John Oxx was Assistant Trainer to his father before taking over the licence in 1979. Currabeg stables has sent out almost 2000 winners, including 152 Listed winners and 137 Group winners. Among these are 37 Group 1 wins. In more recent years, the fairytale season of 2009 with Sea The Stars demonstrated that Mr Oxx from Currabeg was one of the best trainers there ever was.
Currabeg is ideally situated on the edge of the rolling plains of The Curragh, long famous as a training centre for horses in Ireland. The yard is within easy access to the gallops and facilities supervised by the Curragh racecourse, home of The Irish Classics.
Being at Roger’s has been a little like a finishing school if you like and the one big thing I’ll take away is the exposure to the calibre of horse.
By David Milnes UPDATED 7:20PM, AUG 13 2021