BREEDING INISGHTS: Kilcarn's 70-year journey to Lucky Vega
Leo Powell
Leo Powell recalls the first champion bred at Kilcarn Stud, Big Dipper, and the latest star seven decades on
Four contenders for the Connolly's Red Mills/The Irish Field Breeder of the Month competition for June 2019
BREEDING INSIGHTS: Keeper of the Flame
Leo Powell looks at the majestic family of Channel, and ponders how she could have sold so cheaply
Fighting Irish shows mettle in France
Leo Powell celebrates the latest group winner to emerge from Pat O'Kelly's Kilcarn Stud, the Group 2 victor Fighting Irish
20 October 2017 Pedigree analysis
Familiar names from 50 years ago
Leo Powell recounts the season in Ireland in 1966 when Kilcarn Stud was leading breeder
16 December 2016 Inside Racing
NICK NUGENT: The mighty Marju
Farewell to a horse whose sale had implications for Goffs that perhaps even outshone his many achievements on the racecourse
14 October 2016 Inside Racing
BREEDING INSIGHTS: Queen of Goffs has the Midas touch again
As Goffs prepare for the Orby Sale, leading vendor Pat O'Kelly has another desirable draft, included a half-brother to the promising Emmaus, writes Leo Powell
23 September 2016 Pedigree analysis
Classic O'Kelly victory in Irish Sweeps Derby
Leo Powell looks at the story behind Sodium's Irish Derby victory 50 years ago, and the tradition continued today by the winning breeder's daughter Pat O'Kelly
24 June 2016 Inside Racing
REVIEW 2015 SALES: Growth in yearling sales levels off
At Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, Coolmore spent just under 9 million guineas as leading purchaser; Pat O’Kelly’s Kilcarn Stud topped the Goffs Orby Sale with a Raven's Pass filly for €2m
23 December 2015 Bloodstock Sales
NICK NUGENT: Selling the cream of the crop
Under siege from a besotted terrier Spot, Nick makes his escape to sell a few horses and enter a duathlon
9 October 2015 Inside Racing
GOFFS ORBY SALE: Pat O'Kelly tops Orby again but trade selective
A slightly bigger catalogue enabled the aggregate to grow slightly to just short of €39 million but the average of €104,433 was down by 4% and the median fell by 11 points to €62,000
2 October 2015 Bloodstock Sales
Remembering When: Impossible to extinguish influence of the Flame
Leo Powell looks back at the racing and stud career of Miss Pat O'Kelly's great mare Flame Of Tara
4 September 2015 Inside Racing