Keyword: Aidan O'Brien

  • Highland Reel wins the Hong Kong Vase, the seventh top-level win of his racing career

    Highland Reel Goes Out a Winner in Hong Kong Vase

    Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Highland Reel is chasing one last top-level win in the Dec. 10 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin

    Globetrotter Highland Reel Set for Curtain Call

    Few, if any, horses have logged as many frequent flier miles as Highland Reel (IRE) has in recent years. His career has spanned four years, four continents, and seven countries, and he will run his final race Dec. 10 in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).

  • Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Enjoying a record-setting year with 26 top-level wins, trainer Aidan O'Brien now takes aim at the Breeders' Cup. In this exclusive interview with BloodHorse Daily editor Claire Novak, O'Brien talks about Churchill, Highland Reel, and more.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for November 2

    Breeders' Cup News Update for November 2

    Aidan O'Brien sends out his 13 horse contingent, including Churchill, Highland Reel, Happily, September, and Roly Poly. Also on track this morning were Arrogate, Gun Runner, Unique Bella, Finest City, and more!

  • Aidan O'Brien hopes to claim more Breeders' Cup trophies like the one he earned in winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Turf with Highland Reel and jockey Seamus Heffernan

    U S Navy Flag to Try Dirt, Mendelssohn Sticks With Turf

    With his Midas touch helping the stable to a record-breaking season, trainer Aidan O'Brien will veer from initial expectations with juvenile colts Mendelssohn and U S Navy Flag in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar.

  • Happily wins the group 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly

    Happily the Star in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    While the race usually is a difficult puzzle considering the light form on 2-year-old fillies and a huge influx of European runners, this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) Nov. 3 at Del Mar features a ready-made star in Happily.

  • O'Brien Resolute in Pursuit of the Classic

    Few, if any, owners and trainers have been more on a mission to win a single race than Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which has eluded them for 17 years.

  • Trainer Aidan O’Brien celebrates his 25th group 1 win in a single season, tying the record set by the late Bobby Frankel

    O'Brien Abundance Spills Over Into France

    The impressive depth of the Aidan O'Brien stable will be on display this weekend when the trainer, who is enjoying a memorable year even by his high standards, unleashes a promising group of juveniles first at Doncaster then Oct. 29 in France.

  • Ryan Moore has opted for Saxon Warrior in the Racing Post Trophy Stakes

    O'Brien Pair Among Racing Post Trophy Favorites

    Irish trainer Adian O'Brien has two of the favorites for the final group 1 race of the English flat season, the Oct. 28 Racing Post Trophy for 2-year-olds at Doncaster—a key early steppingstone to the Investec Derby (G1).

  • Cracksman wins the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

    Cracksman Superb in Champion Stakes Romp

    Cracksman surged to the lead early in the stretch run in the QIPCO British Champion Stakes (G1) Oct. 21 at Ascot and kicked away smartly to a seven-length victory, earning his first top-level win.

  • Aidan O'Brien's four starters ran out a 1-2-3-4 finish in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket

    O'Brien Sweeps to Victory in Dewhurst Stakes

    U S Navy Flag flew home in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 14, leading trainer Aidan O'Brien's four starters to a 1-2-3-4 finish and moving the conditioner to within one of Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level winners.

  • Laurens (right) holds off September to win the grade 1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket

    Laurens Denies O'Brien at Newmarket

    A desperate nose in the Oct. 13 bet365 Fillies' Mile (G1) at Newmarket prevented Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien from edging within one of the late Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level wins in a single year, as Laurens prevailed.

  • Roly Poly wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket

    Roly Poly Rolls in Sun Chariot

    Roly Poly continued a monumental roll by Coolmore 3-year-old fillies and trainer Aidan O'Brien, winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 7 by 1 1/4 lengths over main rival Persuasive.

  • Roaring Lion is led into the winner's enclosure after the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

    Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

    The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings.

  • Enable, with jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden (right) after the Yorkshire Oaks in August

    Enable Holds the Power in Arc

    It's Enable vs. the world in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) Oct. 1 at Chantilly and, to all appearances, the world has some catching up to do.

  • World Approval wins the Fourstardave going one mile Aug. 12

    World Approval Takes Aim at Woodbine Mile

    The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.

  • Order of St George walks with connections ahead of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

    Order of St George Standout in Irish St. Leger

    The Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (G1) highlights a Sept. 10 card at the Curragh that also offers two Breeders' Cup Challenge races, but a promised rematch between Order of St George and Big Orange was washed out.

  • Winter after winning the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Winter Risks Win Streak at Goodwood

    Multiple group 1 heroine Winter (IRE) puts her three-race winning streak on the line Aug. 3 at Goodwood, taking on older rivals and 10 furlongs for the first time in the Qatar Nassau Stakes (G1).

  • Enable easily captures the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh

    Dual Oaks Winner Enable Steps Up in King George

    A powerhouse renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) is on tap July 29 at Ascot, with dual Oaks winner Enable set to take on older rivals Highland Reel, his full brother Idaho, Jack Hobbs, and Ulysses.