Day At The Track

Record number enter Delaney Memorial again!

05:56 AM 11 Feb 2015 NZDT
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
Harness Racing
Ann MacNeill photo
Vincent Delaney Memorial promo video

A record 59 royally bred 2-year-old harness racing pacers have now staked their claim on the 4th annual Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Cup weekend, following the closing of entries on February 6th.

A first prize of €12,000 for the grand final and an additional €4000 consolation race has attracted an unprecedented number of entries for the event, the richest in Europe for pacers and all eyes will be on Portmarnock Raceway in Dublin the weekend of Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 to see who scoops this year’s renewal.

The increase in nominations was a very positive 13% over last year.

Although a filly has never won the most prestigious event in the British Isles, the fairer sex are responsible for almost half the entries this year and with preference on the gate in the final, this could be the year a filly finally breaks the deadlock.

The most popular sire in the line up is Kikcolt with 10 representatives followed by Hasty Hall with 8, Rogue Hall with 6 and Pro Bono Best the next most popular sire with 5 prospective runners.

Standardbred breeding aficionados are always frothing at the mouth in anticipation at the entries list being published and this year has proven to be no exception.

Imported yearlings by sires Well Said, Rocknroll Hanover, Santanna Blue Chip, Dragon Again and Western Terror were all nominated in a year which also features the progeny of first season sires Star On The Beach, Urban Guy and Share The Delight.

Trends are also beginning to emerge after three runnings of the event with the previous three winning sires all represented and also the dam of last year’s winner too.

In 2012, Frisco Fiddler took the inaugural Delaney Memorial and his sire, Arts Conquest, has sired Miraculous, whose dam Another Mattie, was responsible for last years winner, Titanium.

Oddsmaker Dan Carlin, who is soon to release a book and its certain that this colt will feature high up in the betting. Yankee Lariat, the sire of Camden Tino, the winner of 2013’s Delaney renewal, has just a single nomination in Kick On, but this is out of Stakes winning mare Coalford Virtue and trained by Brenda Hudson, a formidable female trainer and driver of many classic winners spanning almost 4 decades.

Top UK trainer Alexis Laider has signalled her intentions to go all out this campaign to land the spoils and she has entered a total of six including the most expensive yearling ever purchased in Britain, Rhyds Megastar, which fetched an eye-watering £51,000 at Builth Wells Sale in Wales back in October 2014.

Megastar is out of the UK’s most prodigious broodmare Tonda Star, who has been responsible for some of the most stellar performers over recent years, including Stars Dragon, Rhyds Hallstar and the recently deceased Rhyds Five Star.

The Irish have seen the lions share of the prize money travel back across to the UK in all three running’s of the Delaney Memorial so far and this time around the home team are intending to put up their strongest defence ever in an effort to keep the distribution of the weekend’s total prize money of €29,000 euros local.

Willy Flanagan and the mighty Meadowbranch Stud along with Alan Wallace and the Newtown Stud will lead this charge with three runners each with all three Meadowbranchs runners by siring sensation Kikicolt and Newtown’s are all imports by the mighty Rocknroll Hanover.

Brothers James and Derek Delaney, chief organisers and main backers of the memorial series ran in memory of late younger brother Vincent, have entered two pacers themselves in this years renewal, a colt and a filly.

Having gone so close in 2014 with Carmel Camden, a heat winner, they have entered up the syndicated colt Brywins Magician and the aptly named filly, Oakwood Destiny, in an effort to win the final and create a fairy tale ending to a race that’s captured the world’s imagination since its inaugural running back in 2012.  

Portmarnock Raceway in Dublin on August 8th and 9th is the place to be and thousands of patrons are expected from across the globe to converge on the venue in Ireland, traditionally dubbed as the land of a thousand welcomes.

By Thomas Bennett, for Harnesslink.com

Listed below are the nominees for the 2015 Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial

  • -  denotes GB owned

 

 

Name of foal

Breeding

Owner(s)

ALICOLT

M.KIKIKOLT - LYONS ALLISON

S.DUGGAN

AYR TYCOON *

M.YENGHIS PAN - AYR WING

D.MAHON

AYROSMITH*

M.DAYON ALERT - OUT IN THE OPAN

B.HALL

BONNY JANE *

F.DAYLON ALERT - DENTON JANE

J.SHEENAGH -DAVIE

BROTHER JOE

M.KIKIOLT - LONG ISLAND ARTIST

C.FORAN

BRYWINS BEACHAHEAD *

M.STAR ON THE BEACH - SPRINT AHEAD

MS K.KENNEDY

BRYWINS MAGICIAN

SHARE THE DELIGHT - LIFES MAGIC GIRL

OAKWOOD SYND

CAENWOOD CLASSIC*

F.HASTY HALL - ARTRIBUTE

J.DUGGAN

CHINATOWN JESS*

F. KIKIKOLT - BON BONITA

A.DICKINSON

COALFORD BRUCE *

M.ROGUE HALL -BLACKWELL MINOGUE

COALFORD STUD

COALFORD CHRIS *

M.ROGUE HALL - COALFORD AMORETTO

COALFORD STUD

COALFORD DAWN *

F.ROGUE HALL - SWEET TAHOMA

COALFORD STUD

ELSA CAMDEN *

F. BONO BEST - ANTHOLOGY

P. JOHNSTON

ENTER THE DRAGON *

M.N.CONNORS DRAGON - CAROUSEL

H.EVANS

FAIRDAYS DIXIE

M.JIMMY LONG - BLACKWELL TARAKING

G.DEAN

GABRIELLA CAMDEN  *

F.PRO BONO BEST - SEVEN SEAS

P.ANDERSON

HARD EARNED

M.EARNED INCOME - QUERELLE HANOVER

T.RICHARDSON

HOWARDS RITE SEXY *

F.URBAN GUY - HOWARDS CAMISTRESS

J.HOWARD

IMOGEN CAMDEN *

F.PRO BONO BEST - ROARIN GOODTIME

P.JOHNSTON

INDIE HANOVER *

M.WELL SAID - INCREDIBLE MARGIE

MRS C.FLETCHER

JK BELIEVEINMAGIC *

 M.ROCKNROLL HANOVER - JK WITCHCRAFT

S.GILVEAR

JM'S MACY HALLSTAR

F.HASTY HALL - CAMDEN LOVER

J.MURDOCK

KELSEY CAMDEN

F. PRO BONO BEST - LETS ALL BOOGIE

J.DUNNE

KICK ON

M.YANKEE LARIAT - COALFORD VIRTUE

MRS B.HUDSON

LADY BEST

F.PRO BONO BEST - LADY LEAH

E.MC DONAGH

LADYFORD CARMEL *

F.Santanna Blue Chip – Three Men Dreamin

J.STEWART

LADYFORD PHOENIX *

F.THE PREACHER PAN - STAR HALL

R.RALPH

MAJOR JEMMY

M.ROGUE HALL - PRETTY SPECIAL

R.BARRY

UN-NAMED

F.KIKIKOLT - SASSY COW GIRL

C.FORAN

MAYFELLDEN HETTY *

F.CHECK ON JACK - MAYFELLDEN AMBER

G.DENT

MEADOWBRANCH QUEEN

F.KIKIKOLT - MEADOWBRANCH QUEEN

MEADOWBRANCH STUD

Meadownbranch Roman

M.KIKIKOLT - MEADOWBRANCH NICHE

JP.O'CALLAGHAN

MEADOWBRANCH TITUS

M.KIKIKOLT - MEADOWBRANCH GIGLO

MEADOWBRANCH STUD

MIRACULOUS *

M.ARTS CONQUEST - ANOTHER MATTIE

S.A.FLOWER

NEW LONDON HANOVER*

M.DRAGON AGAIN - NATURAL PARADISE

S.GILVEAR

NEWTOWN MAJOR

M.ROCKNROLL HANOVER - MAJORED IN LOVE

NEWTOWN STUD

NEWTOWN ONYX

F.ROCKNROLL HANOVER - ONYX KILLEAN

NEWTOWN STUD

NEWTOWN ROCK

M.ROCKNROLL HANOVER - HANNA M

NEWTOWN STUD

NO JOKING *

M.HASTY HALL -ARTNSOUL

J.DUGGAN

NO STOPPIN *

M.HASTY HALL - PANAMA CANAL

R.Huschka/A. T. Racing

OAKWOOD DESTINY

F.WESTERN TERROR - OLYMPIC SIGN

OAKWOOD SYND

PAN CAM MYSTERY

M. JUDGE CAM - STONERIGGS VANITY

KELLEHER BROS

PARTY AT THE SPA *

M.DRAGON AGAIN - UNION AND LUDLOW

MRS C.FLETCHER

RHYDS GEM *

F.HASTY HALL - CPR

MS K.ADDISS

RHYDS GIRL POWER *

F.HASTY HALL - JEANNINES GIRL

J.HOWARD

RHYDS MEGASTAR *

M.HASTY HALL - TONDA STAR

R.Huschka/A.T. Racing

RHYDS SNOWBIRD *

F.HASTY HALL - KENTUCKY SUNSHINE

J.HOWARD

ROGUE COMET *

M.ROGUE HALL - ANGELAS COSMOC

Y-NOT-STABLES

SANDS PHOENIX

F.SABLE MATTERS - PARTY LIZ

MRS B.KELLY

SEXY LEGS *

F.VILLAGE MARQUIS - RIGHTEOUS BUNNY

J.HOWARD

SHE'S MINE *

F.ROGUE HALL - TRIPLE DARE

R.WALKER

SPRINGHILL ALI

F.BEST SUNSHINE - CAMDEN TOWN

SPRINGHILL STUD

SPRINGHILL ARTISTE

F.PLAYWITHAFULLDECK - ARTISCAPE ARTISTE

SPRINGHILL STUD

SPRINGHILL CATCH

M.BEST SUNSHINE - SPRINGHILL KATE

SPRINGHILL STUD

TARAWOOD JOY

KIKIKOLT -ONE MEG MILE

TARAWOOD STUD

MERRINGTONMOONLITE*

M.CHECK ON JACK - WHAT A CAMOTION

MERRINGTON ST

WESTEND DAKOTA

F.KIKIKOLT - MAGICAL BELL

T.BENNETT

WESTEND PHOENIX *

F. HOPPING HIGH - WESTEND SUKI

G.SMITH

WOTTENBRIDGEBEAUTY

F.KIKIKOLT - MEADOWBRANCH MEG

D.JOYCE

Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: