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David O'Brien (racehorse trainer)

David O'Brien is an Irish former racehorse trainer. He was the son of highly successful trainer Vincent O'Brien. His primary successes included Assert who won the 1982 Irish and French Derbys and Secreto who won the 1984 Epsom Derby, defeating El Gran Senor trained by his father Vincent,[1] making Davis O'Brien the youngest trainer to win the race.[2] He retired from training in the late 1980s and moved to France where he is involved in wine production


  1. "Vincent O'Brien". The Daily Telegraph. 1 June 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/5422320/Vincent-OBrien.html. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. Smith, Brian (1991). The horse in Ireland. Wolfhound Press. p. 208. ISBN 9780863273117. 


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