Ryan beats Ruby Walsh

Jockey Ryan Treacy

Jockey Ryan Treacy

 DONAGH jockey, Ryan Treacy is certainly going places, picking up two wins at the weekend, one of them a feature race at Kilbeggan where he was up against Ruby Walsh, Paul Townend and Andrew Lynch.

For the record, he had four rides, including his latest at Roscommon on Monday night but, at the time of going to press, he had scored two out of three.


And, it was his 14/1 victory on Friday night at Kilbeggan, in the FBD Insurance Hurdle with a prize fund of €13,000 that took the biscuit, for, going over the second last fence, his mount, ‘Maccas Lad’ clipped the wings of the fence, causing Ryan to lose a stirrup.

Now, riding with one foot loose, he could not get it back in for the last fence, but still managed to get in ahead of the rest.

It was certainly a boost for its owner, Kathleen McEneaney and its trainer, Oliver Brady for whom Ryan is stable jockey, for, on the morning of the race, the horse’s odds stood at 33/1, dropping to 14/1 at the finish.

Ryan then followed that up with a splendid win on Sunday at Limerick on ‘Slievegullion Girl’ in the Limerick GAA-sponsored handicap hurdle.
It was the horse’s first outing in over 12 months, but it well justified Ollie Brady’s decision to let him loose, coming in at 9/1.

Ryan’s second mount at the meeting, Shabra Charity finished 5th in its race, the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Chase where the prize pot was €8,600.

And, as stated, he was out in Roscommon Monday night on One Cool Shabra, another mount from Ollie Brady’s stable.

Mr Brady rates Ryan highly and, in a recent interview in the Herald, spoke of his sheer commitment to his trade.


In fact, such is his appetite for racing that, according to his father, Sean, he changed his jockey agency so as to get more races.

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