Ken represented Ireland at eventing before chasing his real dream; that of training racehorses. Experience was gained across the globe, spending five years with John Oxx and stints with Coolmore, the Niarchos Family, Todd Pletcher and Neil Howard, led to him eventually taking out his own license in 2002 and eventually seeing him setting up base at Ridge Manor stables on the famed Curragh plains. From here he has developed a much respected reputation and whether it is a juvenile performer or a seasoned campaigner Ken has shown that he can deliver in all divisions of racing. He is also an excellent communicator which is very important in keeping owners abreast of his thinking.
In the last three years he has handled the ultra-consistent Success Days whose wins include the Derrinstown Derby Trial Gr.3, Royal Whip Gr.3 and finishing in the frame in the Tattersalls Gold Cup Gr. 1 last year. Entries will include the Gr.1 at The Curragh this spring before embarking on an International campaign. Landfall the highly talented and unbeaten 2yo who recently won last year’s Juvenile Stakes Gr.3 at Leopardstown on Irish Champions weekend. Newsletter who was narrowly beaten when placed in the Queen Mary before gaining success when a listed winner and group performer in 2015 and the vastly improved sprinter In Salutem who under his care won last year’s the Dubai Duty Free Dash on Shergar Cup day at Ascot.