I was away for a few days last week in China as a guest of Mr Zhang Yeusheng who has a few horses with us. I was there around the same time last year, and I have to say that in the last twelve months, they have made huge strides and I believe that China will be a major force …

China beckons this week

Posted on July 31, 2017

I’m off to China for a few days this week and I must say that I’m looking forward to the trip. Michael Donohoe from the BBA and I with other Irish industry people are travelling over to a big Irish sponsored day’s racing on Saturday.  It is a great facility and we will be meeting up with Mr. Zhang. A …
I was very pleased with Petticoat, who finished third, in what looked a competitive listed race at Killarney last week. She was a shade unlucky, as she got a bit unbalanced before the straight, but I was very happy with her. I think a mile is a good trip for her – when I ran her over further at Naas, …
It was a shame that Rehana was forced to miss The Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse last week. She was in season on the morning of the race, but she is back fine again now and she might go to The Curragh on Sunday for the Minstrel Stakes or we might wait for The Sweet Mimosa Stakes at Naas on the …

Update On This Week’s Runners

Posted on July 6, 2017

At Tipperary on Thursday, Ice Canyon will take his chance in the five furlong maiden. I am going to put the blinkers on him and he has some decent form to his name. Allography will take his chance at Bellewstown on Friday in what looks a very competitive seven furlong handicap. He holds an engagement in the sales at Newmarket …
I was at Royal Ascot for a few days last week and I was pleased with Irishcorrespondent who I thought, ran a very good race in The Hampton Court Stakes. He got a bit warm at the start and he raced a little free. They didn’t go a strong gallop and as a result, there wasn’t much room in the …

Royal Ascot Runners Confirmed

Posted on June 15, 2017

Our three Royal Ascot horses worked at The Curragh yesterday and they all worked well. I have been very pleased with Irishcorrespondent since he ran in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and he went very well yesterday. It was a good, strong piece of work and he is very much on course to line up in the Hampton Court Stakes on …