County of Origin: Kildare
Date of licence: 2013
First winner: Point The Toes (Shane Butler) Downpatrick, June 7, 2013
Notable horses: Edification, Das Mooser, Point The Toes, Golden Plan, Jealika, Oneoveryou,
Assoc. jockeys: Ronan Whelan, Conor Hoban, Ross Coakley, shane Foley, Ian McCarthy, Ricky Doyle.
Did you know:
From Monasterevin, County Kildare, Mark is from a family steeped in racing and took out an amateur rider's licence when he was 16. He won two bumpers on subsequent Champion Hurdler, Jezki for Jessica Harrington but his career in the saddle was cut short by a fall, pushing him into the training ranks earlier than planned.
He landed his first winner as a trainer with Point The Toes at Downpatrick in June 2013 and credits the likes of four-time winner Jealika and Das Mooser as pivotal horses for the yard in the early days.
Mark's father Tom is a well-know farrier, he is a nephew of trainers Jarlath, Paul and Seamus and a cousin of Peter, another trainer. His brother Brendan and sister Niamh have ridden winners under rules.
Matty Ryan Memorial H'cap H'dle (Golden Plan - S.E. Butler - 2015)
Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Oneoveryou - B.M. Coen - 2017)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase (Das Mooser - M.J. Bolger - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap (Oneoveryou - C.P. Hoban - 2017)
KFM Hunters S'chase (Bishopscourt Cup) (Das Mooser - R. Deegan - 2017)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Hcap Hdle (Point The Toes - S.E. Butler - 2013)
John & Terry Moriarty Memorial H'cap (Jealika - C.P. Hoban - 2015)
Punchestown For Events M'dn H'dle (Tourboy - I.J. McCarthy - 2017)
Hibernian Hotel Tramore H'cap (Edification (GB) - R.P. Whelan - 2019)
Feale H'cap (Jealika - S. Foley - 2016)
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles M'dn Hdle (Come Home Quick - R.A. Doyle - 2017)
Student Raceday 9th & 10th April Mdn Hdl (Golden Plan - S.E. Butler - 2014)
Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk M'dn (Shes No Joke - R.P. Whelan - 2013)
Keywest Perform Live After Racing H'cap (Edification (GB) - C.P. Hoban - 2019)
Woods Financial (Ladies)(P-Am) Flat Race (Its'afreebee - N. Fahey - 2015)
Dysart (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Well Set Up - R.A. Doyle - 2019)
Carnbeg Hotel & Spa H'cap (Div 1) (Cappadocia - R.P. Whelan - 2019)
Visit Tipperary H'cap (Div 1) (Invincible Queen - R.P. Whelan - 2019)
Dundalk Stadium Business Club H'cap (Div 2) (Edification (GB) - C.P. Hoban - 2019)
Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2) (Cappadocia - R.P. Whelan - 2018)
*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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