Robert Power

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Younevertoldme (Jessica Harrington) Punchestown, December 19th, 2001

Significant horses: Sizing John, Silver Birch, Bostons Angel, Jezki, Our Duke, Missunited, Nearly A Moose, Oscar Time, Silent Oscar, Henry Higgins, My Murphy, Operating, Citizenship, Oscars Well, Chasing Cars, Weapons Amnesty, Court Leader, Carrigeen Victor, Pay It Forward, Intelligent, Bob What, Supasundae, Rock The World

Assoc. Trainers: Jessica Harrington, Tom Taaffe, Denise Foster. Robbie is also the retained jockey of Ann and Alan Potts. 

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From Summerhill, County Meath, Robbie is a son of the famous Irish show jumper Captain Con Power. He shot to international prominence when winning the Aintree Grand National on the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch in 2007. He rode his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when Bostons Angel, trained by Jessica Harrington, landed the RSA Chase in 2011. Nearly A Moose was a notable early winner in his career when successful in the Galway Plate for legendary trainer Paddy Mullins in 2003. Robbie was champion conditional jockey at the end of the 2003/2004 season and has certainly enjoyed a hugely successful career as a senior rider. He gained a second Cheltenham Festival winner when the Jessica Harrington-trained Supasundae won the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. Another huge success came his way just two days later when he won the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Jessica Harrington's Sizing John. He rounded off the 2017 Cheltenham Festival when partnering the Harrington-trained Rock The World to win the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase. Robbie was the leading rider at the Aintree Festival just weeks later and he landed his biggest success on the domestic front when landing the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday on the Jessica Harrington-trained Our Duke. Robbie rides as first jockey to owners Ann and Alan Potts. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2016/201725140242825€827,463€204,513€1,031,975
National Hunt 2015/201623142262821€573,728€207,163€780,890
National Hunt 2014/201529041362333€367,130€275,195€642,325
National Hunt 2013/201428131342330€520,940€182,820€703,760
National Hunt 2012/201325330193327€333,730€229,686€563,416
National Hunt 2011/201227029324529€400,415€260,197€660,612
National Hunt 2010/201128720272730€377,100€251,679€628,779
National Hunt 2009/201032532392623€493,320€261,222€754,542
National Hunt 2008/200930018231819€179,910€153,848€333,758
National Hunt 2007/200836120292926€197,350€190,533€387,883
National Hunt 2006/200734417372827€282,900€223,485€506,385
National Hunt 2005/200628923142120€311,060€145,980€457,040
National Hunt 2004/200528038291522€612,100€149,265€761,365
National Hunt 2003/200436328324636€383,650€226,470€610,120
National Hunt 2002/200323010212218€118,700€114,140€232,840
National Hunt 2001/2002839469€102,820€26,380€129,200
Flat 200810000€0€0€0
Flat 200520000€0€0€0
Flat 200420000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Punchestown 26/04/17 Drumconnor Lad Hdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 129 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle
Punchestown 26/04/17 Sizing John (GB) Ch 3m 120yds 1 11-10 168 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)
Punchestown 26/04/17 Sizing Granite HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-1 146 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Fox Norton (FR) Ch 2m 1 11-12 169 BoyleSports Champion S'chase (Grade 1)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Light That HcpHdl 2m 100yds 2 11-0 126 Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Forge Meadow NovHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-5 138 Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 New To This Town HcpHdl 3m 12 10-10 125 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Flaviana BegCh 2m 110yds 2 11-5 Flynn Management Ratoath GAA EBF Beg Sch €3,400
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Modem (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4 10-13 140 Glascarn H'cap H'dle (Grade A) €5,000
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Young Bidder MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-12 Lilly Bain Bathroom And Tiles M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Bright Tomorrow HcpCh 3m 150yds p.u. 10-13 124 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Our Duke HcpCh 3m 5f 1 11-4 153 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) €275,000
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Girly Girl Ch 2m 4f 3 10-11 Farmhouse Foods Fowler Mem. EBF (M) S'ch (Grade 3) €4,000
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Long Call (GB) Hdl 2m 7 11-0 128 Avoca Dunboyne Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2)
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Cara's Oscar HcpHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-12 123 Fairyhouse Steel H'cap H'dle
Cork 16/04/17 Loughaderra Prince MdnHdl 3m 13 11-12 118 Dermot Casey Tree Care M'dn H'dle
Cork 16/04/17 Balbir Du Mathan (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 3 11-12 129 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €1,700
Cork 16/04/17 English Pale MdnHdl 2m 17 11-7 Mallow M'dn H'dle
Cork 16/04/17 Fintara MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-7 O'Briens Garage (Mares) M'dn H'dle €675
Cork 16/04/17 Ttebbob Ch 3m 4 11-6 138 Dr Vincent O'Brien Centenary S'chase (Grade 3) €1,625

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).