Saturday selections: Balzaccio set to strike

THE phrase “upwardly mobile” is bandied about willy-nilly (another oft-used phrase) these days. But if it fits anybody, then it fits Fergal O’Brien. He is enjoying an excellent campaign and, despite a quieter past few weeks, his yard has already surpassed last season’s tally of winners. The likes of Down Ace and Alvarado have done …[Read More]

A chat with… Fergal O’Brien

FERGAL O’Brien is making training horses look easy. Just over a year since striking out alone following 19 years as Head Lad to Nigel Twiston-Davies, the affable Irishman and his team are thriving at his base at Cilldara Stud in Gloucestershire. Tipped by Donald McCain as a “trainer to watch” Fergal spoke exclusively to Horse …[Read More]