06 November 2017

Aidan 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.

A 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.

Aidan 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.

DECLARATIONOFPEACE also sported a seven-figure price tag when he was picked up by MV Magnier as a foal for $2,600,000.


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