Saturday, November 5, 2011

Breeders Cup 2011 - Turf


Wow, highlight of the day for me. No surprise in that an Aidan O'Brien trained horse can win a classic race but the jock is his 18 year-old son Joseph Patrick O'Brien who becomes the youngest jockey to win a Breeders Cup race. What's maybe more interesting is that his career as a jockey could be over almost before it starts. Joey stands 5'11 and weighs 9 stone (126 lbs). He will probably end up following in his father's hoofprints as he already is a big part of the training regimen with his dad. Oh, by the way - another 1-2-3 finish for the grandsons.

St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) - great grandson
Sea Moon (GB) - great great grandson x2
Brilliant Speed - great great great grandson

Images from Getty

video of the race

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