Keyword: Danny O'Brien

  • Figures Fall at Magic Millions Yearling Sale

    Buyers were plentiful but discriminating at the Magic Millions National yearling sale, which saw overall declines in total sales, average, and clearance rate at the close of the final of two select sessions June 5.

  • Group I producer Disguise sold for $750,000 ($696,603).

    Dam of Champ Star Witness Tops MM Session

    Leona Chiara, dam of Australian champion Star Witness, sold for $800,000 ($743,109 in United States funds) to her former trainer May 29 at the second session of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale on the Gold Coast.

  • Shamus Award Dominates Australian Guineas

    Racing's list of one-hit wonders is long, but W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) upsetter Shamus Award emphatically removed himself from that roster when recording a second group I hit March 1 in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I).

  • Royal Ascot - Star Witness

    Simon Burgess talks with Danny O'Brien, trainer of Star Witness, who finished 2nd in the King Stand Stakes (Eng-1) on June 14, and scheduled to run in the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) on June 18.

  • NZ Select Sale Average Rises 40%

    The New Zealand Bloodstock select yearling sale ended Feb. 5 with increases of 34.6% in gross revenue, 40.1% in average price, and 33.3% in median price from a year ago.

  • Colt Out of Makybe Diva Sets Pace

    The first foal out of two-time Australian Horse of the Year Makybe Diva brought Aust$1.5 million (approximately $1,073,265 in U.S. funds) April 5 during the opening session of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia. Melbourne trainer Danny O'Brien purchased the Galileo colt from Tony Santic's Makybe consignment.

  • Heart of the Citi Takes Millions Trophy

    Heart of the Citi captured the third Magic Millions Trophy at the Gold Coast on March 24. His half-brother, by Rock of Gilbraltar, is catalogued to sell during the Magic Millions yearling sale on March 31.

  • Honor in War Completes Preparations for Cox Plate

    Honor in War completed his final preparation by working six furlongs and galloping out a mile over the Arlington Park turf course Tuesday morning before departing to become the first-ever American horse to compete Australia's storied Spring Carnival and the nation's most prestigious race, the group I, US$2.3 Million Tattersall's Cox Plate on Oct. 28