The Super Sprint is a race that is synonymous with the Hannon stable - Richard Snr was instrumental in the introduction of this race which is for horses bought at particular sales for less than £63,000 and he won the race seven times!
The tradition has continued and HAPPY ROMANCE made it a third win in the race for Richard Hannon Junior. She travelled strongly throughout for Sean Levey and quickened clear inside the final furlong to win easily by 2 3/4 lengths. This filly by Dandy Man was bought for just £25,000 by Ross and Peter Doyle for first time owners the McMurray family. She was named with Ray and Claire McMurray's 30th wedding anniversary in mind and winning big races like this she will surely help maintain a Happy Romance!
"This is our first horse and it's the first time we've been able to come racing to see her," said Ray McMurray, "we can't believe it. My son Oliver helped choose the horse and dragged me along. Richard has been fantastic, great to us, while Richard snr has some fantastic stories – he's a great raconteur. We're living the dream."