Established as a not-for-profit in 2020, Treo Eile aims to assist owners with rehoming and retraining ex-racehorses. once their careers on the track are concluded.  Our goals are threefold:

CONNECT > racehorse owners with retrainers/new owners

SUPPORT > ex-racehorses with a thoroughbred event program

PROMOTE > the versatility of the ex-racehorse

Our website acts as a matchmaking tool for the ex-racehorse and potential new owner.  Retiring racehorses may be posted in our listings section which will be coming soon, or owners may  contact retrainers through the directory.  Downloadable Resources are available to assist with the transfer of ownership and will guide each party through the transaction.

A series of incentives aimed at ‘ex-racehorses’ will be established across various competitions and events throughout Ireland in order to encourage thoroughbred participation.  An awareness campaign will also be launched to highlight the many benefits of owning an ex-racehorse.

For further details, please get in touch or find out how you can be involved in this exciting and vital industry project.

Connecting owners and retrainers

racehorse owners
with retrainers

Supporting retrainers

ex-racehorses with events & prizes

promote white

benefits of the ex-racehorse



Caoimhe Doherty

Working with Godolphin, Caoimhe Doherty is entrenched within the bloodstock industry, both as
a professional and on a personal level as a breeder and consignor.
A keen amateur eventer she
competes regularly around the country.


Sarah Sands

A Racing Post veteran in both the UK and Ireland, Sarah Sands has a commercial background in marketing and works as a business consultant within racing and bloodstock.  She is a hobby breeder and is also  involved in Eventing Ireland and various PC activities. 


Patrick Mullins

Patrick Mullins was bred for success in the racing industry being a son of former top amateur rider and multiple Champion NH trainer Willie, a nephew of successful NH Tony, Tom and Mags, and a grandson of one of the great NH trainers, Paddy. He claimed the title of Champion Amateur Rider for the first time in 2007/8 season. In 2012, he beat the record of 72 winners for an amateur (set by Billy Parkinson in 1915), with 74 of his own.


Diana Cooper

Diana Cooper has worked for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s thoroughbred horseracing interests for over 20 years and currently leads Godolphin’s global charitable programme. The programme’s objective is to create greater awareness, passion and care for the thoroughbred horse and to have a positive long-lasting impact on the thoroughbred industry and the communities local to Godolphin’s facilities worldwide.