John O'Shea

Guest Named Employee of the Year At TIE Awards

Sarah Guest, the yard manager for trainer John O'Shea, was named the Employee of the Year during the 2023 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards sponsored by Godolphin in ceremonies held Monday evening at York Racecourse. It was the first in-person event since 2020 and was held for the first time in Yorkshire. Guest took home a cash prize of £10,000 and an additional £10,000 to be divided among her colleagues at the John O'Shea yard. Earlier in the evening, Guest was also presented with the Leadership Award, carrying a £5,000 prize...

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Juddmonte and Rosemont Partner on a Three-Quarter Brother to Frankel

Juddmonte's dual listed-placed Maximal (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), out of their undefeated superstar Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire})'s half-sister Joyeuse (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), will continue his racing career in Australia, after a deal was reached between the late Prince Khalid's operation and Rosemont Stud, the Victorian-based stud announced on Tuesday. The deal marks the first time Juddmonte have ever entered into an Australian partnership on a stallion prospect. "Myself, John [O'Shea] and his assistant trainer Tom Charlton have a spent a great deal of time analysing Maximal, his form, profile and...

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Seven-Figure Frankel Colt Bolts Up Down Under

High-priced Frankel (GB) colt Significance (Aus) produced the first winning strike of his career at Wyong on Thursday for trainer John O'Shea in a dominating seven-length winning performance. "A scopey, slow maturing colt that is finally putting it all together with racing and experience," O'Shea tweeted after the victory. Purchased at the 2018 Inglis Easter Sale, he was secured out of Arrowfield Stud's consignment for A$1.1-million by Domeland. Placed once in five previous appearances, Significance is the first foal of the unraced Oasis Dream (GB) mare Aqua Bella (GB), who...

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'Aussie Tom' Is A Pom At Heart

"It ended up being a pretty good day," says Tom Marquand with no little understatement. The day in question came less than a fortnight ago in Australia when the English jockey landed his first Group 1 victory aboard the William Haggas-trained Addeybb (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) in the Ranvet S. That same afternoon at Rosehill, Marquand also guided Addeybb's stable-mate Young Rascal (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) to glory in the G3 Manion Cup. With Australian racing currently taking place behind closed doors, there was no thunderous applause to herald Marquand's breakthrough moment,...

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