18th Dec 2018
2015 Irish Grand National winner ran his first race in the I.N.S. Racing silks when running a fantastic second at Boulta Point to Point on Sunday 16th December. Given plenty of time to get into the race by jockey Barry O’Neil, he finished the race off strongly, only to be beaten by 3 lengths.
Trainer Ross O’Sullivan was delighted with the horse who jumped superbly the whole way round and it was great to see him enjoy himself and run with such enthusiasm. Conditions were very testing with the soft ground but his performance gives us plenty of options going forward. The plan is to hopefully qualify for him for Cheltenham and Aintree next year all being well.
Thunder And Roses is the first National Hunt horse in training for I.N.S. Racing. It is hugely exciting to be involved with a horse of his calibre and to be going grass roots racing is a fantastic experience for everyone involved. We are thrilled with the run and it certainly gives us all great encouragement going into the New Year.
I.N.S. Racing which officially launches in January 2019. To get involved in I.N.S. Racing visit the link https://irishnationalstud.ie/ins-racing/ or go onto our website Irish National Stud. Membership to the club gives ‘owners’ free racecourse entry to every meeting that I.N.S. Racing has a runner in Ireland. Other benefits to the club include; access to six top flat and national hunt racehorses that have been placed with top trainers throughout Ireland, trainer updates via our bespoke App, industry visits and events, plus a share of the club’s prize money. All for €399!