Moritzburg Deserved His Win on Sunday

Posted on June 7, 2017

Moritzburg gained a deserved success at Listowel last Sunday. I expected him to win, as he had plenty of good form going into the race and he won well by seven lengths. No disrespect to the opposition – it wasn’t the strongest of maidens, but the handicapper put him up 10lbs for that, which I thought was a bit harsh.…
It was unfortunate the rain arrived as bad as it did at The Curragh on Saturday and I was concerned that the ground would be too soft for Irishcorrespondent in the Irish 2,000 Guineas. If it was a lesser race, I’d have taken him out, but it was a Group 1 and we let him take his chance and I …

Thoughts On Our Guineas Entries

Posted on May 23, 2017

Irishscorrespondent is on course to run in the 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh on Saturday. He is just very straightforward and takes everything on his stride and nothing seems to faze him. He loves his routine – he does two six furlong canters up the hill at home every day and tomorrow, I’ll bring him to The Curragh for his …
Here is the first of my weekly blogs that I will be posting for the remainder of the flat season which I hope you will find interesting. It was great to be back racing at The Curragh at the weekend and well done to Derek McGrath and his team, they engaged with everyone beforehand I thought the weekend went very …

Halfords Winning Ways Continue…..

Posted on July 18, 2016

Yulong Baobei – Tipperary, July 9th, Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (Listed) After Mr. Zhang having a very busy week purchasing at the Tattersalls Newmarket July Sale, it was great to have Mr Zhang in attendance with Eric Koh and Ms. Ma to see YULONG BAOBEI put up such an impressive performance when winning the Coolmore sponsored Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (Listed).  She …

WHAT AN END TO A GREAT WEEK

Posted on June 21, 2016

To end a wonderful week we had the pleasure of training a winner for Her Highness, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, when DARKYILA won at Limerick under a fine ride from Conor Hoban.   This was only Darkyila’s second run and she looks capable of building on this success.…

FIRST ROYAL ASCOT WINNER

Posted on June 18, 2016

We were delighted with all four of our Royal Ascot runners this week.   YULONG BAOBEI was first to run on Tuesday in the Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed). She ran a blinder under Shane Foley until weakening in the final furlong on ground that would not suit her. She looks like a filly with a big future and shows wonderful …