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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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Dettori Nails Royal Ascot Trio, Suspended Seven Days For Whip Use

Top class jockey Frankie Dettori won three races on opening day at Royal Ascot for trainer John Gosden: the Group 2 Coventry Stakes aboard Calyx, the Group 1 St. James’s Palace aboard Without Parole, and the Wolferton Stakes on Monarchs Glen. After the day’s races, the British Horseracing Authority announced that Dettori would be suspended […]

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Maiden Forever Together Dominates Investec Oaks For O’Brien And Son

Forever Together’s superb four and a half length victory in the Investec Oaks was a seventh in the fillies’ mile and a half Classic for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Ridden by O’Brien’s son Donnacha, who won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket aboard Investec Derby favourite Saxon Warrior last month, Forever Together was sent off at odds of […]

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British Triple Crown? O’Brien Opines On ‘Strong And Powerful’ Saxon Warrior’s Chances

Aidan O’Brien spoke at length this morning about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s greatest and richest race, on Saturday, June 2, during a media trip by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec to the iconic Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary, Ireland. Unbeaten […]

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Japanese-Bred Saxon Warrior Takes 2000 Guineas; 300th Group 1 Victory For Aidan O’Brien

Saxon Warrior gave Donnacha O’Brien a very first classic success and his father a remarkable 300th  Group 1 prize when storming to an emphatic length-and-a-half victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in England. Tip Two Win finished second, with Masar third in the British Classic for 3-year-old colts. Fears about the mile trip being […]

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Happily Leads Home O’Brien Trifecta In G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes

Happily lunged late to beat stablemate Magical in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh. The victory earned the daughter of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar in November. Trainer Aidan O’Brien withdrew likely favourite Clemmie on account of the testing conditions, but still fielded four […]

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Ireland: Jockey Ana O’Brien Suffers Multiple Injuries In Spill At Killarney

Ana O’Brien, Ireland’s leading apprentice jockey and youngest daughter of trainer Aidan O’Brien, will be sidelined at least until November after suffering multiple injuries in a spill at Killarney July 18. According to reports in both the Racing Post and Irish Mirror, O’Brien, 21, fractured the C1 vertabra in her neck, the T6 in her back, fractures to her […]

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O’Brien Sends Out Six In Wide Open Investec Derby

A field of nineteen will go to the post Saturday for the Group 1 Investec Derby, the largest field for the classic since 2003. Considered to be a wide-open edition with no clear cut standout, favoritism may likely fall on Cliffs Of Moher, one of six runners from trainer Aidan O’Brien’s stable. Jockey Ryan Moore has […]

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Acapulco, In Foal To Galileo, Scores In First Start For Aidan O’Brien

A star 2-year-old when trained by Wesley Ward, Acapulco has returned with a vengeance in her 4-year-old season under the care of trainer Aidan O’Brien, according to racingpost.com. The Coolmore-owned daughter of Scat Daddy captured her 2017 debut on Sunday, the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes at the Curragh. In foal to super-sire Galileo, Acapulco […]

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Ireland: O’Brien Wraps Up Training Title; Leading Owner Race Comes Down To The Wire

The 2016 Flat season draws to a close at Leopardstown on Saturday, October 29th, and the day will be marked by presentations to the champion owner, trainer, jockey and apprentice. The title of Champion Owner looks set to go right down to the wire with Mrs Sue Magnier holding the slenderest of leads over HH […]

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