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Jockey Donnacha O’Brien Plans To ‘Concentrate On Training’ In 2020

The youngest son of Ballydoyle master Aidan O’Brien, 21-year-old jockey Donnacha O’Brien has decided to follow his older brother Joseph O’Brien in the family legacy. He posted the decision on Twitter this Sunday. “After thinking about things for a while I have decided to concentrate on training next year,” he wrote. “Riding has been very […]

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‘Ultimate Racehorse’ Magical Turns In Winning Effort In British Champion Stakes

Aidan O’Brien described Magical as “the ultimate racehorse” following a smooth performance to justify even-money favoritism in the G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot. Just 13 days on from a fifth-placed effort in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Magical, a four-year-old daughter of Galileo, traveled powerfully throughout today’s 10-furlong contest and ran on strongly […]

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Stradivarius Beaten On The Wire By Kew Gardens In British Champions Long Distance Cup

Stradivarius suffered his first defeat in almost two years as Kew Gardens came on top in a pulsating climax to the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup. The remarkable Stradivarius has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of seasons – with back-to-back wins in the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and […]

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The Other O’Brien, Magna Grecia, Prevails In QIPCO 2,000 Guineas

Magna Grecia provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with a record-breaking tenth victory in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. The Ballydoyle maestro saddled the first two in the betting but it was the lesser fancied Magna Gracia, rather than market leader Ten Sovereigns, who stole the show with a dominant display under Donnacha O’Brien. In a fractured contest, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Euro Report: O’Brien Caravan Hits The Track At Churchill Downs

Once again Roaring Lion (Breeders’ Cup Classic) was the first European horse out on to the main track this morning. Race rider and regular pilot Oisin Murphy was in the saddle and he took the son of Kitten’s Joy down to the chute where they stayed for the duration of their light exercise that consisted […]

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Cheveley Park Runner-Up The Mackem Bullet Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Trip

Brian Ellison is eyeing a trip to the Breeders’ Cup with The Mackem Bullet, who was beaten a neck by Fairyland in a thrilling finish to the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes. The pair filled the first two places in the Lowther Stakes at York last time and that form was upheld in the 6f Group […]

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O’Brien’s Newmarket Triple Topped By Undefeated Ten Sovereigns In Middle Park Stakes

Ten Sovereigns lived up to his billing as the star turn in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes by holding off the late challenge of Jash to maintain his unbeaten record. The half-length success (front pair clear) completed a treble on the card for trainer Aidan O’Brien, and the son of No Nay Never was immediately […]

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Mohawk Tops O’Brien Trifecta In Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

Aidan O’Brien, trainer of Middle Park Stakes hotpot Ten Sovereigns later in the card, got his day off to the perfect start by saddling the first three home in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket. With 7-4 market leader Beatboxer proving bitterly disappointing, the way was clear for the O’Brien contingent to come to […]

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Top-Priced Frankel Colt Starts Zayat Stables’ ‘Global Expansion’

Zayat Stables gained its first Irish winner Wednesday with the much-anticipated start of Old Glory, who won his first race in a hand ride under Donnacha O’Brien at Naas. Old Glory, who is by top runner and sire Frankel, was the most expensive yearling sold in Ireland last year at over $1.88 million. According to […]

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Roaring Lion’s Coral-Eclipse Triumph Gives Taylor Made 99th G1 Sales Grad

Kentucky-bred and Taylor Made sold Roaring Lion prevailed by a neck in a hard-fought battle over 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior to win Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy brought $160,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and is now owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained […]

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