Aidan O’Brien without a doubt has been one of the top trainers in the United Kingdom over the past decade and has been able to have huge success not only in Europe but all over the world. The iconic Irish trainer proved his worth this past weekend at Curragh as he was able to win both the Irish 2.000 and 1.000 Guineas.
In the 1,000 Guineas, O’Brien trainee Misty For Me was able to take the victory in fine fashion. The Eithad Airways Irish 1.000 Guineas was run on Sunday and the horse went out as a 5/1 price. Another big accomplishment during the 1,000 was that another O’Brien horse in Together finished second. Then to top it off, O’Brien was able to score four more winners on the undercard.
On Saturday, while the eyes of the world were looking at the Preakness in the States, the UK racing world kept an eye on the Curragh for the Irish 2,000 Guineas. It was O’Brien again scoring the win with Roderic O’Connor. This was another momentus occasion for the O’Brien camp as it was said that O’Brien’s 17 year old son Joseph followed his fathers footsteps and took the horse to the winners circle. O’Brien spoke during the weekend about the performance of his horses and he says that he plans on having his stable to be prepared in upcoming races at Royal Ascot, the Norfolk Stakes, the Conventry Stakes, and possibly the French Derby.
If Aidan O’Brien is able to have the success that he had over this past weekend, the rest of the 2011 season looks to be a very good one for the champion trainer. In other horse racing action over the weekend, Goldikova was able to win the Prix D’Ishipan for her 13th consecutive Group One win.
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