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Weekend to remember for Dibbs.

TALK about everything arriving in threes. Breeder Martin Dibbs was a shining example last weekend.

On Saturday, the 65-year-old cattle farmer, who claims to "never have a bet", witnessed Comply Or Die, whom he bred, win the Grand National.

The following afternoon at Southwell, The Sliotar, another to hail from Dibbs's Mullingar academy, obliged, and 25 minutes later his sister Brotenstown, Dibbs's first horse in training, carried his silks to victory at Limerick.

"To breed a horse good enough to win a National is a once-in-alifetime job," said Dibbs, who has eight broodmares. "I sold him as a foal to Danny Doran from Northern Ireland, who has sadly passed away since. Afterwards, Tom Costello was in his yard buying some horses, and he subsequently purchased Comply Or Die, and later sold him to Mr David Johnston.

"Unfortunately, the dam Madam Madcap died the same year she gave birth to her nowfamous son."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 10, 2008
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