Equine greats were brilliantly handled by John Oxx

Born: July 14, 1950. Father John was an eight-time Irish Classic-winning trainer.

Stable: Currabeg, County Kildare, Ireland.

First trainer’s licence: 1978.

First winner: Orchestra at Phoenix Park on March 31, 1979.

Sea The Stars was arguably the greatest horse of modern times
Sea The Stars was arguably the greatest horse of modern times (Daniel Hambury/PA)

2000 Guineas winner: Sea The Stars 2009.

Derby winners: Sinndar 2000, Sea The Stars 2009.

Irish Derby winners: Sinndar 2000, Alamshar 2003.

Johnny Murtagh on Alamshar is led in after winning the King George
Johnny Murtagh on Alamshar is led in after winning the King George (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner: Sinndar 2000.

Breeders’ Cup winner: Ridgewood Pearl (Mile, 1995).

King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners: Alamshar 2003, Azamour 2005.

Mick Kinane and Azamour on the way to winning the Irish Champion Stakes
Mick Kinane and Azamour on the way to winning the Irish Champion Stakes (Haydn West/PA)

Other Group One winners:

Azamour (St James’s Palace Stakes 2004, Irish Champion Stakes 2004, Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 2005), Ebadiyla (Irish Oaks, Prix Royal-Oak 1997), Edabiya (Moyglare Stud Stakes 1998), Enzeli (Gold Cup 1999, Doncaster Cup 2000), Eurobird (Irish St Leger, Blandford Stakes 1987), Flamenco Wave (Moyglare Stud Stakes 1988), Foresee (Blandford Stakes 1993), Kastoria (Irish St Leger 2005), Khalafiya (Meld Stakes 1990), Key Change (Yorkshire Oaks 1996), Manntari (National Stakes 1993), Massyar (Gallinule Stakes 1993), Petite Ile (Irish St Leger 1989), Namid (Prix de l’Abbaye 2000), Ridgewood Pearl (Irish 1000 Guineas 1995, Coronation Stakes 1995, Prix du Moulin 1995), Sardaniya (Meld Stakes 1991), Shemaran (Gallinule Stakes 1995), Sinndar (National Stakes 1999), Takarouna (Pretty Polly Stakes 1993), Timarida (Irish Champion Stakes 1996), Winona (Irish Oaks 1998).

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