Aidan O’Brien

The thoroughbred exists because of a piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In the previous 17 runnings of the Derby this century no fewer than nine had been won by horses trained…

There is no escaping the O’Brien factor

12 May 2018 9:00 am

I suppose, given the income and the opportunity to indulge, you could eventually tire of even Meursault, Mauritius and Mrs…

On Derby day this year, irony was one of the big winners

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Nobody I know has ever been interviewed by an opinion pollster. Nor do I ever encounter anybody who has won…

Trainer Aidan O’Brien – the genius of Ballydoyle

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The only downside about going racing is irritation born of encountering pig ignorant people who talk through their pockets. Beside…

The Last Lion is one of next season’s stars-in-waiting

1 October 2016 9:00 am

There are few more compulsive reads in racing than the Kingsley Klarion, the in-house journal of Mark Johnston’s Middleham racing…

Be warned: the mighty Air Force Blue blows away all before him

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I was both delighted and unsurprised that Denis Healey made it to 98. One day in the 1970s I took…

Cambridge, meet your first professor of racing lore

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Watching the contestants parade at Epsom for this year’s Oaks, I remembered the great D. Wayne Lukas’s pronouncement on selecting…