Stan Cosgrove (b. 1927)
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Stan Cosgrove (b. 1927)


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Track 1: A brief history of Moyglare Stud and a synopsis of his own life. Track 2: Studying veterinary in 1946 at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and his move to UCD. Qualifying in 1952 and his first practice in partnership in Dublin. Track 3: In 1956 being one of the first to own a radio telephone. Joining a new practice in Kildare. Buying out that practice and starting an operating theatre. Pioneering new surgery on horses in Ireland. Track 4: Becoming part-time manager of Moyglare Stud in 1962, when it had been bought by Swiss native Walter Haefner and also running his own business. The thoroughbred horse and its injuries; the putting down of a horse; the relationship with the owners. Track 5: His involvement in the breeding of horses. The management at Moyglare Stud with four teams: the stud team, the racing team, the farm team and the garden team. Track 6: The stock in the stud including brood mares, foals and yearlings. The Foley family’s long tradition as farriers with the family. Track 7: Drugs in the sport. His views on The Turf Club and Horse Racing Ireland, and his thoughts on The Tallaght Strategy.

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Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


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48 hours

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore