It may have been business as usual for Aidan O'Brien, but his 33rd British Classic winner gave the trainer his tenth 2,000 Guineas success and in the process he became the first since the 19th century to win the Classic three years in succession. Magna Grecia, co-owned by the [...]
Coolmore is sending two of their top stallion prospects to Australia for stud duty. "Saxon Warrior and Mendelssohn combine group 1-winning excellence at 2 with remarkable performances at 3," said Paddy Oman, Coolmore Australia's sales and nominations representative. "They are both by exceptional sires, have stallions' pedigrees, and [...]
It is no surprise Ryan Moore is riding Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby as opposed to Saxon Warrior in the Grade 1 Quipco 2000 Guineas. Ryan telegraphed this when he rode Marconi in the Blue Grass for Mendelssohn's owners. We wrote about it a month ago thinking it was a [...]
While there remains a question whether Ryan Moore will stay across the pond to ride Saxon Warrior or travel to Kentucky to ride Mendelssohn my money is on Louisville. Ryan readily admits the Kentucky Derby is on his bucket list as a jockey but there is a bigger tell in my [...]
Aidan O'Brien won't be breaking Bobby Frankel's record of 25 major stakes wins in a year in one of Bobby's back yards, Del Mar because he already broke it. Aidan got his 26th major win with Saxon Warrior at Doncaster. Read more about Aidan O Brien's record breaking win here....