Jump the Shark: Irish raider wins Grand National in a romp

Guy Torsilieri met John “Shark” Hanlon at the Far Hills finish line Oct. 15, minutes after Hanlon’s Hewick (Ire) dominated the richest United States steeplechase of the year. In the midst of an Irish scrum, an Italian from New Jersey asked a question of an Irishman from Kilkenny.

Masterpiece: Vintage Vinnie sets another record with 18-year-old Davies aboard

When he set a course record while winning the 2021 Maryland Hunt Cup, Vintage Vinnie (Ire) rattled rails, trimmed grass blades, defied gravity, tested stopwatches and scared plenty of witnesses. The performance was akin to watching a Formula 1 car scream down a dirt road. Sure, he got there, and in record time. But it wasn’t necessarily pretty.


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