Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Donnacha O’Brien’s Fancy Blue has led home an Irish one-two-three in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

The former dual champion jockey only took out his training licence earlier this year, following in the footsteps of his father Aidan O’Brien – who completed the Derby and Oaks double at Epsom on Saturday – and his brother, Joseph.

Fancy Blue was a 13-2 shot to provide the 21-year-old fledgling trainer with a first Classic success in the French Oaks, having filled the runner-up spot behind his father’s filly Peaceful in the Irish 1,000 Guineas three weeks ago.

The pair renewed rivalry in France – and were joined on the trip from Ireland by the Jessica Harrington-trained Alpine Star, who was the 6-4 favourite to follow up her triumph in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Drawn one, the latter made much of the running in the hands of Stephane Pasquier and did not go down without a fight, but Fancy Blue eventually wore her down under Pierre-Charles Boudot to claim a narrow victory.

Peaceful was just behind her compatriots in third.

“There’s so much pressure and a lot of work goes into it, but this feeling is great and thank God she won,” O’Brien said.

“I always knew she was a very good filly and we always thought the step up in trip would suit her. It definitely did.

“The home straight felt like a lifetime, I didn’t really know what was going on. Thankfully at the end of it all she got her head in front.

“I was glad we didn’t go to Epsom after what I saw yesterday. I would say Love is a fair machine. Thankfully we made the right call in sending her to France.”

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Good Idea goes one better in the Adelaide Cup

After running second in last yearโ€™s Adelaide Cup, the Phillip Stokes-trained Good Idea has gone one better at Morphettville. Good...

Canberra Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Canberra Cup. The Canberra Cup was raced at Canberra racecourse on 8/3/2021....

Canberra Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Canberra Guineas. The Canberra Guineas was raced at Canberra racecourse on 8/3/2021....

Homesman scores an emotional Australian Cup win

Homesman has scored an emotional win in the Group 1 Australian Cup at Flemington after the death of part-owner Michael...

Activists storm track and shut down races

Look at this picture. And when you do, get angry and upset because animal activists are making big inroads. A...

Caulfield Guineas winner retired to stud

The racing days of the smart 3YO OLE KIRK (Written Tycoon – Naturale) are over. The dual Gr 1 winner...

Randwick Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Randwick Guineas. The Randwick Guineas was raced at Randwick racecourse on 6/3/2021....

Australian Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Australian Cup. The Australian Cup was raced at Flemington racecourse on 6/3/2021....

All Star Mile Field – 2021

View the final field for the 2021 All Star Mile. The All Star Mile will be run on Saturday 13th...

Adelaide Cup Field – 2021

View the final field and barriers for the 2021 Adelaide Cup. The Adelaide Cup will be run on Monday 8th...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Jockeys fight after in race incident

I am surprised we donโ€™t see more alterations in racing, but yesterday at Gulfstream Park in the United States, we...

All Star Mile

The is a Special Conditions race for middle distance horses and is raced at WFA conditions during the Autumn Racing...

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

Coolmore Classic

The is one of the feature middle distances races in Australia for fillies and mares, it is held at each...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.