County Of Origin: Kildare
Date of licence: 2008
First winner: Toasted Special, Cork, June 15, 2008
First Group winner: Fiesolana (Colm O'Donoghue) Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes, Leopardstown, June 13, 2013
First Group 1 winner: Fiesolana (Billy Lee) Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, September 13, 2014
Significant horses (selected): Fiesolana, Epona Plays, Devonshire, Liquid Amber, Insinuendo, Dolce Strega, Downforce, Bloomfield, Mary Tudor, Lustown Baba, Colour Blue, Tylery Wonder, Coolnagree, Colour Of Love, Valbucca, Indigo Lady, Kanes Pass, Fact Or Folklore, Lethal Promise, Shrill.
Associated jockeys: Billy Lee, Nathan Crosse
Did you know:
Willie McCreery played gaelic football at the highest level for his native Kildare and was an integral part of the team when Kildare won their first senior Leinster title in 42 years in 1998. His father Peter trained Hilly Way to win two successive Champion Chases at Cheltenham, and Daring Run to claim two Irish Champion Hurdles.
Willie worked for many years with trainer Charles O'Brien before taking out his own licence in 2008. Never far from the winners' enclosure, McCreery gained his first Group 1 success when Fiesolana won the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13, 2014.
Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Fiesolana - W.J. Lee - 2014)
Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap (Colour Blue - W.J. Lee - 2016)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auct. Race Final (Lustown Baba - L.F. Roche - 2019)
Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) (Devonshire - W.J. Lee - 2016)
Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) (Insinuendo - W.J. Lee - 2021)
Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) (Epona Plays - W.J. Lee - 2021)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) (Fiesolana - W.J. Lee - 2013)
Flame Of Tara Irish EBF Stakes (Group 3) (Liquid Amber (USA) - W.J. Lee - 2017)
Canford Cliffs EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Dolce Strega - W.J. Lee - 2016)
Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes (Group 3) (Fiesolana - W.J. Lee - 2013)
Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3) (Epona Plays - W.M. Lordan - 2021)
Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3) (Fiesolana - C. O'Donoghue - 2013)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stks (Group 3) (Insinuendo - D.P. McDonogh - 2021)
Goffs Irish EBF Polonia Stakes (Listed) (Lethal Promise - W.J. Lee - 2019)
Guinness H'cap (Fact Or Folklore - W.J. Lee - 2015)
Irish Stal.Farms EBF Vintage Tipple Stks (Listed) (Bloomfield - W.J. Lee - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed) (Mary Tudor - W.J. Lee - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes (Listed) (Bloomfield - W.J. Lee - 2018)
Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks (Listed) (Devonshire - W.J. Lee - 2015)
Joe McGrath H'cap (Tylery Wonder - P.J. Smullen - 2015)
*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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