Advertisement

Local jockey back in winners’ enclosure

Rory Devine returns to winners enclosure

Rory Devine returns to winners enclosure

LOCAL jockey Rory Devine broke a seven year drought when landing a tidy double at Tyrella Racecourse on Saturday.

The 38-year-old guided the 2/1 shot The Trigger to victory over the jumps at the point-to-point meeting followed quickly by the 5/1 shot Nettle Bush.

Advertisement

Devine, who has been involved in horse racing for almost three decades, had not ridden a winner since 2010.

A highly promising jockey in his youth, the local rider had put the sport to one side due to family commitments and says his involvement these days is “more of a hobby” than anything.

On Saturday though he was back in the winners’ enclosure, much to the delight of trainers Sean McParlan and Rodney Arthur.

The winning jockey said, “I had ridden Nettle Bush two weeks previous and he was third. But I knew he could do better so I was expecting him to win. With the Trigger, I had ridden him in a bit of exercise work so I was fairly confident there too.

“It felt great to be riding winners again and I was on a high all weekend. I’ll have to see what comes off the back of it but hopefully I will get a few decent rides out of it.”

AN Aughabrack darts thrower will be hoping to be on target next week when he heads for the World...

COUNTY chairman Francie Devine has paid tribute to everyone who has contributed to ensuring Tyrone’s participation in this year’s...

THE chairman of the Tyrone Milk Cup Association has thanked Derry City and Strabane District Council for their continuing...

Top
Advertisement

The Strabane Chronicle is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 15 Main Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT82 8AS