Minella Racing.


John Nallen Owner at Hotel Minella
has produced racehorses in the Minella name
for sale over many years.

This website traces many of the Minella Horses.

John Nallen shows us behind the scenes
as he prepares
his latest crop of young horses for sale.

Minella Horses in Training.

Class of 2016 going through their paces
at John Nallen’s Yard at Lavally.

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Minella rocks
in National Hunt Chase
for Jonjo O'Neill

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Cheltenham - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 05:08 pm

Minella Rocco showed stamina in abundance
to run out a gutsy winner
of the 146th Year Of The National Hunt Chase
Challenge Cup over four miles and 25 fences at Cheltenham.

Taking it up at the final fence,
the JP McManus-owned Minella Rocco (8-1)
kept on resolutely and, despite running around up the hill,
went on to score by a length and a quarter from Native River.

O'Connor, winning the race a second time, said:
"The horse gave me a tremendous ride -
he was as brave as a lion.

"I don't think anyone can ever question his jumping ever again as he was big, brave and bold.

"He has a huge amount of potential going forward.

"It's a fairytale."

Minella For ME

Minella For ME

Owned by John Nallen
was a winner at The Roscommon Races
on Sunday 1st November. 2015



Class of 2015


These novices are being put through their paces over hurdles by John Nallen of Hotel Minella.

Minella tweet wins at Listowel

Minella Tweet
Winner for John Nallen at Listowel 17 September 2014

Sales at Chelthnam

Rocco tops at stunning new sale
A new bloodstock auction, held by Brightwells after racing on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, proved an outstanding success.

A four-year-old gelding called Minella Rocco

(Lot 17), who had made his racing debut five days earlier
when landing a point-to-point at Horse & Jockey in Ireland.

It took a bid of £260,000 by Kieran McManus
to close out rival bidders.

John Nallen sells at Brightwells

Vendor Johnn Nallen said:
“I’m happy with that – it’s worked very well.
I bought him as a store for €48,000 in June
and he won nicely before we bought him to market.”

Minella for value..

Minella horses are purchased as yearlings
and reared by John Nallen
at his Lavally Yard.


John Nallen shows

the winter feeding routine on the farm.

Minella ‘Class 2014’ in preparation.

Minella ‘Class 2013’ in preparation.

John Nallen is an accomplished horse trainer.

John Nallen is an accomplished horse trainer.
who has always
named his horses after his family Hotel.

Class of 2014 start in training.

Minella Four Star winner of Midlands National.

John Nallan & Son Jack.

Corporate Entertainment at Minella Hotel.

John Nallen is delighted to bring visitors on a breakfast tour of his gallops
to see the Minella horses put through there paces. .

Contact John. 353 52 6122388 - Mob. 086 2052072

Minella racing Silks