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  • St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)

  • Age: 6 (Foaled April 13th, 2007)
  • Sex: Bay Horse
  • Breeding: Montjeu - Leaping Water (Sure Blade)
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor

News Clippings

O'Brien hails special St Nicholas Abbey

January 15th, 2014

Joseph O'Brien said he was indebted to St Nicholas Abbey, who died on Tuesday, for being the fulcrum of his emerging riding career.

Upbeat bulletin on St Nicholas Abbey recovery

December 10th, 2013

A more upbeat bulletin on St Nicholas Abbey reports the multiple Group One winner to be in "great form" despite a host of problems besetting the six-year-old in his fight to recover from a fractured pastern suffered during the summer.

St Nicholas Abbey continues to show positive signs in recovery

August 9th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey continues to please the team overseeing his recovery from a fractured pastern and a bout of colic.

St Nicholas Abbey is continuing to progress along the right lines

August 1st, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey is continuing to progress along the right lines after having undergone two major operations.

St Nicholas Abbey recovering well

July 30th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey continues to make progress in his recovery from a fractured pastern and a bout of colic.

St Nicholas Abbey is reported to have made "positive progress"

July 27th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey is reported to have made "positive progress" following colic surgery on Friday.

St Nicholas Abbey is recuperating in intensive care after surgery

July 25th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey is recuperating in intensive care after undergoing complex surgery on a career-ending injury to a pastern.

St Nicholas Abbey has suffered a "serious career-ending injury"

July 23rd, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey will undergo surgery on a fractured pastern on Wednesday morning.

St Nicholas Abbey pleases Aidan O'Brien

June 30th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey continued his preparations for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 27 with a pleasing workout after racing at the Curragh.

St Nicholas Abbey will miss Royal Ascot but Magician will run

June 7th, 2013

Three-time Coronation Cup hero St Nicholas Abbey will bypass Royal Ascot and instead be targeted at the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at the same track in July.

St Nicholas Abbey secured his third Coronation Cup at Epsom

June 1st, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey was a convincing winner of his third Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom.

Dual Derby winner Camelot being aimed towards Royal Ascot

April 9th, 2013

Aidan O'Brien has mapped out an early-season plan for his dual Derby winner Camelot that will culminate with an appearance at Royal Ascot.

St Nic lands Sheema Classic

March 30th, 2013

St Nicholas Abbey put up a magnificent performance to land the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan under an inspired Joseph O'Brien ride.

St Nic goes for Turf repeat

October 29th, 2012

St Nicholas Abbey faces 11 rivals and will break from stall three as he bids to defend his crown in the Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday.

O'Brien's Woodbine entry

September 29th, 2012

Aidan O'Brien's Imperial Monarch and St Nicholas Abbey form part of a strong European entry in the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.

Improving St Nic eyes Frankel

August 14th, 2012

Aidan O'Brien feels St Nicholas Abbey is still improving ahead of his mouthwatering clash with Frankel in the Juddmonte International.

Twice Over set for York

August 14th, 2012

York officials are delighted Twice Over could battle Frankel in the Juddmonte International next week at the Knavesmire.

St Nic set for Frankel showdown

August 12th, 2012

Frankel could face at least one stern rival when he lines up for the Juddmonte International in the shape of St Nicholas Abbey.

Hammond eager for Ascot battle

July 19th, 2012

John Hammond has a special reason to be interested in the outcome of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Field of 10 for King George

July 19th, 2012

Last year's winner Nathaniel heads a field of 10 for Saturday afternoon's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.