In recent seasons Killarney racecourse has played host to a couple of subsequent Epsom Derby winners, namely Anthony Van Dyck and Wings Of Eagles, and during next week’s five-day July festival the stunning venue will welcome a former two-time Epsom Derby winner, this one a superstar of the weighroom: Frankie Dettori.
Kayley Woollacott was widowed at 31 when her husband Richard finally lost his long battle with depression last year. She was left with a young daughter, a racing stable and two options. Fight or flight. She chose the former and has dealt the sort of grief that could crush a lesser mortal in a remarkably robust and positive way. She has embraced the legacy of her husband’s death to publicise the need for dialogue on men’s mental health while at the same time raising significant funds for charities working in the field.