Eddie & Patrick Harty (IRE)
Eddie Harty spent his early days in finance before following his roots into training racehorses. Initially Eddie's focus was on flat racing but the arrival of Captain Cee Bee moved the operation towards jump racing. Captain Cee Bee won twice at the highest level including at the Cheltenham Festival and raced for an incredible 10 years, a testament to his trainer's careful handling.
Patrick's interest in horses and racing grew when his father started training and upon finishing school, he left for England to work for champion trainer Nicky Henderson. Patrick spent five years as assistant to Nicky, working with some of the best jump horses seen in recent times. He returned home to Kildare with his wife, Harriet, in 2015.
Family is a major part of Harty Racing as Marie, Eddie's wife, is one of Ireland's top veterinary surgeons and very much a part of the day to day running of the stable. Their daughter, Carolyn, now lives in the UK but plays a major role in maintaining social media and riding out whenever she is home. Patrick's wife Harriet is a keen photographer and takes many of the photos on our website and social media as well as taking videos and updates for owners of their horses while at exercise.
Mulgrave Lodge is a purpose-built yard on the edge of The Curragh, Kildare. The house and yard were designed with the Hartys' future as Curragh trainers in mind and is less than 1km from the state-of-the-art Curragh Gallops and Training Grounds allowing easy access for the horses' daily exercise.