Jessica Harrington has been a standing dish in the top 10 in the Irish National Hunt trainers’ table for well over a decade now.
While she will forever be associated with the legendary two-mile chaser Moscow Flyer, Harrington has had a string of Grade 1 winners through her hands including the likes of Macs Joy, Cork All Star and Jezki.
Not content with winning Grade 1 races over jumps, in recent years Harrington has very much become known as a dual-purpose trainer, with her joining the prestigious Group 1 club when saddling Pathfork to win the National Stakes at the Curragh in 2010.
However, Harrington is still very much a major force in the National Hunt game and enjoyed plenty of success at the major spring festivals last season, the highlights being Sizing John’s Grade 1hat-trick in the Irish Gold Cup, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Punchestown Gold Cup as well as Our Duke’s victory the Irish Grand National.
With a fine selection of horses to go to war with in 2017/18, she is hopeful of having another season to remember and was good enough to give Kevin Blake of attheraces.com the lowdown on her team.