LONDON (AP) Irish racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien died Monday after a 51-year career in which he won 16 English and 27 Irish classics. He was 92.
His family said O’Brien, who also had 25 victories at Royal Ascot and 23 wins at the Cheltenham Festival, died at his home in Straffan in County Kildare.
Breeders’ Cup president Greg Avioli lauded O’Brien for his “deep and profound impact” on racing.
“His career was extraordinary and he set a standard of international excellence that will be rarely equaled,” he said.
O’Brien retired from training in 1994 and had been spending his winters in Perth, Australia.
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