Ben Dalton

County of Origin: Wexford

First winner: Shela House (Jim Culloty) Curragh, August 30th, 2009

Assoc. Trainers: Des McDonogh, Enda Bolger, Richie Rath

Significant horses: Liberty Counsel, Sword Fish, Sumkindasuperstar, Star Power

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From New Ross, County Wexford, Ben Dalton graduated from race in 2008 and rode his first winner less than a year later when successful on the Jim Culloty-trained Shela House at the Curragh on August 30th, 2009. Ben enjoyed his biggest win when landing the Irish Grand National on Dot Love's 50/1 chance Liberty Counsel at Fairyhouse in April, 2013. It was the longest-priced winner in the history of the race. Ben rode out his claim with success on Maighnealta, trained by Des McDonogh, at Fairyhouse on December 3rd, 2016. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/2018320322€0€12,525€12,525
National Hunt 2016/2017952784€13,750€53,525€67,275
National Hunt 2015/20161205576€45,700€19,933€65,633
National Hunt 2014/201516145109€27,650€22,455€50,105
National Hunt 2013/201423013141616€111,750€78,638€190,388
National Hunt 2012/201328116233123€273,300€86,254€359,554
National Hunt 2011/201225115192815€108,150€112,050€220,200
National Hunt 2010/2011521331€9,100€11,360€20,460
National Hunt 2009/201070000€0€0€0
Flat 201040000€0€0€0
Flat 2009191020€12,950€1,200€14,150
Flat 200810000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Limerick 27/07/17 Jazz Mine NovHdl 2m 4f 3 10-11 Follow Limerick On Twitter (M) Nov H'dle
Roscommon 11/07/17 Shek O Lad (GB) HcpHdl 2m 119yds 6 11-8 91 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial H'cap H'dle
Limerick 09/07/17 Realta Rathcabhain HcpHdl 2m 5f 50yds 14 10-9 92 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 09/07/17 Padraig's Joy HcpCh 2m 6f 120yds 6 10-2 116 Galway Plate Trial H'cap Sch
Bellewstown 06/07/17 Alterno HcpHdl 2m 160yds 9 10-12 95 Kingbet H'cap H'dle
Wexford 21/06/17 Alterno HcpHdl 2m 6 9-12 96 Vinegar Hill H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 18/06/17 Concience HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 10-4 87 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle €2,400
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Little Haarth HcpHdl 2m 6f 100yds 4 11-4 113 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle €1,000
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Shek O Lad (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 65yds 2 11-5 88 East Down Hunt Club H'cap H'dle €2,000
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Hannah Huxwell MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds p.u. 11-5 Balloo M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 13/06/17 Shek O Lad (GB) HcpHdl 2m 89yds 2 11-5 88 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap H'dle €2,100
Roscommon 13/06/17 Theophilus HcpHdl 2m 89yds 7 11-8 122 Dermot Hughes Car Sales H'cap H'dle
Wexford 07/06/17 Jazz Mine MdnHdl 2m 4f 80yds fell 11-7 Boolavogue (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Wexford 07/06/17 Concience HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 8 11-5 88 Oulart H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 04/06/17 Shek O Lad (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4 10-6 88 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €750
Tramore 03/06/17 Jazz Mine MdnHdl 2m 7 11-5 August Festival 17th-20th M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 31/05/17 Theophilus HcpHdl 2m 100yds 5 11-3 123 Track And Cash Out Grid App H'cap H'dle €650
Ballinrobe 30/05/17 Little Haarth HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-1 114 McHale Coranna H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 29/05/17 Morga HcpHdl 2m 110yds 6 11-10 132 Monroe's Live (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 25/05/17 Hybohemia MdnHdl 2m 12 11-4 M'dn H'dle

*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).