MVB, Dip. Eq. St., MRCVS

Personal Information

Address: Woodville, Dunboyne, Co Meath, Ireland
Tel: +353 – 0- 83-4725858
Fax: +353 – 1- 825 1259
Date of Birth: 14th September 1946
Nationality: Irish


1958 – 1963

Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co Kildare

1963 – 1968

University College Dublin, Veterinary School


Animal Medical Centre, New York

University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Centre

Professional Qualifications


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB), Dublin

Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), London


Diploma of Equine Studies (Dip Eq St) Dublin


National Board Examination (NBE) Pennsylvania *


Clinical Competency Test (CCT), Pennsylvania*


Practice Legal Examination (PLE), Pennsylvania*


Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE), Alabama*

* Successfully completed for US Veterinary Licensure in 2000. The preceding four exams were all passed at the first attempt, completing the requirements for Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification and allowing practice as a licensed veterinarian in the United States

Employment History

2002 – Present

Equine Practice, Co Meath

Veterinary Inspector, Department of Agriculture

Director – Belmont Equine Products Ltd, Ireland – manufacture of equine dietary supplements


Purchased as Agent – Cat By The Tale (purchased in Keeneland-January) winner of 5 races including San Gorgonio Group 2, Santa Anita - in purses

2001 – 2002 (1 year contract)

Private stable veterinarian to HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd racing stables, Saudi Arabia

1987 – 2001

Mixed practice, Co Meath, Ireland

Veterinary Inspector, Department of Agriculture

Director of Belmont Equine Products Ltd, Ireland

Manufacturer and owner of a patented equine dietary supplement. Instrumental in extensive research and development ( R & D) in equine diets in Ireland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States culminating in the production of a patented vitamin/mineral/amino acid supplement for use in oat based equine diets called Champion Oat Balancer®

1982 – 1987

Vice-President & General Manager of Clermont Farms, Germantown, New York. Hired directly in July 1982 by the owner, German Industrialist, Dr Herbert Schnapka. Responsible for the daily management of 300 mares, six stallions and 50 racehorses-in-training

1970 – 1982

Licensed Racehorse Trainer, The Curragh, Ireland

1969 – 1970

Assistant Farm Manager, Tartan Farm Corporation, Ocala, Florida

Responsible for daily management of 300 mares and 7 stallions including 1968 Horse of The Year, Dr Fager

1968 – 1969

Worked in Veterinary Practice of Dr William O. Reed, Belmont Park, New York and Hialeah Park, Florida

Purchased and Trained (Amongst Others) the Following Horses:


Folk Hero: 3,200 Gns Goffs Sales (5 wins including Irish Lincolnshire, The Curragh)


Afrique: 5,000 Gns Tattersalls Sales (2 wins including Maher Nursery, Phoenix Park)


Aristocracy: 2,200 Gns Goffs Sales (3 wins including Group 3 Whitehall Stakes, Phoenix Parks) Sire


Balidaress: 2,400 Gns Goffs Sales. Winner of 3 races, dam of Desirable (Cheveley Park Group 1 winner 1983), Park Appeal (Chevely Park Group 1 winner 1984)

Subsquently legendary brood mare and ancestress of Cape Cross, Iffraaj, Alydaress, Russian Rhythm etc


Willy Willy: (7 wins including Doncaster Stakes) 500 Gns Goff Sales. Champion Sprinter Ireland and UK 1975


Hardboy: 2,000 Gns (private purchase), 6 wins including Galway Hurdle, Carroll’s Hurdle, Dundalk. Ireland’s representative in Colonial Cup, Camden, South Carolina in 1972

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Dr. Richard McCormick Kentucky Veterinarian Licence 2016