Glebe House Stables
Having started riding racehorses at the age of ten, in his native village of Hospital, Co. Limerick, Pat was guided in his early days by the great P.P. Hogan , hunting at all opportunities when school allowed (or not, as the case may be!).
Pat joined Dermot Weld on his 15th birthday, weighing 5 stone 7lbs, to serve his apprenticeship, riding a winner on his first ride three weeks later. After two and a half years and increasing weight, Pat moved to Pat Taaffe, famous for his association with Arkle, where he enjoyed a very happy five years before spending two years as stable jockey to E.P. Harty on the Curragh.
Moving to England in 1982 to join Jim Old as jockey/assistant until the end of 1985 when a serious injury curtailed Pats riding career and he moved to the late Richard Holder as Assistant, taking over from Richard at the end of 1992.
Pat moved to the Lambourn Valley in 2001 and to Glebe House Stables in 2006.
Pat has enjoyed great success with horses such as Supreme Glory, winner of the Welsh National, second in the Grand National and third in the Scottish National; Tomohawk, winner of the Lanzarote Hurdle; Shooting Light, winner of the Finesse Hurdle at Cheltenham and sprinters such as Sir Joey, Jigsaw Boy and Winsome Wooster, all prolific winners, to add to dual purpose horses such as Reaganesque, Siberian Mystic, Jalb, and present day stable favourites, Salute and Greenwood.