John and Leslie Malone pump millions into Castlemartin

Malones' goal is to create a ‘world class thoroughbred operation’ in Ireland

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
5th November, 2017

Billionaire John Malone is investing millions in Castlemartin estate, the stud farm formerly owned by Tony O’Reilly, to create a ‘world class thoroughbred operation’ in Ireland.

Malone and his wife Leslie have already spent millions enhancing the existing equine facilities, including installing new lunging rings, renovating the yearling yard, creating all-weather paddocks, and expanding the capacity of the estate by building new barns.

Last week, the Malones applied for planning permission...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Opinion: Do Ireland’s policy leaders suffer from a lack of skin in the game?

Analysis: Communications own goals doomed European Super League to failure

Analysis: Debt didn’t cause Super League fiasco but it accelerated it

Sport Emmet Ryan 21 hours ago

Susan O’Keeffe: It will take the actions of millions worldwide to truly eliminate racial hated

World Susan O'Keeffe 1 day ago