Sunday 11 December 2016

O'Neill wins top prize

Published 20/04/2016 | 02:30

In all, 10 accolades worth €70,000 were handed out, €5,000 of which will be shared between Oxx’s (pictured) employees thanks to O’Neill. Photo: Sportsfile
In all, 10 accolades worth €70,000 were handed out, €5,000 of which will be shared between Oxx’s (pictured) employees thanks to O’Neill. Photo: Sportsfile

John Oxx's long-serving assistant trainer Jimmy O'Neill last night walked away with cash prizes totalling €7,500 after being honoured with the Irish Racing Excellence Award.

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O'Neill received a cheque for €5,000 for the overall prize at the Stud and Stable Staff Awards in Adare's Dunraven Arms Hotel. At a function sponsored by Godolphin, he was also presented with the Dedication to Racing award, worth €2,500.

In all, 10 accolades worth €70,000 were handed out, €5,000 of which will be shared between Oxx's employees thanks to O'Neill. There is €8,000 to be divvied up between Willie Mullins' staff, after Dick Dowling (head lad) and Sonny Carey (groom) each won their €5,000 categories.

Irish Independent

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