Aidan O'Brien

18 results

Harzand, trained by Dermot Weld and with Pat Smullen on board,  wins the Epsom Derby ahead of US Army Idaho in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

June 4th, 2016: Epsom Derby The Epsom Derby has defined racing for 240 years. Harzand isn’t close to being the best horse on its historic roll of hon(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  he saddles half of the four runners  in the Group One Criterium International at Longchamp. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Andrew Balding-trained Kameko isn’t the best horse in action this weekend but might just be the most important. Only his presence prevents Doncas(...)

 Frankie Dettori and Enable will bid  to complete a remarkable hat-trick of Prix de l’arc de Triomphe victories  at Longchamp. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori and Aidan O’Brien have been Arc allies in the past but it will be very different story on Sunday when the Italian rider and Enable go (...)

Jessica Harrington: “I’ll talk to connections before Sunday, but it’ll be one of them taking her chance, probably Albigna.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A year after Alpha Centauri’s stellar career ended in shock defeat at “Irish champions weekend” Jessica Harrington is aiming for a happier Group One o(...)

 Colin Keane riding Mustajeer (right) to victory in the  The Sky Bet Ebor at York in England. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Having landed Europe’s richest handicap with Mustajeer on Saturday, Ger Lyons is considering his options in terms of testing Siskin’s classic potentia(...)

Saxon Warrior and  Roaring Lion at Doncaster last year. Roaring Lion will face French Derby winner Study Of Man at Leopardstown on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The French Derby winner Study Of Man is set to take on ante-post favourite Roaring Lion in next Saturday’s €1.25 million QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes a(...)

 Speak In Colours (centre), ridden by Donnacha O’Brien,  wins the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the  Curragh in August. Photograph: Inpho

 Gordon Lord Byron (2013) is the only Irish-trained horse to win the Haydock Sprint Cup in the last 45 years although both Aidan and Joseph O’Bri(...)

Donnacha O’Brien aboard Latrobe wins The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Photograph: Inpho

Aidan and Joseph O’Brien twice memorably combined to win York’s Juddmonte International although they will be rivals on Wednesday – each trying to sad(...)

Flat racing at Ballinrobe will continue next year.

Flat racing at Ballinrobe has got an official green light to continue and the events that forced last week’s card at the Co Mayo track to be abandoned(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “He has that capacity to see in a guy particular qualities and they very rarely disappoint. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Jim Gavin started out in his first championship with the Dublin seniors just over five years ago, he used 20 players against Westmeath. For one r(...)

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