Trainer Aidan O’Brien wins 2,000 Guineas for 9th time

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NEWMARKET, England (AP) Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien won the 2,000 Guineas for a record-extending ninth time as his son Donnacha claimed victory riding on Saxon Warrior on Saturday.

Maintaining his unbeaten record, Saxon Warrior reportedly strengthened up over the winter and duly cruised to the front from over a furlong out. He never looked like being caught, winning by a length and a half in the colts’ showpiece.

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The 19-year-old Donnacha successfully followed his older brother Joseph, now a leading dual-purpose trainer having left the riding ranks.

Roger Teal’s 50-1 chance Tip Two Win ran a stormer to finish second, and the Charlie Appleby-trained 5-2 favorite Masar was third.

The previously unbeaten Elarqam was fourth.