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By Marcus Townend for MailOnline

Published: 17:02 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 22:02 GMT, 2 November 2019

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Trainer Joseph O’Brien, already the youngest man to ride a Breeders’ Cup winner became the youngest man to train one as Iridessa opened the scoring for the European team at Breeders’ Cup with a thrilling win in the Filly & Mare Turf.

O’Brien, 26, also joined Freddy Head as the only man to both ride and train a Breeders’ Cup winner.

O’Brien’s win as a jockey came in his father Aidan’s St Nicholas Abbey in the 2011 Turf at Churchill Downs.

Iridessa opened the scoring for the Europeans at the Breeders’ Cup in the Filly & Mare Turf

Iridessa opened the scoring for the Europeans at the Breeders’ Cup in the Filly & Mare Turf

In his brief training career which started in 2016, Joseph has already won a host of big prizes including the Irish Derby and Melbourne Cup as well as the Irish Gold Cup over fences.

Iridessa, ridden by Wayne Lordan, sat off the pace set by clear leader Mirth before beating Vasilika a neck with odds-on favourite and 2018 winner Sistercharlie in third and John Gosden-trained Fanny Logan fourth.

Richard Hannon-trained Billesdon Brook finished eighth with the trainer feeling she did not stay the 1m 2f trip.

Iridessa, ridden by Wayne Lordan, had originally sat off the pace set by clear leader Mirth

Iridessa, ridden by Wayne Lordan, had originally sat off the pace set by clear leader Mirth

O’Brien said: ‘It’s very special. I have been coming here a long time and know how hard it is to win. I am very privileged to be in the position I am in. I get a bigger kick out of

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