Aidan O’Brian targets the Group 1 Races at Goodwood

Aidan O’Brien could saddle a three-pronged assault in his bid for a sixth victory in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. It is 21 years since the popular Giant’s Causeway provided the Ballydoyle handler with his first win in the prestigious Group One contest, a success he still recalls fondly two decades on. The record-breakingContinue reading “Aidan O’Brian targets the Group 1 Races at Goodwood”

Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free set to clash for the third time this season against Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth

With the score currently standing at one each, Alcohol Free and Mother Earth will clash for the third time this season in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth came out on top when winning the 1000 Guineas, but Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free levelled up in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.Continue reading “Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free set to clash for the third time this season against Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth”

Broome wins the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is smart fashion

Broome sealed a fine weekend for Aidan O’Brien as he secured a first Group One victory with an all-the-way success in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at the Parisian track. Fourth in the 2019 Derby at Epsom, Broome was limited to just two outings last year but has undergone a renaissance this term, winning threeContinue reading “Broome wins the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is smart fashion”

Time for dancing as Bolshoi Ballet cruises to victory at Leopardstown to head the market for the Derby

Bolshoi Ballet leapt to the head of the Cazoo Derby ante-post market with an impressive trial victory at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s Galileo colt was far too good for his rivals in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes – a race which has been springboard to a succession of the Ballydoyle trainer’s champions over the years.Continue reading “Time for dancing as Bolshoi Ballet cruises to victory at Leopardstown to head the market for the Derby”

Bolshoi Ballet performs a classic display at Leopardstown

Bolshoi Ballet, trained by the maestro Aidan O’Brien, produced a classic display in the PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown. O’Brien has saddled subsequent Epsom heroes Galileo and High Chaparral to land successive runnings of the Derby trial in 2001 and 2002, while four-time Gold Cup winner Yeats also features on the roll of honour.Continue reading “Bolshoi Ballet performs a classic display at Leopardstown”

New flat campaign starts at The Curragh as Jim Bolger wins with second string Missing Matron

Missing Matron was the second-string for Jim Bolger but duly landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the Curragh. A field of eight unraced juveniles went to post for the first race to get the Irish Flat turf season underway for 2021 Jim Bolger has won this race on several occasions in recent years.Continue reading “New flat campaign starts at The Curragh as Jim Bolger wins with second string Missing Matron”

Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien

The Aussies may have been singing “Waltzing Matilda” but it was Pierre-Charles Boudot that was waltzing home on Order Of Australia making it a one-two-three for Aidan O’Brien in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland. He only got into the race after One Master was scratched on Thursday and the three-year-old was sent off aContinue reading “Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien”