Michael Halford – Group 1 Winning Trainer
Over the last decade Michael Halford’s name has been an ever present one amongst the ranks of the Ireland’s top trainers. Throughout his career Michael has achieved notable success with a wide variety of horses across the entire racing spectrum and it his ability to get the best from every horse and place them to maximum advantage that has stood him in such excellent stead for the last 25 years.
Michael’s yard at Doneaney, located just off the Curragh, is a purpose built state of the art training centre which has been in operation since 2008 and currently houses some 70 horses. Among those to have recently passed through Doneaney are Casamento who emerged as one of Europe’s star two-year-olds in 2010 with victories in the Beresford Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy – a race which provided Michael with his first Group 1 victory.
Allied to superb facilities, Michael has an excellent team of staff to rely on at home and on the track he can call upon on the services of some of the country’s most successful riders. Among his current team of jockeys is one of the most promising rider’s in the country, Shane Foley.We are delighted that you have taken this opportunity to visit this website and we hope that you will find it a worthwhile one.
New owners and involvement in the yard are always more than welcome and please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information or if you would like to visit the yard.