John Gubbins, a well-known and beloved sportsman in the south of Ireland, is the proud owner of Ard Patrick, the recent Derby winner. He is part of a celebrated Irish family and resides in Bruree, County Limerick. With a generous display of hospitality, Gubbins keeps a pack of hounds named “The Taglioni,” which are enjoyed by many in the Limerick County.
Gubbins’ brother, the late Captain Gubbins of Grange, fought bravely in the Crimean war. Known for his anecdote of riding into action without boots due to poor supplies, Captain Gubbins passed away several years ago. The brothers are renowned for their love of sports, the outdoors, and their proud Irish heritage.
Coventry Evening Telegraph – Friday 06 June 1902