Welcome to My New Blog

Hello and welcome to my new blog where I will keep you up to date on the comings and goings at Streame. I’d like to develop a community of followers that will take a keen interest in my yard and I promise to make it more interesting than my usual Norma the goat posts on Instagram. I hope to give you an insight into what we do here at Streame and demonstrate how we differ from your average training yard.

I moved into this property four years ago and have slowly begun to transform it from a green field site to a purpose-built training facility and rehabilitation yard. So far, I’ve added a stable block, gallops, walker and lunge ring so you can follow my journey as I add more to the facilities and hopefully build myself a house – although myself and my jack russell (and assistant trainer) Arc are quite attached to our less than fancy accommodation.

At the moment we have a mixture of horses riding out, all at different levels in their training from recently broken to running on the track and I hope to have a winner before too long. I’ve a nice Alhebayeb four year old running off a good mark which I’m hoping will add to the bank account next time out.

There are a couple of homebreds starting out which I’m delighted to say have found new owners already, I’m giving them a good bit of time and I’ve a real soft spot for a half brother to Our Jerry who is still sorely missed at Streame, he was a lovely horse to train.

For those wondering if we’ve Maarek here, my dream horse, and one who put me on the map as a trainer, is now living out his retirement at the home place in Nenagh. He’s lording over the mares at home and still being treated as a king, something he became accustomed to on his trips to all the best racecourses in Europe.

Now that the Covid restrictions are lifting, and the country is getting back to some sort of normality, I can’t wait to get the horses back to the beach; it seems like forever since I’ve been down there.

The weather has been brutal this week, but we’ve still been plugging away and have had a few trips with the horses to different gallops. Here’s hoping the wet May provides us some great weather for the rest of the summer, I’m not complaining though, it’s been great for my new grass gallop which is coming along nicely.

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