Tycoons: Breeding Success

A private and exceptionally guarded man, JP Magnier became a dominant figure in the horse-racing industry, leading the field from his Coolmore Stud in Tipperary

1st October, 2017

The pounding of hooves on the turf, the slopping of champagne and the screams of delight as glistening horses thunder across the line: it’s a fitting victory paean to the sport of kings.

Once the bastion of English public school snobbery, horse-racing began to be infiltrated by the oil-rich Arabs in the 1980s. Now it is a suave bunch of Irish multimillionaires who are rattling the gates of the citadel.

The Coolmore set...

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