Michael O’Callaghan has enjoyed much success in the training ranks since taking out his licence in 2012. Hailing from Tralee in Co.Kerry there was no direct family background in horse racing initially. Michael has amassed great experience in the industry working for the likes of Tom Cooper, Coolmore and Castlehyde Stud. He is also an award-winning graduate of the Irish National Stud Course.
He has shown a notable knack for buying relatively inexpensive yearlings and breeze-up horses that go on to excel on the racecourse. Blue De Vega, Now or Never and more recently Steel Bull some fine examples of very talented horses bought and trained by O’Callaghan all of which won Group races, the former pair also placed in the 2,000 and 1,000 Irish Guineas respectively.
'Fantastic facilities maintained to the highest standards. The sod found on some of the grass gallops is arguably the best to be found anywhere in the world.'- Michael O'Callaghan on The Curragh Training Grounds