It was the morning after the night before and one question was exercising the nation and for once it wasn’t the bondholders, the bank bailout or the troika.
On Sunday veteran trainer Peter Casey grabbed his first Grade One success after Flemenstar won the Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown by 19 lengths. Mr Casey was interviewed live on RTÉ television afterwards and stunned presenter Tracy Piggott: “It’s unreal, I can’t believe it. I’ll have fucking sex tonight.”
The incident became an instant internet sensation and got over 130,000 hits on YouTube by last night. In addition, it has been trending on Twitter.
Yesterday the father-of- four talked to the John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio 1 and there was one obvious, if somewhat delicate question, that had to be asked.
“Ya, oh ya. No problem. It was a good night,” Mr Casey said, and was then asked if his wife Janey was upset by his comments?
“She had the case ready alright but she didn’t throw me out. She was going to throw me out. She loves me too much. Not a bother on her.”
Casey admitted his instant internet fame had caught him unawares.
“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing all morning. I know nothing about Facebook, or facetube or anything. All I know about is the tube of a fucking motor car. I don’t know nothing about the internet. All I know about the net is you put the ball in the net.
“I don’t know what YouTube is to tell you the truth.”
Mr Casey refused to reveal his exact age, stating: “I’m over 70. I’m over 72 or 73. I’m still very active.”
His comments may have shocked many but his wife Janey wasn’t surprised.
“That’s the way he gets on. If you knew him that’s the way he do be carrying on. You’d want to hear the grandchildren about it. They’re 16 and 18 and 10 and they’re delighted.”
Flemenstar won’t be Cheltenham-bound this year, but Mr Casey was thrilled with the horse’s display in dire conditions.
“He won by 19 lengths, that’s unreal, to win a Grade One by 19 lengths. We always thought he was [a good horse] but then he wasn’t sold. The owner was getting good money for him and didn’t sell him. He decided to keep him.”
Asked if the attention his post-race comments received would prompt him to keep quiet after his next race success, Mr Casey said: “I’m telling you I will.”
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