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.