Our Story

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Jessica Harrington Racing is a family-run operation based in the rural village of Moone, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The business has grown successfully since Jessica took out her training licence in 1989 alongside her late husband Johnny Harrington. Family plays a huge part of everything at Commonstown with Jessica & Johnny’s two daughters Emma and Kate firmly at the helm of the business. This is reflective in the way in which we deal with our owners and their horses daily.

Situated on 120 acres of rolling hills in the Irish countryside, this facility is a perfect schooling ground for future stars on the track globally. Commonstown Stud boasts three gallops, fences, hurdles, two-hundred stables, an outdoor and indoor school and plenty of turn-out space. We also are on the doorstep of one of the most renowned training facilities in the world at the Curragh Racecourse. Horses come from near and far to use these facilities so aptly convenient to our operation.

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Jessica’s success at the Galway Festival in 1994 with ‘Oh So Grumpy’ was a kick start to her now renowned reputation for handling quality jumps horses. Of course, no one will forget the likes of Moscow Flyer, Our Duke and Sizing John with big wins at major Festivals such as Cheltenham and Punchestown. However, Jessica is versatile in that her success over jumps can be matched with multiple successes on the biggest stages of the flat racing calendar. Pathfork won the Group 1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh in 2010 giving Jessica her first Group 1 winner and more recently, the superstar filly that is Alpha Centauri,  gave the Harrington team their first ever Classic success and Royal Ascot winner in the 2018 Irish 1,000 Guineas and Group 1 Coronation Stakes.

These recent successes have allowed the team to expand their business and attract new owners from across the globe such as Alpha Racing, Yulong Investments, It’s All About The Girls and many more!

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The ethos here at Jessica Harrington Racing is;

 

“The harder we all work, the luckier we get and long may it continue.”.

 

If you want to be a part of a hard-working successful team, then look no further.