Donnacha O'Brien turns to training

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:01 am

He's retiring at 21!?
wow. :shock:
If he isn't battling weight and height like Joseph, it's hard to imagine a jock that young (with two riding titles to prove he's actually a really good rider) calling a halt to his career.
Well, I wish him the best; his dad and bro should be pretty good advisors.
TapitsGal
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:55 am

Are there other O'Brien siblings riding currently? Or involved with horses in some way? I thought at one point a sister rode?
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Northport
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 am

TapitsGal wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:55 am
Are there other O'Brien siblings riding currently? Or involved with horses in some way? I thought at one point a sister rode?
Both Ana and Sarah rode as amateur jockeys, though mostly horses that their mother, Anne-Marie owned/bred. Though they were (or are) exercise riders at Ballydoyle and Ana would ride Coolmore horses now and then. I would say of the two daughters, Ana rode more, but suffered a really scary fall in 2017 that resulted in serious neck and head injuries and hasn't ridden in a race since.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/horse- ... n-12940046
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