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richardf
19 Mar 13 15:28
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....to Barry Connell for 1 million Euros.......stays with Dessie Hughes.
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Report miprixabloater March 19, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
Provided it stays sound could prove to be a cheap purchase.
Report Swardean March 19, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
^^^
No chance of ever getting his money back but that is not why people by jumps horses
Report FrankRA March 19, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
Perhaps Barry is making a comeback.
Report Brother Mouzone March 19, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
If this is true then step up Danny Mullins, this is your moment.
Report carrot1960 March 19, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
posted after the race  jp mccmanus would have his check book out looks like barry beat him to it
Report miprixabloater March 19, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
Swardean, suppose it hangs for a good few years and turns out a one off super star? could win millions in prize moneyGrin
Report ChildOfMine2 March 19, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
How true is this Richard?
Report pedrobob March 19, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
If this is true then step up Danny Mullins, this is your moment.

hmmmm....... This could be an expensive project
Report kavvie March 19, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
is it true?..i got it backed for next yrs champion..id rather have bryan!!
Report ChildOfMine2 March 19, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
As long as Barry doesn't give him to the Shark!
Report Arklearkle March 19, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
If things are heading that way I'd rather have Ruby on a 10 year old who has already won considerably more than a million.
Report Arklearkle March 19, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
Barry and the Shark could take turns riding him in his races.
Report koikeeper March 19, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
Champion Hurdle favourite Our Conor has been bought by leading owner Barry Connell in the wake of his ultra-impressive Triumph Hurdle win last week for the Man About Town syndicate

Barry Connell, on buying Champion Hurdle favourite Our Conor. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to buy him because I was so impressed with what he did in the Triumph."
Report Anaglogs Daughter March 19, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
Told it was Sold for €800,000 to be trained by Anthony Mullins riding by Danny Mullins
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby March 19, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
to be ridden by Danny Mullins........

Suddenly 5/1 doesn't seem such great value

Laugh
Report bf_fananatic March 19, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
The value could of been much worse if a certain dentists rich daddy bought itWink
Report kavvie March 19, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
jesus theres my money gone...trained by a mullin ridden by d mullins?a wind up surely.
Report EastLower Gooner March 19, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
Horse should make a mint at stud....surprised Coolmore weren't interested with their NHL Stallion book.
Report Angel Gabrial March 19, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
Shame that young Cooper loses the ride.
Report aberdonia March 19, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
it is a shame, but Cooper will ride many great horses in the coming years.
Report kavvie March 19, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
all very sad
Report theonlywayforward March 19, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
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Horse should make a mint at stud....surprised Coolmore weren't interested with their NHL Stallion book.
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Our Conor (IRE)
Race record
4-y-o (28Apr09 b g)
Jeremy (USA)  (7.5f) — Flamands (IRE) (Sadler´s Wells (USA)  (11.4f))
Trainer D T Hughes
Report guinness2dear March 19, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
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Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby March 19, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
cannot believe he caught one.....
Report bobbycat March 19, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
That wold make him the most expensive jumps horse ever?
Report TiptheOdds March 19, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
Grin
Report ohyouknowdoya March 19, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
Shame really, O connell must be on one big ego trip, I suppose they couldn't refuse £1 million
for a jumper, I thing they only paid £4500.00 for him.
Report Mr Eboue March 19, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
I wonder how much he owner of Sprintre Sacre would take?
Report Arklearkle March 19, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
I always say ECEG
Report CheltenhamRoar March 19, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
Barry is to the NH world what Godawful are to the Flat when it comes to purchasing Horses Cry
Report Facts March 19, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
ohyouknowdoya     19 Mar 13 19:38 
Shame really, O connell must be on one big ego trip, I suppose they couldn't refuse £1 million
for a jumper, I thing they only paid £4500.00 for him.



euros
Report TiptheOdds March 19, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
I wonder how those people who backed OC ante post for the 2014 CH are feeling now?
Report holywell March 20, 2013 7:32 AM GMT
Thankfully Our Conor will remain with Dessie Hughes.
Report MJK March 20, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
Rather O'Connell bought him than McManus.
Report EastLower Gooner March 20, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
Jokes aside.....

Fair play to O'Connell. I mean he's got the money and wants a top class horse so why not. The syndicate holders have been handsomely rewarded.

I do however slightly doubt about the horse being able to recoup the money via Race Winnings. When you consider that Dessie will target the Champion Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle alone ie brining Our Conor very steadily along until he's cherry ripe for March them I'm not sure the horse will be able to pick up winnings race after race like Hurricane Fly has done. Also you have the Mullin's factor to contend with so I'd say €1m / £1m would be fairly unlikely.

Its also for that reason why the current price is a bit daft. He'll be bigger after Hurricane Fly spanks him in the Morgiana, beats him a length over Christmas at Leopardstown and then a short head in the Irish Champion (you see where I'm going with that one!!) 

Good luck to Danny M next season....Hopefully riding Our Conor will get him more rides and more experience as he'll need all of it to solve the tacticle puzzle that next year's Champion Hurdle is shaping up to be. Sure Our Conor seems a fairly simple ride but I've other fairly simple rides completely fail at the Festival....AP on MTOY vs the front running Champagne Fever? (just an example of a simple riding style failing...dont want to get into a whole MTOY up the hill debate).
Report silvergreaser March 20, 2013 11:05 AM GMT
Won't have to worry Our Conor will be so far superior the horse will virtually carry him home as he did Cooper.
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