Aidan O’Brien is simply a phenomenon in the world of racing.
A record-breaking National Hunt trainer in the initial stages of his career, his abundant talents didn’t go unnoticed and he was appointed as the trainer in the historic Ballydoyle complex in 1996 at the age of just 26.
He quickly established himself as a dominant force in Irish racing and since then has broken every record worth breaking and won every race worth winning in Europe and beyond.
Most recently, he broke the world record for the number of Group/Grade 1 winners trained in a calendar year by enjoying 28 such victories in 2017. At Royal Ascot he has won the top trainer title nine times and has trained 65 winners to put him second on the all-time list.
O’Brien has made a fine start to the season, including winning four of the six British and Irish Classics that have taken place, and he looks to have to have another strong team for Ascot.
Aidan was good enough to sit down with Kevin Blake of attheraces.com to discuss the Ballydoyle battalion for Royal Ascot 2019.