Interviews with Mr Sumii, trainer of Epiphaneia at Dubai World Cup Day on Saturday.
Mr Sumii, was a guest of Horse First earlier this month, when he was in Ireland to visit the mare Vodka at stud.
Videos available here.
Great to see Horse First sponsored John Barry featured in the Field this week..well done!
The Horse First team had a fantastic time at Downpatrick’s Ulster Day which took place on Sunday 22nd March. Horse First sponsored the (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race.
Trainer: Adrian Maguire.
Jockey: Mr F Maguire.
Owner: Masterson Holdings Ltd.
Thanks to Downpatrick Racecourse for all their hard work and well done to Adrian & co!
Horse First were delighted to welcome one of our esteemed trainers, Mr Katsuhiko Sumii who was visiting with his son. It was a fantastic day, as you can see from the picture of Paddy and the legendary Sea the Stars! Paddy and Mr Sumii, were visiting the mare Vodka ( the highest earning mare in Japanese history) and her Frankel foal! Great day all round, and had to be finished off with a pint of the Black stuff!
No rest for Paddy as we are sending him off to Dubai again! The Horse First team are pleased to be exhibiting at the Dubai International Horse Fair which takes place 19th – 21th March. Horse First will be exhibiting in Hall 7 Stand C7-6. Paddy and the team will be on board to answer any questions you may have on our supplement range.
Please take the time to read, and if you can, use the link below to donate towards the Cervical Cancer Screening Machine.
On the 14th March, Aoife Hughes of Carlingford a 5th year student at Dundalk Grammar School, sponsored by her parents , will realize a dream and set out set out on a long journey to Malawi in South Central Africa.
Aoife’s journey will take her from Dublin to Abu Dhabi, and then to Johannesburg and finally her destination Lilongwe the capital of Malawi, where she will be met by Sr Mary McNamara, a Medical Missionary from Clare who has spent her life giving medical treatment and nursing care to the sick in the area of her Medical Centre at Kassina.
This medical centre was built by the people of Louth, and friends of the Louth County Council Malawi Development Fund which is a fund created by voluntary effort and voluntary contributions from the Staff and Associates of Louth County Council. All funds raised go directly to people on the ground in Northern Malawi including Sr Mary without deduction of any kind.
Aoife heard of Sister Mary’s need for a basic cervical cancer screening machine from the Development Fund and with her friends from school has set about raising the figure of €4000 to purchase this machine.
Aoife hopes to spend her time in Malawi assisting Sr Mary at the centre and getting to know more about the Health & Educational problems of this country which is almost at the top of the Worlds Poverty League. Apart from adults needing much needed medical attention there are some 1500 orphan children in the vicinity of Sr. Mary’s unit who are being raised by grandparents or older children.
Aoife’s small but active committee will be endeavouring to raise money through various activities and would be delighted to receive any contribution however small. Donations can be made by clicking the link below.
Aoife will be giving a full report on her return and will be delighted to tell anybody particularly contributors of her experiences in Malawi to which she intends to return for a longer period.
This 16 year old girl believes that all young people should experience life in the third world and should not fear venturing into the unknown.
Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” since despite its poverty its people are much happier than many who have much more than themselves so Aoife will pack this happiness in her bags for the return flight…..
Paul Carberry, one of Ireland’s all time great jump jockeys, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Horse First Supplements.
Since his first win in 1990, Paul, past winner of both the Aintree Grand National, and two Hennessy Gold Cup’s, has been recognised as one of the most naturally talented riders in the business. Over the years he has proven to be a top class horseman, both on the track, and in a league of his own on the hunting field. 2014/15 season shows no sign of Paul slowing down, having already surpassed his tally of winners for all of last season.
Paul said “I am delighted to be associated with Horse First. To keep horses at the top of their game, they need top quality supplements to go that extra mile” Paul joins Robbie Power on the Horse First team. Robbie Power has been sponsored by Horse First for numerous seasons with great success. Horse First Supplements, known as the supplement brand that works, have been steadily increasing their share of the Horse Racing market.
Paddy Hughes, managing director of Horse First says “ Owners and trainers need to get the very best out of their horses. They recognise the need for optimising the performance of each animal, and using Horse First Supplements can help them to do this. Paul with his natural talent and true horsemanship shows many of the qualities that Horse First is based on, always trying to get the best from his horses. We are delighted to welcome Paul who is joining Robbie on the Horse First racing team and we wish them both continued success this season.”