Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien honoured

Philips Ireland named Aidan O’Brien, Ballydoyle Stables, as Philips manager of the month for June 2012.

Philips Ireland named Aidan O’Brien, Ballydoyle Stables, as Philips manager of the month for June 2012.

On 2nd June the Ballydoyle trained horse Camelot won the Epsom Derby by five lengths to give O’Brien his fourth British Classic win of the season.

This victory also made him and his jockey son Joseph the first father/son trainer/jockey combination ever to win the race.

Later in June (30th) Camelot contested the Irish Derby at the Curragh in difficult racing conditions and came home victorious by two lengths. This was O’Brien’s seventh consecutive Derby win and his tenth in all.

Success at the St Ledger in September, should he run, would see Camelot become the first horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to capture the triple crown of Guineas, Derby and St Ledger.