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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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Vow And Declare Victorious In Melbourne Cup; Dettori Suspended For Ride On Runner-Up

Australian-bred Vow and Declare gave his countrymen reason to celebrate when he won the Melbourne Cup by a head, overturning a ten-year streak of foreign winners, according to The Guardian. The 4-year-old marked the first winner in the Melbourne Cup for trainer Danny O’Brien and jockey Craig Williams. “It’s an amazingly special thing to happen. […]

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Iridessa Outduels Vasilika To Win Filly & Mare Turf

Irish-bred Iridessa gave Joseph O’Brien his first Breeders’ Cup victory as a trainer and jockey Wayne Lordan earned his initial success in the World Championships on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., reeling in front-runner Mirth and then outdueling local favorite Vasilika in the final furlong to win the $2-million, Grade 1 Filly […]

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Records Broken At Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale

The record price for a colt at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale was broken when the Richard Fahey trained Summer Sands was sold for 625,000 guineas (US$844,276). Trade on the second day of the sale continued to be strong with an impressive clearance rate of 91 percent. The wild card entry Summer Sands, […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Rising Star Trainer Joseph O’Brien Launches Racing Club

Joseph O’Brien has set up a Racing Club in partnership with racing journalist Kevin Blake with the aim of making the experience of owning well-bred horses in a Group 1 yard accessible to everyone. For a one-off annual membership fee of just €500 (US$587), members will receive the following benefits: Experience the emotional roller coaster […]

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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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Son Defeats Father As Joseph O’Brien’s Rekindling Takes The Melbourne Cup

Joseph O’Brien ranked Rekindling’s Emirates Melbourne Cup as one of his best moments in racing after watching his charge grab victory in the Flemington feature on Tuesday. O’Brien enjoyed huge success during his riding career, counting two Epsom Derbys among a clutch of Classic wins, tasting Breeders’ Cup glory and being crowned Irish champion jockey […]

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Order Of St George, Rekindling Under Consideration For Melbourne Cup

Both Aidan and Joseph O’Brien could have contenders for the Melbourne Cup with Order Of St George and Rekindling in contention for the Flemington feature in November. Aidan O’Brien has had a handful of contenders in the two-mile ‘race that stops a nation’ with Mahler’s third in 2007 a particular highlight, while his son Joseph […]

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