American Import Resumes

American Import, Honor In War (USA), resumes on Saturday at Caulfield in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes. The 8yo stallion returns to racing following his single start at Flemington in the Spring in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.

"He has returned in terrific order following his Summer break and given this extra time to further acclimitise, we expect him to show us his best this Autumn" Danny O'Brien said.

Despite his age, the son of Lord At War (ARG) has been sparingly raced throughout his career while competing at the highest level in America and now in Australia.

In his only Australian run, he met with severe intereference on several occassions in an action packed Group 1 Emirates Stakes that saw one rider outed for one month and the other severely reprimanded for causing interference on seperate occassions to Honor In War (USA) in the run.

The field assembled for the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes looks the strongest in years with some of the best WFA performers and handicappers from the Spring in Melbourne.

"This is a big task for him but it will show us which way we head with him for the remainder of the Autumn" said O'Brien.

Classy mare Crepe de Chine also resumes in the Meneres BMW Stakes over 1100m. She is coming off an impressive victory on VRC Oaks Day in the Lexus Stakes over the same distance. She is a winner on the track, races well fresh and again has Glen Boss in the saddle. 

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...