O’BRIEN ADDS BC TITLE
06 November 2017
O’Brien added a 27th top-level win to his already historic tally of the
2017 season when MENDELSSOHN produced an impressive turn of foot under jockey
Ryan Moore in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar on Friday. The
two-year-old colt has improved throughout the season and he was denied a Group
1 win at Newmarket last month by stable mate US Navy Flag.
striking individual, he fetched $3,000,000 as a yearling in 2016. O’Brien reported that he could be a possible Kentucky Derby contender next year.
O’Brien had further reason to celebrate at Del Mar when two-year-old DECLARATIONOFPEACE landed the Listed Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes on Saturday. This was the third
win of his two-year-old campaign and his first ever stakes win.
also sported a seven-figure price tag when he was picked up by MV Magnier as a
foal for $2,600,000.