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19-year-old Aubrey McMahon wins 'Amateur Derby' as Galway Races get underway
16/1 shot Whiskey Sour won the feature on day one at Ballybrit.

Aubrey McMahon on Whiskey Sour wins James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Aubrey McMahon was the unlikely hero on the opening day of the Galway Races, winning the feature race at Ballybrit – the Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap.

McMahon steered 16/1 shot Whiskey Sour, owned by his father Luke and trained by Willie Mullins, to a two-and-three-quarter length win in the two-mile handicap, dubbed ‘the Amateur Derby.’

Last year’s winner Swamp Fox was sent off favourite but finished second with another of Mullins’ runners, Lagostovegas, ridden by Patrick Mullins a short head back in third.

A punter celebrates a winner at the races James Crombie / INPHO Winner alright! Punters celebrate at Ballybrit. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

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Barry Geraghty on board Le Richebourg wins the opening race ahead of Andrew Lynch on board Twobeelucky James Crombie / INPHO Barry Geraghty won the opener on board Le Richebourg in the colours of Joseph O'Brien. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Eleanor and Maud Hand James Crombie / INPHO Eleanor and Maud Hand from Carrickmacross, Monaghan. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Galway – Monday’s Results

  • 17.20 - 1. Le Richebourg (4/9f) 2. Twobeelucky (11/4) 3. Aydoun (9/1)
  • 17.55 - 1. Pateen (20/1) 2. Artful Artist (4/1f) 3. The Irregular (9/1)
  • 18.25 - 1. Spiorad Saoirse (14/1) 2. Quizical (7/1) 3. Elusive Don (33/1)
  • 19.05 - 1. Dinky Inty (12/1) 2. Twist of Magic (20/1) 3. Delegating (5/1 2f)
  • 19.40 - 1. Whiskey Sour (16/1) 2. Swamp Fox (5/1f) 3. Lagostovegas (6/1 j2f)

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