National Champion jockey Dylan Browne McMonagle came agonisingly close to making history at Athea, County Limerick at the weekend.
The Letterkenny teenager missed out by just one winner to equal the record of 78 wins set by Emmet McNamara over a decade ago.
Browne-McMonagle made history at the Dingle Races this year by becoming the first rider to win three championship titles in a row
The Letterkenny supremo’s job was made all the tougher of breaking the record because of the cancellation of the Garvagh races back a couple of weeks ago – where he had a good book of mounts.
But with the determination of the teenager he gave it his best shot just as he did when winning an all Ireland Boxing title back in March this year.
Dylan’s two winners on the day where the The Green Monkey in the 148cm pony race and Sky’s The Limit in the 153cm which brought him to within one winner of the record.
Sky’s the Limit was an appropriate winner for the Co Donegal youngster because it is Sky’s The Limit when Dylan goes under the rules and there will be plenty of big owners and trainers looking to sign up the talented rider.
Dylan plans to pony race for one more season so we will have to wait and see what the 2019 season will bring for him.Tags: