Keyword: o'brien

  • Kieren Fallon to ride for Aidan O'Brien in 2005.

    Fallon Signs On With Ballydoyle Team

    Kieren Fallon, who cut short his recent riding stint in Florida, could be appearing more in American races following his decision to sign up as retained jockey to owners John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith on Feb. 25.

  • Balto Star, edging Dynever to win the Meadowlands Cup.

    Countdown to the Cup: Time for that 'Old Meadowlands Magic'

    And you thought all the important preps for the Breeders' Cup Classic -- Powered by Dodge (gr. I) had been run. Well, sitting out there all by itself, virtually unnoticed among the morass of major stakes this past weekend was the $500,0000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), just waiting to conjure up another live Classic longshot.

  • Royal Academy Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Coolmore stallion Royal Academy, who attained milestones as both a yearling and as a racehorse, came through with one as a stallion. The 17-year-old stallion has sired his 100th stakes winner.

  • Aidan O'Brien, trains Ad Valorem.

    Middle Park Stakes Not Too Taxing for Ad Valorem

    Mrs. John Magner's Ad Valorem, a 2-year-old son of Danzig--Classy Woman (by Relaunch) gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his group I victory of the British racing season with an impressive victory in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) at England's Newmarket racecourse.

  • Yeats Wins Derby Trial at Leopardstown

    Yeats, the slight early favorite for the June 5 Vodafone Derby at Epsom, turned in a workmanlike performance for trainer Aidan O'Brien in winning the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (Ire-II) at Leopardstown on Sunday.

  • One Cool Cat Favored in 2,000 Guineas

    Aidan O'Brien saddles favored One Cool Cat for Saturday's 2,000 Guineas (Eng-I), which attracted 14 runners to Newmarket for Saturday's English Classic.

  • Master William Among 140 Still Nominated to Epsom Derby

    Master William, upset winner of the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Canada's Woodbine Racecourse last fall, is among 140 horses still being considered for the £1.25 million Vodafone Derby (Eng-I) after the first forfeit stage. The classic will be renewed June 5 at England's Epsom Downs.

  • A Happening

    <i>By Cot Campbell </i> -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.

  • Johar, 9, and High Chaparral, finish in a dead heat in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf at the  World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita Park.

    Turf Has First Breeders' Cup Dead-Heat

    For the first time in Breeders' Cup history, a race ended in a dead-heat. In a thrilling three-horse stretch drive, High Chaparral and Johar finished on even terms, with Falbrav just a nod behind those two in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I).

  • Last Planes Carrying European BC Starters Arrive Sunday

    By late Sunday afternoon, all of the European horses scheduled to compete in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships had arrived in Southern California. As they arrive, they are finding the weather much warmer than where their flights originated.

  • Black Sam Bellamy Sold to German Stud Farm

    Black Sam Bellamy, who won the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) on May 25, has been sold by Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier to the German stud operation Gestut Farhof, owned by Andreas Jacobs.

  • Aidan O'Brien Tops Epsom Derby Nominees with 30

    Aidan O'Brien, who has 25 horses nominated for the May 3 Two Thousand Guineas, could also have a busy day on June 7, the date of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom. Godolphin's nominees include the filly Hi Dubai.

  • O'Brien Pre-Enters Group of 10 for Breeders' Cup

    The European challenge for the Breeders' Cup began to look a little clearer when Aidan O'Brien nominated the Mile (gr. IT) as the first preference for Rock Of Gibraltar and the Classic (gr. I) for Hawk Wing.

  • Sprinter Ishiguru Retired to Stud

    Ishiguru, who trainer Aidan O'Brien regarded as one of his brightest sprinting hopes for this season, has been retired and sold to take up stallion duties at Tweenhills Farm & Stud in<br>Gloucestershire.

  • High Chaparral, with Michael Kinane aboard, adding the Irish Derby to his resume.

    European Race Report: Numbers Game

    Aidan O'Brien saddles first three and Sadler's Wells sires the first four as High Chaparral becomes 15th Epsom/Irish Derby winner.

  • Rock of Gibraltar registers third of three wins in three starts.

    Admirable Ascot

    Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

  • High Chaparal, right, pulls away from Hawk Wing in the Epsom Derby. At left behind Hawk Wing is the American horse Coshocton, who fell before the finish and had to be euthanized.

    European Race Report: High and Mighty

    Aidan O'Brien first, the rest nowhere. We are getting used to this scenario by now and it has never been better illustrated than in the running of the 2002 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) on June 8.

  • Castle Gandolfo, Galileo Sibling Entered in Sunday's French Derby

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien entered four horses to run in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club -- French Derby (Fr-I) at Chantilly, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) participant Castle Gandolfo and Black Sam Bellamy, a full brother of Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo.

  • Rakti Wins Derby Italiano; Purchased by Tanaka

    Racing in the colors of Scudero Il Poggio for the final time, Rakti defeated Aidan O'Brien-trained Ballingarry by 1 1/2 lengths in Sunday's Derby Italiano (Ity-I) at the Capannelle.

  • Gossamer Gets Her Guineas Win

    Gerald Leigh's homebred Gossamer made amends for her eighth-place finish in the Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) with a 4 1/2-length romp in the Irish equivalent Sunday at The Curragh. Under Jamie Spencer, the 3-year-old daughter of Sadler's Wells completed the group I mile race in 1:45.5 on soft to heavy turf.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Gives O'Brien A Sweep of English, French, and Irish 2,000 Guineas

    Rock of Gibraltar swept to the lead in the final furlong to easily win the Entenmann's Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) Saturday at The Curragh, giving the Aidan O'Brien-trained horse a sweep of the English and Irish Guineas. O'Brien sent out the top three finishers in Saturday's race, giving the trainer an unprecedented sweep of this year's French, English, and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

  • 26 Still Eligible for Epsom Derby

    Based on pure chances, Aidan O'Brien has the best shot at winning the Vodafone Derby, with eight horses still eligible

  • Johannesburg the 2001 champion begins his sprint career in the July Cup.

    O'Brien Keeps 13 Entered for July Cup

    Aidan O'Brien has entered 13 horses, including his two classic winners so far this season, Rock Of Gibraltar and Landseer, for Europe's premier sprint, the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket on July 11. He has also entered the horse considered by most to be an unlucky loser of the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, Hawk Wing.

  • Landseer Wins French Two Thousand Guineas

    The top three finishers from last months Prix de Fountainebleau (Fr-III) again filled the top three spots in Sunday's Gainsborough Poule d'Essai des Poulains--French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I), with Landseer winning the French classic by a length over Medecis. Bowman came home third.

  • Milan's Racing Future Uncertain Following Fracture

    The future racing career of Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) runner-up Milan remains uncertain after the 4-year-old suffered a fractured cannon bone during Monday's Peintre Celebre E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes at The Curragh.

  • Coolmore Horses Fly Back to Ireland

    Johannesburg and Castle Gandolfo, the respective eighth- and 12th-place finishers in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, left Churchill Downs early Sunday morning to be flown back to Ireland.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Wins 2,000 Guineas; O'Brien Trainees 1-2

    Rock of Gibraltar made up for the disappointment his owner, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, felt earlier this week when his soccer team was defeated in the Champions League semifinals with a neck-length victory in Saturday's Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket.

  • Johannesburg, Castle Gandolfo Arrive in Lexington

    Johannesburg and Castle Gandolfo finally arrived in Kentucky on Tuesday. The horses stepped off a chartered plane and on to a partitioned ramp at Blue Grass Airport about 6:10 p.m. EDT, and were immediately loaded into a horse van for the short drive to a quarantine barn at Keeneland.