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Derek O’Connor Is 2011 Point-to-Point Champion in Ireland

‘The 2011 Irish Point-to-Point season came down to the wire as jockeys Derek O’Connor and Jamie Codd created a spectacular finish to what has been recognised as one of the most exciting seasons on record. The final season’s tally is O’Connor with 110 winners and Codd, the runner-up, with 104 wins. This is the first time that Codd has ridden over 100 winners in one season.

The final weekend of racing was at the South Union Foxhounds meeting in Kinsale in County Cork and the Ormond Foxhounds meeting in Ballingarry in County Offaly. O’Connor who had four winners on the final days of racing now has won his eighth Irish Point-to-Point Riders Championship title in succession. He has ridden more than 700 point-to-point winners in his career so far.

Posted June 24, 2011

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