Gigginstown Stud Triumphs Again in Flogas Novice Chase

Despite the wintry weather, the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase, at the Irish Gold Cup meeting on Sunday 12th February, was one of the highlights of a packed afternoon of exhilarating racing. Gigginstown Stud once again triumphed as jockey Sean Flanagan won his first ever Grade 1 victory aboard Disko for his boss, trainer Noel Meade.  The flying grey outdistanced his rivals, including race favourite Bellshill, to win by a length and three-quarters and now looks set to compete in the JLT Novices Chase at Cheltenham in March.

 John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland, said, “There was a great atmosphere on day, despite the  weather, and the racing didn’t disappoint, with a thrilling and unexpected finish to our own Flogas Novice chase that brought the crowd to its feet.”

John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland (2nd from left) presents the winning Flogas Novice Chase trophy to some delighted younger members of the O’Leary family of Gigginstown Stud, owners of ‘Disko’. Also pictured are (l/r) jockey Sean Flanagan, owner Edward O’Leary and trainer Noel Meade.

John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland (2nd from left) presents the winning Flogas Novice Chase trophy to some delighted younger members of the O’Leary family of Gigginstown Stud, owners of ‘Disko’. Also pictured are (l/r) jockey Sean Flanagan, owner Edward O’Leary and trainer Noel Meade.