CHRISTMAS, Dublin Racing Festival, Cheltenham, Irish National meeting at Fairyhouse, my wedding day, Punchestown Festival, the summer racing season.

That is how my calendar looked. Even typing about these events makes the hair stand on the back of my neck. After a gruelling set of results in 2019 for the layers, Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival finally delivered a few bookmaker-friendly results. Then, after a tricky day one at the Dublin Racing Festival, day two was one where being a bookmaker feels like it’s the best job in the world. Highs and lows, probably the best way to describe my profession.