saunters home.
Jerminnie Green propels James to third in the jockeys’ table.
Jerry Cosgrave's Dromahane winner picked up her second Grade 1 prize as she remained unbeaten.
Codd at the treble following Corran Cross maiden romp.
Kruzhlinin has taken all before him in points this season as in one of two runners in the Foxhunters for Gordon Elliott.
A number of riders were banned following the start, whilst John Barry receieved a seperate 12-day suspension.
The Patrick Turley-trained Power of Pause garnered all the plaudits following his impressive debut in the at Punchestown in the hands of Mark O'Hare.
Jamie Codd made a successful return from injury in the Steel Lintels Ireland Ltd. five-year-old geldings’ maiden aboard Whatsupwithyou.
The first of nine contests produced an impressive display when Mount Ida took the opening division of the four-year-old mares’ maiden.
Ballysteen-second Howling Milan went one better here to score in the Dennison Commericals Ltd four-year-old geldings’ maiden to carry the colours of Jason Higgins to victory.
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.
Court Jurado and Everybreathyoutake were among the four-year-old winners at Taylorstown.
Runaway winner Honeysuckle ensured the long journey to Cork proved worthwhile for Jerry Cosgrave & Mark O'Hare.
Reigning champion Barry O'Neill added a brace of victories to his season haul at the rescheduled fixture.
Conditions were very tough at Kirkistown on Saturday where Mark O'Hare enjoyed a double on the day.
It was a treble-winning day to remember for local rider Darie McConville at the annual Armagh fixture.
The annual Punchestown point-to-point provided the setting for James Murphy's first career winner.
Warren Ewing continued his great run of success in the four-year-old maiden at Kirkistown with Bold Plan.
The Suirvale Harriers held their first meeting since April 2015 at their new track at Knockinroe just outside Templemore.
The opening four-year-old maiden at Kirkistowns Autumn fixture saw the opening leg of a double for reigning champion Barry O’Neil.
On his return to action, Sizing Coal was pushed all the way to the line as he made a winning reappearance.