Minella Winners

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𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨 𝑺𝑰𝑿𝑶 lands a 4th winner in 4 weeks in the Farrell Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents Ltd 5yo Geldings Maiden at Loughrea P2P on Sunday 12/5/24 ridden by Derek O’Connor

𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨 𝑷𝑹𝑬𝑴𝑰𝑬𝑹 an impressive winner first time out of the Goffs Spring Sale 4yo Geldings Maiden at Ballindenisk P2P on Sunday ridden by Johnny Barry6th. May 2024.

May 4 2024 MINELLA CROONER wins the Palmerstown House Estate Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase.



𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨 𝑱𝑼𝑲𝑬 winner first time out of the Tatterstalls NH 5yo Geldings Maiden at Dromahane P2P last Sunday ridden by Johnny Barry 28/4/24


It's a big race 1️⃣-2️⃣-3️⃣ for #IrishPointers in the Bet365 Gold Cup as MINELLA COCOONER lands the big one for Willie Mullins.
🥇Minella Cocooner ( ex John Nallen@hotelminella)  27/4/24













Minella Coccuner   

He's qualified now for the NH Chase as he's had 2 runs & won over 3 miles.

Crystal Clear is a winner again for John Nallen and Minella racing Team.

4th. September 2023


Is that Love..Racehorse

Trainer John Nallen got an instant return on recent purchase, "Is That Love" with the gelding running out a comfortable winner of the opening Manguard Plus Claiming Race at Leopardstown.

Bought in Killarney last month, the six-year-old was making his first appearance for the Tipperary based trainer, having previously raced for James McAuley.

Prominent in the initial stages of this race, winning jockey Sean Bowen was content to track the leaders in the hope that the gaps would appear.
Staying on best close home, Is That Love headed Tai Sing Yeh to run out a three-quarter-length winner.
Assistant trainer 'Corky' Carroll said:- “We only have him a few weeks. He's a straightforward, simple horse to train.

“He's after doing his job for us. Sean was keeping an eye on him and he picked him out in Killarney.

17th. August 2022

That Love wins the opener at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown.
ManguardPlus , Claiming Race for owner-trainer John Nallan and Sean Bowen.

𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨 𝑴𝑨𝑻𝑬 winner of the Tote QR Maiden on Galway Plate Day at the Galway Festival 2023 ridden to victory by John Gleeson.


Minella Mate does it again.

Updated on Aug 2, 2023...Articles By Mark Nunan. https://www.irishracing.com/

Kilbeggan bumper winner turns over Irish Derby fifth.


Minella Rescue



Minella Mate

A three-time winner on Kempton's all-weather track when trained by Clive Cox, Pinball Wizard gained his first success in Ireland when landing the first division of the one-mile handicap at odds of 25/1.

Owned and trained by John Nallen and ridden by his nephew Sean Bowen, the Dark Angel gelding was running for the first time since last August. Held up in mid-division, he made good headway early in the straight and was ridden to lead over a furlong out before staying on well to beat Bright Moment by a length and a quarter.

“He did it nicely from a bad draw. It was his first run back, since running over hurdles in Tramore, and I thought he'd like the quick ground, that trip and he was back on a lovely mark,” said Bowen.

“Corky (Carroll) and the team at home do a great job, all the horses are running well. With Cristal Clere and Mercurial we have three nice Flat horses to tip away with over the summer.”

Trainer and Jockey a family affair.
I want to ride a Minella Winner


 𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨 𝑴𝑰𝑺𝑺𝑰𝑳𝑬 winner of the 5yo Geldings Maiden at Stowlin P2P 1st May 2023 ridden by Bertie Finn.

 Minelladestination (IRE)

Age: 6 (Foaled June 15th, 2017) Bay Mare

Breeding: Flemensfirth (USA) - Tweedledrum (Beat Hollow)

Trainer: D McCain Jnr.
Owner: Penketh and Sankey Jech Racing Club

 Minella Destination wins a thrilling renewal of the Mary Kendrick Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle as the six-year-old holds off the charging Born To Please to score narrowly under Peter Kavanagh for @donaldmccain 🏆 pic.twitter.com/ReyeGra1Sy


John Nallen tries his luck ..flat racing.
A great Easter for winners at Minella Racing
Sean has a second winner with  Cristal Clere 

Minella Plus won the Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 novice handicap steeplechase.
Congratulations to Owner Charlotte McCracken pictured with Manager Robert Whitelock and Horslyx representative Georgia, Trainer Donald McCain 
Minella Double winner of 4yo maiden at Dromahane 13/11/22
Cheltnham Festival Gold cup Day - March 18 2022 

5th. February 2022

Minella Cocooner started the Dublin Racing Festival with a bang for Willie Mullins in the N.L.P. Solicitors Novice Hurdle.

Danny Mullins excelled as Minella Cocooner started the Dublin Racing Festival with a bang for Willie Mullins.  Minella Cocooner looked a sitting duck with three furlongs to run, with Davy Russell moving up menacingly on the favourite Hollow Games, Minella Cocooner (11-1) was just waiting in front.

When Mullins pushed the button he took three lengths out of the field and immediately had the rest in trouble and his jockey was once again celebrating Grade One success on a supposed second-string from the stable.

It was Gordon Elliott’s Minella Crooner who stayed on best to take second. 

Minella Crooner

Minella Hub 

Plumpton Racecourse Feb 28 2022
Thank you to everyone who came along today!

Kicked things off with a 40/1 winner, Minella Hub maintained his unbeaten Plumpton record, and it was fantastic


13:58  5/2/22  @WetherbyRaces  Minelladestination 3/1   A Win for @donaldmccain  and Theo Gillard


Racing year Book 2022

Racing Yearbook 2022 cover

Rachael Blackmore 

Minella Crooner

Minell;a Crooner 

Minella Times

Grand National
 Minella Times our @RandoxOfficial Grand National winner is home safe and sound...🇮🇪🏆🇮🇪🏆🇮🇪🏆🇮🇪@rachaelblackmor @HRIRacing @hotelminella pic.twitter.com/OPnTkfDRxC
KILBEGGAN MINELLA TIMES and Mark Walsh jump the last to win The Irish Farmers Journal Maiden ... Kilbeggan Fri, 11th May, 2018

 Minella Indo

Gold Cup
Jockey Jack Kennedy celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Minella Indo. Mar 19, 2021 · MINELLA INDO produced a stunning round of jumping to take a historic Gold Cup for Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead.
Minella Indo and Rachael Blackmore do it again, winning the Grade 1 three mile novice hurdle at Punchestown in the colours of Barry Maloney for trainer Henry de Bromhead.
Minella Buster

Minella Buster

Minella Buster

Minella Trump

Minella Trump

Minella Trump continues to show class....7 Nov 2021


BRIAN HUGHES was all smiles after winning the feature race aboard Minella Trump at Perth
MINELLA TRUMP - Brian Hughes winner of the 2:30 - Wake up with Webster Handicap Hurdle. Congratulations to
BangorRaces First past the post is MINELLA TRUMP (Shantou)
M Trump
P2P.ie Review: Minella Trump posted a fine staying performance when making his only start a winning one when taking the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at Ballycahane for John Nallen. Given a patient ride by Johnny Barry, the well-bred son of Shantou caught the eye jumping and travelling well throughout. The imposing bay appeared to relish the testing ground conditions, powering clear from three-out to record a comprehensive six length success.

Minella Crooner

Minella Crooner wins


Minella Crooner
MINELLA DOUBLE on April 10th.2021. MinellaCrooner winner in the Cork for John Nallen p2p on Saturday last. The same day that MinellaTimes won the Aintree Grand National.

Minella Till Dawn

Minella Till Dawn

Minella Tara

Dec 3, 2019 The red-hot form of the  @FOBRacing  team continues as Minella Tara takes the  @LingfieldPark  bumper in good style under  @PaddyBrennan81 …

Minella Melody

The €65,000 Tattersalls Derby Sale graduate is yet another winner to come from the John Nallen academy, having been sold privately following a very impressive debut at Boulta last Autumn when ridden by Johnny Barry. 

Minella Royale

Minella Royale Winner for John Nallen at Lingstown Sun 25th. Nov 2018 The maiden race for five year old geldings went to Clonmel and an impressive performance by John Nallen’s Minella Royale, having his first run, and a 15 lengths success for his young rider, Brian Lawless from Wicklow.

Minella Rocco

Grand National favourite Minella Rocco - Betfair BettingCheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Minella Rocco has his sights set on the 2018 Grand National

Minella Beau

August 2 2017 8:11 PM
Ruby Walsh registered his first victory at the 2017 Galway Festival when Minella Beau made a successful hurdling debut in the Win Big With Tote Maiden Hurdle.

Minella Bobo

Minella Bobo

Minella bobo..
RACE 3 RESULT - http://bestbettingsites.com Novices' Handicap Steeple Chase, First place medal Minella Bobo, Jockey: Sean Bowen, Trainer: Reb Curtis. Owners: Moran, Outhart, McDermott, Hyde & Hill. Feb 17, 2021

Minella Encore

Minella Encore winner in 2021

Minella Encore
Dec 2, 2017
Minella Encore on his way to victory in the bumper @Fairyhouse, with Patrick Mullins.
 Getty ImagesDublin , Ireland - 29 December 2017; Racegoers celebrate as Minella Encore.  Sporting Life - Minella Encore is a welcome winner for Willie Mullins & Patrick and Eamon Phelan who bought him.
Minella Rebellion
Minella Majestic
MajesticWinner at Ballindenisk 1st. December 2019 Minella Majestic (IRE) by Shantou

Minella Beat

Team Minella
Mar 10, 2018
Team Minella in Lismore at @irishp2p Minella Beat a winner.
John Nallen's Minella Beat won a Lismore point by 12 lengths. He comes from the family of Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own.

Ring Minella

Ring Minella
 May 7 2018. - Beautiful boy #RingMinella who won for our syndicate today @WarwickRaces !
Minella On Line runs them ragged in the 2.30pm at @plumptonraces

Minella On Line

Minella On Line
 Jockey Leighton Aspell with Minella On Line and owners AHB Partnership.
It was a red-letter day for Alex Harvey as he rode his first ever point-to-point winner on board his father William’s Minella On Line in the novice riders open at Punchestown. 2003

Minella Gathering

Mar 12 2018  Minella Gathering
Minella Gathering has one win and two second places in his four runs since November. Mar 12 2018

Minella for Value

Minella for Value
CHELTENHAM: Family pet Minella all set for Foxhunters
With the Cheltenham Festival just two weeks away, it is all systems go in the Co. Waterford yard of Declan Queally for his stalwart Minella For Value’s second crack at the Foxhunters Chase.

Man from Minella

Man from Minella.
Sporting Life - The man from Minella jumps to victory - Max Kendrick and The man from Minella. 


Minellafordollars was sold as a foal for €30,000 to John Nallen at the Tattersalls
Minellafordollars: successful on his only start at Lingstown point-to-points

Minella Awards

Minella Awards
“Minella Awards won very well and we'll put him in the valuable handicaps over 2m 4f and three miles," added Harry Fry.

Minella WarriorMinella Warrior

Minella Warrior clears the final flight ahead of Clondaw Anchor in the Lawton Tubes Novices’ Hurdle.
Uttoxeter Racecourse -: "MINELLA WARRIOR wins for Kim Bailey Racing in The Sentinel Green 'Un Novices'

Minella Till Dawn

Minella Till Dawn crashes out of contention.The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle 2m4f Gordon Elliott’s Minella For Dawn is a sound selection here. He has only been racing since November and his story has been one of reliability and progression.He was not out of it at all when falling at the last at Fairyhouse, a race won by Al Boum. The Shantou-bred is hardy and probably has less to prove than Battleford.Verdict: Minella For Dawn is progressing and is nicely in at the weights for Gordon Elliott.
Minella Till Dawn crashes out of contention. He has only been racing since November and his story has been one of reliability and progression.The Shantou-bred is hardy and probably has less to prove than Battleford.Verdict: Minella For Dawn is progressing and is nicely in at the weights for Gordon Elliott.

Minella Examiner

Minella Examiner


NotebookWinner of the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown 26 st. December 2019 with Rachael Blackmore.

Minella Fair

Jonathan Moore stepped in for Noel Meade to win the I.N.H.Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle on Minella Fair.


Hotel Minella
Minella Tweet and Paddy Brennan have already knocked up two wins this season.

Minella Voucher

Minella Voucher
Minella Voucher, A two-time winner already in the Blue Blood.

Minella Daddy

Minella Daddy -victory at AscotSky Sports - Sean Bowen riding Minella Daddy to victory at Ascot.

Minella Style

Getty Images: Shane Quinlan riding Minella Style is unseated at Hereford racecourse on January 16, 2018.
Another Minella winner well done Fairyhouse 6yo+ Geld Mdn (2) MINELLA STYLE (IRE) B O'Neill Colin Bowe John Nallen

Minella Reception

Grand National Festival 2016 At Aintree: HuffPost UK - Minella Reception was put down after falling at Becher's Brook on Friday.

Minella For Fitness

Minella for FitnessMinella Forfitness and Barry Geraghty on the way to victory at Doncaster - Fitness the difference as Minella beats Cheltenian. 
April, 2013 - Jockey Barry Geraghty and Minella Forfitness(right) go on and win the pound;
The Brightwells Cheltenham April Sale recorded it best ever results.Highflyer Bloodstock secured five lots including Minella For Fitness a son of Westener for £130,000 after his 4 year old win at Templemore and Firey King for £115,000 who had won his 4 year old Maiden at Kilworth by 6 lengths.


Congratulations to the Connections of Minellacelebration in the
Staffordshire Plate . May 6th. 2017.
Minellacelebration wins the Molson Coors Oct 25, 2020.
Minellacelebration super performance there, been some horse for KatyPriceRacing, who I know John Nallen has plenty of time for as a trainer!

Minella Fiveo

Racing is a game of highs and lows, Seven Arches winning on debut couldn’t make up for the sad news earlier in the day that Minella Fiveo didn’t make it. A huge loss to the yard to lose such a lovely horse who always gave his all. 4:07 PM · Dec 10, 2020·
28th Sep 2013, - Minella Fiveo and Davy Russell Champion Jockey Davy Russell maintained his excellent recent strike rate for Clonmel trainer John Nallen when steering Minella Fiveo to win the Slane Maiden Hurdle at Navan today.

Minella Definitely

Minella Definitely.
Minella Definitely. Has won at course and has stamina.
Kempton Park Racecourse, Nov 26, 2012
Real upset in the second race with Neil Mulholland's Minella Definitely getting up to beat Snake Eyes on the line.

Minella for Steak

Minella for SteakDaily Express - Tony McCoy and Minella for Steak centre won at Chepstow 

Minella Foru

Minella Foru
Dec 28th 2015 irishtimes.com - Minella Foru maintained Curragh trainer’s 100 per cent record in Paddy Power Chase

Minella Charmer

Minella CharmerMinella Charmer (IRE) b g 25th Mar 2011 - Track Horse Sire - King's Theatre Dam - Kim Hong (IRE) Dam's Sire - Charnwood Forest (IRE

Minella For ME 

Minella For ME

Minella For Party

Minella For Party
Minella For Party appeals as the best bet of the day at Taunton.


Worcestershire-based trainer has one runner this afternoon, MINELLAFORLUNCH, and the eight-year-old should reward favourite backers in the 2m4f handicap chase at Uttoxeter (due off 1.50pm). The stable form aside, he has plenty going for him having finished second on his seasonal reappearance here last month when clearly in need of the run.

Minella ARIS

Minella Arris runs in the 3m novices’ hurdle (13.25) and after being bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point and ran a stormer when a head runner-up to Chain Gang on hurdling debut at Leopardstown last December for Aidan O’Brien. Minella Four StarThe winners are starting to flow now as MINELLA ARIS wins for Tom George Racing.

Minella Four Star

Minella Four Star
National hero: Connor O'Farrell guides Minella Four Star home.
Conor O'Farrell made it a week he will never forget as he steered the David Pipe-trained Minella Four Starto glory in the totesport.com Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter. Minella Four Star ground his rivals into submission in the stamina-sapping marathon over four and a quarter miles.

Minella Present

Minella Present.
Jeannie's Equestrian World - Noel Fehily with his second winner: Minella Present trained by Neil Mullholland. He is a terrific model and beautifully br ed being by Presenting out of a black type mare who has already bred black type winner in Dabiroun and Dabirana.

Minella Friend

Minella Friend
Last weeks impressive Sligo bumper winner Minella Friend snapped up by Evan Williams for £90,000  May 29, 2013. Minella Friend (IRE) b g 2009 King's Theatre (IRE) Don't Waste It (IRE)


Minellahalfcentury‘Minellahalfcentury’ and jockey Sean Bowen are welcomed into the winner's enclosure at Chepstow Racecourse.

Minella Boys

Minella Boys
By the final turn Master Overseer had seen off all-comers bar the stealthily stalking Minella Boys, who jumped past him at the last and stayed on dourly to thwart a gallant effort by two and a quarter lengths.

Minella Class

Minella Class
Minella Class ridden by Barry Geraghty.  Winner of the First Great Western Maiden Hurdle race. Christmas Party Day - Newbury Racecourse.
Minella Class was an impressive winner of the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown last Saturday. He beat his nearest rival, Megastar, by 7L's in the 2m 110yds contest on heavy ground.

Minella Captain

Minella Captain
Winner in Tralee 2003.  Owner John Nallen Jockey Mr R. Harding. Trainer Michael Hourigan.

Minella Storm

Minella Storm - Navan 1998- Owner John Nallen.

Minella Leisure

Minella Leisure
 Killarney 2002 - Trainer Michael Hourigan. Jockey B.J.Geraghty. Owner John Nallen.

Minella Lad

Minella Leisure
Minella Lad - Gowran Park 1998 owned and trained by John Nallen.

Minella Derby

Minella Derby
Minella Derby Gowran Park 1996 - Minella Derby Trained by John Nallen. 

Clonmel's Minella

Clonmel's Minella
Clonmel's Minella Owned and Trained by John Nallen - Listowel 1998.
Clonmel's Minella - Listowel 2002
Clonmel's Minella - Listowel 2002 -  Owner John Nallen Jockey Ruby Walsh.


Listowel 1998.

Hotel Minella 

Hotel Minella
Hotel Minella - Owner John Nallen, Trainer Aidan O;Brien, Jockey Charlie Swan Punchestown 1995.
Jameson Gold Cup
Mrs Shelia Burrows presents Mr John J. Nallen with the Jameson Gold Cup.
Fairyhouse 1995