Aidan O’Brien

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Phoenix of Spain Takes Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

2019-05-25T09:51:11-05:00May 25th, 2019|

Phoenix of Spain under Jamie Spencer and trained by Charles Hills took the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas leaving both Too Darn Hot, the odds on favorite trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori in his wake. Further back was Aidan O' Brien's Magna Grecia under Ryan Moore.   [...]

Buick Lands Rare Coolmore Mount

2019-05-11T09:03:05-05:00May 11th, 2019|

  Aidan O'Brien's reach leads to his deep pool of riding talent being stretched thin at times. It seems this led to William Buick getting the call on Van Beethoven in the group 1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French Two Thousand Guineas) on May 12. Buick will be having [...]

Sir Dragonet Takes Chester Vase

2019-05-09T16:34:56-05:00May 9th, 2019|

  Sir Dragonet was impressive in taking the Chester Vase for Aidan O'Brien. Whether Sir Dragonet will be supplemented for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 1 has yet to be determined. Sir Dragonet scored at 14-1 in a Tipperary maiden in his debut last month before storming to [...]

Godolphin Ready for Battle with O’Brien

2019-05-08T08:42:51-05:00May 8th, 2019|

Charlie Appleby, one of Godolphin's main trainers is poised to battle with Aidan O'brien and put a wrench in Coolmore's classic domination. O'Brien had a double at Newmarket this past weekend with Magna Grecia and Hermosa.   Appleby said: "We want to be competitive in the big races and at [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-07T11:04:00-05:00March 7th, 2019|

  Fountain of Youth runner up Bourbon War will be pointed to the Florida Derby. Global Campaign grabbed a quarter badly in the Fountain of Youth. Will have some time off and is off of the Derby Trail. Jaywalk came out of her fourth place in the Davona Dale just [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

Some Backside Blurbs

2019-02-25T21:48:40-05:00February 23rd, 2019|

  A fast catch up on the Sport of Kings with Kaitlin Free:   It has been announced that Mubtaahij will stand at Haras Abolengo in Argentina. Inti earned an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic after taking the G1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse. This was the first [...]

Pegasus Turf Preview by Kaitlin Free

2019-01-24T08:20:56-05:00January 24th, 2019|

  It is the inaugural running of the Pegasus Turf, a logical and welcomed compliment to the Pegasus World Cup. We've got an Aidan O'Brien runner, another from Japan, and horses from the top turf barns of Bill Mott and Chad Brown. Jimmy Jerkens has one along with a few [...]