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A 96-year-old Irishman was interviewed after his horse won at the Galway Races and it will make your day

What a moment for him.

THE GALWAY RACES is in full swing all week at Ballybrit Racecourse, and the craic is as good as ever.

Yesterday was a little bit more special because President Michael D made his annual appearance at the track – and even made it on to Sky’s At The Races coverage:

Galway Summer Festival 2017 - Day Three - Galway Racecourse Source: PA Wire/PA Images

But there was another man interviewed by At The Races who’s become a bit of a viral sensation.

An unnamed 96-year-old club member was interviewed beside trainer Michael O’Callaghan – and they were there to see their horse Perfect Soldier running

They chatted to him live on air before the race began:

“I’m 96… and six months along with it”

96 Source: At The Races

And sure enough, Perfect Soldier came through and won out in the end

96one Source: At The Races

And, of course, the At The Races crew had to go and find Perfect Soldier’s biggest fan. He was delighted

96two Source: At The Races

96three Source: At The Races

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It was revealed that he’s the “longest-serving racegoer in Galway”

96four Source: At The Races

Did he back him?

“Oh I did, god I did. I didn’t break his back or anything – I knew if he had too much on him and he wouldn’t be able to go. Thankful to you all, wonderful people”

96five Source: At The Races

Enjoy the winnings <3

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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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