An elated Maxine O’Sullivan talked about her famous journey around when calm was restored at their base in Lombardstown, near Mallow, on Monday.
“Finishing off races was always his greatest strength as sometimes during a race we mightn’t be travelling as well. But it was one of those days where he was just loving the whole experience and as a rider you can feel that.
“Coming back into the parade ring and meeting and hugging my dad was amazing. I was so happy for him as he so deserved this success as well. Meeting plenty of people from the point-to-point fields back home it was just amazing getting the trophy.