Remembering Listowel man Barrett's famous win

SPEAKING of Clonmel, the running of the Classics Club Champion Stakes at the coursing meeting will bring back very fond memories for well-known Listowel man, Michael Barrett, who won the inaugural running of the event exactly forty years ago with Dashing Newdown.

As this writer recalls, Dashing Newdown was very much an outsider in the event, but he won with quite magnificent authority and he provided Michael Barrett with one of many sporting highlights in his career.