Aidan O’Brien is simply a phenomenon in the world of racing.
A history-making National Hunt trainer in the initial stages of his career, his abundant talents didn’t go unnoticed and he was appointed as the trainer in the historic Ballydoyle complex in 1996 at the age of just 26.
He quickly established himself as a dominant force in Irish racing and since then has broken every record worth breaking and won every race worth winning in Europe and beyond. Most recently, he broke the world record for the number of Group/Grade 1 winners trained in a calendar year by enjoying 28 such victories in 2017.
As always, O’Brien has an array of stars under his care for the new season headlined by a strong team of older horses including Capri, Hydrangea and Order Of St George. Even more promising is his team of three-year-olds, with Saxon Warrior, Clemmie and Gustav Klimt being just three of his potential Classic winners.
The Master of Ballydoyle was good enough to sit down with Kevin Blake to discuss their prospects for the 2018 season.