Dylan Browne McMonagle confirmed himself as national champion jockey for 2018 with a treble at Ballylongford in County Kerry.
The Letterkenny teenager had only four mounts on the card and was a late entrant – but took itself to 75 for the season.
The Garvagh Races in Co Derry were called off last Sunday the 9th as a mark of respect to the late Francie Browne but were rescheduled for today.
However, on Thursday night the meeting was called off for a second time and on this occasion it was because of a waterlogged course.
This postponement meant the curtain came down on the Northwest season for 2018.
Browne McMonagle said on his documentary back in 2015 called Five Stone Of Lead ‘all I want to be is a Champion jockey’.
And with that in mind, he decided to reroute to Ballylongford and make the twelve-hour round trip at a late stage.
With only four mounts on the bumper nine-race card he managed to boot home a treble and make the long journey very worth while bringing his tally to 75 for the season.
Dylans first winner came as he steered The Green Monkey home in the 148cm pony race.
He soon doubled up when Four Stone Of Lead took the 153cm and the treble was completed when he took the feature race the Ballylongford Derby on board Let It Go.
The last meeting of the season in the Southern region hinges on an inspection to see if Athea in Co Limerick can go ahead or not but no matter what the outcome, there is no one that could doubt the dedication and hunger from the talented and modest Letterkenny teenager, who is now National Champion jockey for 2018.Tags: