A handful of runners trained by Aidan O'Brien, including last year's most expensive public auction yearling and a full brother to Galileo, have been withdrawn from Friday's racing at Newbury.
According to Racing Post, O'Brien will not run at the Newbury meet at all. Included among the successful young trainer's horses entered Friday were Tasmanian Tiger, the most expensive public auction yearling of 2000 when sold for $6.8 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and Black Sam Bellamy, a full brother to dual classic winner Galileo. Both were entered in the Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes.
Meanwhile, the Racing Post reported O'Brien is on schedule with plans to run Galileo in the Breeders' Cup Classic rather than the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at York, England. Appearance by Galileo in the Breeders' Cup would likely mean a rematch with Fantastic Light, who defeated Galileo in the Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien also said plans are for Rothmans Royal St. Leger winner Milan to run in the Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France.