View Full Version : Vincent O'Brien documentary

Dec. 28, 2009, 09:33 PM
I was going to add this to the Vincent O' Brien memorial thread from last June, but it seems to have mysteriously disappeared.

RTE put together a 50min documentary of the life of Vincent O'Brien, from his earlier days as a jockey, his big gambles as a young trainer, revolutionary training methods, almost singlehandedly making Northern Dancer the stallion of the century, and includes footage of his big race wins, six Derby winners, three Gold Cup wins, three Grand National winners.

Interesting to hear his brother Phonsie speak, if nothing but for the noticeable difference between his thick north Cork accent and Vincent's affected west-Brit inflection.

Dec. 29, 2009, 01:01 AM
Thanks for posting this.

I look forward to watching...