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Tributes paid after the passing of Tom Foley, trainer of the legendary Danoli

Foley trained the popular winner at Cheltenham in 1994.

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid after the passing of Tom Foley, the popular Irish racing figure who trained Danoli.

danoli-with-tom-foley-at-his-yard-in-county-carlow Tom Foley with Danoli in his yard in Carlow in 1996. Source: © Tom Honan/INPHO

The Carlow based trainer was aged 74 and is best known for the success of Danoli in the 1990s.

Willie Mullins paid tribute to Foley when speaking to the Racing Post this evening, describing Foley as ‘a gentleman, the salt of the earth. He knew how to train a good horse when he got one.’

Danoli won 17 races with the standout success coming at the 1994 Cheltenham Festival in the Sun Alliances Novices’ Hurdle under Charlie Swan and then in 1997 he captured the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in a thrilling finish.

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