Adrian Maguire - Tough of the Turf


This is a 30 minute film commissioned by RTE as part of their Townlands series. It focussed on the life and recovery of Adrian Maguire, the most successful Irish jockey never to become champion in England. In a career dogged by hard falls Maguire had to call time on his riding career after a horrific fall at Warwick Racecourse and we now look at his life as he sets up as a Trainer of Racehorses at his new home near Mallow in Co Cork. A unique insight into the world of horse racing in Ireland.

Directed by Pierce Boyce

Produced by Eileen Seoighe