Clem Magnier (b. 1917)
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Clem Magnier (b. 1917)


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Track 1: Memories of growing up on the outskirts of Fermoy, Co. Cork, and his education in a number of boarding schools. Track 2: Recalled his father Michael’s success in training point to point horses and hunters; Clem’s youthful days helping his father at the stud farm. Track 3: Cycling long distances to attend race meetings in the 1920s, including to Killarney. Leaving home in the 1930s and enduring tough times in Dublin for three years. Track 4: His introduction to training horses in Kilsheelan, near Clonmel, while living with his sister. Discussed some successful horses which he trained, including Overshadow, who came fourth in the English Grand National and, in the same year, won the Irish Grand National, a first for any horse. Track 5: Recalled the challenges of getting horses to races during the war years. Track 6: His first permanent stableyard, between Clonmel and Kilsheelan. Memories of his first wife, Ursula Quirke, whom he married in 1933. Track 7: The changes he witnessed over the years in Irish racing. Track 8: An occasion on which he was suspended for three months by the Turf Club.

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Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


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48 hours

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Part 1 – Trainer

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore