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Trainer Joseph O’Brien Will Have String At Saratoga This Summer

Trainer and former jockey Joseph O'Brien, the son of Ballydoyle master Aidan O'Brien, has plans in the works to have a small string at Saratoga this summer, according to The 29-year-old has been granted six stalls in Saratoga Springs.

“It's obviously very competitive action over there so it'll be interesting to see how we get on in our first year (doing this),” O'Brien told “The prize money is very good and we have some owners who would like to be there. They're keen to compete there and so are we. My team will be there, and I'll be over there a bit myself.”

Among the possible runners O'Brien plans to bring to the Spa is Agartha, who runs in this Saturday's Grade 1 Belmont Turf Invitational. The dual Melbourne Cup-winning trainer has also targeted several 2-year-olds for Saratoga, along with a few others.

O'Brien has saddled a dozen flat runners in the United States, with three winners thus far. Among those are Iridessa, winner of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and Baron Samedi, winner of the 2021 Belmont Gold Cup.

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