Horse Racing Heroes Podcast
S02 E10: Istabraq - with JP McManus

S02 E10: Istabraq - with JP McManus

October 27, 2021

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This episode is about the incredible Istabraq - with his owner, the great JP McManus. Two individuals who truly need no introduction.

It was an incredible experience to meet and interview JP. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making this episode. This is the season finale. All being well, I will hopefully be back again soon with more. 

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S02 E09: Dark Emerald - with Brendan Powell

S02 E09: Dark Emerald - with Brendan Powell

October 13, 2021

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This episode is about Dark Emerald - with the horse's trainer, Brendan Powell. Formerly a Grand National winning jockey, Brendan turned his hand to training, where he had almost 650 winners. Dark Emerald was a flag-bearer for the yard, and had some big days out in Dubai, as you'll soon hear when you listen to the episode. Brendan is a brilliant storyteller, so I hope you enjoy listening to him as much as I did. 

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S02 E08: The Fellow - with François Doumen

S02 E08: The Fellow - with François Doumen

September 29, 2021

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This episode is about The Fellow - with the horse's legendary trainer, François Doumen. Really enjoyed learning about this incredible horse, who won the King George twice, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup on his fourth attempt in the race, having been beaten twice by a shorthead. 

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S02 E07: The Pat Smullen Special

S02 E07: The Pat Smullen Special

September 15, 2021

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This episode is being released on September 15th, 2021, which is the one year anniversary of the passing of the great Pat Smullen. I wanted to do something to mark that.

Rather than try to tell Pat's life story, as this podcast typically does with its subjects, I thought it best instead to speak to a number of people close to Pat, to talk about some good days, hear some happy memories, and hopefully put some smiles on faces on what is a sad day.

I was lucky enough to speak to ten brilliant people for this: Pat's wife Frances, Dermot Weld, Mick Kinane, Jamie Spencer, Ruby Walsh, Kevin O'Ryan, Fran Berry, Kevin Manning, Declan McDonogh and Gavin Lynch. Thank you to all for your contributions.

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S02 E06: Brown Panther - with Michael Owen

S02 E06: Brown Panther - with Michael Owen

September 1, 2021

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This episode is about Brown Panther - with the horse's owner and breeder, Ballon d'Or winning footballer, Michael Owen. An incredible opportunity and pleasure to interview Michael, who spoke remarkably well in our chat. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed producing this episode. 

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S02 E05: Mister Benedictine - with Brendan Duke

S02 E05: Mister Benedictine - with Brendan Duke

August 18, 2021

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This episode is about Mister Benedictine - and sees the return to the show of one of the great characters in the world of racing, Brendan Duke. Brendan has been on the show previously, in episode 7 of Season 1. I knew leaving his yard that day that I had to have him back on the show sometime. Thankfully, he was kind enough to oblige. As always, he was an absolute pleasure to speak to. I hope you enjoy it. 

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S02 E04: Finian’s Rainbow - with Conor Murphy and Barry Geraghty

S02 E04: Finian’s Rainbow - with Conor Murphy and Barry Geraghty

August 4, 2021

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This episode is about Finian's Rainbow - trained by Nicky Henderson to win the 2012 Queen Mother Champion Chase, among other Grade 1s. I speak to Conor Murphy, who looked after the horse at Nicky's, and also took him in after he was retired. I also had the pleasure of speaking to Barry Geraghty, who rode the horse in the vast majority of his races. 

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S02 E03: Montjeu - with John Hammond

S02 E03: Montjeu - with John Hammond

July 21, 2021

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This episode is about Montjeu - one of the greatest flat horses, and one of the greatest stallions of recent times. I speak to his trainer, John Hammond, who offers a lot of excellent insight about the horse, as well as the story of his own background. 

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S02 E02: Hardy Eustace - with Lar Byrne and Kevin O’Ryan

S02 E02: Hardy Eustace - with Lar Byrne and Kevin O’Ryan

July 7, 2021

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This episode is about the remarkably tough Hardy Eustace. Hear from his owner Lar Byrne, as well as a brief chat with Kevin O'Ryan, who rode the horse to his first victory.

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S02 E01: Faugheen - with Andy Slattery, Patrick Mullins, Ruby Walsh and Paul Townend

S02 E01: Faugheen - with Andy Slattery, Patrick Mullins, Ruby Walsh and Paul Townend

June 23, 2021

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This episode is about the one and only Faugheen. Hear from four men who played huge parts in the horse's brilliant career.

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