Noel Meade has long been established as one of Ireland’s best and most popular trainers.
Meade began his training career back in 1971 with just one dual purpose horse to his name which he rode out himself.
From that modest beginning, he grew into the most powerful National Hunt trainer in Ireland, being crowned Champion Trainer on eight occasions between 1998/99 and 2006/07.
While he has since had to give up that crown to Willie Mullins, Meade continues to be a factor on the big-race scene, with Road To Respect leading the way for him in recent seasons.
With Meade’s string being in particularly good form in the build-up to this weekend’s Fairyhouse Winter Festival, he picked the perfect time to speak to Kevin Blake of attheraces.com and discuss his team.