Brian O’Meara - In his own words
A milestone awaits Brian O’Meara – right now the 76-year-old is just two races away from having his one thousandth starter.
His current total of 998 is a comparatively low total compared to the country’s busiest barns but then again O’Meara was a late bloomer (he didn’t start training till he was in his forties) with his first winner coming in 1985.
Of all his horses Christian Cullen is his undoubted stand-out. Horse of the Year in 1998 Cullen was unbeaten in 12 starts including victories in the New Zealand Cup, the Auckland Cup and the Miracle Mile.
O’Meara also told HRNZ Marketing of the best three horses he’s ever trained, with Tight Connection getting a massive rap.