From Conna, County Cork, Jimmy Mangan is one of the most popular members of the training ranks. He consistently brings a steady stream of horses through his hands to win in the point-to-point field and on the racecourse. By far his biggest success came with the great Monty’s Pass, ridden by Barry Geraghty, in the Aintree Grand National in 2003. At Listowel the previous September, the same horse won the Guinness Kerry National and Mangan has also enjoyed notable success with the likes of Conna Castle in the Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in 2008 and Whinstone Boy in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park in 2010.
Significant horses (selected): Monty’s Pass, Conna Castle, Whinstone Boy, Noras Fancy, Montys Meadow
Assoc. jockeys: Eamonn Corbett, Eoin O’Brien, Donal McInerney, Sean Flanagan, Andrew Lynch.