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26th winner for Irish trainer

O’Brien breaks world record for group winners

Aidan O’Brien presented with the record-breaking trophy

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien made history at Doncaster today by breaking Bobby Frankel’s record for group one winners in a season.

Saxon Warrior crossed the line on the Town Moor to give O’Brien his 26th top grade victory in 2017.

O’Brien, typically deflected credit from himself by saying: “I am delighted for everybody.”

The 13/8 favourite was ridden by Ryan Moore who held off a challenge from John Gosden’s Roaring Lion, winning by a neck.

The unbeaten son of Deep Impact was one of four O’Brien horses in the race. The Pentagon, which was a drifter in the market, finished third.

Jim Bolger’s Verbal Dexterity had been tipped to upset the favourite and spoil O’Brien’s day but the winner of the National Stakes finished fourth.

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