Joseph O’Brien is a figure in racing that has truly done more as both a trainer and jockey in just five years than most people have done in there whole career and he is still just 25 years of age.
As a jockey he rode 31 Group 1 winners mainly for his father Aidan O'Brien in which he also landed two wins in the Epsom Derby. There came a point in the young mans career that he could no longer make the weight to ride consistently due to his stature and from there went into training.
Before officially going off on his own as a trainer he studied under the tutelage of his father and was given all the credit for the success of Ivanovich Gorbatov in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016.
Having eventually been granted his own licence to train horses in June 2016, he then managed to get four winners on his first meeting and has never looked back since.
During his training career so far he has gained four separate Group 1 wins on the Flat and has enjoyed Grade 1 success with Tower Bridge and Edwulf over jumps, which came in his first full season as a National Hunt trainer in 2017/18.
Joseph O'Brien is categorised as a dual trainer and in years become could become the stand out name in this division.
With Cheltenham just a small six weeks away we are going to look into some of O'Brien's runners for the festival after at the Trials meeting on Saturday he picked up his first ever winner at Prestbury Park.