THE Galway Festival has never really been on the agenda of the retiring Goodwood clerk of the course Seamus Buckley simply because he’s had to attend to a ‘Glorious’ job since 1995, but it’s something the County Kildare man may just put right in the coming years!

Born at Rathasker Stud Farm, just down the road from Naas, any local layers would have chalked up ‘no offers’ about Buckley embarking upon a career in the equine world with his formative years surrounded by all things good on four legs.