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Goffs Thyestes Day 2023 gave us some more great stories in racing none more so than our all-conquering local trainer WP Mullins recording his record breaking 9th Thyestes Cup with the brilliant “Carefully Selected” being announced the winner after a photo finish was required to split the front two home. This was to be WPs 3998 winner and less than 40 minutes later he had his 3999 winner when Sir Gerhard obliged in the Daly Farrell Accountants Beginners Steeplechase in hugely impressive fashion. Thomastown publican Martin Walsh teamed with Mooncoin trainer Eoin Doyle to open proceeding when their well supported Listenhertomejack won by ½ a length after attracting massive market support throughout the morning.
Off the track the almost 12,000 crowd in attendance were treated to a wide variety of food offerings from carvery to Texas BBQ & Fish and chips & live performances from “Just Jane” in the Balcony Bar Peter & Paul in the Thyestes Bar & Champagne on the rooftop. Once racing was completed the brilliant After Dark performed live in the Party Marquee ensuring whether you backed a winner or not you were leaving Gowran Park with a smile on your face !!! all roads now lead to Connolly RED MILLS DAY Sat Feb 18th where another huge attendance is expected.