Keyword: Aidan O'Brien

  • Minding Leads Sweep in One Thousand Guineas

    Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's Minding led a top-three finish for the ownership team, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and the stallion Galileo in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies May 1 at Newmarket.

  • Found wins 2015 Breeders' Cup Turf

    Found Set for Return in Listed Stakes

    Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Found, upset winner of the 2015 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is scheduled to make her season's debut April 3 in the coral.ie Alleged Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland.

  • Moloney Honored at Moyglare Dinner

    The Irish Turf Club honored Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney Jan. 9 for his contributions to Irish racing during the annual Moyglare Dinner at the K Club in County Kildare.

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    Japanese Horses Dominant in Hong Kong

    It was a day for rising stars in Hong Kong as all three returning winners from last year's Longines Hong Kong International Races bowed to promising youngsters on the Dec. 13 program that featured four group I races.

  • Chris Waller

    Good Trainers Can Come From Anywhere

    Chris Waller, the dominant trainer in Australia since 2010, is in one sense the odd man out among the three Australian-based trainers with runners for the 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin.

  • Found wins the Breeders' Cup Turf.
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    Found Nails Golden Horn to Win BC Turf

    The 3-year-old filly Found, second to Golden Horn in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), turned the tables on the 3-year-old colt to take the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Hit It a Bomb flies home to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Juvenile-Turf/i-cNGvwn5/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Hit It a Bomb Explodes, Takes Juvenile Turf

    Evelyn Stockwell's Hit It a Bomb, last of 14 at the midpoint of the race, found room in the lane and surged late to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.

  • Gleneagles Still on Fence for Ascot Start

    Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Gleneagles, walked the course at Ascot Racecourse the afternoon of Oct. 16 to test the ground on which the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I) will be run Saturday.

  • G1 Triple for Coolmore, O'Brien in Ireland

    Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.

  • Bondi Beach Awarded St. Leger on Filly's DQ

    In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.

  • Gleneagles
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    Gleneagles Targets Breeders' Cup Classic

    Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.

  • Force the Pass won the Belmont Derby Invitational on July 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3Npw256">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldstream, Force the Pass Head Secretariat

    Undefeated Italian Derby winner (Ity-II) Goldstream will make his first start for Australian Bloodstock Aug. 15, when he faces Belmont Derby (gr. IT) victor Force the Pass in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Gleneagles, Golden Horn Showdown Looms

    Coolmore and partners' dual Guineas winner Gleneagles looks likely to bypass a planned start in France and take on unbeaten Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 19 at York.

  • Qualify will face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-8LVpr5N">Order This Photo</a>

    Qualify Will Take On Males in Irish Derby

    After nailing down a classic victory in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), the filly Qualify will return to Ireland to face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.

  • Gleneagles comes home strong to win the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

    Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

    Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23.

  • Golden Horn is currently the 7-4 favorite with some bookmakers, but he is not currently entered in the Derby.

    16 Remain Engaged for Epsom Derby

    Following the May 22 deadline for scratches, 16 3-year-olds remain eligible for the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), set for June 6. The classic is Britain's richest race, with a prize fund of at least 1.325 million.

  • Gleneagles is the pre-race favorite for the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GztSwJ6">Order This Photo</a>

    Gleneagles to Try for Guineas Double

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien will bid for a 10th victory in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) with a trio of runners that includes QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner and pre-race favorite Gleneagles.

  • Gleneagles dominates the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas.

    Gleneagles Swoops to Two Thousand Guineas Win

    Gleneagles cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 2 at Newmarket and provided trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Europe's first classic of the year.

  • South African Stallion King of Kings Dies

    English Two Thousand Guineas winner King of Kings has died at stud in South Africa. The son of legendary sire Sadler's Wells was 20 years old, and his death was attributed to heart failure.

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    Magician to Stand at Ashford Stud in 2015

    Defending Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner Magician will be retired to stand in 2015 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., following his expected start in this year's edition of the race Nov. 1.

  • Declaration of War Moving to Ashford Stud

    Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22.

  • 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician is back for 2014.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Turf/33149938_WkWzN9#!i=2902211206&k=btn6Wwk">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Battles Euro Standouts in Turf

    United States-based horses will have their work cut out for them in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 with a powerful contingent of foreign horses pre-entered, including Coolmore's defending winner Magician.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella

    Trainers Discuss Euro Dominance of BC Turf

    With defending champion Magician likely to be among Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's contingent for the 2014 World Championships, Europe appears to be in a good position to continue its dominance in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Cursory Glance wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
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    Cursory Glance, Gleneagles Win at Curragh

    Two-year-olds got some spotlight on the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) card Sept. 14 at the Curragh, with the filly Cursory Glance winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Gleneagles taking the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

  • Adelaide was running wide, but got the victory in the Secretariat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-58PQn4p">Order This Photo</a>

    Favored Adelaide Strikes in Secretariat

    Belmont Derby (gr. IT) runner-up Adelaide charged down the center of the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse and edged away to a determined victory in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).

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    GI Winner Verrazano Retired to Ashford Stud

    After a 2014 season that saw him add a pair of group I placings on turf to his resume, grade I winner Verrazano has been retired. The 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner will stand at Ashford Stud.