Meet Bandua, Ireland’s Belmont Stakes Contender

Belmont Park - Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography It's the question being asked by most handicappers when they see his name among the list of possible starters for the Belmont Stakes—“Who in the world is Bandua?” Who in the world, indeed, since unlike most Belmont Stakes contenders, Bandua has not been racing in the United States. Instead, he’s been racing across the globe in Ireland, where he's gone 2-for-2 to establish himself as an up-and-coming colt with plenty of promise but [...]

Trainer Profile Aidan O’Brien

The great Aidan O'Brien may not be as well known to American horseplayers as he is to horseplayers in other nations. Make no mistake, O'Brien is the most famous horse trainer in the rest of the world. He trained Found to a win in the Breeders' Cup Turf last year. He also trained Hit It A Bomb to a win over Airoforce in the 2015 BC Juvenile Turf. O'Brien trains for the leading thoroughbred owners John Magnier, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and [...]