About Us

About Richard du Monte

Richard has nurtured a passion for racing from an early age. in 1988 he went to work at John Harman’s yard, where he quickly became assistant trainer, a position Richard would keep until Harman’s retirement 7 years later. It was then, in December 1995 that he took out his own license at a small stables called Feint stables situated on the Curragh, Co. Kildare.
On 1 July 2002 Alan moved to Straffan Stables, which has since been improved and expanded in the quest for more winners. He has also made Straffan into a home for his young family. Alan and his wife Emma married in 2002. They now have two son James, Charlie and a daughter Jessica.

OUR TEAM

David McCabe

David McCabe

Head Lad

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OLIVIA HAWKINS

OLIVIA HAWKINS

Traveling Head Girl

Olivia joined Straffan in late 1998 and was promoted to head girl in 2000. She is now second in command to Hugh and helps to oversees all the yard’s horses and staff. Olivia is also a very competent rider and works the horses on the gallops regularly. She has a great depth of veterinary knowledge and will administer veterinary care under the guidance of our vets.

Hugh Mahon

Hugh Mahon

Traveling Head Lad

Hugh has been Head Lad at Straffan Stables since 1998. He left school in 1990 at 16 and went to work in then a small yard as a lad and jockey, where he had 17 rides and one winner. That winner came at Fairyhouse aboard Macquillan in 1992, 3 years before he took the reigns as Head Lad and the charge of horses such as Equine Master.

Emma Winters

Emma Winters

Stable Vet

Emma joined Hoofbridge in 2016. Use justo arcu, commodo et urna a, aliquam consequat libero. Praesent finibus neque vitae sollicitudin consequat. Mauris nec pellentesque ante. Vivamus volutpat, augue at finibus tempor, sem magna condimentum odio, tincidunt mattis tortor felis in orci. Morbi lacus dolor, consectetur sit amet nisl non, aliquet placerat ante.

Don Crane

Don Crane

Feed Man

Don joined Hoofbridge in late 1998, u sce justo arcu, commodo et urna a, aliquam consequat libero. Praesent finibus neque vitae sollicitudin consequat. Mauris nec pellentesque ante. Vivamus volutpat, augue at finibus tempor, sem magna condimentum odio, tincidunt mattis tortor felis in orci. Morbi lacus dolor, consectetur sit amet nisl non, aliquet placerat ante.

Sian Journe

Sian Journe

Racing Secretary

Sian has been Racing Secretary at Straffan Stables since 2010. Usce justo arcu, commodo et urna a, aliquam consequat libero. Praesent finibus neque vitae sollicitudin consequat. Mauris nec pellentesque ante. Vivamus volutpat, augue at finibus tempor, sem magna condimentum odio, tincidunt mattis tortor felis in orci. Morbi lacus dolor, consectetur sit amet nisl non, aliquet placerat ante.

BECOME AN OWNER

If you’re interested in becoming an owner at Horse Racing, or have any further questions, please contact us by following the button or calling us on +353 (0) 45 1234567.

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
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Horse Bay Colt by Teofilo

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
No commission, profits or expenses are taken on purchase if the horse is to be trained by Mark. Price includes costs up to Price includes costs to 31.01.19. The above price is subject to VAT. uisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui sem. Proin rhoncus consequat nisl, eu ornare mauris tincidunt vitae. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus volutpat euismod. Proin sodales quam nec ante sollicitudin lacinia. Ut egestas bibendum tempor. Morbi non nibh sit amet ligula blandit ullamcorper in nec risus. Pellentesque fringilla diam faucibus tortor bibendum vulputate.

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
No commission, profits or expenses are taken on purchase if the horse is to be trained by Mark. Price includes costs up to Price includes costs to 31.01.19. The above price is subject to VAT. uisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui sem. Proin rhoncus consequat nisl, eu ornare mauris tincidunt vitae. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus volutpat euismod. Proin sodales quam nec ante sollicitudin lacinia. Ut egestas bibendum tempor. Morbi non nibh sit amet ligula blandit ullamcorper in nec risus. Pellentesque fringilla diam faucibus tortor bibendum vulputate.

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
No commission, profits or expenses are taken on purchase if the horse is to be trained by Mark. Price includes costs up to Price includes costs to 31.01.19. The above price is subject to VAT. uisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui sem. Proin rhoncus consequat nisl, eu ornare mauris tincidunt vitae. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus volutpat euismod. Proin sodales quam nec ante sollicitudin lacinia. Ut egestas bibendum tempor. Morbi non nibh sit amet ligula blandit ullamcorper in nec risus. Pellentesque fringilla diam faucibus tortor bibendum vulputate.

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
No commission, profits or expenses are taken on purchase if the horse is to be trained by Mark. Price includes costs up to Price includes costs to 31.01.19. The above price is subject to VAT. uisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui sem. Proin rhoncus consequat nisl, eu ornare mauris tincidunt vitae. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus volutpat euismod. Proin sodales quam nec ante sollicitudin lacinia. Ut egestas bibendum tempor. Morbi non nibh sit amet ligula blandit ullamcorper in nec risus. Pellentesque fringilla diam faucibus tortor bibendum vulputate.

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany

Bay Colt by Teofilo out of Crystany
£32,600
No commission, profits or expenses are taken on purchase if the horse is to be trained by Mark. Price includes costs up to Price includes costs to 31.01.19. The above price is subject to VAT. uisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui sem. Proin rhoncus consequat nisl, eu ornare mauris tincidunt vitae. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus volutpat euismod. Proin sodales quam nec ante sollicitudin lacinia. Ut egestas bibendum tempor. Morbi non nibh sit amet ligula blandit ullamcorper in nec risus. Pellentesque fringilla diam faucibus tortor bibendum vulputate.