Date of Birth: July 14, 1994
County of origin: Dublin
Master Melody (Kevin Prendergast) Dundalk, December 9, 2011
Assoc. Trainers: Kevin
Prendergast, Johnny Feane, Michael O'Callaghan, John Geoghegan
Significant horses: Kelinni, Avenante; Tithonus; Spruce Meadows, Vastonea, Canary Row, Rayna, Cleveland Street, Hello Brigette.
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Gary Halpin is from Blanchardstown in Dublin and he was 17 when he rode his first winner on Master Melody for trainer Kevin Prendergast in December, 2011. He had finished second on the same horse on his first ride in public just three weeks earlier and won on him for a second time later in the same month.
Gary has enjoyed great success in a number of valuable handicaps throughout his career. Vastonea gave him a notable early winner at the Galway festival when taking the Topaz Mile Handicap in 2014 for his boss Kevin Prendergast and closer to home, the Denis Hogan-trained Tithonus gave him two big wins at the Curragh. He rode a winner at Longines Irish Champions Weekend on the Kevin Ryan-trained Kelinni in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' Handicap.
Gary rode his 95th career winner and lost his claim on the Johnny Feane-trained Regem in the Budweiser Maiden at Roscommon on Monday, July 9, 2018.
Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap (Kelinni - 2015)
Topaz Mile H'cap (Vastonea - 2014)
Tote Scurry H'cap (Tithonus - 2017)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Red God' H'cap (Spruce Meadows - 2017)
Mongey Communications Joe McGrath H'cap (Tithonus - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ragusa' H'cap (Avenante (GB) - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed) (Rocky Sky - 2021)
Bank Of Ireland Hcap (Canary Row - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Oaks (F) H'cap (Rayna - 2014)
Kilkenny Senior Hurlers June 24th H'cap (Canary Row - 2017)
Ashgrove Stables Irish EBF (Fillies) Hcp (Black Magic Woman - 2019)
Paddy Power Phone Betting 24/7 H'cap (Spruce Meadows - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fund Race (Cleveland Street - 2014)
MansionBet McEnery Cup H'cap (Springbank - 2020)
Tote Support Irish Racing Since1930 Race (Black Magic Woman - 2019)
Leopardstown Carnival Night H'cap (Hello Brigette - 2018)
Panoramic Restaurant H'cap (Aared - 2017)
Tote H'cap (Vastonea - 2016)
New BBQ Evening Format At Naas H'cap (Johann Bach - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Fresnel (GB) - 2019)
*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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