Michael O'Leary's brother Eddie makes over €1 million at horse sale

By Eamon Doggett

Eddie O'Leary is over €1 million richer after selling a raft of horses at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Eddie, the brother of Ryanair boss Michael, breeds horses at his own Lynn Lodge Stud in Westmeath.

The younger of the O'Leary brothers brought ten yearlings to the prestigious sale at Newmarket racecourse and managed to sell seven of them.

His top seller was a son of Kodiac who fetched over €230,000 alone, while he sold a daughter of the same stallion for close to €190,000.

Michael O'Leary and his brother Eddie (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Altogether Eddie earned just shy of €1.02 million from the three-day sale.

It was at the same sales last year when O'Leary really hit with the jackpot when one of his yearlings sired by Kingman out of a Dream Ahead dam, ended up being sold for over €1.5m to flat racing powerhouses Godolphin.

Eddie and brother Michael are best known in the horse racing world for the maroon and white silks of Gigginstown House Stud.

They have owned jump racing superstars like two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll and former Gold Cup hero Don Cossack.

But airline tycoon Michael made the shock announcement in May 2019 that he was winding down his racing empire for good.

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