AFTER the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, it soon became apparent that there were two types of people, that productive person who learned a new language or musical instrument and that not-so-productive person who had grand intentions to change things up but just never got around to it.

Then there is the Sands family, from Termonfeckin, Co Louth. They went ahead and started up their own international and racing breeding operation which currently stands at 40 horses and growing on the track in Ireland, Britain, Australia and America, while the embryonic stage of the breeding arm is now beginning to activate.