Ronan Whelan

Date of Birth:  02/11/1992
County of origin:   Kildare
First winner:  Seachtanach (Jim Bolger) Navan, June 5th, 2009
Assoc. Trainers:  Jim Bolger
Follow him on Twitter:  @WhelanRonan

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A native of Monasterevin in County Kildare, Ronan Whelan was a well-regarded graduate of the pony racing circuit, having ridden 95 winners and being crowned the leading pony rider in 2008. Whelan took his first ride on the racecourse at the age of 16 and rode his first winner on just his second ride on Jim Bolger's Seachtanach at Navan in June, 2009. He was the champion apprentice rider in 2012 with 41 winners. The Bolger-trained Lady Wingshot gave him his first listed success in the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown in November of that year and he won the Group 3 Gladness Stakes on George Kent's Custom Cut at the Curragh the following April. Mick Channon supplied Whelan with a second Group 3 success when Divine landed the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh in April, 2016. Ronan Whelan rode his first winner at Royal Ascot when he partnered Jennies Jewel to land the Ascot Stakes Handicap on June 15, 2016. Jennies Jewel is trained by Jarlath Fahey who was a neighbour of Whelan's growing up. In September, 2016, Jim Bolger revealed that he intends to make Whelan his stable jockey on the retirement of Kevin Manning. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/2018393651€28,750€20,400€49,150
Winter All Weather 2016/2017736995€48,125€34,700€82,825
Winter All Weather 2015/201662101346€71,750€31,175€102,925
Winter All Weather 2014/20154441130€21,000€20,050€41,050
Winter All Weather 2013/2014154221€23,800€4,420€28,220
Winter All Weather 2012/2013478224€56,490€5,627€62,117
Winter All Weather 2011/2012542534€17,500€11,445€28,945
Flat 201739927304433€343,250€349,860€693,110
Flat 201636025243532€234,988€374,994€609,981
Flat 201522911202227€96,050€144,058€240,108
Flat 201425714162622€132,560€149,023€281,583
Flat 201327921362623€232,900€278,913€511,813
Flat 201225531273013€263,250€185,739€448,989
Flat 201122519191517€139,360€123,413€262,773
Flat 201011441099€28,350€36,115€64,465
Flat 2009613822€51,570€19,964€71,534

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Dundalk 16/02/18 Chaparral Dream Mdn 1m 3 9-5 At The Races M'dn
Dundalk 16/02/18 Mulzamm Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-1 52 Koffy H'cap
Dundalk 16/02/18 Flawlessly (FR) Hcp 5f 5 9-12 68 L'Isle De France H'cap
Dundalk 09/02/18 Wedding Photo (USA) Mdn 1m 3 9-0 Celtic Adventures (Fillies) M'dn €1,200
Dundalk 09/02/18 Kareless Mdn 6f 10 9-0 Dundalk Business Club 2018 M'dn
Dundalk 09/02/18 War Hero F 7f 1 9-4 78 Shabra Charity Race €9,375
Dundalk 02/02/18 War Hero Hcp 1m 2 9-9 78 Ashbrook Foods H'cap €2,400
Dundalk 02/02/18 Chaparral Dream Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Ready Mixed Concrete M'dn
Dundalk 02/02/18 Zeeyalater Hcp 1m 3 9-11 59 Meat Boutique H'cap (Div 2) €1,000
Dundalk 26/01/18 Zeeyalater Hcp 7f 3 9-8 59 Horseware Ireland H'cap (Div 2) €1,000
Dundalk 26/01/18 Dancing Lady Mdn 7f 7 9-0 Staunton Office Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 26/01/18 Chunkyfunkymonkey (GB) Hcp 7f 10 10-0 65 Horseware Ireland H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 12/01/18 Specific Gravity (FR) F 1m 5 9-6 69 Anglo Printers Claiming Race €250
Dundalk 12/01/18 Griffyndor Mdn 1m 2 9-5 74 Meridian Security Ltd M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 05/01/18 Rivellino (GB) F 7f 9 9-6 76 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay 2018 Rated Race
Dundalk 05/01/18 Nivvo Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-1 70 Follow @DundalkStadium On Twitter M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 15/12/17 Stranagone Mdn 1m 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €3,000
Dundalk 15/12/17 War Hero Hcp 7f 2 9-6 78 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap €2,400
Dundalk 15/12/17 Specific Gravity (FR) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-10 70 Fundraising Made Easy At Dundalk H'cap €550
Dundalk 15/12/17 A Place Apart Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-1 56 Leading Jockey&Trainer Championship Hcap (Div 2)
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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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