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Seamus Cahill

Contact Details
Address : Catford Kennels, Layhams Road, Keston, Kent, BR2 6AR
Telephone : Kennels : 01959 576 777 Mobile : 07803 078 046
Email : seamus.cahill@btconnect.com or teresa.chaill@btconnect.com
About Seamus Cahill

Seamus Cahill has been training in England since 1997 and is now established as one of the top trainers in the country. Having orginally taken out his license in 1997 at Catford, he moved to Wimbledon in 2001 and then moved to premier track Walthamstow at the beginning of 2006 before moving to Hove in May 2008.

Seamus and his team finished a brilliant 5th in the Trainers Championship in 2003, a year that saw the kennel claim the Grenwich Cup and Gold Collar with Shevchenko, The Champion Hurdle with Farloe Browny, The Tony Morris Derby Week Trophy (Lonely Buster) and the Consolation Derby with Farloe Style. 2003 also saw Farloe Style beaten a short-head by Droopys Shearer in the Select Stakes and Prize Hero reached the Final of the Nottingham Eclipse.

Other notable achievements include another Champion Hurdle (Top Jock, 2002), a Derby Finalist (Call Me Baby) in 2002 and The Platinum Collar (One Point Seven, 2004). One of Seamus's best dogs is without question, Druids Mickey Jo. He landed The Springbok and Champion Hurdle in 2005 having previously won the Racing Post Festival Maidens Derby at Walthamstow in 2004 and was voted BGRB Hurdler of the Year for 2005. Milldean Billy won the Category 1 Ladbrokes.com Arc in 2006 shortly after Seamus joined the training ranks at the Stow. Lenson Ace, a multiple Open race winner for the kennel landed the A.E. Bullard Rose Bowl Final at Crayford (April, 2006) and Gottabe Rooney won the Ocean Trailers Puppy Stakes later the same month. Droopys Majella took the Coral Puppies Final at Hove in December the same year. Whiskey Coffee took the Star Racing Puppy Cup in 2006, a year that saw the kennel finish 5th in the Trainers Championship. Seamus's fine record with hurdlers was further enhanced in the summer of 2007 when Snazzy Time took the Labrokes Hurdle Final at Walthamstow.

Early 2008 saw the kennel land the 3,000 Tony Williams Coronation Cup at Romford with Ronaldos Merit and a flying start to the new season also saw Hotdog Jack land the 5,000 Springbok Final with ease. In March, Cahill landed his first Trainers Championship meeting, narrowly shading Champion Trainer Charlie Lister to take the 10,000 first prize. In late summer the handler took the 2,500 Coral Ladies Trophy with Droopys Mate on Sussex Cup Final night. Springbok winner Hotdog Jack returned to Wimbledon a year later to take the 7,500 Grand National in style.

Seamus won The Springbok, the Kent Derby, the Nottingham Puppy Classic, the Wimbledon Puppy Derby, The Champion Stakes amongst many other notable winners in a fantastic 2010 that is so far the kennel's best year ever and saw Seamus crowned Champion Trainer for the first time. Seamus also handled the Greyhound Of The Year, the amazing sprint sensation Jimmy Lollie, who won no fewer than 71 Opens. Jimmy Lollie also won Sprinter of the Year not once, but twice!

Seamus has a racing strength of 70 greyhounds with approximately 20 of those being Open racers. He has his own breeding programme with 5 brood bitches and the pups are reared in Ireland before returning to the Catford Racing Kennels once they have finished their schooling.

Sunday walking times at the kennel are 09.30 to 12.00 and Seamus always has new dogs available for sale.

Druids Mickey Jo