He Knows No Fear - 300/1 winner for Luke Comer
Dunboyne based businessman Luke Comer has a passion for horseracing and breeding, but he rarely makes the headlines with high-profile winners.
All that changed today at Leopardstown when he sent out a record-breaking longest-priced winner in the history of Irish racing.
The aptly-named home-bred He Knows No Fear romped to victory at odds of an incredible 300/1.
The previous holder of a somewhat unenviable record was Killahara Castle which won for Tipperary trainer John Burke at odds of 200/1 at Thurles in December 2017.
THis wasn't Luke Comer first 300/1 runner - he sent Barry's Run out for the 1991 Irish Derby as a 300/1 shot and the well-known maroon and white (Galway colours) duly finished sixth of six to Generous.
Meath GAA followers would be familiar with Luke Comer and Comer Group International which sponsored the Meath football team for a number of years.
However, today at Leopardstown the Comer-trained He Knows No Fear made history when winning a maiden race on a second racecourse appearance with Chris Hayes on board.
Last year Comer Group International announced a three-year deal to provide career-ending insurance for all members of the Irish Jockeys Association (IJA).
“Comer Group International are delighted with the opportunity to support members of the Irish Jockeys Association and very much look forward to working together for the welfare of jockeys over the coming years," said Luke Comer about that sponsorship.
For a change today, Luke Comer got something back from racing.