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Meet Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt MVB MRCVS qualified from UCD as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1986. Since then she has combined mixed practice with running Killadoran Stud in Delvin, Co. Westmeath with her partner Liam Buckley. The stud specializes in foaling mares, correcti...

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Meet Joseph Murphy

Born in the middle of Ireland in the town of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Joseph and his identical twin brother – Ciaran – were given boots as one of their first presents…football boots!!! The Murphy clan hail from a strong GAA football backgrou...

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Meet Christa Dillon

Christa Dillon is a 34 year old sports horse producer based in the midlands of Ireland. Mother of one small, but spectacular boy called Charlie, Christa together with her husband Niall farms a suckler herd of cattle in the Irish Midlands. They also run a ...

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Meet Liam Buckley

Liam Buckley (who tells us he is ‘aged’) is a certified BHSAI and HSI level 2 coach. An extremely knowledgeable individual (and we understand on more topics than just horses and showjumping!), Liam has more the 30 years in the horse business. Joint ow...

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Meet Derek McConnell

Derek McConnell could be considered to be one Ireland’s most well rounded horsemen. A renowned producer of young horses, Derek has showjumped internationally, winning many competitive Grand Prix and Puissance classes and has also evented internationally...

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A look at the upcoming Champions Day at Ascot

QIPCO Champions Day will take place on 17th October 2015 and signals the end of the European flat racing season. The event, which is in its fourth year, is the richest raceday in the British calendar and there is the opportunity for spectators to see the ...

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An early look ahead to the 2016 Royal Ascot Meeting

Horse racing is one of the biggest sports in the world and there are a number of colossal meetings throughout the year that continue to attract the best horses, owners, trainers and jockeys to pit their wits against one another. Royal Ascot is perhaps the...

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A look ahead to the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting

The 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting, which gets underway on Tuesday 16th June, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar. The meeting is the most valuable horse racing festival in Britain, with some of the world’s best horses compe...

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Gold Cup Contenders At Cheltenham

While the active horse racing season is not yet upon us, the Cheltenham Festival (March 10) will be here before we know it. While its main event from a greater racing perspective is often the opening day’s Champion Hurdle, the race that Cheltenham f...

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