It is well known that horse racing is one of the favourite sports gambling activities in Ireland, and Irish trained horses are always well backed. Last weekend saw the first of the English flat racing classics, the 2000 guineas at Newmarket, and a sixth win for Aidan O’Brien in this race with Camelot justifying his favourite status to come through the field and win in the final furlong. An added bonus for Irish horse race gambling fans was that this was also the first English classic win for Aidan’s son Joseph. Most bookmakers responded to Saturday’s win by making Camelot favourite for next month’s Derby, and the expectations are that the horse will be an odds-on favourite by June 2nd at Epsom. There is even talk that Camelot could become the first horse since Nijinsky 42 years ago to win the Triple Crown. That would be an interesting gamble for sports fans gambling on horse racing, but there is no doubt that in the opinion of many racing experts Camelot will be a force to be reckoned with over the mile and a half at Epsom. For Irish sports gambling fans there is also the prospect of being able to follow a long and possibly distinguished riding career for 18 year-old Joseph O’Brien. Many horse race gambling pundits were sceptical when young Joseph was appointed stable jockey for his father, but Saturday’s win and the manner in which it was achieved, has done his reputation no harm at all. If he can pull off his second English classic win at Epsom on Camelot in June, there will be many Irish horse race gambling fans ready to gamble on his obvious talent. All in all a good weekend for Irish horse race gambling fans, and maybe a good number of future potentially successful gambling opportunities to come from this stable.