By Dan Walsh
Gowran Park Racecourse Manager Eddie Scally becomes Wexford Racecourse Manager taking over the role from Michael Murphy, who has held the position for more than 30 years. Mr Scally will be in control of both racecourses in Kilkenny and Wexford.
Speaking to The Racing Post, Mr Scally, who has his busiest day of the year on Thursday with the 2021 running of the prestigious Goffs Thyestes Chase, said; “Unfortunately Michael Murphy, who has been there for a very long time, ran into some ill health last year. When he was working his way back to full fitness, he asked me to go down and help, which I was more than happy to do.
“Michael has since decided he wants to take a step back. He has been there for well over 30 years now, so we said we would make it more of an official role this year. Michael will remain very much involved and will continue to guide me, but I’ll be operating the two tracks.”
Mr Scally added; “I’ve been racing at Wexford for years and I’m a big fan. We’ll be looking at improving facilities and boosting attendances in the future.”
The first race meeting of the new season at Wexford is scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17th.