Longhouse Poet Grand National Wins
Longhouse Poet has never won the Grand National.
Their best finish to date was in 2022 where they came 6th. They were ridden by Darragh O’Keefe and trained by Martin Brassil.
A winner of the Thyestes Chase, a race traditionally known as being a great Irish pointer towards the Grand National, Longhouse Poet has the ideal profile for any long-distance race, including the National.
Trained in Ireland by Martin Brassil, the horse made a huge impression in his early days, and while he’s gone to the top, he’s perhaps not quite delivered on that promise. Foaled in 2014, his first Grand National attempt in 2022 was a strong one, though ultimately, mistakes cost him the chance to really get involved, and he faded back into 6th.
|2023||Fence 8 - Unseated Rider||-||11-0||James Slevin||Martin Brassil|
|2022||6||£30,000||11-4||Darragh O’Keefe||Martin Brassil|
Longhouse Poet’s Early Years
There was no doubt that Longhouse Poet made a huge impression as a youngster, and those who like to pick out young horses to follow will have no doubt had him on his list. He made a big impression on both his debut in point-to-point races, his only run in that sphere, and then also on his rules debut too.
First up, he won a solid point-to-point race by four lengths and was well fancied to do so, he was odds on for debut, so clearly, the word had got out. Then he went to rules racing, he ran for the first time in a national hunt flat race, a strong one too at Punchestown, and he was the winner of that race.
Second behind him was Monkfish, two and a half lengths back, and there was a lot of excitement around what the following year would bring. After winning a maiden hurdle, Longhouse Poet was put straight into Grade One company, where he finished third in two runs in Ireland, then eighth at the Cheltenham Festival.
Longhouse Poet’s Big Race Wins Up Until 2023
Longhouse Poet hasn’t quite been able to turn his big race runs into wins at this point of his career, and the biggest win so far we’ve seen from him has been his Thyestes Chase victory, which came in January 2022 at Gowran Park.
The race isn’t a Grade One contest. Still, it is known as being one of the biggest and most competitive races on the Irish calendar, and one that often throws up either graded horses or ones that can go on to win at big meetings, such as the Aintree Grand National meeting and Cheltenham Festival.
Longhouse Poet will be looking to add to this big race win in the future to further enhance his reputation.