KILLINCHY restaurateur Aaron Stronge recorded another landmark victory last week when Carsonsbridge Bridge won the maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse.
Placed on his three previous starts and already a dual point to point winner, the winner owned and bred by Saintfield’s Eddie Armstrong – who has had a long and successful association with the Killinchy trainer/rider - was supplying a first racecourse winner for Stronge.
The initial track winner provided an apt birthday present for the Ulster trainer who as an amateur rider has registered success in point to points in each of the past four decades – a remarkable achievement.
While the day job is running Daft Eddie’s Restaurant at Sketrick Island, Stronge has a small group in training divided between those for the course proper and the local point to point circuit.
The winning local trainer advised: “It was great to get the first track winner and the horse was due that one following repeated placed efforts. Hopefully we can follow up before too long. The horses at home appear in good form and I have room for a couple more.”