Report: O'Callaghan Dies at Age 77
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 5:51:42 PM
Last Updated: 5/16/2013 1:06:39 PM
Noel O'Callaghan, best known in the U.S. for acting as agent in the yearling purchase of A.P. Indy, has died, reports Racing Post.
According to the report, O'Callaghan died May 12 at his home in Shankill, County Dublin, Ireland. He was 77.
Working for BBA Ireland and representing Japanese businessman Tomonari Tsurumaki, O'Callaghan went to $2.9 million to land A.P. Indy at the 1990 Keeneland July select yearling sale; outbidding D. Wayne Lukas.
O'Callaghan helped launch BBA Ireland with the late Tom Cooper. Through BBA Ireland, O'Callaghan also landed Kooyonga, in a private purchase for Japanese owner Mitsuo Haga, who would defeat males in the 1992 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), one of only two fillies to win this race. The other filly was Pebbles in 1985.
Racing Post reports that O'Callaghan is survived by his wife Yvonne and three daughters.
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