Aidan O'Brien with Camelot

Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O’Brien was the Champion Amateur Jockey of 1993/94, the same season in which he trained his first winner, on his first day as a licensed Trainer. In 1996, he would become Ireland’s youngest ever Champion Trainer, a title he has now held continuously since 1998. In 2001, he became the youngest ever Champion British Trainer, and the first overseas holder of the title since, well, since one Dr. M.V. O’Brien. You may be beginning to spot a pattern here. Under the quiet gaze of the Master of Ballydoyle today, Champions learn their craft. The great sire Galileo is just one of the string of exceptional talents that have blossomed on his watch before making their way to Coolmore farms in Ireland, the US and the Hunter Valley in Australia.



1000 Guineas (9):

Imagine, Classic Park, Yesterday, Halfway To Heaven, Misty For Me, Marvellous, Winter, Hermosa, Peaceful.

2000 Guineas (12):

Black Minnaloushe, Desert King, Saffron Walden, Rock of Gibraltar, Henrythenavigator, Mastercraftsman, Roderic O'Connor, Power, Magician, Gleneagles, Churchill, Paddington.

Champion Stakes (12):

Giant’s Causeway, High Chaparral, Oratorio, Dylan Thomas (x 2), Cape Blanco, So You Think, Magical x2, St Mark's Basilica, Luxembourg, Auguste Rodin.

Derby (14):

Desert King, Galileo, High Chaparral, Dylan Thomas, Soldier Of Fortune, Frozen Fire, Fame And Glory, Cape Blanco, Treasure Beach, Camelot, Australia, Capri, Sovereign, Santiago, Auguste Rodin.

Matron Stakes (3):

Lillie Langtry, Alice Springs, Hydrangea.

Moyglare Stakes (9):

Quarter Moon, Necklace, Sequoyah, Rumplestiltskin, Misty For Me, Maybe, Minding, Happily, Love.

National Stakes (12):

Desert King, Beckett, King of Kings, One Cool Cat, Hawk Wing, George Washington, Mastercraftsman, Power, Gleneagles, Air Force Blue, Churchill, Henry Longfellow.

Oaks (7):

Alexandrova, Peeping Fawn, Moonstone, Bracelet, Seventh Heaven, Snowfall, Savethelastdance.

Phoenix Stakes (17):

Johannesburg, One Cool Cat, Fasliyev, Spartacus, Minardi, Lavery, George Washington, Holy Roman Emperor, Mastercraftsman, Alfred Nobel, Zoffany, Pedro The Great, Dick Whittington, Air Force Blue, Caravaggio, Sioux Nation, Little Big Bear.

Pretty Polly Stakes (5):

Peeping Fawn, Misty For Me, Diamondsandrubies, Minding, Magical.

St Leger (6):

Yeats, Septimus, Order Of St George x2, Flag Of Honour, Kyprios.

Tattersalls Gold Cup (9):

Black Sam Bellamy, Powerscourt, Duke Of Marmalade, Fame And Glory, So You Think x 2, Lancaster Bomber, Magical, Luxembourg.

Flying Five Stakes (2):

Caravaggio (then Gr.2), Fairyland.


1000 Guineas (7):

Virginia Waters, Homecoming Queen, Minding, Winter, Hermosa, Love, Mother Earth.

2000 Guineas (10):

King of Kings, Rock of Gibraltar, Footstepsinthesand, George Washington, Henrythenavigator, Camelot, Gleneagles, Churchill, Saxon Warrior, Magna Grecia.

Ascot Gold Cup (8):

Yeats x 4, Fame And Glory, Leading Light, Order Of St George, Kyprios.

Coronation Cup (9):

Yeats, Scorpion, Soldier Of Fortune, Fame And Glory, St Nicholas Abbey (x3), Highland Reel, Luxembourg.

Coronation Stakes (3):

Sophisticat, Lillie Langtry, Winter.

Commonwealth Cup (1):


Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1):

Merchant Navy.

Derby (9):

Galileo, High Chaparral, Camelot, Ruler Of The World, Australia, Wings Of Eagles, Anthony Van Dyck, Serpentine, Auguste Rodin, City of Troy.

Dewhurst Stakes (7):

Rock of Gibraltar, Beethoven, War Command, Air Force Blue, US Navy Flag, St Mark's Basilica, City Of Troy.

Eclipse Stakes (7):

Hawk Wing, Giant’s Causeway, Oratorio, Mount Nelson, So You Think, St Mark's Basilica, Paddington.

Fillies Mile (6):

Listen, Sunspangled, Together Forever, Minding, Rhododendron, Ylang Ylang.

Golden Jubilee Stakes (1):


Juddmonte International (6):

Giant’s Causeway, Duke of Marmalade, Rip Van Winkle, Declaration Of War, Australia, Japan.

July Cup (5):

Stravinsky, Mozart, Starspangledbanner, US Navy Flag, Ten Sovereigns.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (4):

Galileo, Dylan Thomas, Duke Of Marmalade, Highland Reel.

Lockinge Stakes (2):

Hawk Wing, Rhododendron.

Middle Park Stakes (7):

Johannesburg, Minardi, Ad Valorem, Crusade, US Navy Flag, Ten Sovereigns, Blackbeard.

Nassau Stakes (4):

Peeping Fawn, Halfway To Heaven, Minding, Winter.

Nunthorpe Stakes (2):

Stravinsky, Mozart.

Oaks (10):

Shahtoush, Imagine, Alexandrova, Was, Qualify, Minding, Together Forever, Love, Snowfall, Tuesday.

Prince of Wales’s Stakes (4):

Duke Of Marmalade, So You Think, Highland Reel, Love.

Queen Anne Stakes (4):

Ad Valorem, Haradasun, Declaration of War, Circus Maximus.

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (4):

George Washington, Rip Van Winkle, Excelebration, Minding.

Racing Post/Vertem Futurity Trophy (10):

Saratoga Springs, Brian Boru, High Chaparral, Aristotle, St Nicholas Abbey, Camelot, Kingsbarns, Saxon Warrior, Magna Grecia, Auguste Rodin.

Champion Stakes (1):


British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2)

Hydrangea, Magical.

St James‘s Palace Stakes (9):

Black Minnaloushe, Giant‘s Causeway, Rock of Gibraltar, Excellent Art, Henrythenavigator, Mastercraftsman, Gleneagles, Circus Maximus, Paddington.

Goodwood Cup (1):


St Leger (7):

Milan, Brian Boru, Scorpion, Leading Light, Capri, Kew Gardens, Continuous.

Sun Chariot Stakes (3):

Halfway To Heaven, Alice Springs, Roly Poly.

Sussex Stakes (6):

Rock of Gibraltar, Giant’s Causeway, Henrythenavigator, Rip Van Winkle, The Gurkha, Paddington.

Falmouth Stakes (2):

Alice Springs, Roly Poly.

Yorkshire Oaks (6):

Alexandrova, Peeping Fawn, Tapestry, Seventh Heaven, Love, Warm Heart.

Cheveley Park Stakes (4):

Brave Anna, Clemmie, Fairyland, Tenebrism.


Criterium de Saint Cloud (5):

Ballingarry, Alberto Giacometti, Recital, Fame And Glory, Los Angeles.

Criterium International (5):

Mount Nelson, Jan Vermeer, Roderic O'Connor, Johannes Vermeer, Van Gogh.

French 1000 Guineas (1):

Rose Gypsy.

French 2000 Guineas (5):

Landseer, Aussie Rules, Astronomer Royal, The Gurkha, St Mark's Basilica.

French Derby (1):

St Mark's Basilica.

French Oaks (1):

Joan Of Arc.

Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (8):

Hold That Tiger, Rock of Gibraltar, Second Empire, Ciro, Oratorio, Horatio Nelson, Holy Roman Emperor, Happily.

Grand Prix de Paris (5):

Scorpion, Imperial Monarch, Kew Gardens, Japan, Mogul.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2):

Dylan Thomas, Found.

Prix du Cadran (1):


Prix de la Salamandre (1):

Giant’s Causeway.

Prix du Moulin (2):

Rock of Gibraltar, Circus Maximus.

Prix Ganay (2):

Dylan Thomas, Duke Of Marmalade.

Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1):


Prix Jacques Le Marois (1):


Prix Lupin (1):


Prix Vermeille (1):

Warm Heart.

Prix Marcel Boussac (5):

Rumplestiltskin, Misty For Me, Found, Ballydoyle, Opera Singer.

Prix Maurice de Gheest (1):

King Charlemagne.

Prix Morny (4):

Johannesburg, Fasliyev, Orpen, Blackbeard.

Prix Royal Oak (1):


Prix Rothschild (2):

Roly Poly, Mother Earth.

Prix Jean Prat (1):


Prix de l'Opera (1):



Gran Criterium (2):

Spartacus, Sholokhov.

Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1):

Black Sam Bellamy.

North America

Arlington Million (2):

Powerscourt, Cape Blanco.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (6):

Wrote, George Vancouver, Hit It A Bomb, Mendelssohn, Victoria Road, Unquestionable.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (1):


Breeders' Cup Mile (1):

Order Of Australia.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (1):


Breeders’ Cup Turf (7):

High Chaparral x 2, St Nicholas Abbey, Magician, Found, Highland Reel, Auguste Rodin.

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (1):


Belmont Oaks (2):

Athena, Santa Barbara.

Canadian International (2):

Ballingarry, Joshua Tree.

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (1):

Cape Blanco.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (1):

Warm Heart.

Keeneland Turf Mile (2):

Landseer, Aussie Rules.

Man O War Stakes (1):

Cape Blanco.

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (1):


Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (2):

Deauville, Bolshoi Ballet.

Beverley D Stakes (1):

Santa Barbara

Sword Dancer Stakes (1):

Bolshoi Ballet

Secretariat Stakes (4):

Ciro, Treasure Beach, Adelaide, Highland Reel.


Cox Plate (1):


Mackinnon Stakes (1):

Magic Wand.