The last few years have been a bit quiet, but the last six months things have started to take a turn for the better. We have put in a new gallop with the help of local business man Patrick Hanlon who runs the local Apple Green store in Ballymahon and Longford. We have also bought a few new horses who will be running shortly. I am really looking forward to the the future and hope I can attract new owners and syndicates. I’m prepared to go anywhere to find a winner, whether it be Ireland or England.
We only have have room for twenty horses so everybody gets to know everybody and hopefully enjoy the fun together. We have an open yard so anybody interested are welcome to visit and watch the horses and the other animals. I think there is a relaxed atmosphere for horses and they tend to settle quite well as they all get turned out after riding out.
Claire Howes is the longest member of staff being my partner were together since I started working at Philip Hobbs, we have two lovely kids together Ciara 16 and Anthony 14. Claire got lots of experience with Philip Hobbs looking after some good horse the likes of stormy passage and looks after all the legs and and any injuries.
She also is a good rider and rides out every day she rode in the charity race in Punchestown this year and managed to raise over 4000 Euros. Shame she fell asleep at the start and never got a look in but she passed Sheik Punchestown near the line so she was happy says she will try and to it again next year, she is already looking for a new trainer!
The next few runners coming up will be Try Again in Roscommon. He is looking for his fifth win and he is in great form but is trying a longer trip for the first time.
We also have Jackie Ellis running if she gets in. If the ground is soft she’ll run a great race.
Ana Lichious could be going to Leopardstown. She is an exciting filly for us which JD Moore bought for Patrick Hanlon in France. I would expect her to need the run on Thursday.
Thanks everyone for looking at the new website and we will give you regular updates.
Looking forward for the next Galway winner!