As a proud Meath man, this is one of my favourite times of the year. It’s Easter weekend and Easter Monday can only mean one thing – the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
As a child growing up, I was first introduced to horse racing at the Irish Grand National meeting. Fairyhouse was held on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wednesday was family day, my mother and father would pack my three brothers, sister and myself in the car and away we went.
My passion for the sport grew from there, so much so that starting primary school at the age of 5, I had my mind made up on becoming a national hunt jockey.
So on the opening day of a massive three days at the county Meath racecourse, I have three selections, I hope can pay for the Easter eggs on Sunday. Enjoy!