Michael was surrounded by both thoroughbreds and sport horses growing up in his native Kilkenny where his family are steeped in the equine industry. On graduating from the famous sporting college of Saint Kieran’s he went on to complete a Higher National Diploma in Equine Science in Writtle College, England, following which he spent a year working on Ballylinch Stud, one of Ireland’s top stud farms. He was quickly recruited to work in the world famous Coolmore Stud in Ireland and spent five highly productive years with Coolmore in Ireland and the USA.
Michael joined us in 2003 and he now attends all the major bloodstock sales in Europe and the USA and the major race meetings world-wide.
He specialises in international business and has had numerous successes at the top level and at the top race meetings. He enjoys very good working relationships with many leading race horse trainers in Europe, the USA, the UAE, Australia and Asia.
In recent years he has enjoyed great success particularly in identifying, securing and exporting form European turf horses to America. He also has special links with the major emerging thoroughbred markets in the far East. Michael was one of the first in the bloodstock business to export thoroughbred horses from Europe to mainland China and Outer Mongolia.
Another successful area for Michael has been investing for clients to re-sell with special emphasis on yearling purchases to racetrack sales. He also offers racing and stud management and consultancy advice on all aspects of the equine industry.
HUNT 1st Shoemaker Mile Stakes Grade 1, 1st Seabiscuit Handicap Grade 2.
BEAU RECALL. 1st Royal Heroine Stakes Grade 2. 2nd Santa Anita Oaks Grade 1.
LADY VALEUR.3rd American Oaks Grade 1, 2nd San Clement Grade 2.
PLATINUM WARRIOR 1st San Marcos Stakes Grade 2, 1st Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes Group 3.
SIKANDARABAD 3rd Metropolitan Stakes Group 1.
YULONG GOLD FAIRY 1st Coolmore Concorde Stakes Group 3.
SILVER BIRCH 1st Grand National (world’s most famous race)