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John and his wife Gillian are the owners of Ballyogue Stud nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast of County Waterford in the South East of Ireland. 


John is the third generation to take care of Ballyogue and he took over the farm from his father in 1999.  With help from his mother Breda, brother Jerry and a small team, Ballyogue has enjoyed plenty of success.


Joncol was a highlight in Ballyogue's history, bred here out of Finemar Lady. Joncol went on to win the Hennessy Gold Cup and the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown.

In more recent times  John and Family are delighted with the  recent success of Classic Theatre, out of Another Cliché

trained locally by Henry de Bromhead. She now has black type too since coming third in the Ballymore Irish EBF Novice Chase at Roscommon.

Another happy success is Cross My Mind by Cape Cross and out of our mare Zaaqya. She has just won her third race in UK with trainer Ralph Beckett.

Classic Theatre

Some other recent winners bred here or bought :

One Voice               1 win so far!

Fintara                   2 wins 2018

Cross My Mind       3 wins 2018

Lord Ben                         6 wins

Gone Platinum                  2 wins

Too Scoops                      4 wins

Echo Bob                        2 wins

Fine Theatre                     3 wins

Fine Article                      3 wins

Seafield                          2 wins

Coljon                            3 wins

Art Prince                         7 wins

Special Tiara 
Cheltenham 2017

 Special Tiara spends all his holidays here and in fact, he needed a lot of rehab and care after his 2016 season before coming back into form and going on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2017.

Some other regulars are Fintara, Three Stars, Tarazani, Killiney Court and Alletrix who are all recent winners after spending time with John.


Killarney 2018

Ballyogue Mares


Talk to the Face, Flaviana


Classic Theatre, Dirama

Finemar Lady - retired

Another Cliche, Royal Choice

Wilde Sapphire

Spice Patrol - retired

Miss Elderberry







Ballyogue Mares...
NH    Dirama, Finemar Lady - retired, Another Cliché, Royal Choice, 
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