THOROUGHBRED Tales was launched in November 2019 by a group of professionals in the racing and breeding industry.

This social media project, centred mainly around Twitter, aims to have different guest hosts from all areas of racing and breeding around the world to showcase the high level of care given to thoroughbreds at every stage of their lives, as well as the hard work and dedication that goes on daily behind the scenes in this industry.

Thoroughbred Tales followers have travelled virtually around Ireland, Britain, Dubai, France, USA and Australia through hosts that have included trainers, jockeys and stud farms, saddlers, syndicate managers, photographers, osteopaths, vets and racing managers as well as institutions like the National Horseracing College and the Irish National Stud Management Course.

Now a new partnership has been formed with global equine nutrition company Connolly’s Red Mills. Thoroughbred Tales founder Sally Ann Grassick explained: “We have seen our social media project grow during the past two years to now having over 12,000 Twitter followers. We are very keen to develop the project even further globally and this partnership with Red Mills will help us achieve those goals.”

Eddie Scally and the team at Gowran Park will be hosting Thoroughbred Tales from Monday to show what goes on behind the scenes ahead of the Connolly’s Red Mills raceday next Saturday.


Cheltenham chat at Mountnugent

ANOTHER Cheltenham preview night to look forward to. Mountnugent GFC is hosting the evening with panellists: Jamie Codd, Davy Russell, Busty Almond, Kevin O’Ryan, Gary O’Brien and David Casey. It’s Wednesday March 9th, at the Crover House Hotel, Cavan. Tickets are €60 a head for which you get to meet and greet the panelists at 6.30pm, a free bet and dinner is served at 7.30pm sharp.

Tickets are going fast, we’re all mad to get out! Auction and raffle on the night also.

Call Brian on 086 2721629 or Arthur on 086 4126255.