Aidan O’Brien was the Champion Amateur Jockey of 1993/94, the same season in which he trained his first winner, on his first day as a licensed Trainer. In 1996, he would become Ireland’s youngest ever Champion Trainer, a title he has now held continuously since 1998. In 2001, he became the youngest ever Champion British Trainer, and the first overseas holder of the title since, well, since one Dr. M.V. O’Brien. You may be beginning to spot a pattern here. Under the quiet gaze of the Master of Ballydoyle today, Champions learn their craft. Europe’s leading sire Galileo and the USA’s best young sire Giant’s Causeway are just two of the string of exceptional talents that have blossomed on his watch before making their way to Coolmore farms in Ireland, the US and the Hunter Valley in Australia. Aidan is still a young man, and this table tells quite a tale. Watch this space.