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Auguste Rodin Horse – Age, rating, trainer, owner, race record and form

Auguste Rodin was the winner of the Derbys at Epsom and the Curragh in 2023 but his overall reliability has led to him being tagged something of a Jekyll and Hyde performer.

The Ballydoyle colt started his 2024 campaign with another underwhelming effort in Dubai, but it may not be long before he's back in full cry.

Auguste Rodin Owner

Auguste Rodin runs in royal blue and orange silks of owners Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Westerberg. The former trio are the Coolmore operation, with Westerberg being the racing operation of Georg von Opel, who has invested in numerous horses with Coolmore in recent years.

Coolmore Stud, based in Fethard, County Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, is generally acknowledged to be the world's biggest, and best, thoroughbred racehorse breeding operation and they've accounted for some of the greatest horses in the history of racing amongst their past performers.

Auguste Rodin is a son of Coolmore's stallion Deep Impact, the Japanese racing sensation from the early part of this century.

Auguste Rodin Trainer

Auguste Rodin is trained by the great Aidan O'Brien, the maestro of Ballydoyle. The Irishman continues to redefine the boundaries of possibility in terms of worldwide success in Flat racing.

He bagged his 100th European Classic via Auguste Rodin in the 2023 Irish Derby, while the Tipperary-based handler has won 43 Classics in Britain alone.

In 2017 he set a new world record of 26 Group/Grade 1 wins in a calendar year when Saxon Warrior landed the Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.

Auguste Rodin Age

Auguste Rodin is a four-year-old colt.

Auguste Rodin Rating

Auguste Rodin has an official rating of 124 in Britain.

Auguste Rodin Record

The globe-trotting colt has won seven of his 11 career starts. He was denied on debut at the Curragh in June 2022 but won his remaining three starts as a juvenile, culminating in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Doncaster.

Sent off favourite for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on his three-year-old return, he weakened after halfway and finished ahead of only two of his 13 rivals. His rebound was emphatic, however, with wins in the Epsom and Irish Derby's in June.

He finished last in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot in July but, once more, roared back to win the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in September and he signed off a largely satisfying season with a win in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

His 2024 season got off to a tame start, as he was last to cross the line in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March.

Auguste Rodin Prize Money

With his major race wins in the UK, Ireland and the United States, Auguste Rodin has already pocketed north of £4m in prize money for his lofty connections.

Auguste Rodin News

Despite the disappointing run in Dubai in the spring, O'Brien is confident there are good times ahead for Auguste Rodin, while he praised rider Ryan Moore for ensuring last year's Derby hero didn't have an unnecessarily hard race in defeat.

After his colt returned home to Ireland, O'Brien said he was in good spirits, with key summer targets at the Curragh and Epsom on his radar.

O'Brien told the Racing Post: "He's good, and everything seems good with him. We have just put a line through the race. It was a tactical affair and we just got caught in the wrong part of it."

He added: "The good thing about Ryan [Moore] is when things go wrong like that he accepts it very quickly. He knows what's happening so the horses don't have hard races which is great."

Auguste Rodin is 4/5 to win the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday, 26th May.

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