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Le Richebourg winner of the Like A Butterfly Novice Steeplechase (Grade 3)   



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Latrobe 

Latrobe has been withdrawn from the Melbourne Cup.

Latrobe & The Pentagon 


The Jason O'Brien train Latrobe an the Aiden O'Brien trained Pentagon are seen during track work at Werribee Racecourse, in Melbourne, Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The final track work session has taken place for the Cox Plate carnival international raiders. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING


31.10

Proud And Elated 10th Dundalk 4.55

Wisdom Mind 5th Dundalk 4.25

Numerian 13th  Dundalk 3.20

Joseph has a new owner Bjarne Minde

Joseph bought 2 lots at Tattersalls UK HIT sale yesterday Christopher Robin & Crotchet

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30.10

Cheap And Cheerful, Santiago De Cuba, Mischievious Max, Subjudice, Larmour, Parisian Express, Rest Bay, Saltillo,Foreign Assignment,Ace Combat,Escamillo, National Glory,National Wealth, Palace Guard, Rapture's Delight,Stronghold, Tremendous Leap, Eagle Song,Facethepuckout & Tenax have all gone from Owning Hill.

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Joseph's Tattersalls Horses that sold 

30.10

113Good Answer (GB) B.C. by Iffraaj (GB) x Cool Question (GB) Related Results
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
114King's Field (IRE) B.C. by Kodiac (GB) x Mimiteh (USA) Related ResultsUpdate
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
115Realm Ruler (IRE) B.C. by Shamardal (USA) x Chiosina (IRE) Related Results38,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Not Sold MAKE OFFER
116Subjudice (IRE) B.G. by Galileo (IRE) x Sea Picture (IRE) Related Results2,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Abdullatif Alshammari 
117Larmour (IRE) B.C. by Dark Angel (IRE) x C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) Related Results11,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Manuel Alvarez Gomez 
118Millswyn (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Condition (GB) Related ResultsUpdate
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
119Ozone (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Moore's Melody (IRE) Related ResultsUpdate
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
120Parisian Express (IRE) B.C. by Zoffany (IRE) x Desert Darling (GB) Related ResultsUpdate1,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Little Orchard Racing (P.S.) 
121Rest Bay (IRE) Ch.C. by Dandy Man (IRE) x Why Now (GB) Related Results3,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Ivan Lopez-Santiago 
122Saltillo (IRE) B.C. by Alhebayeb (IRE) x Coin From Heaven (IRE) Related Results6,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Annika Sjokvist 
208Ace Combat (GB) B.C. by Shamardal (USA) x Require (GB) Related Results16,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Tom Smith 
209Arthurian Fame (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Wishing (GB) Related Results45,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Vendor MAKE OFFER
210Band of Outlaws (IRE) B.C. by Fast Company (IRE) x Band of Colour (IRE) Related ResultsUpdate
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
211Escamillo (GB) B.C. by Bated Breath (GB) x Smart Step (GB) Related Results5,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Mahmud Ballut 
212National Glory (IRE) B.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Ponty Acclaim (IRE) Related ResultsUpdate25,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Blandford Bloodstock (P.S.) 
213National Wealth (IRE) B.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Sanjida (IRE) Related Results26,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Tom Tate 
214Palace Guard (IRE) B.G. by Shamardal (USA) x Itqaan (USA) Related ResultsUpdate3,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Antonio Jose Guerra Mateo 
215Rapture's Delight (GB) Gr.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Alpine Snow (IRE) Related Results25,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Imperial Bloodstock 
216Stronghold (FR) B.C. by Teofilo (IRE) x Aphelie (GB) Related ResultsUpdate10,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Aidan O'Ryan 
217Tremendous Leap (GB) Ch.G. by Shamardal (USA) x Chili Dip (GB) Related ResultsUpdate32,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Gassim Mohammad Ghazali 
218Eagle Song (IRE) B.C. by No Nay Never (USA) x Al Ihsas (IRE) Related ResultsUpdate160,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Red Baron's Barn & Rancho Temescal 
219Facethepuckout (IRE) B.C. by Excelebration (IRE) x Taarkod (IRE) Related ResultsUpdate25,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: John Stocker 
220Vhagar (IRE) B.G. by Dandy Man (IRE) x Cosi (GB) Related ResultsUpdate
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Lot Withdrawn 
674DTenax (IRE) B.C. by Slade Power (IRE) x Stravina (GER) Related Results Late Entry26,000
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Purchaser: Evolution Bloodstock



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29.10

Shadow Seven 7th Galway 4.05

Treasure Chest 8th & Us And Them 4th Wexford 3.45

Tuamhain Wins Galway 2.55

Best Not Argue 3rd Galway 1.45

Hallmark 6th Wexford 1.25

Commodus 7th Galway 1.10

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Tuamhain's win edges Shane towards 30 winners


Healy Racing Photos

29.10

Shane Crosse moved ever closer to the apprentice jockeys' title with a victory on board Tuamhain in the Barna Recycling Handicap at Galway.

Crosse moved onto 26 winners for the season which ends at Naas on Sunday. He is now four ahead of Killian Leonard and five in front of Ben Coen.

Tuamhain won at Gowran Park under Crosse last week when 5/1 favourite and was 11/4 'jolly' this time.

She crept into contention passing the two pole and came to grab Cyrus Dallin (with Leonard on top) inside the final furlong.

She swept home in the final 100 yards to prevail by two and a half lengths. Runner-up Cyrus Dallin was 7/1 while Escallonia in third was returned at 14/1 ahead of 7/1 shot Bercasa in fourth.

Joseph O'Brien's representative Damian Byrne said: "She is an improving filly and she is a straightforward filly.

"He (the handicapper) didn't miss her by giving her 10lbs for winning at Gowran but she won well there.

"Even when Kevin (Prendergast) had her she liked an ease and she wants that softish ground."

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28.10

High Sparrow 4th Galway 3.25

Petite Tartare 2nd Vinnie The Hoddie 6th Galway 2.50

Chateau Conti 4th Galway 1.05

Song Of The Sky 6th Galway 12.35

Silk And Sand NR Galway 4.35 Temperature

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Joseph has 4 lots in the Tattersalls Mares Sale 3/6.12

Lot  Name Sex by Sire Dam
Consignor
   Stabling
2125Cascabel (GB) B.F. by Nathaniel (IRE) x American Spirit (IRE) Related ResultsFur  433
Consignor: Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, Ireland
1732Wisdom Mind (IRE) B.F. by Dark Angel (IRE) x Alina (IRE) Related ResultsSom S 358
Consignor: Hazelwood Bloodstock
1674High Language (IRE) B.F. by Lawman (FR) x Benedicte (IRE) Related ResultsSom Q 345
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien)
1494Anchovy (IRE) B.F. by Galileo (IRE) x Countess Lemonade (USA) Related ResultsFur  433
Consignor: Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, Ireland


Joseph has 2 lots in the Goffs Ireland Breeding Stock Sale 22/23.11

Lot 949 Seize Your Star (IRE) by Sea The Stars (IRE) x Solita (USA)2015

Lot 1175 Art Nouvelle (IRE) by Art Connoisseur (IRE) x Van de Cappelle (IRE) 2014 Covering: Starspangledbanner (AUS)

Joseph has 3 lots in the Goffs Ireland HIT Sale 07.11

Lot 661 Dream Point (IRE) by Iffraaj (GB) x Dream Club (GB) 2015 Bay.Filly

Lot 662 Uncle Henry (IRE) by Henrythenavigator (USA) x Shebelia (GER)2014 Bay.Gelding

Lot 663  Apparition (IRE) by Dream Ahead (USA) x Bluebell Park (USA)2014 Brown.Gelding

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27.10

Uncle Henry 2nd Leopardstown 5.20

Perfect Tapatino 2nd Leopardstown 4.50 

Cosmic Horizon 5th Millswyn 6th Elleanthus  4th Leopardstown 4.15 TheTote.com Eyrefield Stakes (Group 3) 

King's Field 6th Leopardstown 3.05 TheTote.com Knockaire Stakes (Listed)

Vallambrosa 10th & Commodus 3rd Leopardstown 2.30

King's Vow 13th Leopardstown 1.55

Leave Your Mark 6th & Joe the Crow UR Galway 1.35

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26.10

Pedisnap 6th Dundalk 9pm

Damselfly 9th & Dramatise withdrawn upset in the stalls Dundalk 8pm Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley Fillies Stakes (Listed)

Lady Godiva was claimed by Martin Hughes to be trained by Lee Smyth.

Jupiter Road 8th Dundalk 7pm

Lady Godiva 8th Dundalk 6pm

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Joseph has 23 lots in the Tattersalls HIT sale 28.10 -02.11

26.10

113Good Answer (GB) B.C. by Iffraaj (GB) x Cool Question (GB) Related ResultsSom S 368
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) — Lot Withdrawn 
114King's Field (IRE) B.C. by Kodiac (GB) x Mimiteh (USA) Related ResultsUpdateSom S 369
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
115Realm Ruler (IRE) B.C. by Shamardal (USA) x Chiosina (IRE) Related ResultsSom R 370
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
116Subjudice (IRE) B.G. by Galileo (IRE) x Sea Picture (IRE) Related ResultsSom R 371
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
117Larmour (IRE) B.C. by Dark Angel (IRE) x C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) Related ResultsSom R 372
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
118Millswyn (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Condition (GB) Related ResultsUpdateSom R 373
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
119Ozone (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Moore's Melody (IRE) Related ResultsUpdateSom R 374
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
120Parisian Express (IRE) B.C. by Zoffany (IRE) x Desert Darling (GB) Related ResultsUpdateSom R 375
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
121Rest Bay (IRE) Ch.C. by Dandy Man (IRE) x Why Now (GB) Related ResultsSom R 376
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
122Saltillo (IRE) B.C. by Alhebayeb (IRE) x Coin From Heaven (IRE) Related ResultsSom R 377
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
208Ace Combat (GB) B.C. by Shamardal (USA) x Require (GB) Related ResultsSom T 378
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
209Arthurian Fame (IRE) B.C. by Camelot (GB) x Wishing (GB) Related ResultsSom T 379
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
210Band of Outlaws (IRE) B.C. by Fast Company (IRE) x Band of Colour (IRE) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 380
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
211Escamillo (GB) B.C. by Bated Breath (GB) x Smart Step (GB) Related ResultsSom T 381
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
212National Glory (IRE) B.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Ponty Acclaim (IRE) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 382
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
213National Wealth (IRE) B.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Sanjida (IRE) Related ResultsSom T 383
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
214Palace Guard (IRE) B.G. by Shamardal (USA) x Itqaan (USA) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 384
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
215Rapture's Delight (GB) Gr.C. by Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Alpine Snow (IRE) Related ResultsSom T 385
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
216Stronghold (FR) B.C. by Teofilo (IRE) x Aphelie (GB) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 386
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
217Tremendous Leap (GB) Ch.G. by Shamardal (USA) x Chili Dip (GB) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 387
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
218Eagle Song (IRE) B.C. by No Nay Never (USA) x Al Ihsas (IRE) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 388
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
219Facethepuckout (IRE) B.C. by Excelebration (IRE) x Taarkod (IRE) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 389
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
220Vhagar (IRE) B.G. by Dandy Man (IRE) x Cosi (GB) Related ResultsUpdateSom T 390
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien) 
674DTenax (IRE) B.C. by Slade Power (IRE) x Stravina (GER) Related Results Late EntrySom S 368
Consignor: Carriganog Racing, Ireland (J. P. O'Brien)


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25.10

Los Alamos 7th Thurles 5.25

Syrena 3rd Thurles 2.05


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24.10

Commodus 3rd Navan 2.05

Recovery Road 4th Navan 1.35

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23.10

Joseph has a new owner Kangyu International Racing (HK) Limited) 


Best Not Argue  Gowran Park 4.15

Tuamhain Wins Gowran Park 3.45

Royal Court 6th Gowran Park 2.45

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Latrobe out of the Melbourne Cup


World Horse racing Photos

25.10

Lloyd Williams has announced his Irish Derby winner, Latrobe, will bypass the Melbourne Cup and instead target the 2000-metre Mackinnon Stakes on the final day of the Flemington Carnival.

The son of Camelot has a very similar profile to last year's Melbourne Cup winner, Rekindling, with both horses coming to Australia as Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds having run second in the Irish St Leger. Latrobe has twice been a winner from his seven race starts, including the Irish Derby triumph at The Curragh in late June.

Williams' brief note on Thursday morning stated 'the Cup this year at 3200m is too soon for him'. 

Latrobe touched down in Australia on October 13 as part of the third international shipment to arrive this Spring Carnival. By all reports, he has settled in well and is thriving at the Werribee training base.

Williams has a strong hand heading toward the Melbourne Cup, headed by the race favourite, Yucatan Ire, who was dominant in winning a fast-run Herbert Power at Caulfield at his only Australian start.

Latrobe was on the second line of Melbourne Cup betting at $11.

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Tuamhain wins on fourth start for Joseph giving Shane another winner



Healy Racing Photos

23.10

Tuamhain made the breakthrough on her fourth start for Joseph O'Brien, as she ran out a comfortable winner of the Callan Handicap.

Previously trained by Kevin Prendergast, the daughter of Mayson was placed on her last two starts at Naas and Cork respectively.

Owned by the Wait For Us Syndicate, the bay three-year-old opened on-course at 13/2 this afternoon, before going off the 5/1 favourite under Shane Crosse.

Settled behind the leaders, she was third approaching the straight, and was pushed along to lead from the furlong pole.

She was ridden and extended her advantage in the closing stages, going on to score by three and a half lengths.

Crosse, who was recording his fifth winner in as many days, said afterwards: "The plan was just to get her settled in behind one or two. She jumped very well and I got a bit of cover, and turning into the straight she was going the best of them.

"I think I probably still got there a bit too soon but to be fair to her she kept at her game and put it to bed easy.

"In her two-year-old career she was a sprinter and we have changed her now that she stays a mile well. She finishes off that last furlong like a sprinter which is great.”

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21.10

Dynabee 2nd Naas 5.20  Rathasker Bungle Inthejungle EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) 

Downdraft Wins & Tremendous Leap 5th Naas 4.50

Pedisnap 2nd & Too Precious 7th Naas 4.15

Damselfly 2nd Naas 3.45 Rathasker Clodovil Irish EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed)

Aspen Colorado now with Jonjo O'Neill & Cartes now with C Laffon - Parias Remmy D now with Roger Fell Out Of The Blue now with Augustine Leahy & Can You Believe It sold now with Nicky Martin

Rainbow Moonstone Wins Naas 2.05

Esprit De Lumiere 9th Naas 1.35

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Downdraft gives Joseph a double


Healy Racing photos

21.10

Downdraft swooped in the mile and a quarter handicap to give Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien a double at Naas.

The three-year-old colt stayed on strongly to get up in the closing stages and win by a length and three quarters at 5/1.

New Direction (11/1) was beaten into second, a nose in front of Tudor City the 3/1 favourite.

“He lost his way a little bit in the middle of the summer,” Joseph O'Brien said.

“In fairness to the owners they said to freshen him up, take your time with him and pick a race before the season ends.

“We were able to train him for here and I think a mile-and-a-quarter seems to be his optimum trip.

" He likes to be held up and Donnacha gave him a great ride in fairness, he put him asleep and came down through the middle of them.

“You'd have to say he's well entitled to go back into stakes company whether it'll be this year or next year.

“He's a horse that we think will have plenty of good days in him.”

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Rainbow Moonstone wins her Maiden after a step back in trip



Satie's pictures

21.10


A drop in trip worked wonders for Rainbow Moonstone as she opened her account at the second time of asking in the Rathasker Stud Irish EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas.

The Joseph O'Brien-trained filly had finished last of 16 on her debut at Gowran six days ago when running over a mile.

Shane Crosse produced the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor to lead over a furlong from home in today's six-furlong contest.

The 16/1 shot kept on well in the closing stages to beat Galtee Mist by three-parts-of-a-length.

“We thought she'd run very well in Gowran last week but she didn't stay,” said O'Brien.

“It was a mile on heavy ground, she travelled really well but just walked the last furlong.

“We dropped her back to six today and she's won. We didn't think she'd win but we thought she'd run well.

“I'm delighted to have my first winner for Mrs Nagle.

“I'd say there's not much left for her. I'd say she's not one for the all-weather and that's why we rushed her back a little bit.

“I'd imagine we'll go on the hunt for black-type next year.”

O'Brien also revealed that Shane Crosse is set to appeal the two-bay for careless riding picked up at Dundalk on Friday night:-

“I'd imagine he will. He has to sure as I thought it was really harsh. He is going to appeal I think.”


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20.10


Perfect Tapatino Wins Leopardstown 5.25

Stronghold 6th Leopardstown 4.50

No Needs Never 5th Leopardstown 3.05 Killavullan Stakes (Group 3)

Arcturus Wins Facethepuckout 11th Colfer Me 12th & Ozone 7th Leopardstown 2.35

Speak In Colours 12th Ascot 2pm Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1)

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Perfect Tapatino gives Shane a double 


Healy Racing Pictures

20.10

Shane Crosse rode his 21st winner of the campaign on Perfect Tapatino in the finale at Leopardstown, and he now leads the apprentice title by one from Ben Coen.

Crosse was completing a 31/1 brace for his boss, Joseph O'Brien, having earlier landed the nursery on the Annus Mirabilis Syndicate-owned Arcturus.

Perfect Tapatino, the 5/2 favourite, had to battle, with only a length and quarter splitting the first four home in the Leopardstown Members Club Handicap.

The fourth past the post, Madrid (6/1 in 7/2) belongs to Joseph's father Aidan, but it was One Cool Poet and Marlborough Sounds that gave the Charles Fipke owned and bred Perfect Tapatino most to do.

The winner is on an upward curve though, and he gained his third win in five starts by half a length and a neck.

Joseph O'Brien was over at Ascot where he saw his Speak In Colours finish down the field in the sprint.

O'Brien was recently revealed as by far the busiest trainer in Ireland for the third quarter of 2018.

The 25-year-old Melbourne Cup-winning trainer is sitting second in the Irish Flat trainers' championship this season, whilst he's fourth in the jumps table.

O'Brien sent out a staggering 427 runners during July, August and September.

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Arcturus gives Shane another winner


Healy Racing Pictures

20.10

Shane Crosse went level with Ben Coen at the top of the apprentice table when landing race three at Leopardstown for Joseph O'Brien on Arcturus (8/1).

It's bunched up top between Crosse, Coen, Killian Leonard and Tom Madden, but the winning jockey here put himself in with every chance with his 20th success of the campaign.

Listowel maiden victor Arcturus made a winning debut in the sphere, in this Leopardstown "Christmas Cracker" Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race), upstaging Harvest Bow by a length and a half.

"Joseph has given me a lot of opportunities, and on a day like today when all the lads have a big job to do in England then I get to take a part here. A big thanks to Aidan as well who put me up on two maidens earlier in the day," said Crosse.

"If I had a target at the start of the season then I have exceeded it as I couldn't have dreamt how things are going at the moment.

"Today is only this horse's third run. He did well to get the split in Listowel, and today I didn't think I was going to get there as easy but he did. He had a bit of a look in front and I think if there was one to bring him to the line then he would have won a bit more snug."

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19.10

Arthurian Fame 5th Dundalk 9pm

Proud And Elated 4th Dundalk 8.30

Amthaal 7th Dundalk 8pm Al Basti Equiworld Mercury Stakes (Group 3)

King's Field Wins & Focus Of Attention 8th Dundalk 6.30

Eagle Song Wins Vhagar 2nd & Commodus 8th Dundalk 6pm

Palace Guard 4th Dundalk 5.30 

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King's Field gives Joseph a double


Healy Racing photos

19.10

Joseph O'Brien brought up a quick double at Dundalk when King's Field landed the Book Your Christmas Party At Dundalk Handicap under his brother Donnacha.

Half-an-hour earlier Donnacha had finished second on the stable's Vhagar, a race that went to Piltown representative Eagle Song under Shane Crosse.

Here King's Field, a Cork winner from nine days back, got the better of Admirality close home to triumph by a neck.

"He's genuine but he only does what he has to," said Donnacha O'Brien.

"He only really gets going when you get stuck into him but in fairness he did put his head out.

"You'd have to think he'd improve for a little bit of experience in a race like that. He's probably not used to going that pace in a race but he's done it well at the line."

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Eagle Song leads home a 1 - 2 for Joseph


Healy Racing Photos

19.10

"I tried to keep everything as similar as I could to what I did here two weeks ago," said Shane Crosse after scoring stylishly in the Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race) on Eagle Song.

Joseph O'Brien had a 1-2 here with Eagle Song (15/8 favourite) easing through from off the pace in the straight to beat Vhagar (15/2 shot with Donnacha O'Brien up) by two and a quarter lengths.

"He's got a load of ability and we're just starting to find the key to him now, take our time on him and ride him like the best horse in the race," further explained O'Brien.

"He's showing it now. He's come past 90 percent of the field there in the last furlong and he's gone away at the line again.

"I'd imagine he'll go for some black-type now, bigger and better things.

"I'd say his days in handicaps are gone now so we'll see how he goes from here."
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17.10

Cascabel 9th & High Language 11th Bath 2.55
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16.10

Us And Them Non Runner Punchestown 4.10

Joseph buys Lots 923 948 993 1028 &1029 Tattersalls yearling sales Book 2 

Far Reach 4th Punchestown 2.05

Joseph buys Lots 659 & 755 Tattersalls yearling sales Book 2 yesterday 
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Can Latrobe give Joseph back to back Melbourne Cup wins?

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16.10
Latrobe will try and give Joseph O’Brien back-to-back victories in the Melbourne Cup in three weeks’ time.

Iridessa’s victory in last week’s Fillies Mile was O’Brien’s latest Group One feat in a career which reached global status in 2017 after Rekindling made him the youngest trainer ever to win the Melbourne Cup.

That Rekindling beat Johannes Vermeer, trained by O’Brien’s father, Aidan, added to a sense of family history which might yet be repeated on the first Tuesday of next month.

He carries the same Rekindling colours of Australian owner Lloyd Williams who can also call on O’Brien Snr’s Yucatan, the hugely impressive weekend winner all but guaranteed a Melbourne Cup slot after getting a 2.5kg penalty for his Caulfield victory.

Williams’s son Nick has already described Yucatan as a Melbourne Cup “winner in waiting”.

But he is eagerly awaiting Latrobe’s Flemington appearance too. The top Sydney rider Brenton Avdulla will ride the three year old.

“Mentally he’s probably not quite as ready as Rekindling but having said that Joseph thinks he’s really come on,” said Williams. “I think you’ll see the best of him over a mile and a half whereas Rekindling is just a dead set two-mile horse.”

A win for Latrobe would see O’Brien become the first trainer since the legendary Bart Cummings (1990-91) to win the Melbourne Cup back-to-back with different horses.
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15.10

Ace Combat 18th Arthurian Fame 9th & National Wealth 16th Gowran Park 5.30

Shakespear'sgalley 13th Gowran Park 4.55

Joseph has new owners Burnham Plastering and dry Lining Limited

Lady Godiva 4th Gowran Park  3.55

Ozone 13th & Larmour 7th Gowran Park 3.25

Too Precious 10th Gowran Park 2.55

Joseph buys Lot 532 Tattersalls yearling sales Book 2

Rainbow Moonstone 16th Gowran Park 2.25

King's Vow 10th & Millswyn Wins Gowran Park 1.55
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Millswyn lands the opener

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15.10

The Melbourne Cup and Irish Derby winning combination of owner Lloyd Williams and trainer Joseph O'Brien were on the mark in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Gowran today, as their Millswyn over-turned the Ballydoyle trained 4/11 favourite Il Paradiso.

Williams and O'Brien combined to win the Australian show-piece last November with Rekindling while Latrobe landed the Irish Derby in June. Today's winner Millswyn is also by Latrobe's sire Camelot, whom trainer O'Brien himself rode to an agonising final-leg defeat in his 2012 British Triple Crown attempt.

Millswyn was today partnered to victory by apprentice jockey Shane Crosse, who moved the colt to lead over a furlong out and in the end the pair scored a three parts of a length win over Il Paradiso.

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14.10

Best Not Argue 2nd Navan 5pm

Rockabill 14th  Navan 4.25 Irish Cesarewitch

Elleanthus 6th  Navan 3.50 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed Race)

Air Supremacy 5th Limerick 1.50

Commodus 5th Navan 1.35

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13.10

Silk and Sand 3rd Fairyhouse 5.30

Rapture's Delight 6th Limerick 4.30

Shadow Seven 4th Limerick 3.55

Rattling Jewel 4th Limerick 2.10

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12.10

Damselfly 7th Dundalk 8.30 Al Basti Equiworld Carlingford Stakes (Listed Race) 

Uncle Henry 4th Dundalk 8pm

Wisdom Mind 4th & Tremendous Leap 3rd Dundalk 7.30

Focus Of Attention 2nd & Proud and Elated 4th Dundalk 7pm

Palace Guard 12th Dundalk 6.30

Cnoc An Oir Wins & Syrena 3rd Dundalk 6pm

Ballybrowney Jack 2nd Border Control PU & Punches Cross 5th Downpatrick 4.50

Iridessa Wins Newmarket 3.35 bet365 Fillies' Mile (Group 1) 

Joe The Crow 6th Downpatrick 2pm

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Cnoc An Oir gives Joseph a 2 country double


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12.10

On a great day for Joseph O'Brien, when he trained his first Group One winner in England with Iridessa in the bet365 Fillies' Mile, the Piltown handler supplemented those Newmarket gains at Dundalk with first-timer Cnoc An Oir.

O'Brien was expected to take this Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Median Auction Maiden (Plus 10 Race) with 5/2 favourite Syrena.

That one had to settle for third as the well-related Joan Brosnan-owned Cnoc An Oir, in the hands of Shane Foley, got the better of Lavender by a length and three parts.

"She jumped and travelled but we went very slow. I was in the box seat but got there plenty soon enough for a filly having her first run. She's done it well," reported Foley.


"When she got to the front she had a good look. I didn't pick up my stick because she was always doing enough."




Iridessa stuns Fillies Mile field

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12.10 

Iridessa was a surprise winner of the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket.


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Joseph O’Brien’s youngster made a big impression when making a winning debut at Killarney in July, before finishing fifth in the Debutante Stakes at the Curragh and third in a Listed race at Leopardstown.

She looked to have her work cut out stepped up to Group One level, but struck gold at 14-1 in the hands of Wayne Lordan.

Pretty Pollyanna, winner of the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes and Prix Morny during the summer, was bidding to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the Cheveley Park a fortnight ago and looked the likeliest winner when cruising to the lead under Danny Tudhope.

However, tackling a mile for the first time, she gave best inside the final furlong and it was left for Iridessa and Aidan O’Brien’s 5-2 favourite Hermosa to fight it out.

Iridessa quickened up best and was always doing enough to hold Hermosa at bay by a length and a half. Pretty Pollyanna was another three-quarters of a length back in third

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11.10

Brenton Avdulla has been booked to ride Latrobe in the Melbourne Cup

Aidan O'Ryan & Joseph buy Lot 353 Tattersalls UK Book 1 Yearling Sales

Joseph has 4 new 2 year old's But I Like it, Royal Court, Holy Hymn & Roger That


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10.10

There was a mix up at tattersalls yesterday they said Joseph had bought Lot 97, today the site says that Joseph wasn't the buyer the information has now been removed

Tuamhain 4th Cork 4.35

King's Field Wins Cork 4.05

Wayne Lordan to ride Iridessa in the Group 1 fillies mile Newmarket 12.10 (3.35)

Waitingfortheday 3rd Cork 3.35

Ship Of Dreams becomes Joseph's 300th official trained winner

Baroness 6th Julienne 8th & Ship Of Dreams Wins Cork 3.05 Navigation Stakes (Listed Race) 

Cosmic Horizon 3rd Vhagar 4th & Facethepuckout 2nd Cork 2.35

Joseph buys Lot 112 Tattersalls UK Book 1 Yearling Sales

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King's Field gives Joseph a double 



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10.10

King's Field galloped on strongly in the closing stages to open his account in the Mallow Maiden at Cork this afternoon and give trainer Joseph O'Brien a double on the card.

The Kodiac colt was sent to post the 11/8 favourite after an unlucky run in defeat when third at Fairyhouse last month.

Donnacha O'Brien soon has his mount in front but relinquished the lead to Encantador after three furlongs.

He claimed the advantage again shortly after the two furlong pole and galloped on strongly in the closing stages to post a length victory.

The winning rider said:- "I had an outside draw today and kept things simple.

“He is a lazy horse and has more speed than he shows and is there for you when you want him. When you don't want him, he relaxes nicely.

"I never felt like I was going to be beaten and I knew he'd be there for me when I gave him a flick and when I did, he went on for me."

Joseph O'Brien had also landed the featured Navigation Stakes with the Wayne Lordan-ridden Ship Of Dreams.

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Ship Of Dreams takes the Listed event 



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10.10

Ship Of Dreams gained a deserved victory in Listed company with a fine front-running performance, under Wayne Lordan, in the Navigation Stakes at Cork this afternoon.

The Joseph O'Brien-trained, Qatar Racing-owned, filly was sent straight into the lead in the mile contest and was asked to stretch her field passing the two pole.

The 15/8 favourite kept on strongly inside the final furlong, as North Face gave chase, to record a two-and-a-quarter length success.

Ship Of Dreams, a daughter of Lope De Vega, had previously been placed in two Listed contests and two Group 3 events.

"It is nice to get her head in front. She stays well and the plan was to make the running and it's a nice track to do that on,” said Lordan.

"She is very game and has been unlucky and been on the wrong side of a few photo finishes but today worked out nicely."

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09.10

Aquarian now with Jonjo O'Neill

Midnight Run Wins Galway 5.20

Joseph has a new horse Fighting Flame

Petite Tartare 4th & Paris Texas 2nd Galway 2.40

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Midnight Run impresses on debut


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09.10

Newcomer Midnight Run went into plenty of notebooks after routing the field in the concluding bumper at Galway.

The four-year-old gelding raced in fifth before being asked by Tom Hamilton to go about his business with two and a half furlongs to travel.

He made rapid headway to storm into the lead approaching the straight and drew further and further clear in the final furlong to hit the line five and a half lengths to the good.

Joseph O'Brien's charge didn't go unbacked as he was returned at 7/2 from an opening show of 5/1 and indeed 9/1 in the morning.

Tom Hamilton said: "That was lovely. He picked up well and he went away and did it like a good horse.

“The further he went the better. He'll come on a lot from that, he's a well-bred horse and that was a good start.”

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08.10

Joseph has 2 new 2 year old's Vivax & Cnoc An Oir and 1 of the 2 year old fillies has  just been named Rainbow Moonstone

Young Turk Wins Tipperary 3.45

Choungaya Wins Tipperary 2.10

Master Of Reality & Ming have not passed the first ballot clause for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Latrobe sits 9th in the Elimination Order

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Young Turk gives Joseph a double


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08.10

After winning the opener with Choungaya, Joseph O'Brien and Gigginstown House Stud doubled-up their tally in the www.tipperaryraces.ie Beginners Chase, as Young Turk led home his six rivals.

Successful in a point-to-point for Pat Doyle back in 2015, the French bred son of Poliglote since took a maiden hurdle at Bellewstown last year.

Having disappointed on his racecourse debut over fences at Kilbeggan in August, he again ran below par when fifth on his most recent outing at Listowel.

Upped in trip to two mile seven today, and back on good ground, the seven-year-old bay was sent off a 5/1 chance under Rachael Blackmore.

Settled in mid-division, he took closer order in third with a circuit to race, and was poised to challenge behind the leaders on the approach to two out.

He got to the front before the final fence, and despite idling on the run-in, he came home a length and three parts to the good.

Burren Life (4/1), also owned by Gigginstown House Stud, finished second under Davy Russell for Gordon Elliott, while the even money favourite Moyross was another three and a quarter lengths back in third.

Blackmore said afterwards: "He progressed again from Listowel so it was a lovely performance.

"Joseph said to take my time with him and come with one run. He did it well. He was still in front a bit soon but he was right for today and he jumped well."


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Choungaya breaks his Maiden over hurdles


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08.1

After being placed on his last three starts, Choungaya made the breakthrough in the opener at Tipperary this afternoon, the Join The Tipperary Supporter's Club Maiden Hurdle.

Seventh on his debut over flights at Navan last December, the Joseph O'Brien trained five-year-old since took minor honours in three bumpers.

Back over flights this afternoon, the son of Walk In The Park was sent off an 8/1 chance with Mark Walsh aboard for Gigginstown House Stud.

Settled behind the leaders, the bay victor took closer order in second from three out, and got to the front after the next.

He went a few lengths clear approaching the final flight, and kept on well from there to score by four and three parts of a length.

Mark Walsh, who was recording his second in the success in the Gigginstown colours, said afterwards: "He was good. He ran in a hurdle on his first run and then ran well in three bumpers. Joseph said to be good and positive on him today.

"He jumped his way down the back upside Rachael (Blackmore, on leader Visioman) and we fairly sprinted in the straight but he sprinted best. It was a good performance by him."

The winner was bought for E165,000 by Willie Mullins and Harold Kirk at the Goffs Landrover Sale in 2016.

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07.10

Le Richebourg WinsTipperary 4.45 Like A Butterfly Novice Steeplechase (Grade 3)   

Beautiful Citi PU & Triplicate 2nd Tipperary 3.45 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle (Grade 3)

Plinth 2nd Tipperary 3.15  Horse & Jockey Hotel Hurdle (Grade 3)

Band Of Outlaws 4th Tipperary 2.10

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Le Richebourg makes it 2 out of 2 over fences.


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07.10

Le Richebourg made it two wins from two over fences when justifying favouritism in the Like A Butterfly Novice Chase at Tipperary.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained gelding jumped well when successful on his chasing debut at Listowel last month, and again looked the part in this 2m4f Grade 3 event.

Robin Des Foret briefly looked a big threat when looming alongside at the penultimate fence but Le Richebourg showed an immediate response when shaken up by Barry Geraghty.

The 11/8 favourite was two lengths up when his nearest rival made a slight mistake at the last, and he stretched clear on the run-in to score by an impressive seven lengths.

The Last Marju made a lot of the running but could find no extra from two out to finish a further four lengths adrift in third.

Winning owner JP McManus' racing manager Frank Berry said, "That was great and he came on a bit from Listowel. He likes that nice ground and Barry said he jumped great and you couldn't ask for much more.

"He was doing his best work at the finish of his races over hurdles so I'd have been surprised if he didn't get 2m4f, and he could even step up further.

"We'll keep to that trip for the minute and we'll look at some of the good races coming up in the next few weeks.

"You could only be pleased with him and he has a good old technique."

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06.10

Chateau Conti Fell Gowran Park 5.25

Vinnie The Hoddie Wins Gowran Park 2.30

Hallmark 4th Gowran Park 1.55

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Vinnie The Hoddie opens his account over hurdles


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06.10

Joseph O'Brien struck with a couple of sons of hot young stallion No Nay Never at Dundalk last night. Those were over seven furlongs but it all comes alike to the Carriganog Racing team with their Vinnie The Hoddie taking the two and a half mile maiden hurdle at Gowran today.

This Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle lost some of its interest with the defection of Felix Desjy, but Vinnie The Hoddie ran out a good winner under Mark Walsh nonetheless.

A well backed 15/8 shot (from 11/4), the pace-setter asserted from between the final two flights to put eight lengths between himself and favourite Macgiloney.

"He did it well. It was his first time on that ground. When I rode him the last day I thought he wanted that ground and further," stated Walsh.

"Myself and Joseph had a chat and said if nothing wanted to go on we'd let him go on and he loved it. He was a little bit green early but the further he was going the better he was going.

"He'll get further and he'll jump a fence in time too."

Vinnie The Hoddie is a brother to Royal Caviar, last seen in action when fourth in the 2017 Arkle behind Altior at Cheltenham.

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05.10

Flicker Flame 9th Dundalk 9pm

Waitingfortheday 3rd  & Focus Of Attention 4th  Dundalk 8pm

No Needs Never Wins Dundalk 7.30 iCopy Irish EBF Star Appeal Stakes (Listed Race)

Colfer Me 5th & Eagle Song Wins Dundalk 7pm

Dream Point 5th & Lady Godiva 2nd Dundalk 6.30

Gold Seal 3rd & Apparition 4th Gowran Park 4.15

Jack Dillinger 2nd Gowran Park 2.30

Joseph has a new horse Grandmaster Flash 
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No Needs Never takes the Listed event 


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05.10

The Joseph O'Brien-trained No Needs Never proved too strong for hotpot Old Glory in the Listed Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk this evening.

The €1.6million sale-topping son of Frankel went to post a 4/6 shot for the seven-furlong contest after an impressive victory on his debut at Naas last month.

The Ballydoyle-trained favourite bounced out to make the running but came under pressure passing the two pole.

No Needs Never got a split to challenge a furlong and a half from home, under Seamus Heffernan, and hit the front going to the furlong marker.

The son of No Nay Never (having his third winner of the night) stayed on strongly in the closing stages to post a convincing length-and-three-quarters win at odds of 8/1.


No Needs Never had run on to finish fourth in a £300,000 sales race at Doncaster on his last outing, having been hampered over a furlong from home.

“Joseph fancied him. He had a very good run the last day and was possibly a little bit unlucky,” said Heffernan.

“The only disappointing run he had was in Ascot and that can often get to a horse. I was impressed.

“You'd be hoping the No Nay Nevers would train on better than himself but any of the ones I've dealt with I'd be fairly sure that they are going to. He could be something to look forward to.

“In fairness to Donnacha's horse it would have been a fair jump up to go and make his running and be battle hardened. I always had him covered.”

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Eagle Song breaks his Maiden 


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05.10

Back up at seven furlongs and racing on the all-weather for the second time, Eagle Song, another son of leading first-season sire No Nay Never, took the honours in race three at Dundalk, the Cargotec Ireland Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race).

Winning trainer Joseph O'Brien's father and brother, Aidan and Donnacha, landed the opening maiden on the card with the smart looking No Nay Never chestnut Never No More.

Here, under Shane Crosse, Eagle Song travelled sweetly before putting his seven furlong assignment to bed by two and a quarter lengths.

For good measure for the O'Briens, second home was National Guard (Aidan and Donnacha).

"He's had a good few runs earlier in the year and you need to maybe just kid him along a small bit," said Crosse.

"He was the best of them at the furlong pole and it was just a matter of getting his head in front.

"It was like a bit of work for him. I dropped him out and got him to relax. He was passing horses without him knowing it and that was the main thing with him."



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05.10

Votes for Rekindling 

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Votes for Champion Stayer: 127 Rekindling 51 Who Shot Thebarman 40 Johannes Vermeer

Votes for the Victorian Racehorse of the Year: 111 Winx 50 Redkirk Warrior 26 Rekindling
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04.10

The Major General 6th Clonmel 4.45

Joseph has a new horse Midnight Run

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03.10

Aloha Wish 8th & Ifyouhaveaminute 11th Cork 2.05

Joseph buys Lots 223, 232, 339, 375 & 288 at Goffs Orby Yearling Sale & Lot 227 with Justin Casse

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02.10

Uncle Henry 3rd & Perfect Tapatino Wins Naas 6.05

Joseph has a new horse Tigray 

Tuamhain 3rd Naas 4.25

Joseph buys Lots 38, 89 & 182 at Goffs Ireland Orby Yearling sales

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Perfect Tapatino records his 2nd win  for Joseph


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02.10

Donnacha O'Brien landed the last two races at Naas as Perfect Tapatino sent favourite backers home happy after the nightcap.

This mile and a half was a new trip for the four-year-old colt but he certainly relished it.

He was ridden into contention in the final quarter of a mile of this handicap and came through to challenge Bit Of Banter at the furlong pole.

He got on top in the final 100 yards and passed the post a cosy half length to the good.

Joseph O'Brien's charge was returned at 11/4 from 7/2. Runner-up Bit Of Banter was a 4/1 chance. Uncle Henry (16/1) and Cacique Royale (8/1) gave their backers an each-way dividend in third and fourth respectively.

“The step up in trip suited,” Donnacha O'Brien said.

“He was lazy along and I just kept it simple, kept him wide, and he did it nicely.”


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01.10

Joseph has a new horse Jack Dillinger 

Monarch Fell & Dawn In The Park 7th Roscommon 4.15 Grade 3 Ballymore Novice chase

Thermistocles 3rd Roscommon 3.40

Joe The Crow 4th Roscommon 2.05

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Monarch bids for the Grade 3 feature at Roscommon

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01.10

Roscommon's season concludes on Monday, with Joseph O'Brien again in search of the feature event on the card, the Grade Three Ballymore Irish EBF Novice Chase.

Twelve months ago when the extended two-miler carried its traditional Kilbegnet moniker, O’Brien struck with the JP McManus-owned four-year-old Landofhopeandglory.

Mark Walsh donned the famous green and gold of his boss then, and again the Kildare man rides for McManus and O'Brien here.

This time his mount will be Monarch, a Galileo gelding that arrives with a record of three wins from his last four starts.

His towards-the-rear effort in the white-hot heat of the Galway Hurdle should not be viewed too harshly, and the five-year-old is clearly a horse in tip-top form.

Monarch is joined by stable companion Dawn In The Park. Shane Shortall rides this Walk In The Park mare for Gigginstown House Stud.