where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2018-01-08 21:39:53  

POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) gained a valuable Grade 1 win in the Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. Ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan, he was slightly outpaced from the end of the back straight, but reacted well to pressure to take second approaching the last and led soon after. Battling gallantly, he held off a challenge from the rallying runner-up Mulcahys Hill (IRE) to win by a short head.

Providing trainer Fergal O’Brien with his first Grade 1 winner was surely priceless, though €27,000 bought POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) at the Tattersalls Derby Sale as a store. Bred by Vincent Finn, he is a son of Beeches Stud sire Flemensfirth out of a half-sister to Grade 2 winner over hurdles Bog Frog (IRE).

POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) was the winner of a point-to-point in 2011 for Roisin Hickey.  

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Ireland with I T M
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    successful stallion trail in ireland 4 days ago

     The 2018 ITM Irish Stallion Trail was declared a tremendous success after large crowds turned ...

    View | Add Comment
    derby buy provides priceless win2018-01-02

    POETIC RHYTHM (IRE) gained a valuable Grade 1 win in the Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on...

    View | Add Comment
    grade 2 win for westerner2017-12-18

    KEEPER HILL (IRE) gained his second win in three starts over fences when taking the Grade 2 December...

    View | Add Comment
    successful return for sizing john2017-12-11

    Cheltenham Gold Cup hero SIZING JOHN made a successful start to the new season when running out an i...

    View | Add Comment
    2017 horse racing ireland award winners announced2017-12-05

    Aidan O'Brien, who this year broke the world record for the number of Group 1 winners trained in...

    View | Add Comment
    no stopping irish at del mar2017-11-27

    What a run it’s been for Mastercraftsman (IRE), with the Coolmore stallion siring his fourth S...

    View | Add Comment
    taj mahal dominant in australia2017-11-20

    THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE), by any stretch, has had a busy year but he wound it up in style winning the G...

    View | Add Comment
    dreams of the future2017-11-14

    Over the years there have been reams of newsprint devoted to the ability of Sir Michael Stoute to co...

    View | Add Comment
    kildangan announce ribchester to retire to stud in 20182017-11-07

    Darley have announced four-time Group 1-winning superstar RIBCHESTER (IRE) will retire to stud at Ki...

    View | Add Comment
    aiden is king of group 1's2017-10-31

    O’BRIEN BEATS FRANKEL Six days after equalling Bobby Frankel’s Group/Grade 1 record wit...

    View | Add Comment