Rob James has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks, having only ridden his first winner at Tinahely in 2012 aboard the Donnchadh Doyle-trained Amber Hill. Yet five years later he had already broken through the 100-winner barrier with the success of Insufficient Funds in 2017. He claimed the 2014 Champion Novice title with 20 winners and added further title success with the 2017 Sourthern crown and 2021 Western title. A succesful partnership with the likes of Donnchadh and Colin Bowe saw him finish in the overall top three riders for the first time in the 2017/18 campaign, with his 200th success coming courtesy of Presenting Ana at Kinsale in 2019. The 2019/20 season brought a first Western title, and most notably, a first Cheltenham Festival success when Milan Native won the Kim Muir for Gordon Elliott, whilst in April 2022 he rode Win My Wings to land the Scottish Grand National.
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Rob James continued with his rich vein of form when registering his 300th point-to-point winner aboard his own Jingko Blue who ran out a strong winner of the four-year-old maiden at Oldtown on Saturday afternoon.
The Wexford rider secured the big-race victory aboard the former pointer who had started her career with Denis Moore
There was a three way tie for this year’s Western Region Title with James Kenny, Rob James and Barry O’Neill taking the honours.
Sean Doyle's charge ran out a 14/1 winner of a maiden hunter chase at Fairyhouse.
Last year's winner Colin Bowe is once again among the nominees in the point-to-point category.
The Cheltenham Festival winning jockey sent out My Bad Lucy to kickstart his new extra role as a handler.
Rob James picked up his second regional title in a season that will be best remembered for his first Cheltenham Festival success.
The eight-year-old ran out an impressive 14-length winner in the Hunter Chase under Rob James.
Whispers for Stafford as smart mare fulfils promise.
The leading point-to-point rider achieved his first Cheltenham Festival success, winning the Kim Muir aboard Milan Native.
Chosen Port keeps the family in credit.
Sky is the limit for Amarillo after gritty debut success.
There were 14 graded-race winners in February, including four Grade 1 winners.
Hulabaloo raises a cheer as Woods notches first win.
Screaming talent lifts Donoghue to first double strike
Bowe’s Star Gate opens the way for James double.
The son of Beat Hollow won by a comfortable seven lengths in the 2m 4f contest.
Winning debutante Nada to Prada could prove a bargain.
Jerminnie Green propels James to third in the jockeys’ table.
Citizen makes it a day to remember for O’Sullivan team.
O’Neill on a mission to secure fourth rider title.
Christie’s Miracle as Eddies returns from serious injury
Edwulf was unsurprisingly the star attraction at Loughrea as he drew a strong crowd to the Co. Galway course
The 2019/20 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where Murphy got off the mark as Gale At Sea storms home to win her four-year-old maiden.
Rob James rode his 200th winner between-the-flags on Sunday
45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe
Rob James was in double winning form on the final day of the popular end of season Kinsale fixture.
Six Irish raiders are represented across four races at Stratford`s Hunter Chase meeting on Friday.
Askdaboss sprung a mils surprise when taking a division of the four-year-old maiden for former rider Shane Hassett.
Barry O'Neill was crowned eastern champion for the 2018/19 season as that region finishes at Stradbally.
Jamie Codd dominated at Loughanmore with a treble on the replacement fixture for the cancelled Easter meeting.
Rob James was in treble winning form, whilst it was also a day to remember for Clare native Diarmuid Moloney.
Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin.
Donnchadh Doyle continued his excellent season with four-year-old's when Fantasia Roque won at Bartlemy.
Frilly Frock avenged her recent narrow defeat to kick-start a winning weekend for Colin Bowe at the Fermanagh course.
A treble on the final day of the northern season was not enough for Barry O'Neill in his bid to retain the regions title.
The recent Monksgrange victor turned the tables on her GAIN Final conqueror Dime A Dozen at Tipperary.
A big crowd were on hand in Co. Clare to witness rising stars Peter Flood and Luke Murphy enjoy success.
Former rider Andrew Latta sent out Moonlit Wings to win the mares maiden in fine style.
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.
Colin Bowe-trained Papa Tango Charly impressed by posting a scintillating debut under Barry O'Neill in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.
The Pierce Power-trained eight-year-old claimed the Remus Uomo Hunters Chase under Rob James.
Derek O'Connor was witnessed to purposefully good effect when winning aboard the Liam Burke-owned/trained newcomer Exod'ela
History was made at Kirkistown when the first four-year-old auction maiden was staged at the County Down track.
Rob James, Declan Lavery and Noel McParlan all felt the wrath of the Cheltenham Festival stewards.
Colin Bowe saddled his fourth success of the season in this age division when Linelee King ran out an impressive eight-length winner.
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.
Pat Doyle has a great record around Belharbour and his Fado Des Brosses took the opening Costello Family four-year-old maiden in impressive fashion.
Invitation Only followed in the footsteps of Monbeg Notorious to give the Monbeg team a second successive Thyestes victory.
Leading point-to-point riders Rob James and Richie Deegan have secured rides in the valuable handicap.
The first of nine contests produced an impressive display when Mount Ida took the opening division of the four-year-old mares’ maiden.
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
Peter Flood has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and Star Wizard brought his tally to six winners this term.
As competition within the open division begins to intensify, Coastal Tiep added to his burgeoning reputation by claiming the JA Electrical Services open.
Barry O’Neill continued his fine start to the season riding a treble around the new track at Damma House.
The 2018/19 Series kicks off at Damma House and builds to the big Final at Ballynoe on March 31st.
Maliboo provided a deserved local success, as the South Westmeath's celebrated 40 years of running a point-to-point at The Pigeons.
David Christie once again proved his talents in sourcing new horses, as his latest purchase, Kadmer made a winning debut.
The Sam Curling-trained Longhouse Music picked-up where she had left off, by returning to the winners enclosure.
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.
Minella For Value continues his fantastic run of form.
Barry O Neill extended his lead in the rider’s title to eight winners ahead of Derek O’Connor when he secured a treble on the day.
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.
Monksgrange played host to a high class day of action when no fewer than three Doyle's were among the winners.
Rob James picked-up two of his four weekend winners at Lisronagh's spring fixture.
19-year-old Mike Sweeney from Cappoquin will forever treasure fond memories of this meeting as he rode his initial career winne.
Local rider Rob James was in treble winning form at the rescheduled Courtown fixture.
The Ashleigh Murphy yard continued their recent good fortunes at Largy with the success of Wild Polly.
Former Grade 1 winner Uxizandre made a winning pointing debut to claim the prestigous Barbour Cup.
Lough Derg Rose & Norwegian Woods proved to be poignant winners for owner Pat Coffey.
Donnchadh Doyle, who sent out no less than seven winners over three meetings on Sunday
Donnchadh Doyle, who saddled an amazing seven winners across three meetings on Sunday, got his weekend off to the best possible start.
Richard Black has enjoyed a dream start to his training career, consigning the most expensive point-to-point mare at last March.
Jamie Codd was in double-winning form on a bitterly cold day for point-to-point followers at The Folly.
Warren Ewing continued his great run of success in the four-year-old maiden at Kirkistown with Bold Plan.
Dlauro and Envious Editor were some of the eye-catching winners on a high class day's racing in the burren.
Moskovite created a favourable impression in the Killeagh opener, but would later be disqualified.
Rob James revelled in the snowy conditions to record a treble at the Carlow venue.
Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.
Donnchadh Doyle sent out his initial winner of the season when Darsi In The Park landed the opening four-year-old maiden.
Two-time winner from last season, Burning Ambition, took his third consecutive victory in the colours of Alexandria Gardner.
Maxine O'Sullivan clinched victory in the opening round of the 2017/18 ITM Ladies Series aboard Samanntom.