Brian Boru


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see Brian BoruBrian Boru
or Brian Boroimhe
, 940?–1014, king of Ireland. A clan prince, he succeeded his brother Mathghamhain, who had seized the throne of Munster from the Eogharacht rulers (963).
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Brian Boru

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Brian Boroimhe

(both: brī`ən, brēn; bəro͞o`, bərō`), 940?–1014, king of Ireland. A clan prince, he succeeded his brother Mathghamhain, who had seized the throne of Munster from the Eogharacht rulers (963). Brian subjugated all Munster, then extended his power over all S Ireland, and in 1002 became high king of Ireland by right of conquest. As his power increased, relations with the Norse rulers on the Irish coast grew steadily worse. Sitric, king of the Dublin Norse, formed against Brian a coalition of the Norse of Ireland, the Hebrides, the Orkneys, and Iceland as well as Brian's Irish enemies. On Good Friday (Apr. 23), 1014, Brian's forces met and annihilated the allies at Clontarf, near Dublin. Soon afterward he was murdered in his tent. Brian's victory broke the Norse power in Ireland forever, but Ireland fell into anarchy.

Brian Boru

?941--1014, king of Ireland (1002--14): killed during the defeat of the Danes at the battle of Clontarf
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Brian Boru was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win four races including the 2002 Racing Post Trophy and 2003 St Leger.
William Hill: 5-4 Doyen, 7-1 Sulamani, Vallee Enchantee, 8-1 Papineau (with a run), 9-1 Gamut, Warrsan, 14-1 Powerscourt, 16-1 Bandari, 20-1 Ikhtyar, Tycoon, 25-1 Brian Boru, Phoenix Reach, High Accolade, 33-1 bar.
This race of 10 furlongs is on the sharp side for Brian Boru (5.
Brian Boru hit the front and was a length and a quarter ahead of High Accolade at the line, with Pheonix Reach (8-1)a further length and a half back in third.
But at the line it was Brian Boru, giving trainer Aidan O'Brien a second win in the race, who scored by a length and a quarter.
Aidan said that I could ride Brian Boru as seems best at the time and I wanted to tuck in a little, so I was very happy to be at the back.
Brian Boru (5-4) eventually drew clear to win by a length and a quarter from High Accolade (8-1) with Phoenix Reach (8-1) running on to be third.
His effort in the Irish equivalent -6 1 / lengths fourth to Alamshar -was a lot better, but it was only when sent to York last month for the Great Voltigeur Stakes that Brian Boru really started to look the finished article.
Brian Boru is a best priced 9-4 favourite for the Seabiscuit St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
ANTE-POST favourite Brian Boru heads a total of 15 horses left in the Seabiscuit St Leger at yesterday's confirmation stage ahead of the final Classic of the season at Doncaster on Saturday.
On that occasion, Alamshar showed all his battling qualities to beat another two Derby rivals in Brian Boru and The Great Gatsby, both O'Brien representatives.
THIS year's Vodafone Derby looks to be one of the most open affairs in years but expect to see Aidan O'Brien lead up the winner again in the shape of Brian Boru.