By Dan Walsh
Twenty-one years old Wexford jockey Jordan Gainford from Caim, Enniscorthy, has won the American Grand National at Far Hills, New Jersey, last night on Hewick, who earlier this year won the Galway Plate in July,
Bought for just €800 and trained in Bagenalastown, Co. Carlow, by John Joseph Hanlon, better known as ‘Shark’ won last night’s big race taking his career winnings to close to €500,000.
Speaking to RTÉ News after Hewick’s win, Mr Hanlon said he has never seen anything like the horse’s success. “It is something you dream of. It normally doesn’t happen to me, but it happened today. It’s an unreal horse,” he added.
PS; WexfordLocal.com has seen after race interview with Jordan Gainford, unfortunately, it is embedded and we are not legally permitted to publish it here. However, it is available on Facebook as is a recording of the race.