Johnnie Harrington (b. 1936)
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Johnnie Harrington (b. 1936)


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Track 1: Grew up in Cork, born into a merchant family in Cork city. In the 1970s he joined the Bloodstock Agency – discussed his brief in this post. Track 2: The management of Irish racing; the dominance of Coolmore Stud today. Track 3: Decided to breed horses, bought Commonstown Stud. Discussed the development of the business and the staff members who assisted him. Decided to train horses in addition to breeding –some owners for whom he trained horses. His marriage to Jessica Fowler. Track 4: Other owners and trainers in the business, including the McGrath brothers. Track 5: Tracing his family roots, and the maternal side of the family; memories of his early years.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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9.56 MB; 3.10 MB; 12.66 MB; 7.66 MB; 2.32 MB; 13.52 MB

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Bloodstock agent

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore