O'Briens scoop Irish Champion gongs
Last Updated: 03/11/13 5:28pm
It's been a good season for the O'Brien family
Joseph O'Brien was officially crowned champion Irish Flat jockey for a second consecutive year as the season came to an end at Leopardstown on Sunday.
O'Brien, who was not in action at the Foxrock venue as he was returning home from the Breeders' Cup meeting in America, rode a record-breaking 126 domestic winners.
The jockey had claimed 87 victories in 2012.
O'Brien's father, Aidan, was named champion Irish Flat trainer for the 18th time.
The Ballydoyle handler struck three times on Leopardstown's card to take his domestic tally to 124 winners for the campaign.
Connor King scooped the gong for leading Irish apprentice after securing 38 winners.
Jackie Bolger, wife of trainer Jim, was named leading owner thanks largely due to Trading Leather, winner of the Irish Derby at the Curragh in June.