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ACHIEVEMENTS

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

While Ger now concentrates solely on flat horses, he started out with a dual purpose licence (National Hunt and flat). In the early years he enjoyed success at graded level with horses such as Spirit Dancer and Mukev Prince. In 2002, the much-loved grey gelding, Big and Bold, won the Power Gold Cup (Gr1) at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival with Ruby Walsh on board. But when Ger lost him to injury, he decided to abandon the National Hunt scene and Glenburnie became an all flat yard.

Ger particularly enjoys training two year olds and strives to build a string capable of winning black-type (listed and group) races. An Tadh, owned locally by Vincent Gaul, was the first group winner for the yard in 2006. For the following three years, Ger was the Irish All Weather Champion Trainer of the Year. In 2011, the Marju filly, Lightening Pearl, broke new ground winning the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr1) at Newmarket under Johnny Murtagh. Endless Drama, Lily's Angel, Brendan Brackan, Cappella Sansevero, Medicine Jack, Psychedelic Funk, Ardhoomey and Who's Steph have since given the team great racing memories.

By the end of the 2018 season, Ger had reached the milestone of 800 winners. The following May, Siskin made his winning debut at Naas. He duly stepped up to Listed level and in early August gave Ger and Colin their first Group 1 winner on Irish soil. It was a pretty wet evening at The Curragh but nothing could dampen the thrill! Later the same month, Mustajeer landed the first running of the £1m Ebor Stakes at York. By the end of the 2020 season, there were two classic winners - Siskin (Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Even So (Juddmonte Irish Oaks) - to add to the list of achievements, both won behind closed doors at The Curragh.

In August 2021, Ger reached the landmark of 1,000 career wins.

2022

Beauty Crescent
Bleinheim Stakes (L.) – Fairyhouse
Cairde Go Deo
Yeats Stakes (L.) – Navan
Cairde Go Deo
King George V Cup (L.) – Leopardstown
Camorra
Curragh Cup (Gr2) – The Curragh
Dr Zempf
Ballycorus Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Dr Zempf
Guineas Trial Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Geocentric
Midsummer Sprint Stakes (L.) – Cork
Hellsing
Tipperary Stakes (L.) – Tipperary
Juncture
Patton Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
Juncture
Cooley Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
Lust
Owenstown Stud Stakes (L.) – Naas
Marbling
Brownstown Stakes (Gr3) – Fairyhouse
Markaz Paname
Gladness Stakes (Gr3) – Naas
Mauiewowie
Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Mutasarref
Platinum Stakes (L.) – Cork
Pirate Jenny
Irish European Breeders Fund (L.) – Naas
Power Under Me
Cork Stakes (L.) – Cork
Power Under Me
Knocknaire Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Sacred Bridge
Polonia Stakes (L.) – Cork
Thunder Kiss
Noblesse Stakes (L.) – Cork
Yaxeni
Vintage Tipple Stakes (L.) – Gowran Park
Yaxeni
Oyster Stakes (L.) – Galway
Yaxeni
Bluebell Stakes (L.) – Naas
Zarinsk
Ingabelle Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown

2021

Acanella
Snow Fairy Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Atomic Jones
Champions Juvenile Stakes (Gr2) – Leopardstown
Beauty Inspire
Anglesey Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Camorra
Paddy Power Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Geocentric
Legacy Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
Georgeville
Trigo Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Head Mistress
Curragh Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Maker of Kings
Amethyst Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Maker of Kings
Concorde Stakes (Gr3) – Tipperary
Masen
Knocknaire Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Panama Red
Ingabelle Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Power Under Me
Waterford Testimonial Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Reve De Vol
Orby Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Sacred Bridge
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Ballyhane Stakes – Naas
Sacred Bridge
Ten Sovereigns Tipperary Stakes (L.) – Tipperary
Sacred Bridge
Round Tower Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Straight Answer
Bleinheim Stakes (L.) – Fairyhouse
Thunder Kiss
Bluebell Stakes (L.) – Naas
Thunder Kiss
Munster Oaks (Gr3) – Cork

2020

Justifier
Caravaggio Stakes (L.) – Tipperary
Mustajeer
Ebor Stakes (Heritage Handicap) – York
Even So
Juddmonte Irish Oaks (Gr1) – The Curragh
Even So
Oaks Trial (L.) – Naas
Frenetic
First Flier Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Heliac
Noblesse Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Lemista
Kilboy Estate Stakes (Gr2) – The Curragh
Lemista
Park Express Stakes (Gr3) – Naas
Lemista
McCalmont Stakes (L.) – Gowran Park
Nickajack Cave
Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Siskin
Tattersalls Irish Guineas (Gr1) – The Curragh

2019

Inverleigh
Committed Stakes (L.) – Navan
Karawaan
Irish Lincoln (Premier Handicap) – Naas
Power Under Me
Knocknaire Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Siskin
Phoenix Stakes (Gr1) – The Curragh
Siskin
Marble Hill Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Siskin
Railway Stakes (Gr2) – The Curragh
Viadera
Cairn Rouge Stakes (L.) – Killarney
Who's Steph
Munster Oaks (Gr3) – Cork
Who's Steph
McCalmont Stakes (L.) – Gowran Park

2018

Ardhoomey
Sprint Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Blue Uluru
Abergwaun Stakes (Gr3) – Tipperary
Lightening Quick
Athasi Stakes (Gr3) – Naas
Medicine Jack
Waterford Testimonial Stakes (L.) – Navan
Mustajeer
Finale Stakes (L.) – Naas
Psychedelic Funk
Gladness Stakes (Gr3) – Naas

2017

Brendan Brackan
Navigation Stakes (L.) – Cork
Brendan Brackan
Irish Lincoln (Premier Handicap) – Naas
Doctor Geoff
Tetrarch Stakes (L.) – Naas
Gobi Desert
Legacy Stakes (L.) – Navan
Moonlight Bay
Birdcatcher Premier Nursery – Naas
Psychedelic Funk
Concorde Stakes (Gr3) – Tipperary
Sea Wolf
Habitat Handicap (Premier Handicap) – The Curragh
Treasuring
Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Curragh Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh

2016

Ardhoomey
Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Gr2) – The Curragh
Brendan Brackan
Navigation Stakes (L.) – Cork
Medicine Jack
GAIN Railway Stakes (Gr2) – The Curragh
Queen Catrine
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes (Gr3) – Fairyhouse
Sea Wolf
Tote Irish Lincoln (Premier Handicap) – The Curragh

2015

Ainippe
Ballyogan Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Anippe
Brownstown Stakes (Gr3) – Fairyhouse
Argentero
Coolmore Rochestown Stakes (L.) – Naas
Bear Cheek
Coolmore Curragh Stakes (Gr3) – Tipperary
Brendan Brackan
Navigation Stakes (L.) – Cork
Convergence
Patton Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
Convergence
Ballycorus Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Endless Drama
2nd Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas – The Curragh
Queen Catrine
Rathasker Stud Clodovil EBF Garnet Stakes (L.) – Naas
Tenessee Wildcat
Copperfaced Jacks Glencairn Stakes (L.) – Leopardstown
Waipu Cove
Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes (L.) – Tipperary

2014

Ainippe
Curragh Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Brendan Brackan
Platinum Stakes (L.) – Cork
Cappella Sansevero
Round Tower Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Cappella Sansevero
Marble Hill Stakes (L.) – The Curragh
Convergence
Canford Cliffs Stakes (L.) – Tipperary
Roheryn
King George V Cup (L.) – Leopardstown

2013

Brendan Brackan
Solonoway Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Exogenesis
Tyros Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Lily's Angel
Snowdrop Fillies Stakes (L.) – Kempton
Lily's Angel
Chartwell Fillies Stakes (Gr3) – Lingfield

2012

Lily's Angel
Cooley Fillies Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
One Spirit
Owenstown Stud Stakes (L.) – Naas
The Reaper
Cork Stakes (L.) – Cork

2011

Bible Black
Star Appeal Stakes (L.) – Dundalk
Future Generation
Desmond Stakes (Gr3) – Leopardstown
Lightening Pearl
Round Tower Stakes (Gr3) – The Curragh
Lightening Pearl
Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr1) – Newmarket

Camorra
Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Gr2) – The Curragh
Camorra
Curragh Cup (Gr2) – The Curragh
Pirate Jenny
Fillies and Mares (L.) – Naas
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