News About Aidan O’Brien

Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Chris Waller’s dual defending champion Winx is the headline first acceptor for the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, entries for the weight-for-age classic down to 79 hopefuls. Cut from the 141 nominations taken back in early August, first acceptances for the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) along with those for the Caulfield Guineas…

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Melbourne Cup 2017, handicaps for which were announced by Racing Victoria today. The Galileo entire is one of 31 international raiders among the 140 official nominations heading towards a run in the iconic Group 1 $6.2…

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Reigning champion Almandin has rocketed back to the top of futures 2017 Melbourne Cup betting following the Lloyd Williams-owned veteran’s first-up win last weekend. Run on Tuesday November 7 at Flemington Racecourse, the iconic Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is a typically open affair ahead of nominations closing today at midday. Currently…

141 Nominations Taken for 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate

141 Nominations Taken for 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate

A total of 141 nominations have been taken for the 2017 Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m); the country’s premiere weight-for-age race at The Valley on October 28th. Equine superstar Winx completed an impressive barrier trial at Royal Randwick this morning and has been will seek to equal the efforts of the legendary Kingston Town…

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

Sydney’s 2017 The Everest is still a definite possibility down under this spring for the Aidan O’Brien-trained European sprinter Caravaggio despite a loss at Newmarket over the weekend. Suffering his first career defeat, the Irish-trained son of Scat Daddy jumped the punters’ pick in the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes (1207m), but could only…

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

Global Glamour Makes 2017 The Everest Appeal

Global Glamour Makes 2017 The Everest Appeal

As just one of four horses to take out more than one Group 1 title at a mile or less last season, connections of ace filly Global Glamour are making an early appeal to get her into The Everest 2017 field this spring. Only Chris Waller’s champion mare Winx, the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart,…

Johannes Vermeer Eyes 2017 Caulfield Cup Run for O’Brien

Johannes Vermeer Eyes 2017 Caulfield Cup Run for O’Brien

Ace Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien could take the advice of Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore and head back down under this spring to target the Caulfield Cup 2017 with his progressive stayer Johannes Vermeer. Moore, who won the ‘race that stops a nation’ aboard German raider Protectionist in 2014, was in the saddle of…

Bound For Nowhere Enters 2017 The Everest Calculations

Bound For Nowhere Enters 2017 The Everest Calculations

The world’s now richest turf race The Everest 2017 could be on the cards this October for Wesley Ward’s American-trained colt Bound For Nowhere. Ward confirmed late last week that the rising four-year-old was being considered for a trip to Australia over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival continuing his truly international career. The up-and-coming young sprinter…

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is set to kick off her spring campaign with a Melbourne run in the Moir Stakes 2017 before heading to Sydney for the inaugural edition of the $10 million The Everest. Gary Portelli’s daughter of Manhattan Rain is one of the confirmed runners in the 12-starter field for The…