Stamullen and racing world mourns great Peter Casey
HE HAD MEDICAL ISSUES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT THEY NEVER IMPACTED ON HIS LOVE OF LIFE
THE world of horse racing is in mourning this week for one of its most treasured characters, Stamullen trainer Peter Casey (82).
A wonderful character, famously known for his handling of Flemenstar, winner of three Grade 1 chases in 2012, Peter rose to world fame following a dramatic win by his treasured horse.
Flemenstar won the Irish Arkle in 2012 and afterwards he was interviewed by RTE presenter Tracy Piggott and his colourful language on how he’d celebrate the win went viral.
Andrew Lynch, the jockey who rode Flemenstar, said that Peter ‘was a great character and a very good man’ and a fine trainer.
He looked after a number of top horses in his day, from Blessyourpinksox and Jack The Bus while he also bred Scottish Grand National winner Hello Bud.
Peter’s forthright approach to everything was the make up of his unique character and although he had medical issues for a number of years, diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, it never impacted on his love of life and a bit of fun.
He is sadly missed by his loving wife Junie, daughter Alison, sons Francis, Peter and Oliver, grandchildren Samantha, Sam, Cian, Marianne, Caitlin, Kyle and Max, sister Mary, son-in-law Calum, daughters-in-law Paula and Una, sisterin-law Marie, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The late Peter Casey