Young Guns With Carla O’Halloran | TDN – Thoroughbred Daily News

After its popularity earlier this year, Young Guns returns with all new questions for young professionals. Today we speak with trainer Carla O’Halloran who is a trainer based in Chantilly, France.

TDN: Tell us about your career to date?

Carla O’Halloran: Showjumping until I was 16, amateur rider in Spain and Italy (champion in 2003 and in 2007, respectively) and jockey in France while working for Alain de Royer Dupre before starting my career as a trainer.

TDN: If you could be one person in the industry for a day who would it be and why?

COH: Maybe John Gosden, I could spy on all of his good horses on a day out at work.

TDN: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

COH: Never give up.

TDN: What is the best aspect of your current job?

COH: It’s a privilege to be surrounded by horses every day. It’s a passion, to dream about better things in the future, hoping to have a nice horse for your next season.

TDN: If you weren’t working in the horseracing industry what would you be doing?

COH: Travelling the world.

TDN: If you had 24 hours to get someone interested in the horseracing industry how would you do it?

COH: Take them to a day at the races knowing we have a good runner, it’s a great feeling seeing the horses win, it’s impossible to explain, you would have to be there!

TDN: What was your biggest achievement in 2018?

COH: We probably didn’t achieve what we expected, let’s try in 2019.

TDN: Who was your horse of 2018 and why?

COH: Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), for her victories in the Arc and the Breeders’ Cup.

TDN: What is your New Year’s resolution?

COH: Hopefully to buy a stable yard.

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