Deirdre Goggin & Conway Tiger turn the tables at Skibbereen - 31st January 2016.

Conway Tiger with Deirdre Goggin in the plate turned the tables on her arch rival Dream Maker in another pulsating Grade A trot at the big Memorial Day at Skibbereen on Sunday.

Tim Kelleher Jnr Presents The Tim "Cooper" Kelleher Memorial Crystal to Deirdre Goggin owner of Conway Tiger winner of the Grade A at Skibbereen. Also included Michael Goggin Jnr & Snr and Carol Goggin.
(All photos courtesy of David Shine Photos)

Goggin sent the winner to the front from the start and led Rhds Trixter to the first turn. Lakeside Dragon took up the running and led off the second turn with the early leader and Dream Maker in close company. Approaching the final turn Conway Tiger hit the front and had a three length advantage with two furlongs to pace. Dream Maker tried hard to get on terms but Conway Tiger so often the bridesmaid held on to win by two lengths.

This was the third leg of a treble for Goggin who earlier took the opening Novice Pace on Hillside Mustang. Big Jim set a blistering pace and led to the opening turn but Goggin produced this son of Harmony P with three furlongs to go and won in a manner that further wins are inevitable.

Deirdre Goggin (Right) who rode a treble at Skibbereen.

Rhyds Ponder in the Grade C was the easiest winner of the six race program winning by a wide margin giving Goggin the second of her three wins and now is upgraded to Grade B and can continue his unbeaten run.

Timmy O' Leary rode a brace of winners, IB Rapido second on both his starts to date went one better when landing an incident packed Grade E. There was traffic problems at the opening turn and the winner avoided the trouble and recorded his initial win on tarmac for Aidan and Sean Buckley beating last weeks winner Hillside Dartanian by eight lengths.

Joe Carroll Presents The Jerome O' Sullivan Perpetual Shield to winning connections of IB Rapido winner of the Grade E at Skibbereen.

O' Leary won the next the Grade D on Tactician Du Lys who just got the better of Talavary Songster the pair inseparable for the final four furlongs with the French Bred Trotter getting the verdict by a length.

Action from the Grade D Race.

Champion jockey David Brickley had to settle for one winner on the day. Maithi Buachaill made it three wins from as many starts in the Grade B and will now face the big guns Dream Maker and Conway Tiger in the top grade pace. The winners enclosure was packed with visitors from Dublin and Scotland and owner Pat Kane Jnr accepted the cup in memory of his grandfather Paddy and his uncle Jason.

Connections of Maithi Buachaill in the presentation area after the Grade B race.

On a weekend when harness racing in Ireland received the news that Ireland has now secured full membership of the UET (Union of European Trotting) the future looks all the more brighter for all in the Emerald Isle.

Race Day officials Angela & Violet Hurley in the racing office.

The next road trotting race meeting will be in Dunmanway on Sunday 14th of February 2016.

By Tim Kelleher.

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