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AIDAN O'BRIEN

  • Ireland

A former champion amateur jockey, Aiden O'Brien took up a trainer's license at the age of 23 and made an immediate impact as a jumps trainer sending out two winners at his first meeting.

O'Brien broke the record for number of wins in a year at only his second season before trying his hand at training flat horses in 1996 after taking over at the famous Ballydoyle stables in Tipperary for Coolmore.

Success started to come for Aiden O'Brien during the 1997 season winning the Irish 1,000 with Classic Park, and the 2,000 Guineas-Irish Derby double with Desert King.

The following season, O'Brien picked up his first English Classic when King Of Kings won the 2,000 Guineas and in 2001 he became the first overseas trainer since Vincent O'Brien (His Predecessor) to win the British trainers' title.

O'Brien has continued to train Group 1 winners all over the world and is recognised as one of the top trainers with feature wins in Ireland, Britain, France, America, Hong Kong, Australia, UAE, Canada and Italy.

Some of the best horses O'Brien has trained include Desert King, Rock Of Gibraltar, Yeats, High Chaparall, Dylan Thomas, So You Think, Holy Roman Emperor, Henrythenavigator and Galileo.

First Runner 08 Jan 2000
Kaldan Khan (Gb)  
Leopardstown (Ire)  |  Fitzpatrick Castle Hurdle
First Win 23 Jan 2000
Istabraq (Ire)
Leopardstown (Ire)  |  Aig Europe Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
Best Horse :
ISTABRAQ (Timeform Rating 163)
SADLER'S WELLS (USA)  BETTY'S SECRET (USA)  [By SECRETARIAT (USA)]
First Group Win (G1):
ISTABRAQ (23 Jan 2000)
SADLER'S WELLS (USA)  BETTY'S SECRET (USA)  [By SECRETARIAT (USA)]

AIDAN O'BRIEN's Career

Latest Runners

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Jockey Time
5 of 6 13 Aug 2022 ICU HONEYCOMB $41 3U OPEN G3 C1 1m6f $80,290 W M LORDAN 3:05.23
1 of 6 13 Aug 2022 ICU LUXEMBOURG $1.2 3U OPEN G3 C1 1m2f $80,290 RYAN MOORE 2:10.94
3 of 6 13 Aug 2022 ICU REALISM $67 3U OPEN G3 C1 1m2f $80,290 W M LORDAN 2:10.94
5 of 6 13 Aug 2022 ICU ANCHORAGE $21 3U OPEN G3 C1 1m2f $80,290 J A HEFFERNAN 2:10.94
7 of 19 13 Aug 2022 ICU POP STAR $4.0 2 MDN 6f $36,500 RYAN MOORE 1:14.99
1 of 14 12 Aug 2022 CORK GULLIVER'S TRAVELS $3.0 3U MDN 1m4f $17,520 W M LORDAN 2:35.10
10 of 14 12 Aug 2022 CORK CHAMPAGNE $5.5 3U MDN 1m4f $17,520 J A HEFFERNAN 2:35.10
3 of 5 12 Aug 2022 CORK KISS YOU LATER $17 3UF&M OPEN G3 C1 1m4f $94,890 J A HEFFERNAN 2:35.26
4 of 5 12 Aug 2022 CORK PEROTAN $3.5 3UF&M OPEN G3 C1 1m4f $94,890 W M LORDAN 2:35.26
1 of 8 12 Aug 2022 CORK TIGER PAW $7.0 2 MDN 5f $23,360 W M LORDAN 0:59.86

Jockey Statistics

Last 100 Rides
Career
Jockey Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
RYAN MOORE 12 31.6% 11 60.5% 38 $2,287,755 3 2 4 0 $1.03
W M LORDAN 9 30.0% 7 53.3% 30 $227,139 0 0 0 1 $1.47
IORITZ MENDIZABAL 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $112,443 0 1 0 0 $2.20
J A HEFFERNAN 0 0.0% 9 37.5% 24 $110,193 0 0 0 0 -
M C HUSSEY 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 - 0 0 0 0 -
E J MCNAMARA 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 $948 0 0 0 0 -
JOHN R VELAZQUEZ 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 $57,225 0 0 0 0 -
KILLIAN HENNESSY 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 $683 0 0 0 0 -
MICKAEL BARZALONA 0 0.0% 1 100.0% 1 $43,399 0 0 0 0 -
J J DOYLE 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
Jockey Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
J A HEFFERNAN 526 18.1% 815 46.2% 2905 $50,934,622 35 16 57 59 $0.88
JOSEPH O'BRIEN 412 26.6% 466 56.6% 1551 $36,837,408 31 13 44 32 $0.81
RYAN MOORE 366 23.2% 454 52.0% 1576 $119,656,375 100 53 74 49 $0.87
MICK KINANE 276 32.0% 279 64.4% 862 $28,593,836 48 15 30 32 $0.92
DONNACHA O'BRIEN 249 24.3% 303 54.0% 1023 $17,556,949 8 6 14 19 $0.83
JOHN MURTAGH 208 25.8% 232 54.6% 806 $33,394,830 48 18 25 12 $0.87
K FALLON 126 24.6% 151 54.1% 512 $17,271,049 26 10 12 15 $0.85
C O'DONOGHUE 98 11.0% 207 34.1% 894 $12,688,179 10 4 11 13 $0.82
J P SPENCER 86 24.9% 100 53.8% 346 $7,416,510 13 8 9 14 $0.81
W M LORDAN 78 10.7% 166 33.4% 730 $12,065,483 4 2 5 9 $0.70
ANASTASIA O'BRIEN 42 9.8% 80 28.4% 430 $912,158 0 0 0 1 $0.54
S M LEVEY 28 13.7% 22 24.5% 204 $741,013 0 0 1 2 $0.86
MISS S O'BRIEN 27 24.3% 28 49.5% 111 $357,753 0 0 0 0 $0.79
M C HUSSEY 18 8.3% 35 24.4% 217 $896,476 0 0 2 2 $0.68
ROBBIE POWER 17 28.8% 13 50.8% 59 $205,264 0 0 0 0 $1.18

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2022/23 9 25.7% 8 48.6% 35 $693,301 1 0 2 0 $1.14
2021/22 104 18.2% 134 41.6% 572 $15,289,760 10 8 13 13 $0.82
2020/21 140 18.6% 193 44.3% 751 $27,550,725 19 7 17 10 $0.92
2019/20 123 16.1% 185 40.3% 764 $26,678,913 15 9 14 11 $0.74
2018/19 166 16.5% 256 41.9% 1006 $33,292,430 15 13 22 17 $0.79
2017/18 167 19.7% 229 46.8% 846 $32,490,987 24 14 22 22 $0.78
2016/17 151 17.6% 267 48.8% 857 $33,549,499 23 14 17 12 $0.71
2015/16 192 20.3% 266 48.5% 944 $26,690,446 24 9 19 20 $0.86
2014/15 142 19.6% 168 42.7% 726 $13,601,631 13 6 11 10 $0.86
2013/14 148 22.1% 182 49.3% 669 $13,184,618 9 5 19 15 $0.79
Overall 2698 19.7% 3668 26.7% 13715 $373,166,277 348 156 293 262 $0.80