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
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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.

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