IT'S OFFICIAL: Offaly owned and bred racehorse is our Sports Star of Month for August

Justin Kelly

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Offaly owned and bred racehorse is our Sports Star of Month for August

IT'S OFFICIAL: Offaly owned and bred racehorse is our Sports Star of Month for August

The owner and breeder of our first ever non-human winner of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for August has picked up his award.

Snugsborough Benny, owned and bred by Ray Loughnane, won the award after racking up a massive 37% of the votes. 

PICTURED: Snugsborough Benny in action

Roisin Ennis was the closest to catching Snugsborough Benny with 26% while Cillian Kiely was third on 12%.

Owned and bred by Ray Loughnane in Shinrone, Snugsborough Benny won the Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase at the recent Galway Races Festival, seeing off A Rated and Mine Now by over a length, and the rest of the field by over 17 lengths. 

Ray, representing Snugsborough Benny, receive a specially commissioned glass trophy from sponsors Guy Clothing this week.

The horse will now go forward as our August winner for the ultimate Offaly Sports Star of the Year 2018 vote which will launch in early 2019.

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