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John Magnier (born 1948) is an Irish businessman and racehorse owner who has also served as a senator in the Seanad Éireann. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Seanad Chamber The Seanad meets in the former picture gallery in Leinster House. ...


John Magnier left school at the age of 15 and worked on the family stud farm, which he built up into a multi-million Euro international business called Coolmore Stud. It is based in County Tipperary and has branches in Versailles, Kentucky and Australia. Worlds largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses, based in County Tipperary in Ireland. ... County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a traditional county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster. ... Versailles is a city located in Woodford County, Kentucky. ...


John Magnier worked closely with trainer Vincent O'Brien and fellow owner Robert Sangster in developing the best racing horses and breeding stock, mainly by purchasing the progeny of the great stallion Northern Dancer. Vincent OBrien is a retired Irish race horse trainer. ... Robert Edmund Sangster (May 23, 1936 - April 7, 2004) was a well-known English racehorse owner and breeder. ... Northern Dancer was a Canadian-bred thoroughbred racehorse, a bay colt born May 27, 1961, by Nearctic-Natalma, by Native Dancer. ...


Together with business associate J. P. McManus he built up a 28.89 per cent shareholding in Manchester United F.C., which was sold in May 2005 to Malcolm Glazer, an American businessman. John Patrick McManus (born 1951) is an Irish businessman and racehorse owner. ... Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford Football Ground in Trafford, Greater Manchester. ... Malcolm Glazer Malcolm Irving Glazer (born 1928 in Rochester, New York) is an American businessman and sports-team owner. ...


A personal friendship with manager Alex Ferguson was tested in a dispute over bloodstock rights to the co-owned horse Rock of Gibraltar. Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United F.C. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for... Rock of Gibraltar is a racehorse part-owned by football manager Sir Alex Ferguson. ...


John Magnier is said to be the most influential man in horseracing and breeding worldwide, even over Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 1949) is the Ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates. ...


In the Sunday Times Rich List 2005 John Magnier's personal fortune was estimated at £520 million (€742 million). He is married to Susan, the daughter of Vincent O'Brien. The couple have five children: Tom, John Paul (JP), Michael Vincent (MV), Sam and Katie who was married in August 2002, in a ceremony which was estimated to cost €3 million. The Sunday Times Rich List 2005 lists the 1000 richest individuals or families living in the United Kingdom as measured in January 2005. ...


External links

  • Coolmore Stud
  • "Magnier - The secretive tycoon" BBC

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Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier - NTRA (896 words)
Magnier's yellow colors with a fl star have long been familiar in jumping circles, but in recent years the Magnier family has become more directly involved in ownership of top flat horses, often in association with Michael Tabor.
Magnier has horses in training in Ireland with her brother, Charles O'Brien, and with Aidan O'Brien; in England with Henry Cecil, Peter Chapple-Hyam, Luca Cumani, John Gosden, and Michael Stoute; in France with Andre Fabre...
John Magnier is a breeding and stud expert, whose ability to syndicate and manage top-class stallions and develop a breeding operation has created what is now one of the biggest stud operations in the world, with major farms in Australia, Ireland, and the United States...
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