Qualification was the name of the game over the weekend and we did quite well all round as 6 of our runners progressed in their respective competitions.
Friday night saw us head to Tralee where Sidarian Vega and Rural Hawaii represented us in the Boylesports Race Of Champions, won last year by our very own Sidarian Blaze. Rural Hawaii finished third in the opening heat. Breaking moderately he was in 4th spot round the opening turns. Moving well down the far side he moved into second spot around the final turns before being passed on the run in by the battling 2 dog. The second heat saw Sidarian Vega also take third spot. Trying to move across to the rails at lid rise he had his run slightly held up but still managed to head round in second spot. Chasing the early leader, Paradise Silva, he kept within touching distance of him before being caught for 2nd on the run in by a neck. Happily both progress to next week’s Final which is worth €15,000 to the winner!