The great Irish horse trainer Peter Casey has sadly passed away in Lourdes Hospital. He was 82-years-old.
Casey, who trained notable horses Fingal Rock and Flemenstar, is survived by his wife June.
He trained horses for both flat and jumps and won three Grade 1 chases in 2012 with Flemenstar. The farmer and trainer went viral that year during a highly entertaining RTE interview when he revealed how he would celebrate his success.
Condolences to family and friends of Peter Casey who sadly passed away overnight. A brilliant character, Peter trained Flemenstar to win the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in 2012. He will be sadly missed. RIP pic.twitter.com/Vy9Ihqh93r
— FairyhouseRacecourse (@Fairyhouse) January 27, 2018
So sad to hear Peter Casey has died. The feature i did with him about Flemenstar @AtTheRaces was one of my most enjoyable. The girls in heaven will be busy!!! Yeeehaaa! 🏇😎
— Matt Chapman (@MCYeeehaaa) January 27, 2018
Sad to learn that Peter Casey died overnight. A Grade 1 winning trainer with a Grade 1 personality.
— Niall Cronin (@NiallCronin86) January 27, 2018
Sad news that @PeterCasey22 is gone to God. If there is a swear box up there he will have it filled within the week !! We will miss him.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/R0CHEVHhg0
— Pat Healy (@patcashhealy) January 27, 2018
Casey was also successful as a breeder, including a Scottish National win in 2009 with Hello Bud.
A remarkable career, for a remarkable man.