European Round-Up

European Season review – Part Two -Three-year-olds

O’Brien Guineas dominance continues Aidan O’Brien’s recent stranglehold on the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket, the first two Classics of the European season, continued in May as Churchill (Galileo) and surprise package Winter (Galileo) gave their record-breaking trainer the perfect start to 2017. Churchill, always held in the highest esteem by... Read More

European Review – Part One – Two-Year-Olds

In a season when Aidan O’Brien surpassed Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group / Grade One winners in a calendar year, it was perhaps not the greatest surprise that the Irish champion trainer proved the dominant force on the European two-year-old scene. O’Brien saddled the winner in four of the five British Group One races... Read More

Saxon Warrior dominates Racing Post Trophy

In winning the Racing Post Trophy (Gr 1, 1m) at Doncaster on Saturday, Saxon Warrior (2 c Deep Impact – Maybe by Galileo) not only provided his trainer Aidan O’Brien with his record-breaking 26 Group / Grade One winners this season, but the win also handed his sire Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) with his 32nd... Read More

Stars shine on Champions Day at Ascot

Two-year-olds The Aidan O’Brien-trained Kenya (2 c Galileo – Tender Morn by Dayjur) confirmed the promise of his brilliant maiden victory at Cork earlier this month when landing the Killavullan Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Leopardstown on Sunday. The two-year-old colt opened his account by eight lengths at Cork on 14 October, and he was... Read More

U S Navy Flag impresses in the Dewhurst Stakes

Two-year-olds The rapidly progressive U S Navy Flag (2 c War Front – Misty For Me by Galileo) ran out an impressive winner of the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Newmarket on Saturday, leading home an Aidan O’Brien-trained and US-bred 1-2-3-4. The victory of U S Navy Flag also moved O’Brien to within one... Read More

Impressive Group Three win for Danehill Kodiac

Two-year-olds The Freddy Head-trained Luminate (2 f Lawman – Kalandara by Rainbow Quest) continued her good form when she won the Prix De Conde (Gr 3, 1800m) at Chantilly at the weekend. The two-year-old made a winning debut over 1600 metres at Deauville in August and was the only filly to line up in the... Read More