John O Shea

Trainer John O'Shea discovers key to Darley's improving sprinter Generalife

Chris Roots When John O'Shea started at Darley, it was a case of finding out what was going to work for what horses, and Generalife has answered the call.


Godolphin set up permanent stable in Australia with John O'Shea

Crime Scene, left, was the Godolphin stable's most recent runner-up to Shocking in the 2009 Melbourne Cup.

Adam Pengilly John O'Shea has never had a runner in the Melbourne Cup but may soon get his chance after Godolphin turned up the heat in its quest to win the great race.

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Generalife win at Rosehill helps Darley team adapt to new trainer John O'Shea

Kerrin McEvoy returns to scale on Generalife.

Matt Jones While John O'Shea is still getting used to life as Darley's head trainer, jockey Kerrin McEvoy said he was adapting quickly to riding for a new trainer who he admits does things differently to Peter...


John O'Shea enjoys quality start for racing giant Darley

On to another winner: John O'Shea.

Chris Roots The wins of Cameo and Seaside at Scone at the weekend offered another couple of firsts for Darley trainer John O’Shea.


Kerrin McEvoy hoping Knoydart can open John O'Shea's group 1 account with Darley

Primed: Knoydart, centre, is in a position to give new trainer John O'Shea the group 1 winner he could never get for previous Darley head Peter Snowden.

Chris Roots Knoydart proved a frustration for Darley's previous top man Peter Snowden but he could be ready to deliver a group 1 in Saturday's Doomben 10,000 to open account of his successor John O'Shea.


John O'Shea steps back from media role for Darley to focus on horses

Chris Roots John O'Shea will step back from being the public face of Darley's racing interests to concentrate on learning about his team of more than 400 horses.

Rosehill preview: Joe Pride not afraid to seek Sage advice from John O'Shea

SPORT Horse racing at Rosehill 31.3.12
winner Rain Affair
ridden by Corey Brown
trainer Joe Pride

Adam Pengilly Joe Pride has not been afraid of picking up the phone to quiz John O'Shea - he just hopes he has learnt enough about stable acquisition Steps In Time to topple O'Shea's pocket rocket White Sage at...


John O'Shea to watch Rosehill group 1s from Dubai

John O'Shea.

Chris Roots John O’Shea could again taste group 1 success on Saturday but he won’t be at Rosehill, instead he'll be in Dubai as he prepares to take over as Darley’s head trainer in May.


John O'Shea says Savvy Nature will be at home out wide on drier track

Chris Roots John O'Shea wants a couple of clear days and a wide barrier to give Savvy Nature his best hope to win the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.


John O'Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high

Chris Roots John O'Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse Racing

John O'Shea named as head trainer of Darley Australia in 2014

Michael Sharkie Darley has finally named a replacement for the departing Peter Snowden and have announced that John O'Shea will replace him.

Horse Racing

Trainer John O'Shea back at Warwick Farm

Trainer John O’Shea.

Chris Roots John O'Shea will have gone full circle when he returns to Warwick Farm in May.


John O'Shea takes on the job of a lifetime as Darley's new trainer

John O'Shea

Chris Roots John O'Shea will have gone full circle when he returns to Warwick Farm next May, where his training career began, as the head trainer for the country's biggest racing operation, Darley.


Peter Snowden swaps with John O'Shea to take over Randwick stables

Peter Snowden

Chris Roots Peter Snowden has taken up the offer of 66 boxes at Randwick to start his career as a public trainer from May.

John O'Shea has Coolmore Classic plans for White Sage

John O' Shea.

Chris Roots John O'Shea wants to get unbeaten White Sage into the big game come the autumn and that is what this preparation is about.


John O'Shea puts White Sage to the test in Festival Stakes

White Sage

Chris Roots John O'Shea is not concerned about the wide draw for his unbeaten filly White Sage in Saturday's Festival Stakes, but the rail being out six metres is a worry.

Trainer John O'Shea tipped for Darley head role

SPORT Horse racing at Warwick Farm, 19.11.11

Race 3
winner Hendricus
ridden by Nash Rawiller (outside horse)
trainer John o'shea pictured

Chris Roots John O'Shea is set to be announced as Darley's head trainer as early as Thursday following a final interview.


James McDonald in box seat to snare Sydney riders' crown

James McDonald

Chris Roots James McDonald looks set to secure his first Sydney jockeys' premiership in the next three weeks and remarkably it will be done without main support of the three dominant stables.


James McDonald chases Sydney jockeys' title

Shot at the title: James McDonald has set his sights on the Sydney jockeys title.

Adam Pengilly James McDonald's belated march towards the Sydney jockeys' premiership begins at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with the backing of an unlikely source.

Horse Racing

Darley turns blue as racing giant branches out

True colours: Kevin Manning, coated in the famous Godolphin blue, pilots Dawn Approach to the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket last May.

Adam Pengilly Godolphin's world famous blue colours will be a permanent fixture in Australia in the new racing season after the global racing and breeding giant announced an extension to its operation on Wednesday.