Newbridge native Andrew Shaw has been appointed to the role of Senior National Hunt Handicapper with the IHRB. Andrew has a wealth of experience in racing having previously been part of the National Hunt handicapping team with the late Noel O’Brien. He joined the Turf Club in 1995 as a handicapper.
Prior to joining the Turf Club, Andrew was a graduate of the Irish National Stud Course and has previous experience in the racing and breeding industries in the U.S.A. and Ireland. He was a stallion groom in Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky where he was responsible for the care of leading stallions such as Seattle Slew, Affirmed, J O Tobin and Raise a Native and then returned to Ireland to manage Brownstown Stud on The Curragh.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew, said; “I am delighted to accept the role of Senior National Hunt Handicapper, although not in the circumstances I would have wished following the untimely departure of my late colleague and close friend Noel O’Brien. I look forward to working with all of the stakeholders within the racing industry at home and overseas and to the challenge of continuing the good work performed by my predecessor.”
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