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Auguste Rodin Eyes Sheema Classic for 2024 Season Opener

Auguste Rodin Eyes Sheema Classic for 2024 Season Opener

Aidan O'Brien's three-year-old star, Auguste Rodin, is set to commence his 2024 campaign at the Dubai Sheema Classic. The horse, celebrated for victories in the Derby, Irish Derby, Irish Champion Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup Turf, showcased resilience and skill under O'Brien's guidance, especially after setbacks in the 2000 Guineas and King George.

Auguste Rodin's exceptional performance across three countries, bred from Japanese superstar Deep Impact, reflects O'Brien's belief in the horse's extraordinary capabilities. The decision to continue training him into his four-year-old season indicates ambitious plans, as O'Brien intends to challenge him.

During a media call about the 2023 European Classifications, O'Brien outlined the plan for Auguste Rodin's year. The schedule includes:

  • Starting in Dubai on March 30.
  • Participating in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.
  • Potentially competing in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Ascot. 

 Also, there is a possibility of venturing into the world's top dirt races, considering Auguste Rodin's positive response to dirt during the Breeders' Cup training.

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