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Friday 28 July 2017

WATCH: 'We celebrated for six weeks...this man's wife left him' - Horse owner's lively TV interview goes viral

Top Of The Town didn't win the 3.40 at Limerick yesterday and maybe a few marriages were saved as a result.

The last time the horse - named after a pub in the town of Askeaton in Limerick - won, there were some serious celebrations that lasted over six weeks and resulted in one man's wife leaving him!

That victorious outing was in Tipperary and the horse's owners were gathered once again - this time in Limerick racecourse - to watch Top Of The Town run in the 3.40 on Sunday.

Before the race, owner John Sheahan was interviewed by At The Races and it is quite possibly the best interview you are likely to see.

"If this horse wins let me tell you, we will wreck the shop," said a bubbly Sheahan.

The publican was then asked about the celebrations following the win in Tipperary.

"Six-and-a-half weeks. The man here, his wife left him over it," he added.

"There was holy war over it. She left him. And do you know what he said to me, he said 'it was well worth the celebration so hopefully there will be more wives leaving fellas tonight'."

The man in question then took centre stage.

"Three weeks I didn’t go home for. All good again tough. If the horse wins (tonight) we are going to Disneyland for two weeks."

The camera then panned back to Sheahan who offered a bit more information on the party.

“Four black bags of clothing outside his door there was."

After the race, the mood was very much more of a sombre note.

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