Clonmel Thu, 5th Dec, 2019
Carrigmoorna Pine It was a suitable race for him and hopefully we'll find something for him at Christmas for him. We had no plan really and wanted to see what happened today. He will now probably go chasing as he is a big horse but we'll let him get over today first. His owners are from Dungarvan and the win keeps everyone happy.
Galway Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
Latest Exhibition I think if it was softer he'd handle it better and while you couldn't call it impressive any of the hurdles he had to jump (three hurdles were bypassed due to low-lying sun) he was foot-perfect at every one. He is from a staying family and is out of a mare Aura About You who won a Listed hurdle and was third at Cheltenham to Quevega. I think he'll stay all day and I think he will improve a good bit from today. If you come out to the better tracks you are going to meet Envoi Allen and a better type of horse and while he was entered at Wexford, I thought the track would be too tight for him. Rachael said he was still immature and we'll see how he comes out of this but he could run in a Graded novice hurdle next. That's Rachael's first winner for me and she is brilliant but I feel sorry for Bryan (Cooper) who unfortunately has no luck at all at the moment.
Thurles Thu, 24th Oct, 2019
The Bosses Oscar He is not really a bumper horse and we'll go jumping now and we'll have lots of fun with him. He is owned by the yard sponsor and they have invested in a few nice horses so it's nice to get them a few winners,. He'll run in a maiden hurdle next and he wants further; Jamie said he was going as hard as he could turning in.
Downpatrick Fri, 11th Oct, 2019
Bay Ambition She ran a blinder the first day in Roscommon and it looked an obvious race there today with the step up in trip. It's grand, she was good and stamina came into play. The majority of the syndicate are from Galway.
Ballinrobe Tue, 27th Aug, 2019
Ozzie's Way That was mighty on his first start over fences,. All the family are chasers so hopefully he'll improve a bit for fences. Them races are great (for horses rated 116 or less over hurdles). He's a 112 hurdler I think. I was going to pull him out this morning because of the ground, to go to Bellewstown for a handicap hurdle on good ground. Having thought about it though if he were to win another hurdle he couldn't run in today's race. I just said now was the time to go for a chase when he was down there at 112, and we'll see what the handicapper does now. He could go for one of those rated novices. Andrew gave him a good education - he'll learn a lot from today. It's great for Tim (Conroy, owner/breeder). He hasn't been racing all summer - his wife hasn't been well. He's at home doing all the jobs on his own. Tim has been a loyal patron since I started training. This fella's dam (Stashdeaway) was very good for Michael O'Brien. She was a black-type mare from the family of Glebe Lad who won a National.
Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Westland Row We were lucky and that (luck) is the name of the game. We had a horse (Barra) fall at the final fence at Kilbeggan when he was going to win the Midlands National so it goes around. We got handed a race today but we'll take them any way we get them. We got there a bit soon as the plan was to get there going to the last but what could we do! . Six weeks ago if you told me he'd win three in a row I'd have laughed at you but he is after winning a few nice pots now so it's great. He's probably better over hurdles as he jumps better and we'll mix and match with him now in whatever he qualifies for.