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Pat Farrell (b. 1954)

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Track 1: His background in Newbridge, Co. Kildare and growing up on a stud farm where his father John worked. His own work in late 1960s as a young stablehand for Edmund Loder in Newbridge. In 1973 he came to Moyglare Stud, and the work he did there. Track 2: His short education and serving his time for W.J. Brennan. His first ride in a race for Danny O’Donnell. Track 3: A description of a day working on a stud farm. Track 4: Wages and conditions in the early days working for Danny O’Donnell at The Curragh. In 1973 he began working with Moyglare Stud, and he describes his role as a groom. Travelling with horses overseas and his ability to understand the nature of a thoroughbred horse. Track 5: Breaking in a horse, the individuality of the horse, and his favourite horses which include ‘Be My Guest.’ Responsibilities and pressures in handling such valuable animals. The important role of a feedman in a stable yard. His present work and looking after foals.

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Description

Track 1: His background in Newbridge, Co. Kildare and growing up on a stud farm where his father John worked. His own work in late 1960s as a young stablehand for Edmund Loder in Newbridge. In 1973 he came to Moyglare Stud, and the work he did there. Track 2: His short education and serving his time for W.J. Brennan. His first ride in a race for Danny O’Donnell. Track 3: A description of a day working on a stud farm. Track 4: Wages and conditions in the early days working for Danny O’Donnell at The Curragh. In 1973 he began working with Moyglare Stud, and he describes his role as a groom. Travelling with horses overseas and his ability to understand the nature of a thoroughbred horse. Track 5: Breaking in a horse, the individuality of the horse, and his favourite horses which include ‘Be My Guest.’ Responsibilities and pressures in handling such valuable animals. The important role of a feedman in a stable yard. His present work and looking after foals.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

7.1 MB; 4.4 MB; 12.8 MB; 9.1 MB; 6.9 MB

Number of files:

6

Product ID:

CDHRI01-08

Subject:

Groom

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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