Michael Halford

County Of Origin : Kildare

Date of licence: 1984

First winner : Kath-Der-Mar, Wexford, July 2nd, 1984

Significant horses: Golden Cross, Eastern Appeal, Snaefell, Casamento, Russian Soul, Certerach, Raydara

Assoc. jockeys: Shane Foley, Conor Hoban, Sean Corby, Conor McGovern

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Did You Know: A more than capable amateur rider, Michael Halford rode around 50 winners but has really made his name in more recent years in his role as a trainer on the Curragh. He served as assistant to Noel Meade until branching out on his own in 1984. He has trained with notable success since then and gained his first Group 1 success with Casamento in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in 2010. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/2016791911126€171,540€40,395€211,935
Winter All Weather 2014/201589191486€146,900€47,983€194,883
Winter All Weather 2013/201480181259€133,000€25,920€158,920
Winter All Weather 2012/2013801411135€83,230€30,409€113,639
Winter All Weather 2011/20129197710€56,000€21,627€77,627
National Hunt 2016/201781122€5,938€5,850€11,788
National Hunt 2015/201671101€7,350€2,285€9,635
National Hunt 2014/2015120120€0€3,990€3,990
National Hunt 2013/2014121100€5,600€1,700€7,300
National Hunt 2012/2013121022€5,250€3,305€8,555
National Hunt 2011/2012332422€9,975€7,018€16,993
National Hunt 2010/2011300411€0€6,265€6,265
National Hunt 2009/2010452233€12,600€12,670€25,270
National Hunt 2008/2009515652€48,575€27,660€76,235
National Hunt 2007/20089381276€89,250€51,970€141,220
National Hunt 2006/2007821810912€159,520€53,660€213,180
National Hunt 2005/200613411171210€115,600€97,565€213,165
National Hunt 2004/20051451214209€111,600€62,115€173,715
National Hunt 2003/200422222231715€248,190€100,370€348,560
National Hunt 2002/200322724291814€217,370€136,710€354,080
National Hunt 2001/200220029271410€255,977€80,802€336,780
National Hunt 2000/20011131361114€81,194€25,531€106,725
Flat 201629425263826€345,888€279,538€625,425
Flat 201536939483946€470,280€373,645€843,925
Flat 201435932494742€380,900€379,225€760,125
Flat 201330936453535€440,780€289,395€730,175
Flat 201228641343729€337,840€222,174€560,014
Flat 201134626343436€210,135€193,932€404,067
Flat 201033536383329€607,675€210,177€817,852
Flat 200949234433446€317,685€197,794€515,479
Flat 200852732434134€361,200€256,473€617,673
Flat 200738726233535€676,680€315,075€991,755
Flat 200638736332932€705,455€334,270€1,039,725
Flat 200542454404131€747,490€279,655€1,027,145
Flat 200435128332923€316,100€216,115€532,215
Flat 200342429402735€468,700€313,295€781,995
Flat 200234325283027€374,740€286,975€661,715
Flat 200131322342130€226,712€153,632€380,344
Flat 200026919202921€171,142€90,739€261,881
Flat 199924215191818€66,173€48,599€114,771
Flat 199816213101515€51,996€36,397€88,393

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Curragh 25/09/16 Paddy The Celeb E. Halford Hcp 1m 4f 6 11-7 85 Manguard Plus Amateur Derby (QR) H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Castle Guest R.A. Smithers Hcp 1m 8 9-4 93 Dublin Coach H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Katiymann S. Foley Hcp 1m 6 9-1 80 Dublin Coach H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Wychwood Warrior C.J. McGovern Hcp 1m 12 9-7 93 Dublin Coach H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Liberatio S. Foley Mdn 7f 6 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Navan 24/09/16 Venezia D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Troytown Bar M'dn H'dle €1,200
Dundalk 23/09/16 Reddot Express (GB) C.J. McGovern Hcp 1m 3 9-3 61 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €900
Dundalk 23/09/16 D'rock C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 10 8-4 45 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 23/09/16 Boynagh Prince N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 12 8-6 47 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 23/09/16 Hunaina S. Foley Mdn 6f 1 9-0 81 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn €9,375
Curragh 22/09/16 Dream Classic S. Foley Mdn 6f 8 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden
Curragh 22/09/16 Betty Loch (GB) S. Foley Mdn 6f 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 22/09/16 Reddot Dancer S. Foley Hcp 1m 2f 11 8-13 60 Order Of Malta H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 21/09/16 Conron C.P. Hoban F 6f 8 9-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Race
Naas 21/09/16 Allography S. Foley Mdn 1m 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auct Mdn €425
Naas 21/09/16 Saltonstall (GB) S. Foley Mdn 7f 2 9-5 Racing Again October 16th M'dn €2,200
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Reddot Roman S. Foley F 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-3 84 gowranpark.ie Rated Race €800
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Sayar S. Foley Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-5 Live Music After Racing M'dn
Curragh 11/09/16 Katiymann N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 2f 11 8-8 83 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap
Curragh 11/09/16 Toscanini J. Doyle F 5f 12 9-4 113 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes
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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).