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 Darren Nagle.
on strong in the fall. Jack Doyle, who led the standings for much of the year, finished second in the rankings with 16 wins.
In 2018, Nagle won 20 percent of the times he got in the saddle. In addition to his 16 first-place finishes, he placed nine times and showed eight times. His mounts won $548,800 that year. Overall, of 728 starts, his mounts have tallied 122 firsts, 94 seconds and 94 thirds for earnings
of $4.05 million. These numbers are according to Equibase, a database of racing information and statistics.
The Ireland native was born to the saddle. He hails from a horse family, Scarteen
Stud House, nestled in the lush and rolling countryside in Mallow, a town of 12,000. He began riding as a boy with the Duhallow Hunt and spent time at the yard in Killavullen run by his uncle, a trainer.
Nagle found foxhunting exhilarating. “The pony couldn’t go fast enough, or I couldn’t find a big enough hedge for him to jump,” he recalled in an interview for the Horse Racing Radio Network.
He moved to the United States in 2005 at age 18, “with not much money, not
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