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 2016/2017525757€43,125€42,150€85,275
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 2016/2017121132€5,938€7,050€12,988
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 201636636354931€485,638€335,465€821,103
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
Punchestown 14/01/17 King Of Country (GB) L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 21 11-10 David Trundley Artist M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 13/01/17 Time Constraints (USA) C.P. Hoban Mdn 1m 1 9-5 75 Servisource Recruitment M'dn €6,875
Dundalk 13/01/17 Sweet Fragrance C.P. Hoban Hcp 7f 9 9-2 62 Bar One Racing H'cap
Dundalk 13/01/17 Venezia C.P. Hoban Hcp 2m 2 8-6 74 Vodatrade Marketing&Website Services Hcp €4,800
Dundalk 13/01/17 Chestnut Fire (GB) C.J. McGovern Hcp 1m 4 9-8 93 Dundalk Racing Club H'cap €800
Dundalk 06/01/17 Angel's Gift C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 10 8-8 40 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap (Div 2)
Dundalk 06/01/17 Duchessofflorence (GB) C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 10-0 65 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap (Div 1) €225
Dundalk 06/01/17 Caesar's Comet C.P. Hoban Mdn 7f 4 9-5 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn €550
Leopardstown 26/12/16 King Of Country (GB) J.M. Moore MdnHdl 2m 12 11-7 Horse & Jockey Hotel M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 23/12/16 Time Constraints (USA) C.P. Hoban Mdn 7f 2 9-5 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn (Div 1) €1,725
Dundalk 23/12/16 All About Grace (USA) S. Foley Mdn 7f 9 9-0 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn (Div 2)
Dundalk 23/12/16 Shannon Soul S. Foley F 1m 4 9-4 73 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Rated Race €600
Dundalk 23/12/16 Chestnut Fire (GB) S. Foley Hcp 7f 3 9-7 93 Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards 2016 Hcp €2,400
Dundalk 23/12/16 Yamato C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 8-3 72 Racing Returns Friday 6th Jan 2017 H'cap
Dundalk 23/12/16 Russian Soul C.P. Hoban Hcp 7f 5 9-7 93 Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards 2016 Hcp €600
Dundalk 16/12/16 Russian Soul C.P. Hoban Hcp 6f 5 9-8 93 Leading Jockey&Trainer Awards 2016 H'cap €600
Dundalk 09/12/16 Yamato R.A. Smithers Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 10 9-4 73 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap
Dundalk 09/12/16 Chestnut Fire (GB) S. Foley Hcp 1m 2 8-13 92 MSS - This One's For You Hylo H'cap €4,800
Dundalk 09/12/16 Cloudy Miss S. Foley Mdn 1m 8 9-0 69 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 07/12/16 All About Grace (USA) N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 5 9-0 Winter Series At Dundalk 2017 M'dn €275
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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).