Barry Maloney

  • Henry de Bromhead secured history in Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup when Minella Indo led home a superb one-two for the trainer.

    Minella Indo is owned by Barry Maloney who along with his brothers owns Mount Falcon Hotel in Ballina.

    Barry’s late father John was from Balla and horse racing has always been a big part of his life.

    He joined Michael D McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon.

  • Rachael Blackmore ended this year’s Cheltenham Festival as top jockey.

    Her sixth win of the festival came aboard Quilixios in the Triumph Hurdle.

    Blackmore narrowly missed out on victory in the day’s feature race, the Gold Cup.

    Stablemate Minella Indo pipped her ride of A Plus Tard to claim jump racing’s blue riband.

    Minella Indo is owned by Mayo native Barry Maloney who owns the Mount Falcon Hotel.

    It completed an historic hat-trick for trainer Henry De Bromhead, following his wins this week in the Champion Hurdle and Champion Chase.

    Meath trainer Gavin Cromwell claimed a second Grade One of the week with Vanilier taking the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase.

    The Willie Mullins-trained Colreevy won the Mares’ Chase.

    Porlock Bay was a 16-to-1 winner of the Hunters’ Chase.

    And the final race of the festival - the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle - was won by Galopin Des Champs leaving Willie Mullins as top trainer.