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    The vision and the reality could be two different things Tanlic

    Am sure he has aspirations of being a future champion trainer

    To make a real go of it he will need to get some chasers into the mix

    Even Gigi realised that they had to try get a few flat pedigrees and hurdling types into their colours.
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Joseph was very busy at the Derby sales -2nd biggest buyer yesterday and has a son of Milan for 65k this morning
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunybay View Post
    I think he will be a great trainer

    and likely to do very well with hurdlers from the beginning.
    He's made a tremendous start including beating his old man a couple of times. Seems to know his onions but I'm sure he's got a good team behind him.

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    a 65k Son of Milan is some purchase for a lad just out of nappies. That said there's more than a few born with a silver spoon in their mouths who don't last 5 minutes no matter how much help they get.

    Failure in the racing games only ends up one way..departures right left and centre.

    As far as Joseph goes I reckon he'll set the world on fire. He could have sat back and had an easy life instead of fasting like crazy running hundreds of miles and god only knows how meany sweatbox visits.

    There's a lot more success than having the name O'Brien. anyone with that much determination, intelligence,obvious skill and the right people behind him he'll be a force to reckon with for along time to come.
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    He went to 185k for a Presenting too Tanlic

    Intrigued to see how he does with these chasers
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Aidan has been saying for some time that Joseph has been doing a lot of the training anyway.

    He will be champion trainer in Ireland (to begin with) sooner rather than later.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    That is a bold claim DO

    I cannot see that happen for at least 10 years
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Looking at the results

    He bough a

    185k Presenting as mentioned earlier

    100k Flemensfirth

    115k Kapgarde

    120k Gold Well

    120k Milan and a few other 60k types


    Last edited by granger; 27th June 2016 at 2:00 PM.
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    I see Joseph beat his old man yet again yesterday. Bet there is some ribbing going on in the O'Brien household. Joseph does seem to be destined to do very well.

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    Joseph did it again yesterday beating two of aiden in the first. could be running theme all season.

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    Piece with Joseph in today's RP.

    @Any of the mods, maybe e can rename the thread from AP to Joseph now he is the named one

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    Interesting piece from Tony Keenan

    http://www.geegeez.co.uk/joseph-obrien-a-rising-force/
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Joseph O'Brien is to get a staggering team of high-class three-year-olds from his father Aidan's barn in a major boost for the young trainer and rider Barry Geraghty.Geraghty is retained rider for JP McManus, who has acquired the steeds from Coolmore.

    They include Housesofparliament, last seen running a blinder in third in the Leger at Doncaster. He is one of the best Flat horses to go jumping for some time.
    The Major General, 109-rated and touched off in the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, is also to be gelded and go to Piltown.

    Other runners with three-figure Flat ratings to make the move from his father to the 23-year-old are Tree Of Knowledge, Landofhopeandglory and Triplicate.

    The rest are Big Ben, Cook Islands, Unicorn, Immortal Bridge and Bhutan.
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    "Steeds" ???........strange word to use?
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Bhutan looked a lovely prospect in the spring but didn't reappear after winning his maiden on debut.

    Presumably he has had problems, looked to have the scope for a jumping career.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Not a clue of any of these flat rats but have read online that he has also got a lot of horses that would ordinarily have gone to Jonjo from JP

    Talk about landing on your feet
    Last edited by granger; 2nd November 2016 at 9:52 AM.
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    was always gonna get some good horses with his connections. feels like a matter of time before he's battling the big guns for champion trainer.

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    He's been active enough in the sales ring this Summer for flat horses too - 340k Lope De Vega, 140k Iffraaj & a 90k Sea The Stars the highlights.

    Also bought Katnapping off Sue Bramall for 16,500 & a few out of his Dad's yard among others.
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    Jonjo has never received much in the way of Ballydoyle castoffs, he prefers the long term projects of 100k stores.

    People considering Joseph as potential champion trainer is laughable. His old man had to prove his worth with slow and ordinary stock before being recruited by Magnier.

    Will he be pushed in getting inside the head of the likes of Landofhopeandglory if he's not showing much aptitude for jumping? No, because he'll have a dozen more 100+ waiting in the wings. How are you supposed to learn how to get the best out of something when ultimately it doesn't matter in the bigger scheme of things.

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