I’VE lived in Grange, Killinick, Co Wexford since I was four. My father, Jack Lambert, has had stallions since he married my late mother, Ann Lambert (née Hickey). Dad had a great association with mom’s uncle Barty Hickey. Barty won the Croker Cup with two thoroughbred stallions: Knocklong Boy (1933) and Prince Rois (1964).

Father took over the reins then with the stallions Prince Rois and Kilmore Heather. Kilmore Heather covered Casting Vote (purchased while on holidays in Clare) and produced a mare called Grange Heather.