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O'Brien makes history at Epsom

ESPN staff
June 7, 2014
Joseph O'Brien made history for his father © PA Photos

Aidan O'Brien has become the first trainer to win the Derby at Epsom for three successive years with Australia.

In the 235th running of the race, jockey Joseph O'Brien made history for his father as the 11-8 favourite beat second-placed Kingston Hill by a length and a quarter, with Romsdal finishing third.

"We're in a very privileged position to have the horses we have, so it's thanks to everybody. There are so many people involved just to get him to this position," trainer O'Brien said.

"Joseph had it in his mind where he wanted to be all the time, to keep it uncomplicated and safe and that is what he did - he gave him a beautiful ride."

Winning-rider O'Brien said: "I had a grand position and was going very easily coming down hill, nearly too easy. I got there a bit too soon, I was cantering all the way - I got there too soon but I had to stay going when I did. Horses don't come easier to ride than this fellow - he's the best (I've ridden)."

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