Aidan O'brien

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Magic Wand ridden by Ryan Moore  at Flemington in November. Aidan O’Brien’s horse will be one of seven Irish trained horses taking part on Saturday’s Saudi Cup card.   Photograph: Pat Scala /Racing Photos via Getty Images

Irish racing’s top official has described as encouraging comments from the country’s chief medical officer about cancellations of mass gatherings not (...)

Craig Williams (nearest rail) aboard Vow and Declare wins the Melbourne Cup in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty

Frankie Dettori’s ability to grab centre stage meant this agonising failure to nail an elusive Melbourne Cup victory captured much of the attention at(...)

 Chad Brown: the 40-year-old from Mechanicville in upstate New York could well engineer a European wipe-out on the night. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

On Saturday night Aidan O’Brien’s latest Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck will try to become just the second “Blue Riband” hero to score a Breeders(...)

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(...)

Aidan O’Brien: looks likely to equal Henry Cecil’s 10 victories in the Grade One Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. mile contest. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s prospects of a record-equalling 10th triumph in Saturday’s Vertem Futurity look overwhelming as, remarkably, just a single opponent i(...)

Ryan Moore riding Ten Sovereigns to win The Darley July Cup Stakes at Newmarket in July. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s a stretch to say the ‘British Champions Day’ tag is a misnomer but the context of Saturday’s action includes Aidan O’Brien’s decision to send Rya(...)

 William Buick riding Pinatubo to win the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh  on September 15th. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A bumper domestic weekend programme is accompanied by Irish runners around the globe, although there’s no doubt the eyes of the racing world will be o(...)

Hermosa returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, where she won the 1,000 Guineas in the Spring, for Saturday’s Sun Chariot Stakes. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Japan and Magical give Aidan O’Brien a strong hand in his pursuit of a third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday but the champion trainer has a (...)

Enable  ridden by Frankie Dettori wins The Darley Yorkshire Stakes during  the Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Photograph:   Nigel French/PA

Frankie Dettori’s stellar career is proof of his ability to get it right when it counts. But even one of the all-time great jockeys will venture into(...)

Ryan Moore and Japan, left, en route to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in August: the parnetship is set to be renewed for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has indicated Ryan Moore is likely to team up with Japan in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe while his son Donnacha is set to p(...)

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