Well-known Wexford native Kevin Doyle flashed the cash at Tattersalls today..
The former Republic of Ireland football player spent €155,000 on a horse at today’s market. Doyle’s new purchase is a half-brother to the machine that is Altior, while the sire is dual derby winner, Camelot.
Altior boasts an impressive record, with 14 chase wins from 14 runs – and the horse is showing no signs of slowing down. Speaking after the exciting purchase, Doyle said:
“He’ll be a home, he’ll be at home on the farm in Wexford, we’ll be looking after him and feeding him well and hoping he grows into a nice three-year-old and he’ll be back on sale in a couple of years time.”
“This is like a full-time hobby. It’s evolved, I really enjoy it.
“You finish playing and it’s fantastic to have something straight away that interests and occupies me and keeps me excited every day to get up and deal with the different mares we have at home and the different jobs that need to be done.”