The Last Word

The Last Word with Susan McCartney, hospitality manager, Down Royal Racecourse

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE?
Three years.
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
Lots of coffee, emails, liaising with suppliers, organising race day procedures and booking in hospitality.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Work rider.

ENTERTAINMENT:

FAVOURITE TV SHOW:
Suits
FAVOURITE FILM:
Inception
ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Dua Lipa
FAVOURITE BAND:
Stereophonics
LAST BOOK READ:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY:
Holly Willoughby

SOCIAL:

FAVOURITE FOOD:
Italian
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:
Coppi
LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT:
The Europe, Killarney
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED:
Hillside, Hillsborough
FAVOURITE PLACE IN WORLD:
New York
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL:
Festival
LAST HOLIDAY:
Las Vegas

DRINKS:

FAVOURITE HOT DRINK:
Coffee
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK:
Water
BEER OR CIDER:
Beer
WHITE OR RED WINE:
Red
WHISKEY OR BRANDY:
Whiskey
GIN OR VODKA:
Gin
COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY:
Bubbly
WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY?
James Cordon, Vincent O’Brien, Bradley Cooper and Floyd Mayweather.
ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Mobile phone
WHO WOULD PLAY ME IN A MOVIE?
Emily Blunt
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB?
Racing manager.
FAVOURITE QUOTE?
Team work makes the dream work.
INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE?
My dad and my ex-boss Jessica Harrington.
MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I’VE LEARNT?
Keep an open mind.

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