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Curragh Trainers

There are just over 50 trainers registered to train on the Curragh Training Grounds with access to our world class facilities.

Owning and racing in Ireland combines a long tradition of excellent horsemanship with a nation whose passion and understanding of the thoroughbred racehorse is recognised the world over. Irish flat racing puts the owner at the heart of a sport in a country where the horse has been at the centre of Irish life for generations.

Owners in Ireland enjoy some of the best prize money in Europe whilst competing in a top class flat race programme. Irish trainers compete on a world stage giving owners every opportunity to race not only in Ireland but at some of the biggest race meetings in Europe and beyond. 

See the environment in the Curragh that horses thrive in and seeing the number of world class trainers in their training bases around the Curragh, it becomes clear why hundreds of overseas owners have chosen The Curragh and Co. Kildare as the place to own and race their horses.

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Name Contact

Brabazon

Richard

Rangers Lodge,Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441259 | Mob: +353872515626
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Email: [email protected] 

Brassil

Martin

Beech Park Lodge,Dunmurray,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345521042 | Mob: +353862520034
Email: [email protected]

Brown

Katy

Cottage Rake House,Boston Hill,Rathangan,Co Kildare.

Mob: +353871853175

Email: [email protected]

Bunyan

Darren

Clifton Lodge,Ballysax,The Curragh,Kildare.

Mob: +353879810818

Email: [email protected]

Clarke

Keith

Bowerbawn Stables Ltd,Goteen Upper, Nurney,Co. Kildare.

Mob: +353863775682

Email: [email protected]

Cleary

Michael

Donore Lodge,Newtown,Caragh,Naas,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345890650 | Mob: +353876118833

Coakley

Denis P

Doneavey,Kildare,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345526870 | Mob: +353862551148
Email: [email protected] 

Collins

Tracey

Conyngham Lodge,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441239 | Mob: +353878194680
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Email: [email protected]

Condon

Ken J

Osbourn Lodge,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +3535533770 | Mob: +353872369466

Email: [email protected]

Coogan

Jimmy

Friarstown,Kildare.

Tel: +35345521800 | Mob: +353868481923
Email: [email protected]

Dodwall Blake

Monica

Manhar Lodge Stud,Lewistown,Newbridge,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345431729  | Mob: +353857425495

Email: [email protected]

Duke

Brendan W

Fenway House,Pollardstown,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345521104 | Mob: +353858189724

Email: [email protected]

Egan

Niall Thomas

Clifdon Lodge,Brownstown Great,Brownstowm,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Mob: +353851605320

Email: [email protected]

Farrell

Bill T

Eyrefield House Stud,Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441257 | Mob: +353868238417

Email: [email protected]

Feane

John James

Hazelwood Stables,Pollardstown,Curragh,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345 521221 | Mob: +353864135565
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Email: [email protected]

Fleming

Alan

French Furze,Tully East,The Curragh,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345442824  | Mob: +353852373107

Email: [email protected]

Gorman

Jim T

Maddenstown Lodge,Brownstown,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441404 | Mob: +353872599603

Email: [email protected]

Grassick

Michael T

Fenpark Stables,Pollardstown,Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345434483 | Mob: +353863648829
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Email: [email protected]

Hanlon

Stephen

Mooresbridge House,Curragh,Co Kildare.

Tel: +353858452802

Email: [email protected]

Harty

Edward P

Mulgrave Lodge,Pollardstown,Curragh,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345531116 | Mob: +353862255336
Web
Email: [email protected]

Harty

Sabrina J

The Elms,Milltown,Newbridge,Co.Kildare.

Tel: +35345431589 | Mob: +353863608401

Email: [email protected]

Hayden

John C

Castlemartin,Kilcullen,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345481598 | Mob: +353863895636
Email: [email protected]

Hayes

Patrick Joseph

Maddenstown South,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Mob: +353892508018

Email: [email protected]

Hickey

Michael

Sunnyhill Stud,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Email: [email protected]

Howard

Aidan Anthony

4 Dara Lodge ,The Curragh,Co. Kildare,W12 YK03.

Tel: +353469435388 | Mob: +353868101520
Email: [email protected]

Kelly

Maria

Bunkerstown,Sherlockstown,Sallins,Co Kildare.

Tel: +35345897713 | Mob: +353873669287

Email: [email protected]

Kinsella

Andrew

Tanksardstown Stud,Athy,Co Kildare.

Mob: +353863435818
Email: [email protected]

Kodama

Takashi

Blackmiller Stables,Blackmiller Hill,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345533427 | Mob: +353868232232

Email: [email protected]

Lacey

Frank

Ballycrystal House,Geashill,Offaly,Co Offaly.

Tel: +353579343510 | Mob: +353861609790

Email: [email protected]

Levins

John F

Curragh Stud,Melitta Rd,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Mob: +353861940241
Email: [email protected]

McCreery

William

New Rathbride Stables,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345522444 | Mob: +353876783303
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Email: [email protected]

Mooney

Amanda

Oak Tree Stud,Butlerstown,Dunboyne,Co Meath.

Mob: +353876532369

Email: [email protected]

Murphy

Dermot

Misty Lodge Stud,Feighcullen,Rathangan,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345524687 | Mob: +353868349464
Email: [email protected] 

Murtagh

Johnny

Fox Covert Stables,Coolaghknock,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345522460 | Mob: +353872586617
Web
Email: [email protected]

Nash

James A

Bernard Lodge,Lumville,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345456897 | Mob: +353868259787
Web
Email: [email protected]

Oakes

Frank

Croboy Stables,Blackmiller Hill,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345520013 | Mob: +353872227676

Email: [email protected]

O'Brien

Charles

Baronrath,Straffan,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35316277130
Email: [email protected]

O'Callaghan

Michael D

Crotanstown Stud,Lumville,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345456502 | Mob: +353879550771
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Email: [email protected]

O'Dwyer

Conor

Rossmore House,Friarstown,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345533458 | Mob: +353872555692
Email: [email protected]

O'Leary

Gerard

Dunmurray Hall,Blackmiller Hill,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345522978 | Mob: +353872483705
Email: [email protected]

Oxx

John M

Creeve,Currabeg,Kildare.

Tel: +35345521310
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Email: [email protected]

Prendergast

Kevin

Erindale,Friarstown,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345521387 | Mob: +353872552571
Email: [email protected]

Prendergast

Patrick

Melitta Lodge Stables,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345521401 | Mob: +353862550079

Email: [email protected]

Roche

Padraig

Curraghview Stables,Coolaghknock Glebe,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345521464 | Mob: +353867774917

Email: [email protected]

Roper

W Mark

French Furze,Maddenstown,The Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441821 | Mob: +353868234279
Email: [email protected] 

Scott

J Homer

Lisheen Stud,Castledermot,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +353599145110 | Mob: +353868295451 

Shaw

Tom

Watergrange,Kildare,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345531580 | Mob: +353868133575

Email: [email protected]

Walsh

Ted M

Greenhills,Kill,Naas,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345877818 | Mob: +353862568912
Email: [email protected] 

Weld

Dermot K

Rosewell House,Curragh,Co. Kildare.

Tel: +35345441273

Email: [email protected]

Whelehan

Mary

Raheenquill,Tyrrellspass,Co Westmeath.

Mob: +353858768936

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Dermot Weld

[email protected]

045441273

Dermot Weld is one of Ireland’s most successful racehorse trainers. A qualified vet, he was the country’s leading Amateur rider on three occasions. He has been based on the Curragh at Rosewell House for over forty years. He has trained over four-thousand winners worldwide. Vintage Crop’s historic win, in the 1993 Melbourne Cup, meant Dermot became the first European trainer to win the “race that stops a nation”. He is still the only European trainer to have won a leg of the American Triple Crown after Go And Go’s win in the Belmont Stakes. Dermot has had multiple winners at both Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival including Rite Of Passage winning the Ascot Gold Cup in 2010. In 2016, Harzand won the Epsom Derby and completed the Derby double at the Curragh three weeks later.

Conor O’Dywer

[email protected]

045533458

Conor began training in 2008 having had an illustrious riding career that included two Cheltenham Gold Cups and two Cheltenham Champion Hurdles. Since then he has set up a boutique style, dual-purpose yard with current capacity for 35 horses. This comprises of an indoor barn with 22 stables and a further 10 outdoor stables. Other facilities include turn out paddocks, lunging ring and a Horse –walker. His base right on the edge of the Curragh enables full access to the extensive Curragh training facility.

“I love training horses, with a string of 30/35 horses it allows me to give each horse the individual attention that they require and ensure they perform to the best of their abilities on the racecourse”.

Ken Condon

[email protected]

kjcondon.ie

Ken grew up in Ballyhea, Co Cork, a small parish of 1000 people. His racing experience was gained across the globe with short stints at Coolmore, Haras de Fresnay Le Buffard in Normandy, Lanes End Farm in Kentucky, Neil Howard in Keeneland and finally 5 ½ years with John Oxx at Currabeg.

He took out his trainers licence in 2002 and won the Irish 2000 Guineas in 2018 with Romanised.

2018 was also the year that he and his wife Pauline purchased the historic Osborne Lodge on the Northern edge of The Curragh.

It has been lucky to its previous incumbents since James Dunne built it in 1897 with a roll call of 18 Irish classic winners including 3 Derby winners namely Flax Park in 1905, Wild Bouquet in 1908 and Zarathustra in 1954, not to mention latterly through the highly successful tenure of the Hughes Family where big winners were common and includes Champion Hurdle and Grand National winners.

Ken and Pauline hope to continue the classic legacy here and write their own chapter in a rich and successful history.

Katy Brown

[email protected]

0871853175      

Originally from Yorkshire Katy has been in Ireland for the last 13 years. Her father Joey was apprentice to Ian Balding and also rode for Sheikh Mohammed in Dubai, whilst her mother Rachel was racing secretary for numerous years to Sue and Harvey Smith and also kept horses. Therefore she was brought up around horses and competed in showing and showjumping from a young age on both her own ponies and ponies for clients which she produced for the show ring. Her first job in racing was with Dandy Nichols before relocating to Ireland to work for the likes of Paddy Twomey and Sabrina Harty. She was granted a restricted licence in December 2016 and saddled her first runner Secret Memories in January 2017.She upgraded to a full dual purpose licence during the summer of 2018.

 
 
Denis Coakley
Having previously ridden for a period as an Amateur Jockey while managing a Medical Device company remained the “day job”, Denis took out a licence to train in 2017.  He had previously trained a few horses to compete in Horse and Pony Racing when his son Ross was younger and having won many of the big races together on that circuit this was a natural progression. Denis runs a very small family operation with no more than two horses in training at any time, but together with Ross he has enjoyed success, particularly in Dundalk where he had nine winners from his first thirty runners. Thankfully he has turned out to be a better trainer than he was a jockey!
086-2551148
Twitter:  @DenisCoakley11
 

racey was born and raised at Conyngham Lodge Stables on the Curragh.  She is third generation, her grandfather MC Collins trained there, as did her father Con. Tracy’s family is steeped in the tradition of the Irish Thoroughbred Industry.

‘We are a small family business and try to do everything to the best of our abilities. We have wonderful facilities on the Curragh which are on our doorstep. It is our aim at Conyngham Lodge to get the best out of your animal whether he is a 0-65 handicapper or a Group 1 horse.  We will help you recognise the potential of your horse. It is our aim to make ownership of a racehorse a great experience.  We welcome all our owners to the yard to see the progression of their horse from breaking stage to hopefully winning on the track.’

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