TRAINERS PROFILE: DANNY O’BRIEN
Over the past two decades, Danny O’Brien has proven himself to be one of Australia’s finest thoroughbred horse trainers as he continually produces outstanding results. His ability to place horses ideally has ensured that he has maintained a strike rate to make him the envy of his competitors.
From an early age, Danny was destined to be involved with horses. He was raised on a Kyabram property, which bred and reared racehorses, and Danny’s love of the animal commenced as a child.
After completing his schooling – as a board at Xavier College, followed by a law and economics degree at Melbourne University – Danny set about chasing his passion.
His thirst for knowledge and passion of horses continued as he worked alongside some of Australia’s top trainers. He worked for master trainer Bart Cummings before taking up the foreman’s position with Caulfield trainer James Riley.
Recent Highlights and Successes Thoroughbred Shares danny o’brien
|MATRON STAKES||2021||FLEM||3UFM OPEN G3||1600||SOVEREIGN AWARD|
|KEWNEY STAKES||2021||FLEM||3F OPEN G2||1600||STARELLE|
|PETER YOUNG STAKES||2021||CAUL||OPEN G2||1800||PARADEE|
|TESIO STAKES||2020||M V||4UM OPEN G3||1600||SOVEREIGN AWARD|
|MOONEE VALLEY CUP||2020||M V||4U OPEN G2||2500||MIAMI BOUND|
|CAULFIELD SPRINT||2020||CAUL||3U OPEN G2||1000||GRAFF|
|LADIES DAY VASE||2020||CAUL||4UM OPEN G3||1600||SOVEREIGN AWARD|
|UNDERWOOD STAKES||2020||CAUL||3U OPEN G1||1800||RUSSIAN CAMELOT|
|NATURALISM STAKES||2020||CAUL||3U OPEN G3||2000||ORDEROFTHEGARTER|
|RIVETTE SERIES FINAL||2020||FLEM||3F OPEN||1400||CORDILLA|
|SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DERBY||2020||MORP||3 OPEN G1||2500||RUSSIAN CAMELOT|
|THE WANGOOM||2020||WNBL||OPEN LR||1200||ORDER OF COMMAND|
|ANZAC DAY STAKES||2020||FLEM||2 OPEN LR||1400||FLYING AWARD|
|ALEXANDRA STAKES||2020||M V||3F OPEN G3||1600||PARADEE|
|ADELAIDE CUP||2020||MORP||3U OPEN G2||3200||KING OF LEOGRANCE|
Current Season Statistics
As of 21st March 2021
|Season||Wins||Win (%)||Places||Place (%)||Runners||G1(w)||G2(w)||G3(w)||LR(w)|
- With 38 boxes located at Australia’s most famous racetrack, the Flemington Racecourse, Danny O’Brien Racing offers each horse the best on-course training facilities to be found anywhere in the county.
- The 160-acre private training complex features a 2000m sand and turf tracks, which includes a 1000m uphill straight, and is within 2kms of the famed 13th Beach which is specifically-zoned a horse beach.