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Kinvara races – 1923

Connacht Tribune 7th July, 1923 p.11

Photo: BO'D
Photo: BO’D

Sweltering sun, choking dust, and a dome of bunting surmounting a riot of animated colour were the order at Gortshanvogh. The meeting differed from the usual “flapper.” Of course, all the “trickies” and “habituals” were there, but the neighbours, who feel they have a proprietary interest in “the races” and who assume the responsibility with a genial “You are welcome to Kinvara” air predominated. There was some indefinable something – something inherent, though unobtruding – which marked Kinvara meeting, apart from the usual type, and the day a pleasant outing (sic.). The course was hard, and many riders parted company with their mounts to meet its unwelcome embrace.
Details;
The VOLUNTEER PLATE £12; Hurdle – 2 miles
Mr P. Torpey’s Master McGuire
Mr J. O’Neill’s Distant Shore
Mr T. Quinn’s Waverley
Also ran – Silver Ring.

The TRADERS’ PLATE £10 Hurdle – 2 miles
Mr T. Quinn’s Waverley
Mr P. Donnelly’s Paravid
Also ran – Home Dock (fell)

KINVARA PLATE £20 Steeplechase – 2 1/2 miles
Mr P. Murphy’s Clare Girl
Mr J. O’Neill’s Distant Shore
Also Ran – Paravid

STEWARDS’ PLATE £8 Flat 1 1/2 miles
Mr J. O’Neill’s Distant Shore
Also ran – Solid Gold (fell) and Paravid

GORTSHANVOGH PLATE £8 Flat 1 1/2 miles
Mr T. McKenna’s Home Dock
Mr J. O’Neill’s Distant Shore
Mr T. Quinn’s Waverley
Also ran – Solid Gold (fell) and Golden Cherry