Danny O Brien

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Trainer Danny O'Brien becoming the go-to man for owners of colts

John Holloway Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien is fast being recognised as a super stallion maker after his latest retiree, Shamexpress, headed to Windsor Park Stud in the Cambridge district of New Zealand.

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Black Caviar's little sister, Belle Couture, pleases Danny O'Brien despite narrow loss

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Adam Bourke Trainer Danny O'Brien is confident Belle Couture will make it in group class despite her defeat on debut at Bendigo on Sunday.

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Danny O'Brien says Shamus Award can take rare double with Orr Stakes win

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Mathew Toogood Shamus Award is primed to repeat his Cox Plate heroics when he returns to racing in another weight-for-age feature on Saturday.

Trainer Danny O'Brien has Shamus Award spot-on for Australian Guineas

Chris Roots Danny O'Brien has aimed Cox Plate winner Shamus Award at the Australian Guineas since the spring and believes he is spot on heading to Flemington on Saturday.

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Trainer Danny O'Brien on track for sweep of autumn group 1s

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Chris Roots Trainer Danny O'Brien ticked off the first part of a three-point, group 1 plan when Shamus Award won the Australian Guineas and stable staff and supporters are hoping the success continues on...

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Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

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Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

Sydney shorts: Cup again takes Precedence for Cummings

Cox Plate Day 2013 - Race 7 The Drake International Cup won by Precedence ridden by Craig Williams , trained by Bart Cummings and his grandson James Cummings
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Saturday the 26th of October 2013

Adam Pengilly Precedence's campaign this year will start in earnest on the Gold Coast, but a slice of Melbourne Cup history is the big carrot at the end of 2014.

Horse Racing

King for the day as Price savours low hanging fruit and Boss doubles up

SPORT, HORSE RACING. Relaxed and Happy (red and yellow colours) ridden by Nash Rawiller wins the 2nd race at Rosehill , 20 July 2013. 
SHD  Pic JENNY EVANS

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Michael Lynch Training horses to produce their best on raceday is only one part of a trainer's job description.

Horse Racing

Easier test for General Truce

Trainer Rickey Maund.

Any assignment is easier than chasing the world's best sprinter Lankan Rupee at the moment.

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Family honour at stake for Black Caviar's sibling Belle Couture

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Perhaps a Bendigo maiden lacks pizazz but one is scheduled to relaunch the Black Caviar dynasty, which is undergoing a horror stretch, on Sunday.

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Irish jockey Oisin Murphy rides his first Australian winner

Breaking through: Settler's Way (left) takes the lead to give Irish jockey Oisin Murphy his first Australian win.

Andrew Garvey Irish apprentice admits he still has plenty to learn, saying he messed up timing on a few horses.

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Fastnet Rock colt put in cotton wool for the Sydney autumn

John Holloway The racetrack debut of $4 million colt Emaratee has been postponed by Team Hawkes and the Fastnet Rock juvenile's manager, Trevor Lobb, who have an autumn assault firmly in their minds.

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Rosehill takes a back seat as all eyes on barrier trials

SPORT White sage ridden by James McDonald wins the 6th race at Rosehill Gardens on 30 November 2013.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots The autumn team of John O'Shea will be on show this week as the barrier trials at Warwick Farm and Randwick outweigh the racing on offer at Rosehill on Saturday.

White Sage keeps her big motor running

SPORT White Sage ridden by Lester Grace wins the 3rd race at Rosehill Gardens on 16 November 2013.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots White Sage is only small but she has a big motor. She is so small that apprentice Lester Grace dropped his irons a couple of notches on her in the 3½-length win at Rosehill on Saturday, which...

Horse Racing

Irish apprentice Oisin Murphy is off to ride in Dubai

Another winner: Oisin Murphy's Irish eyes are smiling.

Michael Lynch Irish apprentice hoping he can make as big a splash in Dubai as he has in Australia.

Horse Racing

Shamus Award drifts in betting for Australian Guines

Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...

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Snitzerland lands another Lightning Stakes for Black Caviar part-owner

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 15:  Brenton Avdulla riding Snitzerland defeats Damien Oliver riding Shamexpress in Race 7, the Black Caviar Lightning during Melbourne racing at Flemington Racecourse on February 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Andrew Garvey It wasn't Black Caviar blitzing the field in a group 1 sprint at Flemington, but for her part-owner Neil Werrett it was the next best thing.

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Owner Neil Werrett's magic touch continues as Snitzerland wins Black Caviar Lightning

Plain sailing: Brenton Avdulla urges Snitzerland to the line to win the Black Caviar Lightning.

Andrew Garvey This time it might not have been Black Caviar returning to scale but her majority owner was again a winner.

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Sheikh al Thani continues his fantastic introduction to Australian horse racing

Caravan Rolls On

Andrew Garvey Sheikh Fahad al Thani's brilliant introduction to Australian racing continued on Saturday.

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Shamus Award takes out Australian Guineas

Craig Williams riding Shamus Award.

Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.