Saturday 20th of July 2019
Our star Saltonstall won the £120k Galway Mile (Colm Quinn BMW Mile) for Dooley Thoroughbreds and the O'Sullivan partnership at the Galway Festival this year. A brilliant workhorse at home, he'd been struggling to show what we knew he was capable of on the track, but following a series of improved runs he was starting to come into form and enjoy his racing. A great run the time before when 4th at The Curragh we were hopeful, rather than confident, of a good run.
He was given a superb ride by champion Irish jockey Colin Keane, who settled the horse towards the rear from a wide draw and slowly worked him into the race, taking it up inside the final furlong and holding off some fast finishers. It was the most amazing experience for us all and a day we will never ever forget. Galway, we will be back - every year!
Check out the full race and reaction here: