Being born into a legendary racing family has both advantages and believe it or not obstacles as well. That birthright comes with lofty expectations to fulfill. It would be hard to argue Joseph O’ Brien was not born into racing royalty, and equally as difficult to argue he has not created a resume both riding and training worthy in and of itself of being one of the best in the saddle as a jockey and also as a trainer.
With International Grade 1 wins riding and training, Joseph has risen to the occasion on the biggest stages. Jonathan Stettin sits down for some one on one with Joseph O’Brien on this episode of Past the Wire TV to talk some of Joseph’s remarkable achievements, which may surprise many of you.
Learn what it was like being mentored and taught by your father when your father is the one and only Aidan O’ Brien. They also talk Joseph’s philosophies on training and spotting his horses across the globe, the advantages of training at your own yard, what he looks for in a stallion and a turf horse and more.
We think you’ll like getting to know this sharp young man who has already accomplished more than one could hope for, and he is really just getting started.
The Breeders’ Cup Turf, The Irish Derby, The Cox Plate, The Melbourne Cup, The Irish 2000 Guineas, the Grand Prix de Paris, The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, The Prince of Wales Stakes, The Dubai Sheema Classic and even the Saratoga Derby and so much more are all on Joseph’s resume either as a rider or a trainer.
One of Joseph’s milestones is that he is one of two people presently to win a Breeders’ Cup race as both a jockey and a trainer. Freddy Head did it riding Miesque and training Goldikova. Joseph won the Breeders’ Cup Turf on St. Nicholas Abby and as a trainer with Iridessa. Jonathan happened to be sitting near Joseph prior to that feat being accomplished and talked about it with Joseph. You can read that conversation HERE.
Sit back, enjoy the show and get to know Joseph O’ Brien, racing royalty!
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