Not 26 years old yet and Joseph O’Brien already enjoys the ultimate badge of acceptance within the racing community. He is known simply as ‘Joseph.’ Of course, as the eldest son of Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien, he has had his advantages in the sport, certainly during his riding career, but as a trainer he is very much his own man.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
Owner Robert Waley-Cohen and his jockey-son, Sam, have enjoyed unprecedented success over the Aintree fences but it could all pale into insignificance if Long Run wins the first £1m (€1.2m) renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2014
Kauto Star has now been reduced to a ceremonial role in the William Hill King George VI Chase, but his first appearance at Kempton in retirement yesterday coincided with the most gripping finish since the era before the five-timer winner as his old foe Long Run claimed a dramatic second victory.
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012
You’d imagine JP McManus has spent much of his life hoping to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and yesterday at Cheltenham it all came right, when Tony McCoy brought the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Synchronised with an irresistible challenge to beat outsider The Giant Bolster and last year’s winner, Long Run.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012