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WATCH: Horse trainer tells live TV how he'll celebrate success [mildly NSFW]

Waking up yesterday, Peter Casey never thought he’d have a Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown – or have gone viral worldwide…

Peter Casey: happy.
Peter Casey: happy.
Image: YouTube screengrab

IT’S PROBABLY FAIR to suggest that this time yesterday, Co Meath horse trainer Peter Casey didn’t expect to have his first taste of success at Grade 1 level at Leopardstown.

It’s probably equally fair to suggest that he didn’t expected to become an unlikely international viral superstar, either.

The video below speaks for itself – after his six-year-old Flemenstar, ridden by Andrew Lynch, led home a field of seven by no newer than 19 lengths in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Steeplechase.

Speaking to RTE’s Tracy Piggott, Casey revealed just how surprised he was – and just how he expected to mark the victory.

(YouTube credit: JimJimNugent)

After less than 18 hours, the video has already been viewed over 75,000 times – and has even been featured on US sports blog Deadspin, which has readership figures in the millions.

God speed, Peter Casey.

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