Good times return for jockey Ryan

Donagh jockey, Ryan Treacy

Donagh jockey, Ryan Treacy

THE good times have returned at last, following a length injury lay-off, for Donagh jockey, Ryan Treacy, A previous winner of the Fermanagh Herald Sports Person of the Month award.

In what was a Grand National-crazy day in bookies across the country on Saturday, Ryan quietly rode four mounts at Tramore on Sunday and came away with a double, on Cappacurry Zak and Draycott Place.


For good measure, he was placed sixth in one of his two other races and, in winning with Draycott Place in the €9,660 two and half miler feature race, he beat Ruby Walsh in a neck-and-neck finish.

His father, Sean, speaking to the Herald, was ‘over the moon’ at his son’s change of fortune.

“He has had a hard time all right. Last June/July, he had a serious fall and was out of racing for four months. But, it is a very, very tough game.”
Treacy had pointed the way to his Tramore double on 15th March, winning on Draycourt Place at Limerick for Tipperary trainer, John Patrick Ryan. And, a couple of weeks ago, he had a good second on Cloudy Morning, again in a neck and neck finish with one of Willie Mullin’s horses.

“He seems to make a habit of close finishes”, Treacy added. “On Sunday, Ryan and Ruby were side by side coming into the last fence.”

Treacy got a further boost when he was informed, having had 21 winners under his belt, he could claim 5 pounds off his weight instead of seven.

Roll on 75 winners and the hero of Donagh will be able to lose all weight claim.

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