Meet Your Trainer ...
Meet Jack, an accomplished racehorse trainer based in Dunboyne, County Meath. With a degree in Agricultural Science from the University College of Dublin and training from the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start program. Jack gained valuable experience working with some of the most renowned trainers in the industry such as Jim Bolger, Gai Waterhouse, Roger Varian, and Brendan Holland.
In August 2018, Jack sent out his first winner at Dundalk when his parents' homebred filly, Black Magic Woman, won the juvenile fillies' maiden. Since then, Jack's career has continued to flourish.
When asked why he became a trainer, Jack explains, "Since a young age, I've always enjoyed being involved in competitive sports. Once I decided to make a career in the thoroughbred horse industry, I could see myself gravitating towards the racing side of things to satisfy my competitive nature and passion for the thoroughbred racehorse. After gaining experience working with notable figures in the industry, I felt confident in my ability to train for myself."
"At that time, my parents generously allowed me to synchronize their breeding operation with my passion for training racehorses. This invaluable opportunity provided me with access to some exceptional horses, and we managed to work together successfully, laying the groundwork for me to develop and expand the training setup at Killarkin Stud.
After achieving early success with our own stock, I made the decision to pursue training on a full-time basis, confident that I could attract support from new owners. As luck would have it, I was fortunate to train some outstanding horses early on and achieve black-type success with them, which helped to establish my reputation and set me on a path to success.
Thanks to the experience I've gained thus far, I am confident that I will continue to climb the ranks of horse trainers in Ireland. Our strategic growth over the years has allowed us to expand our numbers to around 30 horses in training as we move into 2023. I am proud of the team we've assembled at Killarkin, including our exceptional staff and state-of-the-art facilities, and the caliber of horses we have in training. I am excited about the future and the opportunities that lie ahead for us."