The legendary racing trainer Vincent O'Brien passed away at his home in Straffan, County Kildare on Monday. He was 92.
In a career that spanned over half a century, the Cork native was successful on the flat and over jumps.
During his career, he won 25 times at Ascot and 23 times at the Cheltenham Racing festival. He trained six winners of the Epsom Derby and also trained three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Cottage Rake.
O’Brien started the Coolmore Stud with John Magnier (who would later become his son-in-law). and later investor Robert Sangster came on board to make it one of the most important stallion stations in the work
O’Brien is survived by his wife and five children. Two of his sons, David and Charles, also train horses.