Macs Joy

Foaled: 1999

Trained by: Jessica Harrington

Owner: Mac's J Racing Syndicate

Jockeys: Barry Geraghty

SIRE: Religiously (USA)

Dam: Snob's Supreme (IRE)

Did you know: Macs Joy was one member of what was a vintage crop of two-mile hurdles in the middle part of the "noughties". Having made his way up through the handicap hurdle ranks, he proved himself to be more than capable of mixing it with the giants of his era, Hardy Eustace, Harchibald and Brave Inca. In all three of his Grade 1 wins, he got the better of both Brave Inca and Hardy Eustace, and he also went down by just a length to Brave Inca in a memorable renewal of the Champion Hurdle in 2006. While the Macs Joy story ended on a very sad note with him suffering a fatal injury in a race at Cheltenham in December 2007, he will be fondly remembered for the prominent role he played in one of the greatest eras for hurdling in the modern age.

Current Rating: 155
Trainer: Mrs John Harrington
Previous Trainer(s):
Owner: Mac's J Racing Syndicate

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2007/200810010€0€10,000€10,000
National Hunt 2006/200730210€0€67,000€67,000
National Hunt 2005/200652101€171,600€33,600€205,200
National Hunt 2004/200553020€161,700€20,700€182,400
National Hunt 2003/2004103410€78,600€38,350€116,950
Flat 200710100€0€4,000€4,000
Flat 200410010€0€1,040€1,040

Venue
Date From
Date To
Jockey
Trainer
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Jockey Trainer Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Cheltenham 15/12/07 B. J. Geraghty Hdl 2m 1f p 11-0 Boylesports.com International (A H'dle) (Class 1) (Grade 2)
Punchestown 18/11/07 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 3 11-10 158 Maplewood Developments H'dle (Grade 1) €10,000
Punchestown 27/04/07 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 2 11-12 166 ACCBank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €40,000
Curragh 15/04/07 A.D. Leigh Mrs John Harrington F 2m 2 8-12 Peter Byrne Kildare Race €4,000
Gowran-Park 17/02/07 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 2 11-11 166 Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 2) €12,000
Leopardstown 28/01/07 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 3 11-10 167 AIG Europe Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €15,000
Punchestown 28/04/06 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 1 11-12 166 ACCBank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €132,000
Cheltenham 14/03/06 B. J. Geraghty Hdl 2m 110yds 2 11-10 Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Class 1) (Grade 1)
Gowran-Park 18/02/06 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 1 11-11 164 Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 2) €39,600
Leopardstown 29/01/06 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 2 11-10 162 AIG Europe Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €30,000
Leopardstown 29/12/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 4 11-12 164 bewleyshotels.com December Festival Hdle (Grade 1) €3,600
Punchestown 20/11/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 5 11-12 164 Maplewood Developments Morgiana H'dle (Grade 2)
Punchestown 29/04/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 3 11-12 160 Emo Oil Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €16,000
Aintree 09/04/05 B. J. Geraghty Hdl 2m 4f 4 11-7 Scottish And Newcastle Aintree H'dle (Class A) (Grade 1)
Cheltenham 15/03/05 B. J. Geraghty Hdl 2m 110yds 5 11-10 Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Class A) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 23/01/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 1 11-10 156 AIG Europe Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €89,100
Leopardstown 29/12/04 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 1 11-12 146 Bewleys Hotels December Festival H'dle (Grade 1) €52,800
Punchestown 14/11/04 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 3 11-6 142 Mongey Communications Morgiana H'dle (Grade 2) €4,700
Down-Royal 05/11/04 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Hdl 2m 1 11-2 142 Anglo Irish Bank H'dle €19,800
Navan 13/10/04 T.P. O'Shea Mrs John Harrington Mdn 2m 3 9-13 Kilnaleck M'dn €1,040
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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