O'Brien hopes for Derby Vow


Three-year-old gelding Vow And Declare showed his staying prowess at Warrnanbool on Friday taking on beating the older horses over 2380m.

Challenged and headed at the top of the straight by race favourite and Darren Weir-trained four-year-old Periscope, Vow And Declare fought back and cleared away to win the staying event by a length with a further seven lengths away to third.

Trainer Danny O'Brien was thrilled with the victory and hopes that the son of Declaration Of War will make it into the final VRC Derby field.

"We know he will relish the 2500m and hopefully the prizemoney he has earned today will get him into the final Derby field," O'Brien said.

"His effort when headed today was excellent and to do it as a three-year-old against an older horses further underlines the merit of his win."

The maiden victory for Vow And Declare came at start four and followed up his excellent form which included a second and third at his past two starts.

Pic by Racing Photos

O’Brien saves Lycurgus for country cups double

O’Brien saves Lycurgus for country cups double
[20 Nov 18] Danny O’Brien is hoping his strategy of tackling two lucrative country cups at the end of spring will pay off for Lycurgus. The first of these is Saturday’s $350,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) and the second will follow a fortnight later in the $300,000 Pakenham Cup (2500m) on December 8.  more...

O'Brien filly Flirts with ability

O'Brien filly Flirts with ability
[12 Nov 18] Danny O’Brien is optimistic his fruitful end to the spring can continue with promising juvenile Absolute Flirt, who turned heads with a sharp hitout at Monday’s official trials at Cranbourne.  more...

Ollie equals record aboard Order

Ollie equals record aboard Order
[10 Nov 18] Damien Oliver equalled legendary jockey Bobbie Lewis's longstanding record of 72 wins in the Melbourne Cup carnival when he won the last race of the week on Order Of Command for Danny O'Brien.  more...