Sean Flanagan

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Keevas Boy (Eamonn Sheehy) Down Royal, November 4th, 2006

Significant horses: Identity Thief, Road To Respect, Disko, Snow Falcon, Arctic Skipper, Brave Right, Ice Cold Soul, Penny's Bill, Voler La Vedette, Whinstone Boy, Bonny Kate, Merry Cowboy, Monksland, Rashaan, Waxies Dargle

Assoc. Trainers: Noel Meade, Liz Doyle, Colin Kidd, Harry Kelly, Henry De Bromhead

Did you know:

From Palace East, County Wexford, Sean Flanagan began his career as an amateur rider and rode his first winner on the Eamonn Sheehy-trained Keevas Boy in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November, 2006. He rode three more winners as an amateur before turning professional in January of the following year and was off the mark in the paid ranks within a week when partnering Sheehy’s Merry Cowboy to win a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse on January 21st. He rode successfully for two half-seasons in America where he was based with leading trainer Jack Fisher in Baltimore. Flanagan was appointed stable jockey to Noel Meade in mid-September of 2016 to replace Paul Carberry who had retired from riding a couple of weeks earlier. Sean's first Grade 1 success came when the Meade-trained Disko landed the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown on February 12th, 2017. Flanagan rode the first treble of his career (Abraham (Shay Barry), Major Destination (Noel Meade) and Rashaan (Colin Kidd)) at Cork Racecourse on Friday, July 14th 2017.

A second Grade 1 success came his way when the Noel Meade-trained Road To Respect won the Leopardstown Christmas Chase on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 and Sean gained his first Grade 1 success in Britain when the Henry De Bromhead-trained Identity Thief won the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2018/201940541424142€589,575€341,275€930,850
National Hunt 2017/201851959515355€728,813€496,863€1,225,675
National Hunt 2016/201752746505149€603,031€395,213€998,244
National Hunt 2015/201640030404929€328,920€239,633€568,553
National Hunt 2014/201523213172721€95,200€68,700€163,900
National Hunt 2013/201411734413€21,000€27,755€48,755
National Hunt 2012/201314836712€19,425€22,045€41,470
National Hunt 2011/20129762410€45,500€17,190€62,690
National Hunt 2010/2011218462011€27,650€37,530€65,180
National Hunt 2009/201036120212230€245,935€106,724€352,659
National Hunt 2008/200941023252841€315,450€130,583€446,033
National Hunt 2007/200842219282523€364,910€172,425€537,335
National Hunt 2006/200710310419€104,510€24,920€129,430
Flat 201030000€0€0€0
Flat 200920010€0€680€680

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 20/02/19 Calicojack MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 7 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 20/02/19 Cap York (FR) HcpHdl 3m 1 10-12 132 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 20/02/19 The Caddy Rose MdnHdl 2m 6f 1 11-5 Coral Bet And Get Club (M) M'dn H'dle
Navan 17/02/19 Behind The Curtain MdnHdl 2m 4 11-11 Ladbrokes Where the Nation Plays Mdn Hdl €675
Navan 17/02/19 Liffeydale Dreamer HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-3 109 Ladbrokes Cheltenham (Mares) H'cap H'dle €2,500
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Future Proof MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 120 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle €2,700
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Mad Carew BegCh 2m 4f 12 11-12 BetVictor Beginners S'chase
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Rashaan Hdl 2m 3 11-1 147 Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €6,000
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Peace N' Milan HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 11-0 113 Racing TV H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 14/02/19 Eurobot (GB) NovHdl 3m 4 10-13 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,000
Clonmel 14/02/19 Percy B Shelley (GB) HcpHdl 2m 84yds 7 11-0 91 Minorstown H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Ragin Cajun HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 10-9 92 Download The Coral App H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Wounded Warrior Ch 2m 7f 110yds 4 10-11 133 Coral Bet €5 Get €20 Free Bets Rated Sch €1,300
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Rocky Shores MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 Smart Money On Coral M'dn H'dle €1,150
Punchestown 10/02/19 Sea Scorpion HcpHdl 3m 16 10-4 87 David Trundley Artist H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 10/02/19 Young Ted MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-10 Punchestown Ticket Deal M'dn H'dle €650
Punchestown 10/02/19 Ballinasilla Ch 3m 1f 7 11-4 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Naas 09/02/19 Fauguernon (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-11 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €338
Naas 09/02/19 Seeyouinvinnys NovHdl 2m 3f 5 11-4 RED MILLS EBF Auction Novice H'dle €500
Naas 09/02/19 Road Warrior (GB) MdnHdl 2m 20 11-11 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
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*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).

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