Aidan O’Brien is looking forward to Royal Ascot as much as ever this year, on the 20th anniversary of his first winner at the meeting.
The Irish supreme trainer saddled Harbour Master to win the Coventry Stakes at 16-1 in 1997 and he recorded nearly 60 winners since then, but his enthusiasm is not diminishing.
“It doesn’t feel like 20 years ago, it’s been brilliant,” the 47-year-old said.
“It’s a lot of hard work by a lot of people and we are very grateful to everybody. We are a very small part of the team and are privileged to be part of it.
“Royal Ascot is an unbelievable meeting and I think it’s something that everyone looks forward to every year. It’s great to be able to have the horses to compete there and we really enjoy it.”