News About Aidan O’Brien

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…

2017 The Everest Odds Firm on Caravaggio

2017 The Everest Odds Firm on Caravaggio

Confirmation that the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish sprinter Caravaggio will fill the slot for Coolmore in the world’s newest and richest turf race has seen The Everest 2017 odds firm on the up-and-comer ahead of the Sydney feature this October. Tom Magnier from Coolmore Australia told Sky Sports Radio this week that the powerhouse racing stable…

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Aidan O’Brien’s gun Irish galloper Highland Reel shapes up as a genuine 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate rival for mighty mare Winx after his dominant Prince Of Wales’s Stakes win at Royal Ascot. The talented Coolmore-raced Galileo stallion enjoyed his second win on the trot for the month with Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore guiding…

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

One of the international Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 invitees Ribchester put the writing on the wall for a possible clash with Winx in Australia this spring winning the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot overnight (AEST) in a track record. The opening day of Royal Ascot was full of possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival-bound contenders…

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Aidan O’Brien’s Australian-performed Irish galloper Highland Reel is clear favourite to take out Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse on the world-famous Hong Kong International Race Day. The Galileo stallion is one of 13 hopefuls confirmed to face off in the HK$16.5 million (AUD$2.8m) Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m) over the mile…