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

Did you know:

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 2016/2017872774€13,750€51,725€65,475
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
Clonmel 21/03/17 Hybohemia MdnHdl 2m 8 11-4 Goatenbridge M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 17/03/17 Howluckycanwebe MdnHdl 2m 140yds 3 10-11 Guinness M'dn H'dle €1,100
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Great Trango MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 Thomastown M'dn H'dle €2,600
Thurles 09/03/17 Pump Road MdnHdl 2m 7 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 02/02/17 Shes Flat Tothemat MdnHdl 2m 92yds 14 10-2 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Forbetterorworse MdnHdl 2m 2f p.u. 11-5 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Naas 08/01/17 Judge Not MdnHdl 2m 15 11-10 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/01/17 Iknowthat MdnHdl 2m 12 11-5 Promote Your Business (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/01/17 Market's Field HcpHdl 2m 6 9-10 97 Your Clubs Fundraiser H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 31/12/16 Little Haarth HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-12 116 Buy Your Tickets Online H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/12/16 Lest We Forget MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 11-4 Racing Post M'dn H'dle
Limerick 28/12/16 Clounts Meadows HcpHdl 2m 5f 10 11-5 95 Parkway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Morga HcpHdl 2m 13 11-1 133 Paddy Power 'You Beauty' H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Kilford HcpCh 3m 100yds 16 10-2 128 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B)
Down Royal 26/12/16 Personal Shopper (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-0 76 Adam & Ann Armstrong Mem. H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 26/12/16 Some Farrier MdnHdl 2m 3f 150yds p.u. 11-4 85 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 26/12/16 Judge Not MdnHdl 2m 14 11-4 Enda Bell M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/16 Long May It Last MdnHdl 2m 17 11-5 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/16 Little Haarth HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-0 117 Tara H'cap H'dle (Grade B) €2,500
Punchestown 11/12/16 Cagliostro (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-8 Buy Your Annual Membership 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).