Monday 19 March 2018

Katie Byrne

Jessica Harrington photographed at Commonstown Stable, Co Kildare. Photo: John Channing

Top trainer Jessica Harrington on her unbridled passion for life 

Some people think of their 70s as a leisurely period of retirement, golf outings and bridge classes. Prolific horse trainer Jessica Harrington has other ideas. Rather than winding down, her career has been on the up and up since she turned 70 in February. The following month, she had three winners at Cheltenham, an unprecedented success made all the sweeter when she won her first Gold Cup with Sizing John - her first ever runner in the race.