FeatureAidan O'Brien

'He's better than that - you'll see a completely different horse next week'

author image
Deputy Ireland editor

The century is edging ever closer. It won't be this year, but it won't be long arriving as Aidan O'Brien's relentless Royal Ascot gallop is showing no signs of slowing down. The winners continue to come thick and fast – 85 of them to this point, making him the most successful trainer in Royal Ascot history having overtaken Sir Michael Stoute last year. 

Harbour Master was his first winner in the 1997 Coventry Stakes and Age Of Kings was his most recent in the 2023 Jersey. It won't be his last – certainly not when you look at the strength of his 2024 team, which is on a par with any he has sent across the water in recent times. You have my word. 

King Edward VII Stakes (Friday)

Read the full story

Read award-winning journalism from the best writers in racing, with exclusive news, interviews, columns, investigations, stable tours and subscriber-only emails.

Subscribe to unlock
  • Racing Post digital newspaper (worth over £100 per month)
  • Award-winning journalism from the best writers in racing
  • Expert tips from the likes of Tom Segal and Paul Kealy
  • Replays and results analysis from all UK and Irish racecourses
  • Form study tools including the Pro Card and Horse Tracker
  • Extensive archive of statistics covering horses, trainers, jockeys, owners, pedigree and sales data

Already a subscriber?Log in

Published on inStable Tours

Last updated