Country Of Origin: Denmark
Based: Mullingar, County Westmeath
Date of licence: 2001
Relinquished licence: January, 2021
First winner: I'm On The Line (Mr CM (Ciaran) Murphy) Kilbeggan, June 25, 2001
Final winner: Flindt (Sarah Kavanagh) Fairyhouse, January 3, 2021
Significant horses (selected): Liberty Counsel, Shadow Eile, Lucky Pat, Dawn Shadow, Newsworthy, Cliff house, Just A Normal Day, Natural Power, I'm On The Line, Flindt.
Did you know:
Originally from Denmark, Dot Love's background was in three-day eventing rather than in racing. A clerical error prevented her from representing Denmark in the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
Dot took out her licence in 2001 and combined training with a pre-training business. She sent out her first winner when her assistant trainer Ciaran Murphy partnered I'm On The Line to win a bumper at Kilbeggan in June, 2001. Her greatest moment came with Ben Dalton scored a 50/1 shock on Liberty Counsel in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in 2013.
Dot retired from the training ranks in January, 2021. She wrapped up her career with two winners from her final three runners, with Betty Zane landing the bumper at Cork on Saturday, January 2 under Aaron Murphy, a brother of Ciaran Murphy's, and the Sarah Kavanagh-ridden Flindt winning the lady riders' handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse the following afternoon, her 76th and final winner.
Ciaran Murphy took over the licence and continues to train from Charlestown Stud on the outskirts of Mullingar.
Ladbrokes Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (Liberty Counsel - B.R. Dalton - 2013)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 2) (Shadow Eile - Andrew J. McNamara - 2012)
Close Brothers (Mares) Novice H'dle (Listed) (Dawn Shadow - Rachael Blackmore - 2018)
I.T.B.A. Fillies Scheme Novice H'dle (Shadow Eile - J.R. Barry - 2011)
TRM Kurasyn 360x H'cap H'dle (Cliff House - C.A. Landers - 2019)
Punchestown H'cap H'dle (Lucky Pat - D.J. Mullins - 2015)
Easyfix EBF (Mares) H'cap H'dle (Shadow Eile - Andrew J. McNamara - 2012)
Guinness Race (Shadow Eile - J.P. O'Brien - 2012)
Breaffy House Resort H'cap S'chase (Newsworthy - S. Cavanagh - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares H'dle (Dawn Shadow - Rachael Blackmore - 2017)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn (Natural Power - R.C. Colgan - 2019)
@KilbegganRaces On Instagram H'cap S'ch (Just A Normal Day - C.J. Orr - 2019)
Dunbia H'cap S'chase (Liberty Counsel - M.P. Walsh - 2012)
Angus Beef Ireland H'dle (Let The Show Begin - H.D. Dunne - 2012)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg Sch (Dawn Shadow - M.P. Walsh - 2018)
Sean Hughes Memorial H'cap S'chase (Lucky Pat - A. Murphy - 2017)
Kerrymaid Festival INH Flat Race (Touchthewood - C. Cully - 2007)
Ladbrokes H'cap S'chase (Bridge Native - C.J. Orr - 2020)
Tom Carroll Memorial H'cap S'chase (Sabina Park - J.R. Barry - 2007)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch (Newsworthy - S. Cavanagh - 2017)
*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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